Dayton Metro Library joins in the celebration of Free Comic Book Day not only with free comic giveaways while supplies last, but also with Superhero movies all afternoon, Escape Rooms, crafts, an anime marathon and more. Free Comic Book Day activities run from 10:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Main Library, 215 E. Third Street, and at several Branch Library locations. Activities are geared toward adults, teens and older children, and everything is free.
“Comics are amazing, collaborative works,” says Shaun Wright, Dayton Metro Library’s Information Services Manager. “They’re also great tools to teach and increase literacy. These things are fundamental to libraries.”
Power Play: Superhero Escape Room
You’ve awakened without your super powers. "The Doctor of Doom" has stolen them. If you don't solve the puzzle within the hour, they'll be gone forever! Fun for adults and families with children age 7 and older. To ensure all members of your group can participate in the same session, please register all members of the group at once.
10 - 11 AM, 11:30 - 12:30 AM, 1 - 2 PM, 2:30 - 3:30 PM, 4 - 5 PM
Make Yourself A Hero
Journey through space or fly through the sky like your favorite superhero. Play with props, select your background, and Green Screen technology will put you right in the story. Experience the Green Screen Room's full capabilities!
10:30 AM - 3 PM in the Green Screen Room, 2nd Floor
Superhero Movies & Trivia
In the Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
10:30 AM – Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
12:15 PM – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
2:30 PM – Aquaman
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM in Community Room 2B, 2nd Floor
Free Comic Book Day Festivities
Get a free comic (while supplies last) and visit one of our comic-themed stations for crafts, games, and a movie. Take a virtual photo with your favorite superhero using our Green Screen!
10 AM - 5 PM - Trotwood Branch Library, 651 E. Main St.
Free Comic Book Day Extravaganza
Pick up a free comic book while supplies last, do some super crafts, and watch a super movie with free popcorn too!
10 AM - 5 PM - Burkhardt Branch Library, 4680 Burkhardt Ave.
Free Comic Book Day Superhero Celebration
Celebrate popular comic book heroes with crafts, games, and snacks and take home a free comic book while supplies last.
2 - 3:30 PM - Miamisburg Branch Library, 545 E. Linden Ave.
For kids ages 7-12. Please register in advance.