Great news! The Rotary Club of Buffalo recently announced the recipients of the Major Grant program: the City of Buffalo Public Library Branches. The $116,675 grant will be used towards improving the children’s spaces in the Crane (Elmwood Ave.), Dudley (South Park Ave.), East Clinton (East Clinton St.), East Delavan (East Delavan Ave.), Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. (Jefferson Ave.), Niagara (Porter Ave.), North Park (Hertel Ave.) and Riverside (Tonawanda St.) branches. This grant will help make these children’s spaces more inviting, and support the creation of the Rotary Reads Kids Club project.
The Rotary Club of Buffalo has long been a supporter of public libraries in the community. In particular, the club focuses on improving education and has given support to a number of organizations that promote learning and literacy in all ages. With Rotary Reads Kids Club, the club and the libraries are in partnership to encourage lifelong reading, discovery, and curiosity in children as well as provide a safe, welcoming place for children and families to read together.
For More Information:
Katharine Smith, Rotary Club of Buffalo, 716-839-3696
Joy Testa Cinquino, Library, 716-858-7182