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Jul 052024
 

Join our Summer Reading Program! – Saturday, June 15 through Saturday, August 10

Kids ages 0-12 can win prizes for reading! Register and track your reading, raffle tickets, and challenges online on Beanstack! Visit https://mcnpl.beanstack.com/reader365, or download the Beanstack Tracker app on your phone. For every two hours you read, you will earn one entry into our prize raffle and one free book (up to 10 books).

May 102024
 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t miss our annual COMIC FEST at Norristown Public Library SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2024!

Back by popular demand we will have the cosplay contest, trivia, fan voting, crafts for all ages, character visits, artist alley, and more! New this year: a gaming truck!

 

 

GET READY:

Prepare your cosplay outfits for our Comic Fest cosplay contest now (all ages). If you need help drop by on Wednesday, July 24, 2024, at 11am and consult with our volunteer costume expert, Cali. Create your own character or imitate your favorites from Marvel, DC, Manga, Anime, Disney, etc.

Submit entries for the art contest by July 31st (all ages). All residents of Montgomery County are eligible to enter our Comic Fest Art Contest. $50 will be awarded to winners in each of the following categories: Fan Art, Original Character, Short Comic Strip, People’s Choice. There are no restrictions on age, media used, or size of artwork. Submissions can be brought to the library or emailed to JCove@mclinc.org. Submissions will be put on the library’s social media for people’s choice voting after the event.

Register for and attend our lightsaber workshop on Monday, July 29th at 3pm (kids & teens).  https://mnl.libcal.com/event/12589463

Save your money so you can buy some cool merch at Artists Alley.

Tell you friends to save the date so you can go to Comic Fest together.

ATTEND THE ACTUAL EVENT SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2024:

The event is from 10am-3pm at Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell Street, Norristown, PA 19401  610-278-5100.  Comic Fest is fun for kids, teens, & adults. All are welcome. Entry is free. Spanish speaking staff will be on-site.  Park in the lot below the library building, accessed off Swede Street.

Stop at the registration table when you arrive to receive your program, free lanyard, and snack tickets. Wander the festival between scheduled programs to see costumes & characters, vote your fandom, shop artist alley, play games, create your own buttons & comic books, admire fan art, and more.  Members of Kyber Base will be here in Star Wars costume. Sonic, Pikachu, and Belle will also make appearances. Don’t miss the GameTruck outside until 1:30pm. Separate gaming will be set up for younger children in the children’s department upstairs. All day teen and adult gaming will be held in the community room. See below for timed elements of the day.

10-11am: Sonic character visit

10am-1:30pm: GameTruck will be outside our Powell Street entrance.

11am-12noon: Pikachu character visit, trading card game tournaments

12noon: Trivia with prizes

1pm: Artist Showdown

2pm: Cosplay Contest ($50 prizes in three age categories)

Check out some photos from last year’s Comic Fest…