The Library System is pleased to announce that The Comic Store in Lancaster raised $1,300 to benefit Lancaster County’s Public Libraries as a result of hosting this year’s Free Comic Book day! The event took place on Saturday, May 5th at their McGovern Avenue location. The public libraries will use the funds to purchase graphic novels for their collections.
When visiting The Comic Store that day, each customer received one free comic book. For each additional copy Joe Miller, store owner, requested that a donation of 50 cents be collected at the register. All of the donated money will be used to buy graphic novels and books for the Lancaster County libraries.
Last year The Comic Store collected over $1300.00 for the local libraries. Three years ago, The Comic Store won the National Award of Best Charity from Diamond Comic Distributors for its efforts in sponsoring this fund-raiser.
Lancaster County’s Public libraries also gave away comic books to Teens and Tweens at public libraries in Lancaster County that have received free comic books since 2005.
Joe Miller, Owner of The Comic Store enjoys participating in this annual Comic Book Day promotion. He sees the value that graphic novels hold for teens, “All of the technical and critical evaluative skills needed for comprehension of the written word comes into play when one reads a graphic novel or comic book. I am extremely proud of my customers who unselfishly paid a fifty cents for each extra comic bought on Free Comic Book Day! Some of them added several dollars. Thanks to them!”
The Comic Store
28 McGovern Avenue
Lancaster, Pa. 17602
cell (717) 808-5207
For more information about The Comic Store, visit: https://www.comicstorepa.com
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