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Superheroes reading program draws big kid crowd

More than 200 children from across Colleton County came to the Colleton Memorial Library on Tuesday, July 30, to be a part of an interactive superhero game.
The Colleton County Memorial Library’s Children Department sponsored, “Marvel Superheroes: The Great Space Case,” presented by the “You-Niversal Nerd.”
The 10 a.m. event was free and open to the public, and is a part of the library’s ongoing Summer Fun Reading Program.
In all, approximately 220 children attended the event.
“We are so very pleased with the numbers, and so pleased to have done this kind of service for the community,” said Omar Jeter, founder and creator of the company. Jeter is also the CEO of the non-profit company. They have done more than 200 events in Colleton County since first creating the company six years ago.
This is the fifth time that they presented a program in the local summer reading program at the Colleton County Memorial Library.
The “Marvel Superheroes: The Great Space Case” was a competition-based performance based on Jeopardy. According to Jeter, the competition began as a group of bad guys trying to take over the library. When the children answer a question correctly, they can choose to release one of the superheroes. “As the good guys come out, they will help the kids answer the questions more and more,” Jeter said.
At last year’s summer reading program, they had more than 200 children and parents from Colleton County attend the event.
Following this presentation at the Colleton County Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Program, the “You-Niversal Nerd” will also be participating in the Reniscance Fair, which is being held at Myrtle Beach. “It’s a Viking/Meideval Era performance,” Jeter said.
“It will be very educational about that time period, focusing on everything from weapons to food. It’s a day in the life,” he said.
The local group will also soon be announcing the dates for the 2020 Comic-Con, which is slated for August. “We are definitely returning for that,” he said.
For more information, go to www.colletonlibrary.org.

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