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Saint Paul couple opens the Library of Justice

Emily Ronning, Jay Mac, and the Library of Justice

Minnesota’s Twin Cities have a thriving comics community of fans and creators alike, so it’s not surprising — but no less cool — that a couple has opened a comics-themed Little Free Library in their neighborhood. Emily and Jay opened the library to share books they love with their neighbors, but it was Jay’s love of comics that inspired the box’s design and name: the Library of Justice. Not only is it shaped like the Hall of Justice, but on the inside is a special shelf devoted to comics. The library was designed by a friend, Joe Allen, and Emily’s father provided the materials and did the construction. Jay sanded and painted.

Jay and Emily hosted a ribbon-cutting over the weekend with cider, treats (including superhero cookies), and plenty of free books. As you can see in the photos, there was a great turn-out of all kinds of book lovers, though the kids – and some of the grown-ups – were all about the comics. Check out the library’s website for more photos from the event, info about how the library works, and even tips for enjoying the comics that can be checked out there.

The Library of Justice

Nice crowd

Books and treats.


Jay and Michael

Cutting the ribbon

Picking out books

Super Friends riding dinosaurs are cool





Cool! And those cookies look tasty.

They were!

Thanks for the kind write-up, Michael! It was wonderful to meet you and your kiddos! Thank you so much for being part of our big day…we’ve been looking forward to this for a long, long time! :)

Hi Emily,
Wow! It looks like a very cool idea. Love the updates I keep hearing about you and the family. Take Care and congratulations!!
Your south Florida cousin – Andrew

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