Books for Kids Community Donation Drive

Please consider supporting the annual Books for Kids Community Donation Drive at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library!

Books for Kids collects new children’s books from the WNY community and distributes them to needy children who would not otherwise have a chance to own a book of their own. Organizations that service children and community service organization lending libraries are eligible to receive books from Books for Kids. The drive runs from April 1 – April 30, 2019.

Books for Kids has distributed close to 2.8 million books to needy children since it was established in 1995. In 2018 alone, over 75,000 books were collected. Books for Kids is sponsored by The Buffalo News, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Project Flight ©, WGRZ TV Channel 2, Wegmans, WBLK, The Breeze, WYRK and Buffalo State College.

Project Flight ©, under the direction of Drs. Geraldine E. Bard and Betty J. Cappella, has been recognized by the New York State Department of Education for developing a suggested book list for educators, parents, children and young adults. Click here to download a copy of the booklist.

For more information, call 716-858-8900, visit or