Library To Mark ‘Take Your Child To The Library Day’


Prendergast Library will celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day Feb. 7 with an author visit, technology demonstrations, and a variety of drop-in family activities.

“We hope families will join us for fun activities all day long,” said Director Tina Scott.

Take Child to Library Day 2-7-15Jamestown native Deborah Bolling will conduct a poetry writing session from 1 to 2 p.m. and sign copies of her book “Wonders” from 2 to 3 p.m.

“A lot of times kids are interested in where authors get ideas and how they put those ideas into writing,” she said. In simple rhyming text accompanied by the beautifully detailed illustrations of Wes Bossman, “Wonders” invites children to look at nature and marvel at the intricacies of creation.

“I have always enjoyed sharing my love of God, nature and poetry with children and now have the joy of sharing these things with my grandchildren,” she said.

Throughout the book, corresponding Bible verses are presented as caterpillars become butterflies, flowers bloom, and stars twinkle in the night sky.

Mrs. Bolling and her husband Eric are both retired from teaching careers in the Jamestown Public Schools. She is currently in ministry at New Creation Assembly of God church in Jamestown and serves on the Board of Directors for the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts.

3D Printer sample objectJesse Pardue, Learning Lab technician at Prendergast Library, will lead a hands-on demonstration of children’s tablets from noon to 1 p.m. Children will have a chance to try out both the Leap Pad Ultra and V-Tech Innotab 3.

Pardue will also offer 3-D Printing Just for Kids from 3 to 4 p.m.

Throughout the day there will be family friendly activities such as snowman bowling, building a snowflake out of puzzle pieces, participating in a library scavenger hunt with prizes, and impromptu readings of a book called “The Snowflake: A Water Cycle” by Neil Waldman.