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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 /

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:

Alden Ewell Free Library

Anna M. Reinstein Memorial Library, Cheektowaga

Boston Free Library

Downtown Buffalo Central Library

East Clinton Branch, Buffalo

Elaine M. Panty Branch, Buffalo

Elma Public Library

Isaías González-Soto Branch, Buffalo

Kenmore Branch Library

Kenilworth Branch Library

Lackawanna Public Library

Lancaster Public Library

Lancaster Public Library

Leroy R. Coles, Jr. Branch, Buffalo

Newstead Public Library

Orchard Park Public Library

Town of Collins Public Library

West Seneca Public Library

Library on Wheels Bookmobile


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: