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Library's "Bullying Stops Here" campaign begins

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The "Bullying Stops Here" campaign was kicked off Thursday in downtown Buffalo. 

More than a dozen human service organizations are joining forces with the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library for the initiative.

Library System Director Mary Jean Jakubowski says it is an opportunity for organizations raising awareness against bullying to come together to share their efforts.

"The goal of our initiative is to pull these groups together," Jakubowski said.  "It's a clearinghouse of sorts of these organizations and the services they provide.  People can get information on the various programs offered and to learn more about the safe havens in our county."

Pledge banners will be posted at all county libraries urging young people to take a pledge not to bully.

More than 30 events will be held through out the month of October as part of the anti-bullying campaign. 

Among the many groups supporting the effort are the Buffalo Public Schools, Catholic Diocese and Boys and Girls Clubs.