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Kid-size sports kits for soccer, lacrosse, badminton, tennis, basketball & snowshoes (weather-permitting) available for borrowing at select libraries. Best for youth ages 5 years old and up.

FREE with a library card!

* Parent/caregiver must be present to sign a waiver for first time equipment use.

* Equipment must be borrowed from and returned to the same library.

* Camps, schools & groups should call or email to arrange borrowing.

Info: 716-858-8900 /

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Play Down Your Fines!

Kids under the age of 17 who have fines/fees on their library card get them removed when sports equipment is used and returned!

Sports kits available only at the following libraries:

Anna M. Reinstein Memorial Library, Cheektowaga

Boston Free Library

Downtown Buffalo Central Library

Elaine M. Panty Branch, Buffalo

Isaías González-Soto Branch, Buffalo

Lackawanna Public Library

Leroy R. Coles, Jr. Branch, Buffalo

Newstead Public Library

Town of Collins Public Library

Sports Equipment Lending Program is a winner of the 2021 Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation

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Youth sports resources for families from the Project Play of Western New York website click here: