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Posted on: June 29, 2021

Mayor Brown Encourages Buffalo’s Young Readers to Get Free Books From the City’s ‘Big Book Giveaway

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Buffalo, NY—Mayor Byron W. Brown and the Buffalo Athletic League (PAL) today encouraged young readers and their families to stop in at City Hall Wednesday, June 30 through Friday, July 2 to take part in ‘Big Book Giveaway.’

“Readers in grades K-12 can select up to 10 free books by visiting PAL offices here at City Hall,” Mayor Brown said. “Now that school is out and the 2021 Reading Rules! Summer Reading Challenge is underway, it’s the perfect time to come and pick out books to keep your reading skills sharp and put yourself on the path to becoming a Champion Reader,”

The “Big Book Giveaway” will continue Wednesday, June 30 through Friday, July 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. take place June 28 through July 2. Books can be picked up from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily at PAL offices on the 21st Floor of City Hall.


Here’s how Mayor Brown’s 2021 Virtual Reading Rules! Challenge works:

KID’S SUMMER READING CHALLENGE #1 - Read 5 books + Submit 5 Written Book Summaries between June 1-July 9, 2021 to be eligible or a prize drawing during the week of July 12th!

KID’S SUMMER READING CHALLENGE #2 -Read 5 books + Submit 5 Written Book Summaries between July 12-August 20, 2021 to be eligible for a prize drawing during the week of August 23rd!

Champion Readers who complete BOTH Challenge #1 and Challenge #2 will be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing which will take place during Mayor Brown’s Virtual Reading Rules! Awards Ceremony which will take place on Saturday, August 28, 2021. For the full book list and to upload reading summaries visit:


Downtown Buffalo to be Lit Up to Mary National Immigrant Heritage Month for a Second Night

The dome of City Hall and the City’s BuffaloLIT partners will be lit up in Orange again to commemorate Immigrant Heritage Month in Buffalo and across the nation.

Mayor Brown and the City’s Office of New Americans marked the occasion by welcoming a delegation from the Democratic Republic of Congo in furtherance of the immigrant and refugee partnerships that have been established in Buffalo from across the globe.

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