Free Comic Book Day is spreading the love of comic books to a younger generation through its annual partnership with libraries and comic book stores throughout the country. The special day is set for May 5, the first Saturday in May.
The point of the day is just as the name sounds – a chance to get comic books in the hands of fans and would-be readers for a perfect price – free.
The Pioneer Library System will be part of the fun this year, with the Oklahoma Department of Libraries arranging donations of comic books from local stores. Wizards Games in Norman and Bibliotech Comics in Shawnee each are donating comic books to PLS hometown libraries, and teens who check out a book from the collection on Saturday also will receive a free comic book.
Come to the library for even more comic book fun after Saturday, too. Teens can make their way to the Tecumseh Public Library to make a themed Comic Book Bracelet craft in a program at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 8. All supplies will be provided but registration is required in advance.
This is the 11th year for Free Comic Book Day, which is coordinated by comic book publisher Diamond Comic Distributors. Additional sponsors for the libraries' donations on Free Comic Book Day include the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Institute of Museums and Libraries and the Toy and Action Figure Museum.