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Comic creator promotes National Library Card Sign-up Month

In the US, legendary comic creator Stan Lee has been appointed honorary chair of Library Card Sign-up Month in September. The American Library Association’s (ALA) annual campaign encourages members of the public to obtain a free library card. Lee’s image appears in print and digital promotions for the campaign along with the quote: ‘The smartest card in my wallet? It’s a library card.’ ‘When you have a library card, it’s like having a key to all the information in the world,’ said Lee. ‘When you have a library card you can read anything about anything, and I have found that whatever you read, it doesn’t matter, it increases your fund of knowledge.’ Lee spoke at the ALA Conference in June.


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