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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