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 4th, 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
Unless otherwise stated all events are on Saturday, May 4. Please click the links provided for full details. Note that comic book distribution is usually first-come, first-served.
Antioch Public Library
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.
Deerfield Public Library
Join the Deerfield Public Library for a celebration of Free Comic Book Day! Visit the Youth Services department to join in the celebration of comics and pick-up a free comic. Quantities limited, one comic per child.
Grayslake Area Library
Join the library in celebrating comics, graphic novels, and pop culture fandoms! Dress like your favorite character, pose for some photo ops, do some fun activities, and get free comics.
Free Comic Book Day at the Dunn Museum
Dunn Museum Libertyville
Come to the museum dressed in your favorite comic book character costume and receive a free comic book from Dreamland Comics. Additional activities include superhero crafts and tours of the Marvelocity exhibit. Standard admission rates apply.
Jay’s Comics- Grayslake
Giving away comic books from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the store in Third Lake. BBQ’d Productions Grill will be serving up yummy southern goodness out front from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Stino from 95 WIIL Rock will be providing tunes and hanging out with giveaways from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. For the kids, we’ve invited a number of great characters to hang out with including the greatest Avenger, Captain America himself!!
Round Lake Area Public Library
Stop into the Youth and Adult Departments and pick-up a Free Comic Book at each desk. While you are here learn about the library’s first comic convention coming in June!
Vernon Area Public Library
VAPLD joins libraries and specialty shops across the nation to give away new comic books, absolutely free. Limit one per person while supplies last.
Warren Newport Library
Join Warren Newport Library in the vault! There will be free comics to grab, movies from Marvel and DC Universe playing on the televisions, and other activities.
Barrington Area Library
Celebrate Free Comic Book Day by stopping in the library to get your comic and do a craft activity! One per person as quantities and selection are limited.
Ela Area Public Library
Celebrate Free Comic Book Day, a national event to promote reading for all ages, by picking up a FREE comic book in the library!
Will your family be participating in Free Comic Book Day this year? What is your kids’ (or your) favorite comic book to read?