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Free Comic Book Day

Baker County Public Library will once again celebrate Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) on the first Saturday of May. That's May 4 this year from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM!

Promotional image for Free Comic Book Day featuring superheroes, with a date reminder and website link.

Tables will be stocked with free comic books grouped for their age-appropriateness: "All Ages", "Teens+", and "Mature Readers." Visitors can help themselves to free comics and goodies to take home while supplies last, and enter a raffle for a chance to win a prize.

Participants who come dressed in a comic-culture-related costume will be given a raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize.

Established in 2002, Free Comic Book Day is an annual event held on the first Saturday in May, during which participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give out exclusive comic books for free to showcase the industry. Each year, thousands of participating locations give away over five million comic books to millions of fans to introduce them to the wonders of comics.

This is the 8th year Baker County Library will celebrate the event, offering the community a fun, family-oriented program where everyone can find a comic they’ll enjoy. Participating publishers this year include Marvel, Image Comics, Boom! Studios, Viz, Kodansha… and even DC, despite that last company not being on the best terms with Free Comic Book Day's organizers.

The library’s comic shop sponsor this year is "The Collector's Outpost" located off the Eagle exit in Meridian, Idaho, which has donated all of the comic books and collectible figures. The Friends of Baker County Library group is a perennial partner with funding for the raffle prizes and giveaways.

FCBD kicks off on May 4th at 10:00 AM and runs until supplies last, or 4:00 pm, whichever comes first. Information about comic books, and a list of participating publishers and their free comics are all online at Updates about the event at Baker County Public Library will be shared through its social media pages.

For questions or more information, please contact Library Director Perry Stokes at 541-523-6419.