Star Wars Day on Free Comic Book Day

Star Wars Day on Free Comic Book Day

April 27, 2015 | Youth Services

As a lifetime lover of comic books myself, I am very excited that our library participates in Free Comic Book Day. Free Comic Book Day is a nation-wide event that originally started just in comic book shops. Now, due to its rising popularity, Free Comic Book Day is celebrated at schools, libraries, and community centers as well. Not only is it fun, but it also helps reluctant readers find something they might want to read. And, as you know, encouraging kids to read is one of our top priorities.

From 1pm-5pm on Saturday, May 2, all seven of our neighborhood branches will be offering free comics to children, teens and adults. The Pine Hills Branch will also be celebrating Star Wars Day (normally May 4) a little early to make Free Comic Book Day a little more special.

Last year was my first year celebrating Star Wars Day at Pine Hills, and I want to make it an annual tradition. Teens have been asking about it all winter: “Are you going to hide the R2D2s in the library, and if we find them, we get a prize? Remember that day? Are you doing that again? With the comic books?” The answer to these questions is yes! However, this time it will not be R2D2 you’ll have to find, but another familiar Star Wars character. Find out who it will be when you pick up your free comics at the Pine Hills Branch on Saturday, May 2.

APL’s Free Comic Book Day Activities:

Arbor Hill/ West Hill: Make your own comic books and superheroes

Bach: Make a hero mask

Delaware: Fun activities

Howe: Make a superhero costume and take a turn in our photo booth

North Albany: Fun activities

Pine Hills: Star Wars Day activities

Washington Avenue: Fun activities

Stephanie Preston

Stephanie Preston is a youth services librarian at the Pine Hills Branch and has been with Albany Public Library for three years. Stephanie’s focuses in libraries include teen services and outreach. In her spare time, she writes about music and attempts to write young adult fiction. She also loves playing guitar and crocheting.