Starting July 8, the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art’s graphic novel library, once only available to MoCCA members, will be open to the public every Sunday from 4-9 p.m., says First Second’s Gina Gagliano, who serves as the group’s librarian.
Only a “pay what you wish” donation is necessary to leaf through the growing graphic novel collection that needs, of course, new books, Gagliano says. “We’d like the MoCCA Library to be a comprehensive collection, so that readers ages 6-60 can come in and all find something they’re interested in.
“To that end, we’re expanding our library to include more of everything — more manga, more superheroes, and more independent comics! We have an online catalog for our library. Anything that’s not on our shelves is something we’d love to have!
“If you’re a creator, donate the comics that you create. If you’re a publisher, donate the comics that you publish. If you’re a comics fan, donate the comics that you have but no longer need. The comics you donate to us will be seen by people from around the city — and the country — who are interested in learning more about the medium and want to read a selection of the best there is. Your books should be included in our library.”
Now, I know where to send those graphic novels…