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City Hallways (June 15): No card needed to get a book from this library

The little library by the side of the road

Located near the Seneca Babcock Community Garden is small structure that resembles a dollhouse or a birdhouse.

But it's neither. Rather, it's a little lending library, and they've been popping up all across the city – with a few twists.

There's no due date to return the books.

You can borrow as many books as you like or even keep them if you want.

And just for good measure, you can deposit a book (or books) inside the little library for others to read.

The structures are in communities throughout Buffalo and are donated by various organizations and volunteers.

This one was built, donated and installed in the Seneca-Babcock neighborhood by Slow Roll Buffalo. The group has another one at the Kearns Avenue Bowling Center and plans to donate four more, including one in the Fruit Belt neighborhood, said Slow Roll co-founder Seamus Gallivan. The organization, which collects book donations while out on bike rides, is working on locations for the other three miniature libraries, Gallivan said.

The little libraries concept is simple: Take a book. Leave a book. Or not. Just enjoy reading.

Another seasonal farmers market to enjoy

The Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor is hosting a Farmers Market every Saturday through August from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fresh flowers, vegetables and fruit will be for sale.

The weekly market will be held at the parking lot of WUFO radio, 143 Broadway.


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