Summit Free Public Library is participating in Free Comic Book Day along with many independent comic book stores and other libraries nationwide and internationally on Saturday, May 7.
Traditionally held annually on the first Saturday of May, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops.
Free comics will be available for patrons to take home on the glass display case across from the circulation desk on Saturday, May 7 while supplies last. If you have your library card with you, you may check out one of our graphic novel book bundles, which will also be on display. Each book bundle contains three library books on a topic, a list of similar titles, and some small prizes to keep inside of a reusable paper bag.
Also take a quick glance at all of the Spider-Man and other comic book memorabilia in the display case during the month of May as well.
You may also join us and participate in the following programs. Click on any of the underlined words to register:
- 11 AM, Ages 2 and up: Superhero Storytime: Listen to some Superhero themed stories, and make your own superhero puppet to take home…
- 2-3:30 PM, Grades 3-12: Learn to Draw Cartoons and Anime:Join Union County Artist and teacher Doug Baron, and learn to make cartoon characters on your own. You might also get a chance to take home one of his drawings as well. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Summit Free Public Library
- 3:30-4:30 PM, Grades K-5: Lego Club: Come and create sculptures with the library’s collection of legos.
Free Comic Book Day celebrates the independent comic book specialty shops, thousands of which exist in North America alone. Each one is unique in its community, with a style and personality all its own, and each one carries a full line of comics, graphic novels, toys and related products. We invite you to visit Comic Book Stores around the area who will be celebrating Free Comic Book Day as well: