Toronto Comic Arts Festival Librarian & Educator Day: Friday, May 12th 2017
Mark it on your calendars, folks! The fifth annual TCAF Librarian & Educator Day has been scheduled for Friday, May 12th 2017 at Toronto Reference Library. Building on the success of previous years, and incorporating your feedback, L&ED 2017 will once again be a full day of professional programming to help you make the most of the medium of comics in your libraries and schools.

We are starting sign-up for this event much earlier than usual this year, and as a result, we do not have any confirmed programming to share with you yet. For those of you who attended in previous years, you'll find that the programming will be similar, with a keynote address kicking off three simultaneous streams of programming that address all kinds of libraries. Last year's program included a keynote by Ryan North (Squirrel Girl), and programs on introducing graphic novels, building better collections, diversity, challenges, and much more!

Librarian & Educator Day is held in the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon at Toronto Reference Library, a block from the Yonge-Bloor station in downtown Toronto. Librarians and teachers may participate in Librarian & Educator Day for free, but must register via this page.

Enhance Your Experience with a Patron Pack!
We encourage you to purchase a Patron Pack for Librarian and Educator Day. A Patron Pack costs $100 (plus tax = $105) and includes a selection of books in your selected grade/age range, as well as a ticket to our Creators Lunch. Only $100 for a bunch of great books and a lunch with great authors!

The Packs include quality titles selected by The Beguiling Library Services team and our publishing sponsors for their popularity and literary/artistic/social value, and are a great way to boost your graphic collection! During the Creators Lunch, you’ll be seated with a variety of local or international comics authors and artists. It’s a great time to build connections and get great insight into the world of graphic novels!

We’re happy to bill your school or institution for your Patron Pack, or you can purchase it and keep the books to yourself! You’ll see a flexible variety of payment options as you sign up.

Tell us what programs you'd like to see!
We've received lots of feedback in the last three years, and our programming for Librarian & Educator Day reflects what people like you tell us is interesting, informative and useful. If you have an idea for a topic, panelist, or presenter, we'd love to hear about it! If you think you yourself would be a great panelist or presenter, please let us know! We're accepting programming ideas and proposals until mid-February; please use the space provided in the form below, or email Andrew Woodrow-Butcher at with your suggestions.
Why not join us for the rest of the Festival?

The main exhibition of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival will occur on Saturday and Sunday, May 13th and 14th 2017 at Toronto Reference Library. More than 350 artists and authors will exhibit their works, accompanied by general-interest programming about comics and graphic novels. You should totally come! Admission is free, and there’s something for everyone!

If you have any questions about TCAF's Librarian & Educator Day, please email Programming Co-ordinator Andrew Woodrow-Butcher at

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