Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo joined Library and public officials, as well as young book enthusiasts, to kick off the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library’s “Read Aloud 15 Minutes” campaign on April 14, 2015.
“I was honored to join representatives from the library, community organizations and local officials to announce the ‘Read Aloud 15 Minutes’ program to encourage parents, grandparents and caregivers to spend at least 15 minutes a day reading to children. Reading aloud to young people has many benefits for both the reader and child, and I enjoy reading to my son as often as possible. It is a great bonding experience for both of us.” said Legislator Lorigo.
Legislator Lorigo and his colleagues in the Legislature read to students at the Central Library in Downtown Buffalo as part of the kick-off event. Later that day, Legislator Lorigo was the guest reader for the West Seneca Library’s weekly Preschool Storytime program.
"I chose to read ‘Where the Wild Things Are,’ one of my favorite childhood books and an all-time classic. It was great to see how engaged the kids were, and I truly enjoyed taking part in these reading events. I hope that ‘Read Aloud 15 Minutes,” sparks a love for reading throughout the community,” said Legislator Lorigo.
For more information about the library’s programs, please visit its website, www.buffalolib.org.