Free Comic Book Day

While Free Comic Book Day (usually celebrated on the first Saturday of May each year) has been postponed due to the virus, and the Library is unable to host our usual big celebration with fun activities and comics to give away thanks to Aw Yeah! Comics in Harrison, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy some comics at home!

To get your comics fix, I do encourage you to check in with your local comic book shops (Find yours here!). Many are doing great virtual events, offering deals on comics to get physical books to you at home by pulling titles for you and offering curbside pickup or special delivery. Your local comic shop, like all local small businesses, still needs your support in order to survive this crisis.

Through some of the Library’s digital resources, you can also access a ton of great comic book content!

A note to parents: do take care to pay attention to the comic book titles your children are accessing because unlike in the Library where you can go to a different area of the building for titles appropriate to an age range, these digital services have them all accessible in one place.

ComicsPlus Library Edition: ComicsPlus Library Edition includes a lot of popular titles. If you use the Browse feature, you can narrow down by three different age categories.

Hoopla: Hoopla has so many comics on it. I was blown away to discover the number of titles that are available. Hoopla has an option to display only kid-appropriate material by clicking the “Kids” button, or going into settings. As an adult comic book reader, I highly recommend checking out the impressive selection for grownups.

OverDrive and Libby: While perhaps not offering as many titles as ComicsPlus or Hoopla, there are ebooks of graphic novels also available in OverDrive and Libby. The best way to browse them is to go to Subjects and choose “Comic and Graphic Books.” To limit the content a bit, I recommend first choosing the “Kids & Teens” feature in OverDrive and Libby.

Categories: Authors & Books, eNewsletter, Featured, Kids, Library News, and Teens.

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