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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 12:29 p.m., Monday, April 23, 2007

Libraries to celebrate Free Comic Book Day

By Catherine E. Toth
Advertiser Urban Honolulu Writer

Eight O'ahu public libraries will host the sixth annual Free Comic Book Day on May 5.

The participating libraries are 'Aiea, Kailua, Kalihi-Palama, Kapolei, Liliha, McCully-Mo'ili'ili, Mililani and Waialua.

The event will be held during library hours.

The libraries will distribute various titles, including "Transformers: The Movie Prequel," "The Unseen Peanuts," and "LIttle Archie: The Legend of the Lost Lagoon."

Anyone with a Hawai'i State Public Library card will receive a special comic book free.

"I love Free Comic Book Day and so do our library users," said Hillary W. Chang, young adult librarian at the McCully-Mo'ili'ili branch, in a news release. "Libraries and comic books have such old-fashioned stereotypes, and events like this help to change that image."

Free Comic Book Day is celebrated around the world. Libraries have given away millions of free comic books over the past five years.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, with help from Jelly's the Original and Collectors Maniacs.

For more information visit www.freecomicbookday.com or call Mary Ann Collignon at the Kapolei Public Library at 693-7050.

Reach Catherine E. Toth at 954-0664 or ctoth@honoluluadvertiser.com. Read her blog, The Daily Dish, at blogs.honoluluadvertiser.com.