Teen Graphic Novel Club Launches this Month at Goleta Valley Library!

Library Invites Teens to Join New Book Club for a “Fantastic” September

Comic lovers, rejoice! Fans of art, comics, and graphic novels will be thrilled to learn that Goleta Valley Library is introducing a Teen Graphic Novel Club to their set of virtual programming.

Goleta’s Teen Graphic Novel Club welcomes everyone between the ages of 13 and 17 who loves comics and wants to connect with other likeminded individuals. Each month the club will focus on a unique genre, represented by a hand-picked assortment of graphic novels. For the month of September, the genre is High Fantasy and we will be reading Nimona by Noelle Stevenson and Wynd: Issue #1 by James Tynion IV. Members are encouraged to read either or both options, and to bring their insights to the September 30th meeting to share with others. Meetings will be held once a month for an hour each meeting, using the platform GoToMeeting. The mood will be casual and the meetings fun and discursive — recommend it to your friends!

All of the books discussed in the Teen Graphic Novel Club are available on Hoopla, one of the library’s popular digital platforms that boasts a wide selection of unique graphic novels and comics in eBook form – all of them instantly accessible and completely free with a Goleta Valley Library card! If you don’t have a library card already, you can register for an eCard through the catalog and start downloading titles through the Hoopla app or website right away.

Starting in October, members of the Teen Graphic Novel Club will also have the opportunity to earn community service hours each month by participating in a discussion leader role and contributing to the club’s WordPress blog. More information will be provided at the meeting on September 30th.

Interested in joining, or know a teen who might be? Register for our first meeting through the library’s online calendar of events here and receive a link to join the club. We can’t wait to talk about the incredible genre of graphic novels together at our first meeting on September 30th from 4:30-5:30pm! Wear a cool costume to the meeting and we’ll even feature your look on our Instagram page @goletavalleylibrary.

More information about Goleta Valley Library’s newest in teen programming can be found here on the Goleta Valley Library website. Questions about this program can be sent via email to goletavalleylibrary@cityofgoleta.org with the subject line “Teen Graphic Novel Club.”