May 7th is Comic Book Day @ local public libraries in Lancaster County!

The Comic StoreLancaster County’s Public libraries will have comic books to give away on Saturday, May 7th compliments of The Comic Store in Lancaster, which is also hosting a day of FREE comic books at their McGovern Avenue location!  Thanks to Joe Miller, owner of The Comic Store, teens and tweens at public libraries in Lancaster County have received free comic books since 2005.  This year, The Comic Store will be selling 50 cent comics all day long to raise funds for the Graphic Novel collections in the Public Libraries of Lancaster County and the Bookmobile!   Last year $1,000 was raised for the Graphic Novel Collections.

Ed Miller, Special Services Manager in charge of Bookmobile services countywide is very enthusiastic about this year’s Comic Book Day promotion. He sees the value that graphic novels hold for teens, “For some of the teenagers that we see, graphic novels are the only literature that they will look at.  And, yes, comic books can be serious literature. We are extremely grateful for the assistance that Joe Miller gives to support library outreach to teens!”

In addition to The Comic Store, Comics and Paperbacks Plus in Ephrata and Sequential Arts in Elizabethtown will also offer free comic books, although quantities are limited.  All three comic stores are Summer Reading Sponsors.

Comic books are an original American art form, fun to read, with diverse story lines that capture the imagination. Teens and “tweens’ are encouraged to visit their local public library on May 7th and also to visit The Comic Store to take advantage of this incentive!

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