The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the team will partner with the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library to put on the inaugural One Buffalo Library Day on Saturday, Jan. 7, when the Sabres take on the Winnipeg Jets at 1 p.m. at KeyBank Center.
Before the game, the Buffalo Sabres Green Team will hold a book-recycling program. Fans are encouraged to recycle used books by dropping them off at the recycling stations located at the main entrance of the arena.
Fans attending the game will also have the opportunity to sign up for a free One Buffalo Community Library Card. Members of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library will be stationed on the 100 level near the top of the escalators signing up new library cardholders and providing information about winter reading programs for all ages. Anyone, of any age, can get a library card. A valid form of ID with proof of addresses is required.
New and current library cardholders will be able to receive a 25 percent discount at the Sabres Store with their One Buffalo Community Library Card on Jan. 7. The discount is not valid with other offers. Certain exclusions may apply.
Also at KeyBank Center for One Buffalo Library Day will be the "Library on Wheels," the library system's new bookmobile, which will be stationed in Tops Alumni Plaza from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fans can stop in and check out books, DVDs and audio CDs, use the free Wi-Fi, and return books.
The Buffalo Sabres are dedicated to the sustainability of the environment in Western New York and Southern Ontario through the "Blue & Gold Make Green Initiative." The organization is committed to creating programming to help fans reduce their environmental footprint and, at the same time, educate Sabres fans on conservation issues, teaching them how to be greener, and directing them to additional resources where they can learn more about environmental issues.