Comic Book Exchange A Super Hit
One boy’s Spider-man was another boy’s X-Men as students swapped comics in an exciting Senior Library and student initiative held recently. The comic book exchange, which was launched last term to coincide with Library Week, proved so popular with Senior School students that it looks set to become a regular event.
The idea for the exchange evolved when library staff noticed that newly acquired comic books were being well read by students. Library Technician Narelle Beebe said this led to the introduction of graphic novels, which piqued the boys’ interest in the exchange. “The visual concept of comics and graphic novels really grabs their attention and is a great way of attracting reluctant readers,” Ms Beebe said.
Library Assistant Glynis O’Neill said the exchange aimed to showcase a different form of reading material to students beyond the walls of the Library. She said the exchange was held in the Refectory during lunchtime to capture the attention of students who are not regular library users.
Ms O’Neill and Miss Beebe thanked a dedicated group of students who have assisted the library in setting up the exchange. They include Michael Chan (Y12), Roland Kerr (Y12), Lachie MacDonald (Y10), Jack Collett (Y10), Abhi Sethi (Y10), James Blackburn (Y9) and Brandon Pollastri (Y9).
The Senior Library plans to continue the exchange next term and hopes to get the Preparatory School involved. If parents have any comics at home that they would like to donate, please contact Ms O’Neill on 9442 1521 during office hours.