The Warren-Vicksburg County Public Library is celebrating Free Comic Day by providing comics to readers of all ages on August 14.
Katrina Stokes, director of the library, said the graphic novels section has been widely distributed since its inception in 2016 after a grant was awarded to purchase the books. The section contains a wide variety of comics, from superheroes to non-fiction books.
“By providing free comics, the library hopes to reach kids who don’t know we have a section of graphic novels to check out,” Stokes said. “In addition, we have reading and information material to help them in school.”
The free comics that will be distributed are courtesy of Diamond Comics distributors. Books suitable for children and adolescents will be available, as well as comics for adults. The books will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. The distribution will take place on Saturday from 9 a.m. and will continue until 4:45 p.m.
In addition to the free comics, the library will be hosting other virtual events and activities on August 14. Activities will require registration and, in some cases, the signature of a parent or legal guardian. The library asks those interested to look at their social networks for more information on the events and how to register.
“We want the community to see what the public library has to offer them,” Stokes said. “The library provides access to public computers, documentary services, digital services, story time and more.