On Saturday, May 7th, WLS connected with over 400 people at the White Plains ComicFest (White Plains, NY). Each interaction centered around celebrating and sharing the wonderful things available through the libraries, both in-person and “streaming” online, for education and entertainment. Of particular note were the many families with young children who learned how they could find comics and graphic novels (in the library, online at Hoopla and ComicPlus app) which they could enjoy together while building fundamental literacy skills. From information about the libraries, to custom sketches drawn by our artist, to the free raffle of a donated hand-sculpted Moon Knight, a steady flow of happy people visited the WLS table.
The White Plains ComicFest was a wonderful chance for the Westchester Library System Digital Equity team to engage community members of all ages. The team met with hundreds of people to discuss the our online educational and entertainment apps. The WLS team had nice gifts for young readers in the form of masks and custom art sketches by Izzy Laureano. Of particular interest was WLS’ free library card access to ComicsPlus: Library Pass. Over 400 people visited the WLS table over the course of the day.
Quote from attendee Jelena Chiltern (White Plains) to WLS: “My family was thrilled with the event, and we are truly proud that the White Plains community appreciates pop art and provides our kids/students with these unique experiences. It was my pleasure meeting you and your amazing team!”