Many library users in Montpelier , Vermont appreciate the Senator’s acting efforts. Over the years, Senator Leahy has donated his acting royalties to the Kellogg Hubbard Library, to the children’s room, from his “gentleman at the party” appearance with the Joker in the 2007 film. Over 10 000$ has benefited the town library since that film appearance. Leahy has been a strong supporter of the library which gave him his first library card. Mr. Leahy continues to share his warm childhood memories of reading to reporters who interview him.
The relationship with DC Comics began when he caught a minor error in a Batman comic publication. The comic book world learned that the Senator’s favor for the caped crusader. For his latest role in the Dark Knight Rises, Leahy spent one weekend on the film set playing a powerful businessman.
Most recently, the Senator helped raise tens of thousands of dollars at a special sneak preview premiere in Williston,Vermont of the movie on July 15th, 2012. The funds raised will be split between the library and the Echo Aquarium and Science Center (for which bears Senator Leahy’s name on the building) on Burlington waterfront.
Whether its learning about the ecology of Lake Champlain or discovering the love of reading, it seems clear the next generation of Vermonters will benefit from this man. Whether speaking out about censorship issues in the US Senate , 2006 vote against the PATRIOT act, or donating his royalties to the town library and local science center, Senator Patrick Leahy is definitely a superhero of mega portions. We applaud you, Mr. Leahy!