comics

Get Free Comic Books at the Library

Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day, held the first Saturday in May, is great for attracting new comic book readers. It’s often cross-promoted with a new superhero film. This year, of course, it coincides with release of Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness and the season finale of Moon Knight.

But what do you do when all those free comics have been given away? Get free comics at your library, of course!

A Gateway to A Lifelong Love of Reading

Comics – and their longer-form siblings, graphic novels – are more than just books with pretty pictures. The art form has grown to include a wider variety of stories and characters (not just superheroes). What’s more: they have a lot to offer young readers. For those struggling, they can help build confidence, comprehension and vocabulary. For teens, graphic novels can help them tackle tough topics or feel seen. This Graphic Novels in Libraries Month, give comics and graphic novels another look. You might be surprised what you find!

Graphic Novels for Children

Graphic Novels for Teens

Grown Up Graphic Novels

Graphic novels have grown up! It’s not just about superheroes anymore. Some have even won awards. Covering just about every genre and subject matter imaginable, graphic novels are just as varied and complex as their prose (or text-only) counterparts. This Graphic Novels in Libraries Month, take another look at graphic novels. From “slice of life” and humor to biographies and historical non-fiction: there’s something for everyone.

Geek Out, Star Wars Style

Star Wars Day May the 4th Be With You

Are you a fan of space wizards who carry laser swords or are you just another scruffy-looking nerf herder? Catch up with your favorite characters from a galaxy far, far away or meet a whole different cast of characters and Jedi from the newly-expanded High Republic era with Star Wars books, audiobooks, and comics! Whether it’s those sassy, lovable droids from the Skywalker Saga; Ahsoka Tano, Rex, Grand Admiral Thrawn and others from the Clone Wars or Rebels series; Vader himself; or even those older Expanded Universe “Legends” you hope make a reappearance in the new canon… Light Side or Dark: The choice is yours! May the 4th (and the Force) be with you!

A Galaxy of Books

Adult Booklist

Youth Booklist

Are you a fan of space wizards who carry laser swords or are you just another scruffy-looking nerf herder? Catch up with your favorite characters from a galaxy far, far away or meet a whole different cast of characters and Jedi from the newly-expanded High Republic era with Star Wars books, audiobooks, and comics! Whether it’s those sassy, lovable droids from the Skywalker Saga; Ahsoka Tano, Rex, Grand Admiral Thrawn and others from the Clone Wars or Rebels series; Vader himself; or even those older Expanded Universe “Legends” you hope make a reappearance in the new canon… Light Side or Dark: The choice is yours! May the 4th (and the Force) be with you!

Every Day is Free Comic Book Day

100 percent off all items! Comic book day! Everything must go and then come back again on the due date.

Whether you’re a first-time comic book reader or a seasoned fan, Free Comic Book day is a great way to find new reads, revisit old favorites, or even explore some indie or niche creators. Of course, comics are always free to read at the Library and with Hoopla, you can enjoy instant digital access to hundreds of comics and graphic novels from top publishers like DC and Marvel. So, delve as deep as your heart desires into the fantastical worlds of those superheroes, villains, and even side characters from DC, Marvel, or Star Wars you already follow on the big and small screen.

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