North Platte, Neb. (KNOP) - Superheroes were busy Saturday afternoon at the North Platte Public Library. It was Free Comic Book Day. And it was an event to dress up for!
Being May 4th, it was a Star Wars theme. "May the 4th be with you," was said by many attending. But not everyone dressed in Star Wars' costumes.
There was Wonder Woman and The Incredibles were there too, even Jack-Jack.
Everyone got a free comic book and were allowed to take a free button and bookmark that were made in the library's Creation Station.
But the show stopper was the green screen. Kids of all ages posed to have a picture taken for a custom comic book cover.
Princess Leia was there, and she said that a patron of the library got the Free Comic Book Day going four years ago when he asked if they could get a free comic book like other places on Free Comic Book Day. The event has evolved and grown every year since.
She says that the day is always celebrated on the fourth Saturday in May. Princess Leia added, "I am so excited that we have the green screen. We're making each kid their very own comic book cover."
There was also a race car on scene, brought by a real race car driver, Adam Kackmeister. He says he always tries to include the kids. "Kids love it," he said. "We got it out here at the library so kids can look at it, get in it, and climb around it. We've been handing out free pictures and buttons we made here at the North Platte Public Library."
Princess Leia said the green screen is available in the Maker Space, but you need to call ahead and book a time to use it. She added that you should watch the library's Facebook page and calendar to keep up on some very exciting things coming up.