Missions
Our librarians have put together several activities, for a variety of challenges and levels. Complete an activity and you might unlock a more advanced one, and bragging rights, cool badges and maybe even a prize!

Attend a Drumming Workshop

Attend a drumming workshop at the library or at on of the Jamestown parks.

Drumming by Infinity will be on Thursdays from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.




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Attend a Library Program

Attend a program or event at the library during Summer Reading.


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Benefit Your Community

Do something to benefit your community.

Examples of things you could do: pick up litter, volunteer, help a neighbor, etc.

What can you do to help make your neighbor a little better?



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600 Pts

BINGO time!

These nine activities have been pulled directly from the BINGO sheet that gets handed out to children who visit the library. If you would rather have a hard copy of the sheet to work from, you can find it here. Each activity is worth 120 points. So, once you complete 5 activities, you'll earn the badge & a free book, as well as an entry into the Grand Prize drawing.


You must complete 5 activities to complete the Mission. 



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600 Pts

BINGO Time!

These nine activities have been pulled directly from the BINGO sheet that gets handed out to children who visit the library. If you would rather have a hard copy of the sheet to work from, you can find it here. Each activity is worth 120 points. So, once you complete 5 activities, you'll earn the badge & a free book, as well as an entry into the Grand Prize drawing.


You must complete 5 activities to complete the Mission. 



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600 Pts

BINGO Time!

These nine activities have been pulled directly from the BINGO sheet that gets handed out to children who visit the library. If you would rather have a hard copy of the sheet to work from, you can find it here. Each activity is worth 120 points. So, once you complete 5 activities, you'll earn the badge & a free book, as well as an entry into the Grand Prize drawing.


You must complete 5 activities to complete the Mission. 



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Bookmark Design Contest

Enter our bookmark design contest.

The contest runs from June 25 to July 30. Two winners will be selected to have their bookmarks professionally printed and distributed in Jamestown.



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120 Pts

Build Your Own Story

In this Mission, you will do a bit of writing or a bit of building or a bit of recreating. Everything you do for this mission has to do with stories or poems. Read the descriptions of the activities carefully to understand your tasks. Use your imagination and let it run wild!

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Captain's Log

Captain’s logs and ship’s logs have a rich history, and provide insight into how life on seafaring vessels went (and still go today). Continue this tradition by keeping track of what, where, and how you read this summer. 

Challenge yourself to complete at least five tasks from the list below. How many can you complete?

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Check out a Non-Traditional Item

Check out a non-traditional item such as a board game, science kit or literacy kit. Or you can play a board game in the library!


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Come to Storytime!

Join us at one of our storytimes where we read stories, sing songs, and have fun activities!

First Years Storytime (Ages 0-3) - Tuesdays @ 10:30 AM

Outdoor Storytime (All Ages) - Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM



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Come to Storytime!

Join us at one of our storytimes where we read stories, sing songs, and have fun activities!

First Years Storytime (Ages 0-3) - Tuesdays @ 10:30 AM

Outdoor Storytime (All Ages) - Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM



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Create in Makerspace!

Come to Makerspace and create something!

Monday Morning Makers (Ages 0-6): Mondays @ 10:30 AM

Makerspace (All Ages): Monday - Friday from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Sensory Play Saturdays (Ages 0-6): Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM



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Create in Makerspace!

Come to Makerspace and create something!

Monday Morning Makers (Ages 0-6): Mondays @ 10:30 AM

Makerspace (All Ages): Monday - Friday from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Sensory Play Saturdays (Ages 0-6): Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM



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100 Pts

CWC Birds Beavers & Bryozoa

Learn about the Chadakoin River's wildlife and the work the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy is doing to improve the river's health.

The event is July 19th from 5:30-7:00 in the Prendergast Library's Fireplace Room.



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100 Pts

CWC Lakescapes

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy is hosting an interactive discussion on how you can conserve and protect the water and wildlife in your yard. This event is June 28th from 5:30-6:30 in the Prendergast Library's Fireplace Room.


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100 Pts

CWC Living Shorelines

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy is hosting a discussion on the Chadakoin River basin and an opportunity to walk along the basin. This event is on August 6th from 10:30-12:00. Attendees will meet at the Prendergast library.


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Draw or Write

Draw a picture or write a story!


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100 Pts

Emojis Tale

Use the Emojis to guess the name of the book. How well do you know your Emojis?

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100 Pts

Fairy Creature Workshop

On July 23rd the Audubon is hosting a Fairy Creatures Workshop at the library. This event is open to all ages, from 1:00-3:00. Using natural materials and a dose of imagination, you can create your very own tiny home for magical creatures. Registration is required for this event.


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100 Pts

Field Trip!

Did you go to a museum, nature center, skate park, or art gallery?

