Changes in comic-reading practices: a challenge for libraries

Comics have gone from being unwelcome in libraries before the Second World War to now finding a place on the school curriculum. Comics have enjoyed a spectacular rise in cultural acceptability, but how are they really read? The readership for comics is now broader and more diverse, mirroring the increasing variety of comics on the market. The question, then, is how libraries are rethinking their attitudes and remits in response to this changing profile.