Buffalo-Area Libraries: Digital Summer Reading

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Flickr are not typically websites you associate with reading, but libraries in the Buffalo and Erie County Library Systems are using them to encourage participation in their summer reading programs. This year, a record-breaking 37 libraries are taking part in the children’s reading challenge. Borrowing books through Overdrive and submitting/reading online book reviews are just a few ways that technology is incorporated and encouraged in their programs. Mary Jean Jakubowski, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library Director, says, “Look around – our libraries are not your grandfather’s libraries. People read differently and access their information differently so we’re keeping up with the times in order to do this and making our reading program digital.” Read more here: http://buffalo.twcnews.com/content/news/752877/buffalo-area-libraries-going-high-tech-to-encourage-summer-reading/

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New York State Library

Summer Reading at New York Libraries is funded in part through the Federal Library Services and Technology Act, with funds awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. The New York State Library is a program of the Office of Cultural Education in the New York State Education Department.