"Reading with Marvel Comics" Book Drive

January 11, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
20,000 Books Going to the Sheriff's Reading Posse

Spiderman is helping Central Valley kids read with the generous donation of 20,000 books. To celebrate, ABC30 is teaming up with the Fresno County Sheriff's Reading Posse for the "Reading with Marvel Comics" Book Drive on Friday, January 18 from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Action News will be live at the Sheriff's sub-station and we invite our viewers to come by and donate a new children's book. The Fresno County Sheriff's Reading Posse will distribute the books to children all over the Central Valley with help from their partners, the Fresno County Office of Education, Fresno County Public Library and Central Unified School District.

ABC30, Marvel, Disney XD and First Book are encouraging kids to read through "Reading With: Marvel Comics Close-Up," a series of videos that will debut on Monday, January 21 at 7 p.m. during the season two premiere of Marvel's "Ultimate Spiderman" on Disney XD. For additional information and free digital Marvel comics, please visit DisneyXD.com/comics.

The Sheriff's Reading Posse is a crime fighting initiative created to improve literacy in Fresno County. You can always make a cash donation or donate new children's books to any Fresno County Library or the Fresno County Sheriff's Office. Suggested children's books can be found at Readinginaction.org/booklist. The one-day book drive with live Action News coverage will be held Friday, January 18 at:

Fresno County Sheriff's Office Area 2 Sub-Station 5717 E. Shields, Fresno CA 93727

KFSN-TV ABC30, 1777 G Street, Fresno, CA 93706
Contact: Kristie Gonzales, Creative Services & Public Affairs Director (559) 490-3211 Kristie.Gonzales@abc.com