This awesome video was created by the New Jersey State Library system a few years ago to encourage patronage in local branches, but I am posting it as a tribute of gratitude to all librarians around the world. In a lot of ways, librarians are everyday heroes in their communities. It’s high time you all get a special shout-out.
The Super Librarian is the main character of a highly successful comic strip campaign to encourage children to use their local libraries for after-school homework help. “Knowledge is her sword and justice is her shield. She is the sworn protector of the written word and thus, the world.” Among her many super powers, she boasts “Extreme knowledge– from all her reading.”
The character has inspired several projects including a professionally illustrated comic strip, a Free Comic Book Day giveaway and a “Why I Love My Library” Youtube/Comic drawing contest for teens.
In addition to making the cover of Library Journal as one of the year’s most innovative library programs, The Super Librarian has helped increase patronage and the number of students who used the library’s homework help phone and internet services. What we love most about The Super Librarian is the recognition it gives to everyday librarians who generously give their time and talent to helping their communities. Rock on!