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Nonfiction Read-In + Graphic Novels!

$35 & up (School Media Specialist Discount Code Available!) - This is your time to read all those nonfiction books that you haven't had time for, network with colleagues to find out how they're using nonfiction books in their programming and more. And this year, we've added a Graphic Novel Room!

When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
9:00 AM
Where: Boone County Public Library
1786 Burlington Pike
Burlington, Kentucky  41005
United States
Contact: 513-751-4422

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Nonfiction Read-In +Graphic Novels is a program for Collection Development staff, Youth Services Librarians, Children's and Teen services staff, teachers, childcare workers... in short, anyone who selects and/or reads books for children and Young Adults. We have thousands of recent (published around the last two years) titles loaned to us for this event, all from local and leading public library systems. Each attendee will get a printed listing of all of the books. 

The day includes time for selecting and binge-reading nonfiction books and graphic novels, discussing possible story time options with your peers and two presentations. 

Competencies covered:

  • Reader's Advisory for Children's Literature
  • Collections for Children
  • Children's Programming


9:00-9:30 - Breakfast, Intro, & Logistics

9:30-11:30 - Reading Time

11:30-12:30 - Sam Bloom "Not Just Dinosaurs and Minecraft"

12:30-1:15 -Lunch

1:15-2:15 - Eden Grey "Choosing Graphic Novels" 

2:15-4:00 - Reading Time

4:00-4:15 - Prizes & Feedback Forms


Sam Bloom -  Not Just Dinosaurs and Minecraft: How to Find Diverse Nonfiction

How do you find good nonfiction titles featuring marginalized populations? And then how do you market and use those diverse titles? Join local children's librarian Sam Bloom to find some new titles (and old favorites) to add to your collections and use in your programs.

Sam Bloom is a contributor to the blog Reading While White and a former elementary and middle school teacher. Sam served on the 2011 Newbery Medal selection committee, the 2015 Sibert Medal selection committee, and is currently in his second year serving as a member of the Coretta Scott King Book Award Jury. Sam is a Children's Librarian for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County at the Blue Ash Branch Library.


Eden Grey - Choosing Graphic Novels 

Learn the best ways to choose appropriate graphic novels for your library's collection and needs, how to decipher graphic novel and manga ratings, and take away some great recommendations for graphic novels for all reading levels. 

Eden Grey has been a librarian for over four years, including serving as a YA librarian, and is currently a Teen Librarian at the Jessamine County Public Library in Nicholasville, KY. When she’s not at the library, Eden is writing a YA novel, working on cosplay, tending to her dachshund, or catching Pokémon. You can read more from her on her website


Employees of Supporting Member Institutions - $35
Geographic Members in our Ohio service area - $40
School Media Specialists (any state) - $35 (contact us for your coupon code BEFORE registering)
Everyone Else - $60


"Grab and Go" Breakfast and Box Lunches:

Food and beverages are included in the cost. We can accommodate most special food requests. When you register, you will be given food choice options and a write-in area if you need to explain more.

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