November 27, 2015


Community Foundation Provides Science Materials

Prendergast Library Director Tina Scott shows John Lloyd, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation grants committee member, materials about science, technology, engineering and math that have been added to the library’s circulating collection. In support of a project called Back to School with STEM, the Blossom Fund administered by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation recently provided the […]


Library Schedules Bargain Book Sale

Prendergast Library will hold its fourth quarterly bargain book sale of the year Thursday through Saturday Dec. 3-5. Shopping hours are 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Books will be half price with adult hardcovers at $1 and adult paperbacks, young adult books and children’s […]



Prendergast Library is participating in #GivingTuesday by reminding people to give back next week on Dec. 1. Since 2012, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been designated as a day for philanthropy and generosity. If you’d like to honor the library, you may make a donation in person, by mail, or through Paypal HERE. Find […]


Homework Help

We are here to help you with your homework needs. Whether it is a homework assignment, research project or studying for a test, we have links to help you! Need help finding print resources? Stop by the library to speak with a librarian or call us at 484-7135, ext. 234 or 225. All Subjects Library […]


Library Sets December Computer Classes

Prendergast Library will offer a variety of computer classes during December, including some taught by representatives of Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES and the Social Security Administration. Joyce Golden of BOCES will present five classes made possible by support from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services grant program through the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System. These […]


Bemus Author To Sign Books At Prendergast

Susan Frink Anderson of Bemus Point will visit Prendergast Library from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 to sign copies of her new book, “Murture.” “My deepest interest is to see people healed, restored and whole so they can awaken to live and enjoy a great life,” said the author, who combined the words maturity and […]


Community Spotlight

The library’s director, Tina Scott, was interviewed recently by Terry Frank for Community Spotlight, a weekly local public affairs radio program. Hear what she had to say about the budget shortfall and possible solutions.


Library Use & Return on Investment Calculator

We know you value the services and resources provided by your public library, but just how much are those services worth? How much would you pay out-of-pocket if the library didn’t exist, or if these services and resources weren’t available at no cost? Take a moment and reflect on your library use over the past […]


Learn To Use ‘My Social Security’ Online

Chandi Jo Brooks, at left, a Social Security Administration claims specialist, shows Annie Greene, public services manager, and Katelyn Cornell, Fredonia State social work intern at Prendergast Library, a poster about online Social Security accounts. She will offer a class on setting up accounts at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3 at the library at 509 […]


Amish Artist Exhibit At Prendergast Library

The Prendergast Library Art Gallery features an exhibit called The Amish Art of Anna J. Weaver through Nov. 27. Pictures of Ms. Weaver’s work and an article about her were included in the May 2015 issue of The Connection, a monthly magazine with news and features about Amish communities across the country. She also had […]


Library To Host Tax Assistance Training

Prendergast Library will host training on Saturdays beginning Nov. 7 for volunteers who would like to serve as tax preparers, greeters or translators at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites next winter. Tax law training sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 7, 14, and 21 plus Dec. 5, 12, and […]