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Stan Lee: "Libraries are the 'open sesame' to all the knowledge in the world."


September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

Serving as the 2014 Honorary Chair is comic book legend Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, X-men, Iron Man and the Fantastic Four.  In this video Lee speaks about the value of libraries and the important role they played in his childhood.

Library Card Sign-up Month is a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents that the most important school supply of all is @ your library®--it's your library card. 

If it's been a while since you visited your public library, you may be surprised.  In addition to all the great resources you might expect to find, many libraries are becoming the centers of innovation and entrepreneurial thinking in their communities--a place for people to come together to create and share resources.

Libraries across the country are planning special events and promotions throughout September. There's never been a better time to visit your local library with your children and teens to and sign up for a library card!

To help get the celebration started, we're offering a chance to win a one year subscription to Marvel Unlimited and other great prizes during Library Card Sign-up Month 2014. Details here.

Book cover: ZodiacBe sure to check out Stan Lee's new series, The Zodiac Legacy, with art by Andie Tong. A free e-book download is available at

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