VIZ Media is giving librarians across the country a new tool to promote reading, literacy and love of manga. This tool is the Heroes of Manga Library Kits, which includes items to entice patrons to explore Japanese pop culture and comics.
The Heroes of Manga Library Kit features some of VIZ Media’s most popular properties, such as Naruto, Fullmetal Alchemist, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, and Pokemon. Each library kit contains 50 book covers, 300 bookmarks, 50 buttons, five assorted VIZ Media bags, and a full-color poster featuring Naruto. The kit is available for free to library professionals. Library professionals interested in the kit must contact VIZ Media before June 8, 2011.
Personally, I think this sounds like a neat idea. It promotes two things near and dear to my heart: literacy and manga.