Superman and friends visit Porter Library

Jim Newton, left, and Duane Gibson help Superman take flight at Porter Library.

It was one of those rare days when you hope your kids ask what you did at work that day.

Monday, April 23, was such a day for Duane Gibson and Jim Newton in the Building Services Department at Westlake Porter Public Library, when they worked with Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy, SpongeBob, Bob the Minion, Batman, The Hulk – and they made Superman fly!

My exhibit of these characters (“My Guys”) that I’ve made over the years, which I usually show on my porch each October, could not have not been in better hands than the staff at Porter Library.

I’m thrilled – as are My Guys – to have them on display where children can get up close to them without suffering the sometimes cold and rainy weather of Octobers in Westlake. Photographs are encouraged.

They will be at the library through Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 5, (pick up free comic books while you're at the library) recognizing the fun and cultural influence of comic books, especially this year – the 80th anniversary of Cleveland’s own Superman!

Yes, it’s “up, up and awaaay” time at Porter Library – and may votes for Issue 6 (the library renewal levy) soar like the Man of Steel on Election Day.

Mel Maurer

Mel Maurer lives in Westlake.

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