Please note: Library & Education Day 2020 is cancelled. See our full statement here.

We will be emailing participants directly in the coming days, including those who purchased patron packs. If you don’t receive an email by April 1st, please contact


Libraries & Education Day 2020
Friday, May 8th, 2020, 8am-4pm
@ Toronto Reference Library, Bram & Bluma Appel Salon
Free to Attend

Programming will be announced as it is confirmed in the next few months. If you have any questions, please email

What’s this all about?

TCAF Libraries & Education Day is a day of programming aimed at teachers, teacher-librarians, librarians,  library workers and collection managers who want to know more about incorporating comics and graphic novels into their collections and classrooms. Information-rich presentations and lectures, panel discussions, and workshops impart valuable information about building collections, improving circulation, targeting important demographics, and integrating comics into classroom use.

The day starts at 8am with coffee and browsing of a curated selection of graphic novels for sale, provided by The Beguiling Library Services. At 8:45am our keynote speech launches the day’s programs.

Following the keynote, the morning sessions begin and the programming is split into three concurrent streams. At approximately 12:30pm we break for lunch. There are many inexpensive and hearty selections located within 5 minutes’ walk of Toronto Reference Library. However, participants who purchase our special Patron Package (see info below) are welcome to attend a special Creator’s Lunch, where many of the most important names in comics and graphic novels at TCAF will be on hand for an informal meet and greet, alongside a delicious buffet lunch. Following lunch, two more sessions take us through to the end of the day.

Our 12 sessions span a range of topics pertinent to comics librarianship and education. Our 2020 program will be announced early in the new year. In past years we’ve run sessions such as: Indigenous-created Comics in the Classroom, Graphic Novels and the New Visual Literacy, Global Competencies, Comics in a Dangerous Time, Science Comics, and What’s the Deal with French Comics?

Patron Pack & Lunch

A Patron Pack costs $100 (plus tax = $105) and includes a selection of books in your selected grade/age range preference, as well as a ticket to our Creators Lunch. Only $100 for well over $100 worth of great books, and a catered lunch during L&ED with great authors? It’s too good a deal to pass up!

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, artists and experts. 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 yourself! You’ll see a flexible variety of payment options as you sign up, and we will accept Patron Pack purchases on site as well (while supplies last!).

Sign Up Now!

Follow the link here to sign up for TCAF Libraries & Education Day! You can sign up for free, or select the Patron Pack option to get even more out of the day! Please reach out to if you have any questions or need any assistance.