If your kids are into reading comic books, then there is no better day than Free Comic Book Day. This day is held every year on the first Saturday in May. This year that day falls on May 5th, when many local businesses and libraries give 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 Lake County
All events are on Saturday May 5, please click link for full details. Note that comic book distribution is usually first-come, first-served.
Antioch Public Library
757 N. Main St., Antioch
Fun events and free comic books! It doesn’t get any better than this. Come out for APLD’s annual celebration of Free Comic Book Day. Jay’s Comics in Grayslake has partnered with us once again to assist in bringing selections of this year’s free comic book offerings. Dress as your favorite comic book character and enjoy the day at the library with DIY activities and fun with our green screen photo booth. Comic books will be offered starting at 9:00 a.m. when the doors open until supply is gone or 2:00 p.m. whichever comes first.
2423 Washington St., Waukegan,
Cryptic Legends is one of the local comic shops participating in Free Comic Book Day.
Deerfield Public Library
Join us for a celebration of Free Comic Book Day! Visit the library to join in the celebration of comics and all things pop culture; answer trivia for a chance to win prizes, and pick up a free comic while supplies last!
105 W. Rockland Rd., Libertyville
Dreamland Comics is one of the local comic shops participating in Free Comic Book Day.
Grayslake Area Library
100 Library Ln., Grayslake
KAPOW! The library is one of many locations participating in Free Comic Book Day. Stop by to get a FREE comic, while supplies last, and check out some of the other super activities!
34185 N. US Highway 45, Grayslake
Stop by from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. and say hello to 95 WIIL Radio station to win free swag and free concert tickets as well as your free comic book.
1201 Cedar Ln., Northbrook,
Celebrate Free Comic Book Day by stopping in the Youth Services Department and picking up a free comic generously supplied by Pastimes Comics in Niles, while supplies last.
Round Lake Library
906 Hart Rd., Round Lake,
Come and stop in for a new selection of free comics
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire
We are pleased to join libraries and comic shops across the country today to give away new comic books, absolutely free, with no strings attached. After you’ve grabbed your comic, stay for a special Free Comic Book Day craft. Limit one comic per person while supplies last
Warren Newport Library
224 O’Plaine Rd., Gurnee
Join Warren Library for free Comic Book Day at the library! Comics available for kids, teens and adults (while supplies last). They will also have a comic themed drop-in craft activity for kids (grades 1-5) in the Point!
Will your family be participating in Free Comic Book Day this year? What is your kids’ (or your) favorite comic book to read?