Summer is a busy time at the libraries across Erie County. Besides children and parents coming in to get their summer reading books, there are many other ways to enjoy the library.
The Central Library in downtown Buffalo offers many different, fun, and free programs for kids to participate in. From making bottle rockets at a Maker Camp that just wrapped up-- to reading with dogs, there are plenty of activities to keep the kids busy.
"When we come in, we will spend an hour or two doing the launch pad and then we will head over to the kid's section," Malissa Eldridge, an active library goer said. "There are coloring books, computers, there are so many options."
Malissa Eldridge and her son Ebenezer have been going to the library every Tuesday for two years now. She and her son go to the library just to hang out, to do some crafts or read books. She says they can spend all day just exploring everything the library has to offer.
"99.9% of the programs are fun but there are always underlining messages in them," Joy Cinquino, the Assistant Deputy Director of Development & Communications for the Central Library said. "It's really an interesting and exciting way to learn something that will hopefully help the kids once they get back to school."