The East Delavan Branch Library, 1187 E. Delavan Ave., Buffalo, celebrates National Library Week on Thursday, April 16th from3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a ‘meet and greet’ reception honoring eight local distinguished community leaders.

The library, part of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System, will honor Buffalo Common Council President Darius Pridgen; Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant; New York State Regent Dr. Catherine F. Collins; Korean Defense Veteran Sandi Williams; columnist Eva Doyle; Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda; Buffalo Public Schools District Parent Coordinating Council President Sam Radford; and young entrepreneur Zandra A. Cunningham.

The library will setup a special display featuring books and articles about some of the greatest heroes in history.

The all ages reception is free and open to the public and networking is encouraged. Refreshments will be served. Attendees must preregister by calling the East Delavan Branch Library at 716-896-4433.