Summer Reading Challenge at Prendergast Library to Begin June 24

Prendergast Library director Tina Scott presents a summer reading logbook to Delia Pitoniak as she looks at a book with her mother Wendy.

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Prendergast Library’s Summer Reading Challenge will begin on June 24 with the theme “Build a Better World.” There will be a Kick-Off event all day on Saturday, June 24 with outdoor games and lemonade. The challenge will conclude on August 19, with a grand finale program on August 26 at 1:00 p.m. featuring Mike Randall and Friends. A Grand Prize drawing will follow the performance. The Grand Prizes are two bikes and a Lego set for children, a $50 gift card for teens and $50 in Shoptauqua gift checks for adults.

During the Summer Reading Challenge, children, teens and adults can earn Grand Prize drawing entries for reading. Additional details and rules can be found on the library’s website at or by calling 484-7135. There will also be a variety of activities offered each week for all ages, including nature-themed events as a collaboration with the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History (RTPI). Storytimes for children will be held every Monday through Thursday at 10:30 a.m.