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What could your anime/manga group do??

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A library person was asking for information on activities her anime/manga group might do. There were several suggestions, and I am passing them on here, because several of you have these groups or have talked about starting them. This can be a great way to connect to young adults in your community!

Have you done other good things in your library? Share them in the comments!

  • DIY Bento Boxes or candy sushi
  • Perler Beads
  • Paper beads made from manga sheets
  • Button making/bottle cap magnets
  • Sushi candles
  • Anime/manga inspired glass etching
  • Anime/manga inspired t-shirt stenciling
  • A lot of things with Mod Podge and manga or comic books you plan on donating like bracelets or picture frames

Thinking about manga titles?

Manga coloredMost libraries now have manga titles added to our collections, and they can be very popular with patrons!

If you do not regularly read these titles, it can be hard to know what the best ones might be for your patrons. Asking your patrons about the best, or the titles they most enjoy, is a great way to find good titles. You can also subscribe to listserves for manga fans, check out websites, or follow journal recommendations to get suggestions your patrons would enjoy.

The best way to get familiar with these titles is the same as all Reader’s Advisory suggestions: read them. Flip through the books and look at pictures. Pay attention to characters who appear throughout a series. Continue reading Thinking about manga titles?

Best Book Apps: Comics and Manga too!

Image by Sean MacEntee some rights reserved
Image by Sean MacEntee some rights reserved

The number 23 is pretty popular these days, and the ilibrarian at OEDb has once again produced a new list of 23 of her best book apps,  along with a new feature for comics and manga too. Note: You don’t necessarily need multiple book apps, one great one may be all you need. The tools listed in this popular blog post are the ones with the largest libraries, best features, and the most bang for your buck. Check out the 2014 OEDb  list to find out which ones made the cut.