The manga library at Zenkaikon 2020 will be hosted by the Carolina Manga Library! The Library will be set up on the third floor of the Montgomery House all weekend long.
The Carolina Manga Library is a 501(c)(3) organization that was formed for the express purposes of promoting literacy through graphic novels. They operate a traveling library that sets up at conventions and other shows to provide free access to their collection of over 5000 manga, American graphic novels, newspaper comic strips, and artbooks. Carolina Manga Library staff run the library and operate all days of the convention. They pride themselves on having actual certified librarians on staff who are well trained in reader's advisory services. The Carolina Manga Library has been a guest a many conventions since their conception in 2013, including Ohayocon, Matsuricon, and Anime Central.
In addition running the library, they will also be presenting two panels:
- Great Graphic Novels You Should Be Reading: a one-hour presentation which discusses an assortment of titles that demonstrate how graphic novels can change the way people think and how they read.
- What the &%$# Did I Just Read?: an all-ages discussion of strange works housed in the Library's collection
(See schedule when it is released for panel times and rooms)
Manga Library Hours of Operation:
Friday, March 22: 12-10PM
Saturday, March 23: 10AM-10PM
Sunday, March 24: 10AM-3PM