July Newsletter
Upcoming Events
Summer Reading Program
June 25 - August 20

Kids & Teens: Complete reading logs and/or bingo sheets for stickers, free books, entries into the grand prize drawing, and charms/beads for your necklace.

Adults: Complete book reviews for entries into the grand prize drawings.

Participate in person or online with READSquared

Fairy Creatures Workshop with Audubon
July 23rd 
Children & Families: 10AM - 12PM 
Teens & Adults: 1 -3PM

Using natural materials and imagination, participants can create a house for tiny, magical creatures. 

All materials will be provided.

Registration required. Please call:
For children & Families: 716-484-7135 Ext. 234
For Teens & Adults: 716484-7135 Ext. 226

Community Days
Wednesdays | 10:30 - 1:00

Join us for storytimes with special guests, Jamestown Public Market's Mobile Market, lawn games, YMCA free lunches, and crafting on our front lawn every Wednesday this summer!
Reading at the Parks
Thursdays | 11:00 - 1:00

Every Thursday this summer, the library will be at a local park for storytime, crafts, lawn games, and more! Learn more about this program on our website. 
YMCA Lunches
Mon - Fri | 11:30 - 1:00

The YMCA of Jamestown is providing free lunches for children ages 18 and under. The library is one of five distribution sites; find more information here!
Teen Programs

Bag Decorating - July 9th @ 1:00 - 3:00pm
YA Book Club - July 14th @ 5:30pm
Bookmark Contest - June 25th - July 30th
Escape Room - July 27th @ 9:00am - 7:00pm

Learn more about our teen programs on our website
Birds, Beavers, & Bryozoa
July 19th | 5:30 - 7:00

Join Twan Leenders, CWC’s Ecological Restoration Manager, to learn about the Chadakoin River’s wildlife and the work that CWC is doing to improve the river’s health.

Call us at 716-484-7135 Ext. 233
Monday - Fridays
3:30 - 5:00

Sensory Play
11:00 - 12:15

Monday Morning Makers
10:30 - 11:30

Computer Classes
Consumer Reports
Monday 7/11

Computer Basics
Monday 8/1

Sign up: 716-484-7135 x226
First Years
Tuesdays | 10:30

Community Days
Wednesdays | 10:30

Minecraft Club
Mondays & Thursdays

Sign up: 716-484-7135 x234

Creative Writing Group
Wednesdays 3:00-4:00

Coloring Creative
Fridays | All day

Mondays & Tuesdays 4:00 - 7:00

Nutrition Class
Wednesday 7/13 & 7/27
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How to Raise Monarch Caterpillars

July 20 -  5:30-7:00

The Audubon will be at the library on July 20 to talk about Monarch butterflies! Join them for a class on raising Monarch caterpillars. There is no cost to attend this event. This class is part of the 2022 Murray L. Bob Community Education Initiative. To learn more, visit
Prendergast Library is partnering with St. Susan Center!

Library staff will visit the St. Susan Center for crafting classes and storytimes. Crafting classes are scheduled for July 12 and August 9 from 11:30-1:30. Storytimes are on Saturday, July 9, and August 13 from 12:00-1:30. This new program is supported by a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation and a sponsorship from Rogers Land Surveying, PC. 
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Find your next read on our Online Catalog!
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