Prendergast Library is Ready to Read This Summer!

The Children’s Room has board games and toys for families to play with.

The Children’s Room has board games and toys for families to play with.

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Prendergast Library

The library’s annual Summer Reading Challenge aims to keep kids – and adults – reading all summer long.

Prendergast Library is excited to announce that “Libraries Rock!” This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is all about music and creativity. The library hopes to help kids maintain their reading skills and avoid the “summer slide.”

Children, teens, and adults are all welcome to participate in this year’s challenge. Children and teens can earn free books and grand prize entries for each reading log they complete. Adults earn a grand prize entry for each book they read. The grand prizes this year for children are two bikes and Lego set. Teens can compete for a $25 iTunes gift card, and the prize for adults is a $50 Shoptauqua gift check.

Children and teens can also earn grand prize entries and free books by completing in-library activities. The library will feature a variety of activities in the Children’s Room each day, such as arts and crafts, games, and music-themed projects.

Our story times are followed by open play.
The Makerspace is fun and educational for all ages.













4:00 p.m., with outdoor games on the library’s front lawn, and lemonade for everyone to stay cool.

Throughout the summer, the library will run expanded programming to encourage early literacy. First Years Storytime will run on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30, for children from birth to three years. The library will offer Early Learning Storytime on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30, for children ages three to five. Older and younger siblings are always welcome at storytime. Storytime at the library include early literacy tips for parents, songs, stories, and open play time with education-based toys.

The library will also offer STEM-related programming for children all summer. Minecraft Club is on Mondays from 3:30-5:00, and our Makerspace will be open on Tuesdays through Fridays from 3:30-5:00. The Makerspace features activities such as Lego, robotics, arts and crafts, 3D printing, and much more.