Chattanooga: Fans head to library for Free Comic Book Day

Chattanooga: Fans head to library for Free Comic Book Day

May 2nd, 2009 by Laura Galbraith in News

Staff Photo by Gillian Bolsover Mei Li Zuber sits down with a comic book during free comic book day at the Hamilton County Bicentennial Library Saturday. The event was part of the library's teen programing, which includes a monthly anime show.

Staff Photo by Gillian Bolsover Mei Li Zuber sits...

Comic book fans demonstrated their own superpower speed and agility on Saturday at the annual Free Comic Book Day at the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library.

In a matter of minutes, comics ranging from "Star Wars" to "The Archies" were swiped off the tables by eager readers of all ages.

"It's fun, it's creative and it's just another facet of the library of what we have to offer, and that's why we take part in it," said Ali Banks, one of the main organizers of the event.

This is the fourth year the Chattanooga library has participated in the giveaway, which takes place on the first Saturday in May at several comic book stores and libraries worldwide.

"We were always trying to encourage different people to use the library and let people know what we actually have at the library because we do actually have a good collection of graphic novels," Ms. Banks said.

The celebration is timed to the big-screen release of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," which opened this weekend.

For complete coverage see tomorrow's Times Free Press.


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