Beginning, January 1, 2021, the Read Down Your Fines program for children age 16 and under will be Year-round!
Children can read whatever and wherever they want! Read at home, the library, camp, etc. Read a book, eBook, magazine, a newspaper, instructions, a cereal box… List what is read and minutes spent reading on the Read Down Your Fines READING LOG!
Dropped off at any Buffalo & Erie County Public Library'
Mailed to any Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
When the Library receives your READING LOG a staff member will review your account and then your outstanding library fines will be erased (based on the number of minutes you read). Please give us a little time (up to 5 business days) to make this happen. You can check your account online at My Account or call the Central Library at 716-858-8900 with questions.
Who is eligible?
The Read Down Your Fines program is for children age 16 and under.
How does Read Down Your Fines work?
Read Down Your Fines is a fun way for children age 16 and under to erase library overdue fines. They can erase $1.00 in fines for every 15 minutes of reading. A teen, age 13 – 16, who reads to a child is eligible to erase $2.00 in fines for every 15 minutes and the child being read to gets to erase $1.00 in fines for every 15 minutes of listening!