By Lenore T. Adkins,Special to the AFRO
Can’t get enough of “Black Panther” and Marvel’s other exciting super heroes?
Disney Publishing Worldwide and Little Free Library have joined forces to launch a Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War-themed library at Upshur Recreation Center, 4300 Arkansas Avenue NW.
This library, which is one of nine Marvel themed locations in the United States, is stocked with titles including “The Heroes’ Journey (Road to Avengers: Infinity War),” “The Cosmic Quest Vol. I,” and others.
The goals of the library are developing and inspiring young readers and their families, building communities where people have access to “epic” storytelling and igniting creativity.
Ward 4 Councilman Brandon Todd and Maryland resident Jesse J. Holland, author of Who is the Black Panther, the companion book for the blockbuster hit “Black Panther” held a community kickoff for the library on May 26.
“Upshur Park’s new little library is a great way to kick off the summer reading season and open up the wonderful world of books for our young people,” Todd said in a statement to the AFRO. “…this Marvel-themed little library will bring fun, engaging books directly to children in our community. I look forward to this resource helping our youth strengthen reading skills, spark curiosity, and build a lifelong love of learning.”
The library will be open for two years thanks to Disney Publishing Worldwide and First Book, a nonprofit, and maintained by Little Free Library community stewards. People are encouraged to donate books as well.
The library is supported by the Mayor’s office, Todd’s office, the Community Alliance for Upper Fourteenth Street and the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation, according to Petworth News.
You can find related activities for kids, phone wall papers and other information about “Avengers: Infinity War-themed free libraries at littlemarvellibrary.com. For more information about Little Free Library, visit littlefreelibrary.org.