August 23, 2014

Joe Felice from Erie, PA, browses in the business section as volunteer Judy Koch restocks the shelves with more titles in preparation for a quarterly bargain book sale to be held September 4-6 at Prendergast Library.

Library Bargain Book Sale Starts September 4

Prendergast Library will hold its third Bargains Galore quarterly book sale September 4 -6. Books and music CDs will be half price: $1.50 for CDs, $1 for adult hardcover books, and 50 cents for adult paperbacks, young adult books, and children’s books. Bags of individually selected books will cost $10. Romance novel grab bags are […]

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Friday Family Craft

Carley and Dominic Pangborn, ages 8 and 4, create a leaf window hanging during the all day Friday craft. The activity Aug. 29 will be paint a flower pot.  

Summer Reading Finale

Community Foundation Supports Summer Reading

Chautauqua Region Community Foundation Grants Committee Member Angie Peck, center, looks at some of the prizes being earned in Prendergast Library’s 10-week Summer Reading Program with Librarian Kristie Bemis, left, and Public Services Manager Annie Greene. The Blossom Fund provided for participation incentives and a program called The Magic of Science by Dave Jeffers, which […]


Library To Host Smart Eating, Shopping Classes

Prendergast Library is taking signups for free classes about eating better for less money. Classes will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon on Mondays from Aug. 25 through Oct 6 by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County. During the six-week series, participants will learn how to stretch their food dollars, plan and prepare easy […]

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Meet Our Foster Grandparents

Participants of the Lutheran Foster Grandparent Program are volunteering at Prendergast Library through Aug. 30 to help children read and learn. Their duties range from helping with puzzles, crafts, science kits and teen events to behind-the-scenes work such as organizing returns and cleaning books. Parents praise the volunteers for spending time with children and helping […]

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Seek and Find!

Ella Przybylski and Alanis Rosario find a balloon, a label, and an information sheet about a rose in the flower bed along the front of the library during the seek-and-find game, “What’s that growing in our yard?” The next family event at 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25 deals with shapes and numbers – in a […]

WIC Voucher

WIC Awarded Book Sale Voucher

Barbara Genco, administrative assistant from the Jamestown Office of the Chautauqua County Women, Infants, and Children Program, second from right, accepts a Book Sale/Family Literacy Fund voucher from Library Services Manager Tamara McIntyre, as book sale volunteers Janet Forbes and B. Dolores Thompson look on. WIC will select books to give children who come into […]

Internet Safety

Internet Safety Tips

Librarian Joanna Sorensen shows Jewdel and Orianne Simon and Kali Mason, left to right, an interactive website about staying safe online. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, she will offer a free Internet safety presentation at Prendergast Library for tweens, teens, parents and caregivers. No registration is required. For information, call 484-7135.

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Library, Aspire Team Up For Exhibit

The Prendergast Library Art Gallery is hosting a group exhibit by the iXpress Art Program, Aspire of Western New York, through Aug. 29. The featured artwork, including acrylic and watercolor paintings and mixed-media pieces, was created by a local group of artists with disabilities as part of their Aspiring Artists series. “I am so honored […]

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Library Seeks Trustee Applications

The James Prendergast Library Board is seeking applications from community members who would like to be considered as potential trustees. Interested individuals must reside in the greater Jamestown area, possess an active library card and have an interest in the library and its future. They cannot be current or former employees or relatives of current […]


2014 Summer Reading Challenge

James Prendergast Library 2014 Summer Reading Challenge For all ages! June 23rd – August 30th Join the library’s Summer Reading Challenge and challenge yourself to read every day this summer! Summer reading keeps your mind sharp and helps young readers avoid the “summer slide.” WHO HOW GRAND PRIZE Infants & Toddlers (0-2) Pick up a […]