May 23, 2022

New York: Downtown’s Reading Park Will Bring the Library Outside

From the The Buffalo News:

Downtown Buffalo is getting a new reading spot — and there’s no risk of running out of books.

The Reading Park is expected to open this summer on a pizza slice-shaped parcel next to the Central Library.

The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library came up with the idea of the small park as a way to bring the library outside through landscaping, seating areas and a stage for events and performances.


“The Reading Park is going to be, first and foremost, a centralized gathering place for people to come and relax, and find a space where they can comfortably read,” said Library Director Mary Jean Jabukowski.

“Our goal is to make this as viable and beautiful and attractive a space as possible,” she said.

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