The Prendergast Library will once again make reading FUN. All are welcome to read, learn and have fun at the third annual Jim Roselle Read-A-Thon on Saturday, June 9th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. as a fundraiser for the institution.

The Read-A-Thon honors the late Jim Roselle, a well-known area radio personality for decades. He was also a longtime library board member who used to say a library card was the most valuable card in anyone’s wallet. More than 40 readers will select 10-minute excerpts from favorite books, poems, plays and articles to share with a live audience.

To volunteer to read at the Read-A-Thon, call library director Tina Scott at 484-7135.

Because the event is a fundraiser, readers are asked to find sponsors for their reading slots. Businesses and individuals are also requested to support a half hour or an hour of reading in order to make the event a success.

For those who might be afraid to read in front of an audience, several different friendly dogs will also be available to read to one-on-one!

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There will also be a petting zoo at the library from 1:00-3:00 – stop and see animals of all kinds.

If you’d like to donate online, please visit by clicking on the Support button and marking their donation for the Read-A-Thon.

Proceeds from the event will support the library’s materials budget and its ongoing services and programs. Prendergast Library is located at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. For information, call 484-7135.