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The Prendergast Library is hoping to begin circulating materials that libraries do not traditionally circulate. This is the second survey in a series of short monthly surveys to gather input from the community. Click on the link above to fill out the survey. Thank you!
National Library Week
April 4 - 10

The theme for National Library Week 2021 is Welcome to Your Library
During the pandemic, library workers continue to exceed their communities' demands and adapt resources and services to meet their users' needs during these challenging times. Whether people visit in person or virtually, libraries offer endless opportunities to transform lives through education and lifelong learning. 

 
Take N Make
Our Take N Make for this event is an at-home scavenger hunt activity!
Children of all ages are encouraged to explore their backyards and note their experiences through their four senses: sight, touch, sound, and smell. Included in the Take N Makes are pictures of common animal tracks, a four senses checklist, a drawing activity, and a list of books to read in your backyard. 
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Storytime in our Community is a series of storytimes that take place at various locations throughout Jamestown and nearby towns. These virtual storytimes are available on Facebook Live.
 
Wednesday, April 14, at 10:30 am, Joanna will be at the Resource Center to learn about what they do in our community. 
Tuesday, April 20 at 10:30 am, Oliver will be talking to Jason Sample, General Manager at WRFA, about what it's like to be on the radio!
We are excited to announce our new fundraiser - The Jim Roselle Community Scavenger Hunt! Saturday, May 22, from 10:00-2:00. The cost is $20 per person, and children 12 and under are free.

Stay tuned for details on how to register. Proceeds benefit the Prendergast Library's new outreach programs! 
ChiltonLibrary is now available!
ChiltonLibrary is a database of the popular Chilton’s Manuals that is located in the database section of the Online Resources under Vehicle Repair. The database has manuals of various makes and models of automobiles from 1901 to 2021.
 
Access anytime and anywhere
Visit prendergastlibrary.org/databases/chiltons for free access to ChiltonLibrary at your library and at home with a current Prendergast library card.
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April is National Poetry month

We have a wide selection of children's poetry books on the shelves and on display in the Children's Room. Books on display change often due to availability, so be sure to check to see what's new! 
It's tax season
There's no better time to be looking at your financial wellness. To help families get their finances under control, Prendergast Public Library purchased several books, through a grant given to us through the Cattaraugus-Chautauqua Library System Adult Literacy Program, highlighting different aspects of family finances.

Money Minded Families: How to Raise Financially Well Children by Stephanie W. Mackara

With the help of this book’s holistic financial guidance, families can take steps to live their best financial lives rather than simply getting by.

Want to read it today? Find it at your library!

Budgeting 101: From getting out of debt and tracking expense to setting financial goals and building your savings, your essential guide to budgeting by Michelle Cagan

With valuable tips on setting financial goals, reducing debt, finding ways to save money, and creating and following a budget plan, you’ll have your dollars and cents under control in no time.

 

Personal Finance 101: From Saving and investing to taxes and loans an essential primer on personal finance by Alfred Mill

Perfect for finance beginners or those looking to refresh their knowledge, Personal Finance 101 is the one-stop-shop for all of your personal finance questions!

Want to read it today? Find it at your Library!
For the Love of Books!
To find more great materials search the online catalog.
Blast from the Past!
This photo is an early 1900's image of the Prendergast Library from the book "History of Chautauqua County, New York, and its People" -  published in 1921. We can't wait to use our beautiful lawn this summer for outdoor programming!
You can now access Consumer Reports online for free through our website!
Go to: prendergastlibrary.org/databases/consumer-reports

ConsumerReports.org provides access to product reviews on appliances, cars, electronics, and more. Consumer Reports independently tests and researches the products that are reviewed on their site.

If you are accessing this database at home, you will need to log in with your Patron ID, which is the number on the back of your library card.
Need help filing your taxes?
VITA offers tax assistance appointments at the library on Tuesdays and Saturdays. To schedule an appointment, call 2-1-1 or 1-888-696-9211.
For more information visit: https://www.uwayscc.org/vita
¡Explore nuestros nuevos libros de español para los niños!
Browse our new children's Spanish books!
Submissions for the First Annual Prendergast Poetry Project are due by April 15th
 
The contest's goal is to allow students to reflect creatively on the theme of community and how they experience community in their lives. Submissions must include the student's name, grade, school, and parent name and contact information.
 
All participants will receive a certificate and a free book. The poems will also be published in an online chapbook available to students, their families, and the community. Three students (one from K-2, one from 3-5, and one from 6-8) will be chosen as overall winners and will receive special recognition as well as a gift certificate to the local independent bookstore, Off the Beaten Path

Visit prendergastlibrary.org/poetry or call (716)-484-7135, 253 with questions.
Check out a Science Kit today!
Science Kits purchased with a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation are ready for circulation.
Available kits include: Force & Motion, Just Add Water, Electricity, Simple Machines, Mars Base Camp, Optics, and Ion Compound Building Game.
Please contact the library at 716-484-7135 or email reference@prendergastlibrary.org for more information.
This month, all history books in the booksale are half off. 
Hardcovers - $1.00
Paperbacks - $0.50
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