Mon, 03/30/2020 - 09:18

Many librarians from the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System are offering free online programs for kids and families  while we are staying at home.  Take a look!

As always we appreciate your support and hope we can help you spend a few extra minutes of quality time with your family!

Posted by Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library on Friday, March 27, 2020


Sat, 03/21/2020 - 19:43
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Great News!

Free access to Renaissance myON digital reading resources is now available to keep your family reading!

Renaissance is pleased to offer free access to myON digital reading resources for students and families during the current COVID-19 school closures. Students who are not already reading with their own personalized accounts to the myON literacy environment are welcome to log in through a single, shared account, to access this collection of curated resources.

What’s available:
•       The myON digital library—which includes thousands of authentic digital books, fiction and nonfiction, covering a variety of topics and themes
•       Five daily myON News articles—which are written for students by journalists and reviewed by a child psychologist for age appropriateness

Fri, 03/13/2020 - 13:10
15 Minutes a Day

Can’t make it to storytime at your local library? That is no reason for the fun and learning to stop. There are many online resources to share as a family to continue increasing your children’s literacy skills! Reading every day is an important way to help keep little minds growing. Here are some of our favorite internet resources to help you bring the love of learning to your children.

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 13:42
Like A Girl: Celebrate Women's History Month


Celebrate Women’s History Month with these children’s titles that can be found in our Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries!

Hidden Figures
Hidden figures : the true story of four black women and the space race
Margot Lee Shetterly (2018)


Sat, 02/01/2020 - 10:25
STEAM Activities

Please join us at the Central Library as we celebrate Engineer’s Week at the Library February 15th-February 21, 2020.

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 16:46
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Get Cozy With These Winter Picture Books

The holidays are over, and the sun is out a bit longer every day.  But it's January, and we Buffalonians know that there is still have a lot of winter weather ahead.  So throw on a sweater, snuggle up with your little ones, and read these winter picture books together! 

Early Literacy Tip: When reading to your child, don’t be afraid to go off script.  Talk about the shapes and colors in the illustrations, or ask them what they think might happen next.  Engaging the text in this way helps your child develop the background knowledge they will need to learn to read on their own!

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 15:09
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Libraries at Play

You have just discovered the Central Library Children's Services Blog!  The goal of this blog is to share our upcoming events and activities, tell you about some of our favorite children’s books, and to encourage you to make your local library a regular part of your family’s life!