Heroes descend upon the Love County Library
On Friday, September 22, 2006 at 11:00 am The Hero Foundry will be awarding its first endowment to the Love County Library. This endowment will provide over $600 worth of comics and graphic novels to the local community.
Dallas, Texas, September 18, 2006 -- The Hero Foundry will be awarding over $600 worth of comic books and graphic novels to the Love County Library in Marietta Oklahoma. These comics and graphic novels will help to increase literacy, inspire creativity and most importantly provide positive role models and moral guidance to today's youth.
This endowment is the first given away by The Hero Foundry rewarding many months of hard work by its three founders and a host of volunteers. This gift will come in the form of over 30 graphic novels and trade paperbacks and four, 12 month subscriptions.
Love County Librarian Niki Powell was pleased to be chosen as the first endowment awarded adding "Love County Library is honored by the generosity of The Hero Foundry Organization."
Since April 2006 The Hero Foundry has been working to secure donations through convention appearances, online auctions of donated materials, and their website (www.theherofoundry.org) in order to provide comic books and graphic novels to libraries, schools, and hospitals.
"Comics not only show imaginary worlds full of superheroes and strange powers but they also have the power to be gateways into the worlds of literature and art," said President Brian Warthen.
Comic books used to be a staple of grocery and drug stores, however changes within the industry have all but relegated comic books to specialty stores which are hard to find outside of larger metropolitan areas.
"Many people’s first experience reading is through some form of comic whether in the newspaper or a comic book," stated Vice President Lance Shankles. "Our aim is to make comic books more accessible to those who don’t have regular access to a comic book specialty store."
The Hero Foundry is a Non Profit Organization founded in 2006 in order to assist libraries, schools, hospitals, and other organizations that lack the financial resources in building a library of comic books, graphic novels, and similar literature. Their intentions are to increase literacy, inspire creativity, and most importantly, to provide positive role models and moral guidance to today’s youth through the comic book medium.