Free Comic Book Day

Saturday May 7, 2016


Free Comic Book Day is Saturday May 7!


On Free Comic Book Day, participating comic book shops around the world give away comic books free to anyone who comes into their stores.  You can also get a free comic book at the library on Saturday May 7!


Many thanks to Blue Marble Comics & Games in Mechanicsville for its generous donation of comic books for this year's Free Comic Book Day.


See Blue Marble's event post on Facebook.



Special Announcement!

Join us on Saturday May 7 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Mechanicsville Branch Library for our Mechanicsville Mini Comic-con!

  • Dress up as your favorite pop culture character and enter our costume contest with prizes for the best kids, teen, and adult costumes and goodie bags for everyone!
  • Make papercrafts of your favorite characters, costume accessories, and comic book bookmarks!
  • Complete activities at our Superhero School and receive a diploma when you graduate!
  • Enjoy heroic snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville of the Library!


Every day is free graphic novel day when you have your Pamunkey Regional Library card. Find our graphic novels, manga, and anime DVDs for all ages on PamCat, our online catalog. You can also find them on OverDrive, our eBook lending service. Don't see a title you want? Use our online request form to ask for it.


Recommended Reading Lists for Grades K-8

Graphic Novels for Grades K-2 (.pdf)

Graphic Novels for Grades 3-5 (.pdf)

Graphic Novels for Grades 6-8 (.pdf)


Recommended Comics Web Sites

Comic Book Resources


Comics in Education


No flying, no tights (reviews)


Don't forget to pick up your free comic book (supplies are limited) and fill out our graphic novel survey, available at any branch library, on Free Comic Book Day. You could win some cool comics prizes. Thanks for helping to make our collection of graphic novels, manga, and anime DVDs great!  Questions? E-mail





Branch Libraries


Richard S. Gillis, Jr.
Ashland Branch Library

201 S. Railroad Avenue


Atlee Branch Library
9161 Atlee Road


Goochland Branch Library
3075 River Road West


Hanover Branch Library
7527 Library Drive


King & Queen Branch Library
396 Newtown Road


Mechanicsville Branch Library
7461 Sherwood Crossing Place


Lois Wickham Jones
Montpelier Branch Library

17205 Sycamore Tavern Lane


Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
16600 Pouncey Tract Road


Upper King William Branch Library
694-J Sharon Road


West Point Branch Library
721 Main Street


  Go to OverDrive



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