Thu, 05/21/2020 - 11:42
Ms. Jessie Knows STEAM


Children's Librarian Ms. Jessie has been sharing weekly STEAM challenges every Saturday to help you explore different Science, Engineering, Art, and Math concepts.  Take a look at some of her recent ideas:


STEAM Challenge #1
Air Powered  LEGO Vehicles.  And look out for Ms. Jessie's awesome gecko!

Supply List
A ramp (use a board, wood, book)
Ribbon, yarn, or string to make lanes

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 15:49
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Children’s Book Week is May 4th-10th, 2020 and even though Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries are not physically open, we still have many ways to celebrate virtually and at home!

Mon, 04/20/2020 - 11:01
Wonderful Wizard of Oz


Children's Librarian Erin from the Central Library has been reading the Wonderful Wizard of Oz on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays on our Facebook page!

Here are all of her readings to help you get started, or to catch up on a chapter or two, for your listening pleasure!

Chapters 1 & 2

Posted by Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library on Monday, March 30, 2020

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 11:09
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"'Expelliarmus boredom!' Author JK Rowling has launched an online Harry Potter hub to keep kids educated and entertained during the coronavirus pandemic."  CNN has all the details about J.K. Rowling's new Harry Potter at Home Hub for kids! 

Rowling's Harry Potter website has all you need to get started.  The website allows you to get sorted into your house, listen to Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone for free via, complete puzzles and games, and so much more!  With tons of beautiful illustrations, this website is fun for the entire family!

So accio computer and explore all this site has to offer!

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 09:18
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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.  

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


Staying Home Together Challenge

homeOur Staying Home Together Challenge lets you submit photos and answer daily questions for a chance to win some awesome after quarantine prizes!  For all ages! Contest runs until April 25, 2020.

Virtual Story Times

Here is an alphabetical list of Library's offering original programming and content.  Take a look and see if your favorite children's librarian is reading online!

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!