Will Eisner Prize for Libraries
Will Eisner Graphic Novel Prize, Left to Right: Nancy and Carl Gropper; Jack Baur, Berkeley (Calif.) Public Library; Dylan Flesch, King County (Wash.) Library System; Vi Dias, Berkeley (Calif.) Public Library; John Shablesky. Photo by Tracy Edmunds
The Will Eisner Graphic Novel Prize for Libraries was launched this weekend. Three libraries—Berkeley (Calif.) Public Library, King County (Wash.) Library System, and Oakland (Calif.) Public Library—were selected for the award. According to the press release from the Eisner Foundation,
Each library will receive books nominated for the prestigious Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the entire Will Eisner Library of books, a $2,000 voucher for the purchase of additional graphic novels, and an additional $1,000 stipend for the library to hold a graphic novel author/creator event or a graphic novel/comics-themed event. The collection of titles comprises over 100 books and the total value for each prize is approximately $4,000.
This year’s winners were announced June 24 at the Graphic Novel stage. The prize will be awarded yearly at the ALA Annual Conference. If you didn’t get a chance to register this year, be sure to register next year for the hefty prize package.