Learning Center Graphic Novels

Grant Request: $1,000.00

 

Description:

On behalf of the Sunset Ridge Learning Center, I am requesting funding to grow our Graphic Novel collection over the 2017-­2018 school year. Graphic Novels are incredibly popular among our students, yet they only account for about 0.05% of our overall collection. Of the 56 bookcases in our Learning Center, Graphic Novels take up only 2.5 bookcases. Already this year, Graphic Novels have accounted for 13.75% of our overall circulations. Additionally, in October 2017 alone, 13.2% of our checkouts have been from the Graphic Novel collection.

In order to foster our students’ love of reading, I would love to at least double the size of our Graphic Novel collection. This would include an expanded Nonfiction and Biography Graphic Novel section. Many students have expressed their interest and love for Graphic Novels, and I want our Learning Center to be able to nurture and expand our student interests.