The purpose of the graphic novel/comic/manga collection is to provide patrons with core and popular items to enjoy. The collection is composed of both recreational reading and informational titles and spans the traditional age ranges of juvenile, young adult and adult. The collection also aims to encourage reluctant readers and those reading below level to utilize the materials for educational and entertainment purposes.
When considering titles for purchase, standard review journals are consulted as well as other newspaper and magazine reviews and online sources. Items that are submitted through Materials Requests are sent directly to CD for review. The availability and cost for items will also be factors in determining whether or not to make a purchase.
Preference is given to new, age appropriate, well reviewed, and/or award winning materials. Items to fill in missing volumes of a series, as well as suitable selections from other series with older pub dates, will also be considered.
Materials will be purchased for the collection where their content is both age and interest appropriate. As graphic novels are chosen to serve a wide age range of audiences, it is the responsibility of the parents to determine which materials are appropriate for their children.