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Booksale News
March 2021

The library is now offering booksale stampcards! Bring your stampcard with you each time you purchase from our booksale and your fifth visit,
and you'll earn a free book!

Upcoming Sales:
The month of March: Religion books are half off! $1.00 for hardcovers and $0.50 for paperbacks.
March 12, 13: The Quarterly Sale! Ten dollars to fill a bag with books of your choice. All books half off!
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.

Tuesday, March 16th at 10:30: Join Oliver at the National Comedy Center via Facebook Live. He will visit the new Fozzie Bear exhibit!

Wednesday, March 24th at 10:30:
Joanna will be visiting Infinity Visual & Performing Arts.
We are excited to announce that the Library Science Kits purchased with a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation are ready for circulation. Every Tuesday at 2:00 pm, you can view a video on Facebook highlighting a different kit and how to use it. You can also view the videos on the library's YouTube channel.

 All science kits meet various Next Generation Science Standards and bring the library's Makerspace into the community. The newest kits available are
green energy, optics, mechanics 2.0, and ion compound building games geared toward middle and high school students.
Please contact the library at 716-484-7135 or email for more information.
This spring, the library holds the first annual Prendergast Poetry Project, open to students in grades K-8 in the Jamestown area.

For the contest, we ask that students write poems on community and the importance of working together. The contest's goal is to allow students to reflect creatively on the theme of community and how they experience community in their lives. What does community mean to them? What brings them together with others? How might young people help to create a stronger community? Community collaboration is especially significant after the unprecedented year we have had! 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

All submissions are due by April 15th, 2021. Visit or call (716)-484-7135, 253 with questions.


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Mira, Mira, Qué Ves? by Àngels Navarro
El cerebro se considera la maquinaria más compleja que existe. Es el centro de control de todo lo que hacemos. ¿Pero es realmente una máquina perfecta? Antes de responder, eche un vistazo a este libro y descubra cómo nuestro cerebro a veces puede engañarnos.
The brain is considered the most complex machinery in existence. It’s the control center for everything we do. But is it truly a perfect machine?
Want to read to it today? Find it at your library!

 The Crystal Cave Trilogy by Susan Wittig Albert 

Includes NoBODY, SomeBODY, and Out of BODY
Follow Ruby through these three books as she explores her psychic gifts and solves mysteries. From trying to downplay her psychic gifts in the first book to learning more about the breadth of her gifts in the third, join Ruby on this journey.

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

Growing Under Cover: Techniques for a More Productive, Weather-Resistant, Pest-Free Vegetable Garden by Nikki Jabbour 

Increasingly unpredictable weather patterns and pest infestations are challenging today’s vegetable gardeners. But best-selling author Niki Jabbour has a solution: Growing Under Cover. In this in-depth guide, Jabbour shows how to use small solutions like cloches, row covers, shade cloth, cold frames, and hoophouses, as well as larger protective structures like greenhouses and polytunnels, to create controlled growing spaces for vegetables to thrive. 

Want to read it today? Find it in your Library!
Blast from the Past!
This photo is of the Prendergast Monument and gravesite in Lake View Cemetery. Lake View Cemetery opened in 1858 when Jamestown outgrew the original burial ground, which was located at the current site of the James Prendergast Library. Begun with 37.5 acres, the property has grown to over 150. There are more than 43,000 burial sites in the cemetery. Notable burials include Lucille Ball, Reuben Eaton Fenton (NY Congressman, Senator, and Governor), Catherine Harris (local leader of the Underground Railroad), and James Prendergast (grandson of Jamestown’s founder).
You can now access Consumer Reports online for free through our website! Go to: 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.
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:
Women's History Book Display

March is Women's History Month!
Take home a book from our display about women's history. There will be a rotating selection of books on display at the library, so be sure to stop by and see what's new.
Keeping Each Other Warm Clothesline!

The Prendergast Library is partnering with Keeping Each Other Warm in Jamestown, NY, to place a clothesline outside of the library's Cherry Street entrance. We have a drop-off box in the library.


Accepted items for donation include:

Adult and Child hats, earmuffs/earbands, mittens/gloves, scarves, and socks.

PLEASE NOTE: we will only accepting ℕ𝔼𝕎 store-bought or handmade items due to COVID precautions.


Thanks to a donation from the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County, face masks are now available on the clothesline outside of the library.

Crochet Craft Kits
March is National Crafting Month. To celebrate, we will highlight a different craft each week. For this first week, we are highlighting Crochet!
On Thursday, March 4, 2021, and until supplies are gone, pick up a "learn to crochet kit" consisting of enough yarn to make two small granny square coasters or a crochet chain bracelet as well as a crochet hook.
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