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Logo for Winter Reading Contest 2013

For Immediate Release: January 15, 2013

For More Information:  Joy Testa Cinquino



Winter Reading Contests in Bflo & Erie County Public Libraries

No more complaining about the winter blahs. Now you can read interesting library books and tell everyone about them while competing for great prizes. Beginning Tuesday, January 15, the Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries are kicking off their annual online Winter Reading promotions for kids, teens and adults. New this year, there is a Winter Reading Competition for Classrooms located in Erie County.

Readers can select any age-appropriate book, fiction or nonfiction book available through the Library System. After completing the book, they can go onto the Library’s website (www.BuffaloLib.org) and write a brief review.

All reviewers are automatically entered to win exciting prizes ranging from gift baskets filled with books and gift cards to the grand prize - an Amazon Kindle Fire.  Winners will be randomly selected and one adult winner will be awarded the Kindle.  Winter Reading runs through March 15, 2013.

Reviews must include the book title, author, a short summary of the subject and whether the reader enjoyed it or not.   Reviewers can include additional details such as whether they have read other selections by the same author and whether there are other books of similar subject others might enjoy.  Reviews should not give away any crucial plots!

For more information, call 858-8900 or visit these online Links from the Library System Website:

Kids and Teen Winter Reading – Warm Up With A Good Book!:


Adult Winter Reading  - Savor A Good Book!:


Classrooms Winter Reading – Chill Out and Read!:


The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System has more than 2.6 million materials available for borrowing including books, eBooks, DVDs, music and more. Free library card applications can be downloaded and taken to any of the 37- local public libraries for processing. A valid form of identification and proof of address is necessary. For more information call 716-858-8900 or visit www.BuffaloLib.org.