Any kind of reading counts as readings so if your kids are into reading comic books help then change up their collection with Free Comic Book Day. This day is held every year on the first Saturday in May, this year that day is May 5th. Several McHenry County businesses and libraries will be giving away new comics for free to any fans, young or old. Some places even offer special events. We have rounded up a list of all of the local businesses and libraries hosting events so you can get your hands on one of these comics for yourself!
Free Comic Book Day Events in McHenry County
All events are on Saturday, May 4, please click the link for full details. Note that comic book distribution is usually first-come, first-served.
Algonquin Area Library – Main & Eastgate Branch
Celebrate both FREE Comic Book Day and Star Wars Day with Free comics, crafts, costume contests, and photo ops. Special visit from Princess Leia at the Main Library at 12:00 p.m.
Barrington Area Library
Stop in the atrium to pick up your free comic book (one per person) and do a craft.
Crystal Lake Public Library
Stop by the youth or adult services desk to pick up your free comic book while supplies last.
Cary Area Library
Stop by the library and get a free comics supplied by Modern Age Comics in Algonquin. One comic per person while supplies last.
Fox Lake District Library
Stop by the library between 2 and 4:00 p.m. for free comic books and other activities, while supplies last.
Marengo-Union Library District
Pick you your free comic while supplies last.
809 Front St., McHenry
Visit the library to get your free comic book. There will be a variety of titles to choose from for all ages. One per person, please!
Free Comic Book Day 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Anime and Things, 109 e. Van Buren St., Woodstock
Creative Arts studio instructor Susan Sieber will be demonstrating how to draw comic book characters for Free Comic Book Day! Stop by to get your free comic book and free drawing demo.
Will your family be participating in Free Comic Book Day this year? What is your kids’ (or your) favorite comic book to read?