Free Comic Book Day to be held May 7 in Sarasota County libraries

Young people ages 5 to 18 eligible to receive a gift, county staff says, while supplies last

Image courtesy Sarasota County
Image courtesy Sarasota County

“Be a super hero and bring a child to any Sarasota County library Saturday, May 7, for Free Comic Book Day,” Sarasota County staff has announced.

Every young person between the ages of 5 and 18 who visits any county library beginning at 10 a.m. that day will receive a free comic book, while supplies last, a news release says.

The event is part of the international Free Comic Book Day, an effort to get children interested in comics and reading, the release notes. Each year, the Sarasota County Library System partners with local comic book store The Dark Side, and each location’s Friends of the Library organization purchases the comic books that are distributed to youngsters, the release explains.

For more information on Sarasota County libraries, visit or call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 861-5000. For more on Free Comic Book Day, visit