Oakdale, Minnesota. Bibliotheca has announced that the ComicsPlus subscription, which offers unlimited, simultaneous access to more than 20,000 digital comics, graphic novels, and manga, is now available for sale to libraries worldwide.
"Since the release of ComicsPlus in North America, we've seen great interest in the subscription from libraries in Greater China, Singapore, Australia and the UK," says Tom Mercer, Bibliotheca Senior Vice President of Digital Products. "We are excited to be able to offer all of our global library partners access to this remarkable catalogue."
ComicsPlus' vast catalogue offers age-appropriate digital comics to both adult and juvenile readers in curated collections. Offerings include popular titles such as Avatar: The Last Airbender & The Legend of Korra, Big Nate, Bone, Disney Princesses, Geronimo Stilton, Stranger Things, Locke & Key, American Gods, and timely, award-winning nonfiction like March and They Called Us Enemy.
With brief dialogue and strong visual cues, comics and graphic novels are a fantastic high-interest resource for learning English as a second language.
"Libraries in non-English speaking countries have found that comics are a great way to provide English content in an accessible format for readers of all ages. In predominately English-speaking countries, comics and graphic novels offer recent immigrants and ESL learners an engaging way to boost English literacy," says Mercer. "Because ComicsPlus provides unlimited, simultaneous use of every title, users never need to wait for their next book and can read at any time that is convenient for learning."