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2024 Media Releases

Family History Day - May 18 @ Central Library

Mary Wilson and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to Receive IMAGINE Greater Buffalo Recognition Award on May 7
Love Your Library Month April 2024 
Huge Used Book Sale @ Central Library - April 11 - 13, 2024  
Isaias Gonzalez-Soto Branch Library to Temporarily Close Beginning April 1, 2024 for Construction
Solar Eclipse Programming @ the Central Library on April 8, 2024
Huge Book Sale @ Central Library - April 11 - 13, 2024
Project Flight & the Library Leaders are Readers Award to Buffalo's Tapestry School 
New York State Governor & Department of Environmental Conservation Announce Major Grants - Feb 15, 2024   
Black Doll Exhibit Coming to Downtown Central Library  - Feb 1 - April  9, 2024
Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration - January 11,  2024
Winter Reading Challenge Keeping You Warm - Jan '24

2023 Media Releases

Most Popular Books Borrowed in 2023 by Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Cardholders

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New Outdoor Music Garden at the Lake Shore Public Library in Hamburg, 10-30-2023 

Indie Author Day Updated Schedule

Update: May 14th Community Collecting Initiative as of 10/16/2023 

Erie County Providing 300,000 Eclipse Viewing Glasses to Residents. Libraries to assist with distribution 

Library System Announces Indie Author Day, free & open to the public, Nov 4, 2023

Erie County Department of Health Partners with Libraries and Literacy New York to Promote Health Literacy Month  

Banned Books - Books Unite Us, Censorship Divides Us

Library System Updates - September 29, 2023 - new library cards, fundraising event, programs and more

Books, Bites & Banter, over 21 Fundraiser for Libraries 

Crane Branch Library Reopening Celebration 

Digitized Collection of African-American Funeral Programs Unveiled at the Merriweather Branch Library in Buffalo 

Kenmore Branch Library Wins 2023 Battle of the Books!

All Together Now - Summer Fun @ Your Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries 

Job Fair @ the downtown Central Library on Wed., June 14, 2023

Family History Day - Genealogy Research Program June 10 @ Central Library  

Community Pantries Available in City of Buffalo Public Libraries

Flash Mob for Mental Health Awareness @ Central Library 

Citizen Preparedness in Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries in May & June 2023

National Library Week 2023

Books for Kids 2023 Media Announcement- Campaign to run April 29 - May 19, 2023

Gilding the Guilt - the Gilded Age, Craft Production and the Construction of Cultural Capital free programs

VIP Program with discounts for library cardholders as of  4-2023

Central Library Resumes Regular Hours

Polish Arts Club of Buffalo Donates Mural to the Library 

Central Library Temporarily Reduces Open Hours 

CPR Kits for Public Borrowing Beginning in mid-March

2023 Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Board of Trustees Announced

Black History Month 2023 Library Programs and Events

Legislature Chairwoman April Baskin Presents 2023 Black Doll Exhibit at Buffalo’s Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Branch Library

Overdrive Announces Libraries that had 1 Million + eBook Downloads in 2022

Annual Community Celebration Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Library System Statistics from 2022

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Photo of Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Director John Spears  (April 2022)

John Spears, Library Director

John Spears, Library Director, in front of the downtown Central Library