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‘One Buffalo’ library cards coming in September

You will be able to wear your community pride on your sleeve when you check out materials from the library starting later this year.

The “One Buffalo Community Library Card” will be available for free starting in late September, Pegula Sports & Entertainment and the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System announced Wednesday.

“Supporting the One Buffalo Community Library Card gives the Bills and Sabres another way to connect to our passionate fans,” said Brent Rossi, executive vice president of marketing and brand strategy for the Pegula company, in a written statement. “PSE’s goal in One Buffalo is to take a leading role in promoting community initiatives that make a positive impact on Western New York. This campaign will encourage young students to obtain library cards. It will promote educational living, and it will create another opportunity for the public to show pride in their community through the use of these cards.”

The card will be available at any of the 37 library branches.

“We are all winners with the One Buffalo Community Library Card,” said Library Director Mary Jean Jakubowski. “No matter which team you root for; families, schools, youth organizations, sports teams and fans are encouraged to visit a local public library, complete a quick application and get a library card so you can take advantage of the numerous free services and resources available.”

Among the recent support from the professional sports teams, the Sabres and the county libraries have partnered on a winter reading program since the 2013-14 hockey season.

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