JAMESTOWN – Prendergast Library will celebrate National Library Week April 10-16 by presenting a variety of activities for children and adults and a performance by the mayor of Jamestown.
“Today’s libraries are not just about what we have for people, but what we do for and with people,” according to Director Tina Scott.
Activities for children consist of Puzzle Pals at 10 a.m. and Minecraft Club at 4 p.m. on Monday, storytimes at 10 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Lego Club at 4 p.m. Thursday, and a family activity from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Teens will have a movie at 3:30 p.m. Friday.
Activities for adults include Volunteer Income Tax Assistance 4-8 p.m. and Scrabble Club at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Happy Stampers Club at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Knitting4Peace from 3-5 p.m. and Thrifty Crafters from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, and an adult coloring program at 1 p.m. Friday.
Mayor Sam Teresi will be the guest reader for storytime at 10 a.m. Tuesday. His visit is part of a celebration of April as Month of the Young Child in cooperation with the Chautauqua County Association for the Education of Young Children.
Families are also invited to visit a photography exhibit by Butch Poole in the library’s art gallery. Traditional and abstract pictures as well as iPhonography are on display, and a portion of all proceeds from sales benefits the library.
Computer classes during the week include Introduction to Presentations (PowerPoint) at 2 p.m. Monday, April 11; Introduction to the Online Marketplace at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12; and Introduction to Spreadsheets (Excel) at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16.
“This would be an excellent time to stop in, see what’s new and take part in the celebration,” Ms. Scott said.
Libraries across the country participate in National Library Week, which is sponsored annually by the American Library Association and has been observed since 1958. This year the theme is “Libraries Transform.” Honorary chair is Gene Luen Yang, an award-winning graphic novelist and the 2016-2017 national ambassador for young people’s literature.
Prendergast Library’s hours during National Library Week are 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. All events are free and open to the public. An appointment is required for tax preparation, and reservations are requested for the computer classes.
For information, visit the library at 509 Cherry Street, Jamestown, call 484-7135 or check online at www.prendergastlibrary.org.