The nationwide Free Comic Book Day comes to Albany Public Library on Saturday, May 3, with special activities and free comic books to take home! All seven libraries are participating in Free Comic Book Day this year.
Comic books are an original American art form that feature wonderful illustrations and terrific storylines that capture the imaginations of readers. Librarians encourage children to jump into the world of comic books where they can hone their reading skills and become immersed in imaginative stories that engage their minds.
All APL locations will have a variety of free comic books for all ages available to pick up on May 3:
- Main Library (161 Washington Ave.) from 10 am to 5 pm
- Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch (148 Henry Johnson Blvd.) from 1 to 5 pm
- Bach Branch (455 New Scotland Ave.) from 1 to 5 pm
- Delaware Branch (331 Delaware Ave.) from 1 to 5 pm
- Howe Branch (105 Schuyler St.) from 1 to 5 pm
- North Albany Branch (616 North Pearl St.) from 1 to 5 pm
- Pine Hills Branch (517 Western Ave.) from 1 to 5 pm
Also, several locations will have special activities:
- Celebrate “May the Fourth” (aka “Star Wars Day”) one day early at the Pine Hills Branch from 2 to 4:30 pm. Kids can make Yoda ears and Princess Leia hair buns.
- Kids and teens can use library computers to make their own online comic books at the Main Library from 2 to 4 pm.
- Kids can make their own superhero masks at the Bach Branch from 1 to 5 pm.