This summer marks the 10th anniversary of the Buffalo Reading Invasion, and we are looking to make this year a special one. Stay tuned for updates on dates and locations, but please put Tuesday June 7th on your calendar, as we will be kicking off our outdoor reading season that night!
We are pleased to announce the first Buffalo Reading Invasion of 2021. Please consider joining us (and please pass this information along) on Monday June 28th from 7pm – 8pm in Bidwell Parkway for a special return to reading and gathering and celebrating in our incredible public spaces–together.
Much of this will feel like it has always felt: we will gather in our beautiful parkway, with books and blankets, chairs and Kindles, snacks and drinks and friends. We hope everyone will honor the time we are living in, keeping ourselves safely spaced and properly protected.
As for the rest? It’s as simple as plopping down with a good book and sharing the experiences of reading together.
I am writing to you with exciting news about the final Reading Invasion of the summer. Next Tuesday, August 13th, in partnership with the Downtown Library and various community groups, we will be celebrating the opening of the new Buffalo Reading Park located directly outside the downtown library.
Part of a full day of exciting activities and events, the Reading Invasion will be the concluding event of the day. From 5:30pm to 6:30, we’ll be setting up outside the downtown library branch for an hour of quiet reading in one of Buffalo’s newest and most exciting public spaces.
Please join us at 5:30, but also consider coming down for activities all afternoon. Events start at 12, and the library will be staying up until 7 (if you need to use the bathroom or pick out a book).
Please spread the word about this special event and come join us next Tuesday in Buffalo’s Reading Park.
The July Reading Invasion is set to take place on Monday July 8th at 7pm in the Five Points neighborhood on Buffalo’s West Side. We’ll be setting up in front of 5 Points Bakery on the big grassy lawn at the corner of West Utica and Brayton.
Please bring a book, a chair or blanket to sit on, and your friends and family for a wonderful night of reading and gathering in one of Buffalo’s most unique neighborhoods. The Invasion is set to begin at 7pm and will last until 8pm.
Please spread the word and we hope to see you next Monday!