July 24, 2014

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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 seeing […]

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Book Sale/Family Literacy Fund Accepts Donations

The Jamestown Branch of the American Association of University Women is the most recent donor to a new Book Sale/Family Literacy Fund at Prendergast Library. Non-profit organizations serving children and families may apply to obtain books at the library through vouchers made possible by the fund. Any organization seeking free books may apply for a […]

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St. Bonaventure University ArtMobile

The St. Bonaventure University ArtMobile will be back at Prendergast Library at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, for “Experience the Boom!” Children 5 through 12 are invited for a creative activity that will involve fly swatters. Sign up soon!

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Lake Shore Savings Supports Summer Reading

Branch Manager Hiroko Walters, center, looks over new books, DVDs, craft supplies and educational toys Lake Shore Savings Bank provided for Prendergast Library through its Community Reinvestment Fund. Librarian Kristie Bemis, left, and Director Tina Scott show her science items being used in the Fizz! Boom! Read! summer reading program and added to the children’s […]

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See How They Run

Cameron LaTone experiments with the marble run, a new science-related activity available as part of the Fizz! Boom! Read! summer reading program.

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Internet Safety Tips

Librarian Liz Gruber, right, shows Aijon Scott and his babysitter Holly Smithingell a website she will use during a free Internet safety presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 30. Parents and caregivers will learn tips to help them keep elementary age children safe online. No registration is required. Families are welcome. For information, call 484-7135.

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Western Parade Tie-In

Buffalo Bill Cody’s Western Parade will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 26, as part of the International Cody Family Association Reunion being held in Jamestown for the first time. Before you line up along the parade route from the corner of Third Street and Foote Avenue to the Jamestown Gateway Train Station, check out […]


August Classes

All classes are free and open to the public. Call to reserve your spot today or register online here. 716-484-7135 ext. 225 Click here to download a printer friendly version of this page. Click here to view the classes in calendar form. Introduction to Microsoft Office 2010 – Excel and Word Mondays & Wednesdays  1:00-2:30pm […]


FUNraising Night at Friendly’s

Friends of Prendergast Library is hosting a FUNraising event at Friendly’s! Come join the fun on: July 26th, 2014 from: 8AM – 12AM because 20% of all sales will be donated to our organization. Come join us at: 10 S. Main St. Jamestown, N.Y. 14701 716-483-0081 Get your certificates at James Prendergast Library OR download […]

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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 […]

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Help Available to Reach Financial Goals

Heather Rafan, AmeriCorps member, tells Jesse Newhouse about topics she will cover when she talks to people about reaching their financial goals during individual sessions on Mondays July 14 through Aug. 11, at Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. Appointments are available at 3:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. Sign-up is required. For information, call 484-7135 […]

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Helen Gilbert & Students Show At Library

The Prendergast Library Art Gallery is featuring Helen Gilbert & Students, Creativity on Display through July 25. A well-known local artist, Mrs. Gilbert has taught weekly art classes to adult students for years. “Most of them hear of me by word of mouth,” she said. The work of about a dozen students will be represented […]


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 […]