Erie County Public Library and the other public libraries of Erie County — Albion Public Library, Rice Avenue Community Library and Waterford Public Library — are holding a Black History Month Reading Challenge.
The challenge, open to all ages, runs through Sunday, Feb. 28.
By participating in the February challenge and earning activity badges, readers will learn about Black history makers, explore cultural traditions and honor the evolution of Black history in America. It is vital to understand history in order to impact the future, from the Civil Rights Movement to #BlackLivesMatter.
The challenge is free and open to all ages.
Readers are challenged to read at least 10 hours during the month and track their reading on the challenge site. There will also be optional activities throughout the challenge where participants of all ages can learn about everything from Black history makers to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Readers earn badges by reading and completing the Black History Month-related challenges.
All public libraries within Erie County offer this program thanks to the generous support of Friends of the Erie County Public Library.