Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The National Commander of the American Legion is in Buffalo for one of his many regional visits. While in town, Bill Oxford was shown a tour of the ongoing World War One exhibit inside the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library's downtown central branch. He also sat one-on-one with WBFO.

Chris Caya WBFO News

Albany is sending the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System some additional aid. At the Central Library, in Buffalo, Thursday, Senator Chris Jacobs said, that he's secured $120,000 in education funding for branches in his district.

The Buffalo and Erie County Public Libraries holds the first of 25 focus groups Tuesday to learn more about what the community wants from its library system.

Urban library use booming

Jan 28, 2013
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Across the country, urban library use is booming says a new national study, and that's also true here in Buffalo.

Summer reading events start at local libraries

Jun 18, 2012
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As the school year winds down, local libraries are starting their annual push to increase summer reading.

Jeffrey Cannell,  New York State Deputy Commissioner for Cultural Education, believes students need to read once the school year ends.

"If they don't, there's a lot of research that shows that they could lose a lot of the reading ability that they've acquired over the school year. If you read over the summer you maintain or increase your reading level; if you don'y, you're in  in danger of losing it."