James Prendergast Library

Library Services

Computer Classes

classes The library offers a variety of computer classes for adults from month to month. Some of which include "Introduction to Spreadsheets (Excel)", "Using YouTube to Your Advantage", "Basic Computer Classes", and "Internet Job Searches/Creating an Online Portfolio ". We also offer One-On-One technology help with any device, ranging from smartphones to tablets to personal laptops. Call to sign up today!

Thrifty Crafters

Thrifty Crafters Geared for adults, this club will meet the second Thursday of the month to make an upcycled craft. October's craft is creating scarves from older fabrics and clothing! No need to call ahead, just come on in to join.

Lego Club

Lego Club Meets most Thursdays at 4pm. Geared for children ages 5-12. Join us for some Lego fun! Prizes are given out each week.

Minecraft Club

Smiley face Meets the second and fourth Monday of each month as we build and explore! Recommended for ages 8-15. Young adults are able to boost their STEM skills while having fun at the same time. Signing-up beforehand is needed in order to guarantee your spot!

E-books and E-audio Books

Overdrive Through downloading the Overdrive App on your smartphone or tablet, our library users have access to thousands of E-materials! The best part is not having to worry about a "return" date or accruing late fees since the material is automatically returned for you! Ask our Reference and Information desk for more information.

Inter Library Loan

CCLS Our library is one of the many libraries connected their the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus County Library System, and it through this connection our users are able to access books from any of the number of other libraries connected in this system and have them delivered to the Prendergast for their convenience. Ask our Circulation desk for more information!

Children's Storytime

Storytime The Prendergast Library is happy to offer two different storytimes for two different age groups of children! We have an Early Learning Storytime for children ages 3-5, and a First Years Storytime for children ages 0-3. Early Learning storytime is on Tuesday mornings, and First Years storytime is on Wednesday mornings, both of which incorporate stories, rhymes and songs designed for the children and their caregivers. Younger and older siblings welcome!

Computer Lab

Computer Lab The library provides a public space with 15 desktop computers setup for library users to access for free. There is the availability to print, scan, and copy as well at a low fee. We also provide free Wi-Fi if you decide to bring your own personal device.

Teen Center

Teen Center Through a grant the library received in 2014, we were able to provide a space for Teen library users to go and hang out, do homework, and have access to their own computers away from the Computer Lab. We at the Prendergast understand teenagers have different needs than adults, and want to just hang out with friends and chat. The space provides a place just for that, with some great noise-canceling walls and door!

Teen Makerspace

Makerspace Join us in our Makerspace the second and fourth Friday of each month, where you will learn to make and work with others to create new and exciting things! Past events have included 3D printing and 3D design! Come join us to find out what's next!