Free Comic Book Day Soars Into Town at Bentonville Public Library

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Free Comic Book Day Soars Into Town at Bentonville Public Library


Great citizens of Bentonville! All comic book fans, from ages 3 to 103, are invited to Bentonville Public Library for Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) on May 7! Free Comic Book Day will be filled with exciting activities and programs, raffles, and of course, free comic books!

This year, BPL is partnering with the Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) to bring three exciting events and workshops to our 4th Annual Free Comic Book Day event:

At 10 a.m., get ready forReady Jet Go! Presented by AETN and PBS Kids, Ready Jet Go! is the PBS Kids new series for ages 3-8. The animated show teaches children astronomy and Earth science concepts. Attendees will enjoy an episode screening, a visit with a real astronomer and have a chance to have their photo taken with a character from the show!

Teens and young adults are invited to the Young Filmmakers Workshop at 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. for a drop-in, open house event. Presented by Mitchell Communications, aspiring young filmmakers will experience the process of filmmaking. Mitchell’s production team will be on-hand with equipment used in the filmmaking and entertainment industry. Participation is free and registration is not required, but space is limited. Please with any questions about the filmmakers workshop.

From 3-5 p.m., Bentonville Film Festival will present a special FCBD/BFF Panel for teens and adults. A special giveaway is planned for the first 150 attendees! More details will be announced by BFF!

BPL is excited to promote the comic as an art form and tool to encourage literacy for all ages. Other library events include:

  • 10 a.m- 12 p.m.- Illustrator workshop with Sean Fitzgibbon for teens and adults
  • 12- 1:45 p.m.- Sidewalk Chalk Art- All ages
  • Superhero Training Camp- Children
  • · 1-3 p.m.-Raffle and Silent Auction- All ages
  • Superhero Crafts-Children
  • Cosplay Accessory Station- Teen
  • Comic Giveaway-All ages, while supplies last
  • · 2:00 p.m.- Superhero Storytime-Children
  • · All day- Summer Reading Club Sign-up-all ages
  • Tabletop Gaming-All ages

Free Comic Book Day began in 2002 and is now an annual international event that takes place the first Saturday in May. Comic books are an original American art form, created in the early days of the twentieth century. They are fun to read, featuring a wide range of diverse story lines that capture the imagination of the readers.

Our 4th annual FCBD event is supported by volunteers, donations, sponsorships and in-kind contributions. The program is presented in partnership with Bentonville Film Festival, Diamond Comic Distributors and Friends of the Bentonville Library. Free Comic Book Day is recognized as an “Official Event” by Children’s Book Week. Proceeds from raffles and silent auctions go to support Bentonville Public Library.

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Free Comic Book Day brought to you by your friendly neighborhood library!

For more information about Free Comic Book Day or Bentonville Public Library, please or call 479-271-3192.

For Information, contact –
Dalene Schrier

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