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Buffalo Sabres & Library Partner on Winter Reading & One Buffalo Library Day

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For Immediate Release:            January 4, 2017


Marcus Foligno, Buffalo Sabres player to read to school children


Friday, January 6, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

Downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo


The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library and the Buffalo Sabres will announce the “Hello Winter, Welcome Books” annual Winter Reading Program on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo.

Buffalo Sabres left winger Marcus Foligno will read a children’s book to local children from Buffalo’s Bennett Park Montessori School as part of the announcement.  Foligno, a Buffalo native, is in his sixth NHL season with the Sabres. He has 12 points, including five goals, in 35 games this season.

The Sabres and Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System are partnering for the first annual One Buffalo Library Day on Saturday, January 7 when the Sabres take on the Winnipeg Jets at 1 p.m. at KeyBank Center.






BUFFALO, N.Y. (January 4, 2017) --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced that the team will be partnering with the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library to put on the inaugural One Buffalo Library Day on Saturday, Jan. 7 when the Sabres take on the Winnipeg Jets at 1 p.m. at KeyBank Center.


Before the game, the Buffalo Sabres Green Team will be holding a book recycling program. Fans are encouraged to recycle used books by dropping them off at the recycling stations located at the main entrance of the arena.


Fans attending the game will also have the opportunity to sign up for a free One Buffalo Community Library Card. Members of the Buffalo &  Erie County Public Library will be stationed on the 100 level near the top of the escalators signing up new library card holders and providing information about Winter Reading programs for all ages. Anyone, of any age, can get a library card. A valid form of ID with proof of addresses is required. New and current library card holders will be able to receive a 25 percent discount at the Sabres Store with their One Buffalo Community Library Card on Jan. 7. The discount is not valid with other offers. Certain exclusions may apply.


Also at KeyBank Center for One Buffalo Library Day will be the “Library on Wheels,” the Library System’s new Bookmobile, which will be stationed in Tops Alumni Plaza from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fans can stop in and check out books, DVDs and audio CDs, use the free Wi-Fi, and return books.


The Buffalo Sabres are dedicated to the sustainability of the environment in Western New York and Southern Ontario through the “Blue & Gold Make Green Initiative.” The organization is committed to creating programming to help our fans reduce their environmental footprint and at the same time, educate Sabres fans on conservation issues, teaching fans how to be greener, and directing them to additional resources where they can learn more about environmental issues.


The Buffalo Sabres Green Team is presented by National Fuel’s conservation incentive program and proudly supported by our green partner Modern Recycling.