Tell us about it!



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100 Pts

Guess the Fairy Tale

Using the provided clue(s), guess the name of the fairy tale!

*Need a hint? Try one of these: Alice In Wonderland, Beauty And The Beast, Cinderella, Goldilocks, Hansel And Gretel, Jack And The Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Pinocchio, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs, Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Princess And The Pea, The Three Little Pigs.



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120 Pts

Kids Story-time

Watch a FB Live Storytime with Miss Jo from the Children's Room or one of the Storyline Online videos post on the Prendergast Library's FB page here. Then answer 5 of the questions below to receive your badge.

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120 Pts

Match the Tail

Do you love animals? Guess what animal each tail belongs to! 

*Need a hint? Try one of these! Alligator, beaver, chameleon, elephant, giraffe, lemur, pig, tiger, whale, zebra.


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Oceans of Fun

How much do you really know about the ocean? Here is your chance to test your knowledge with our ocean trivia quiz!

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120 Pts

Pin the Tail on the Book!

Hidden around the Children's Area of the library are different tail bookmarks.

See if you can find the tail of your favorite animal to use as a bookmark.



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360 Pts

Pirate Scavenger Hunt

Arrgh! Think you are ready to be a pirate? Can you find at least 5 pirate-themed items. Look around your house, the library, park, all around you!

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Read a Story

Read a story with a friend, family, animal, or stuffed animal.


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100 Pts

Read to a Younger Person

Reading to a younger family member shows them the importance of reading and makes you a good role model.

Complete the activity to complete the mission.



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120 Pts

Read! Anywhere!

Who says you have to read in one specific spot?

As long as you take care of your book, you can read anywhere!

Choose an activity, take a selfie (or have someone take a picture of you), and upload it to complete the activity.



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120 Pts

Stories about STEAM

In this mission, you will be asked to watch a video related to STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math.

Read the description for each activity to understand the requirements.



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120 Pts

Story of Jamestown

Not only do people have stories to tell, but cities do, too.

Click here for a map and go for a walk to find Historic Markers in your neighborhood. Take a picture of it and upload it to receive your badge.



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600 Pts

Tails on the Riverwalk

Stop by the library to pick up a map with pictures of different animals native to our area. (Or click this link to print it yourself, if you'd like.)

Take a walk with your family and see if you can find any of the animals or their tracks.

Takes pictures of 5 of them and upload them in the activities.




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100 Pts

Tails on the Riverwalk

Stop by the library to pick up a map with pictures of different animals native to our area. (Or click this link to print it yourself, if you'd like.)

Take a walk with your family and see if you can find any of the animals or their tracks.

Takes pictures of 5 of them and upload them in the activities.




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100 Pts

Tails on the Riverwalk

Stop by the library to pick up a map with pictures of different animals native to our area. (Or click this link to print it yourself, if you'd like.)

Take a walk with your family and see if you can find any of the animals or their tracks.

Takes pictures of 5 of them and upload them in the activities.




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100 Pts

Take-n-Make

Grab a Take-n-Make from the Children's Desk at the library.

Complete the activity and take a picture.

Upload the picture to complete the activity and the mission.



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600 Pts

Tales of the Riverwalk

Stop by the library to pick up a map with clues to different stories that took place in Jamestown. (Or click this link to print it yourself, if you'd like.)

Take a walk with your family and see if you can find a match to any of the pictures on the back of the map.




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100 Pts

Tales of the Riverwalk

Stop by the library to pick up a map with clues to different stories that took place in Jamestown. (Or click this link to print it yourself, if you'd like.)

Take a walk with your family and see if you can find a match to any of the pictures on the back of the map.




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100 Pts

Tales of the Riverwalk

Stop by the library to pick up a map with clues to interesting stories that took place in Jamestown.

(Or click this link to print it yourself, if you'd like.)

Take a walk on a beautiful day and find the historical markers hinted at on the back of the map.

Take a selfie by the marker and upload it.



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100 Pts

Teen Game Time

Do you enjoy games? Board games, lawn games, sports or any game you can imagine! Complete an activity to earn a Grand Prize entry. 

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100 Pts

Teen Imagine a Story

Do you enjoy using your imagination? Use one of the prompts to write a short story or compose a poem. Complete one of the activities to earn a Grand Prize drawing entry. 



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100 Pts

Teen Scavenger Hunts

Complete one of the scavenger hunts to earn an entry into the Grand Prize drawing. 




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100 Pts

Teen STEAM Fun @ Home

Explore STEAM from your home! 

Complete one of the activities for an entry into the Grand Prize drawing. 



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100 Pts

Teen Write of Nature

Does nature inspire you? Do you like to explore the beauty or wildness of nature around you? 

Complete one of the activities to earn a Grand Prize entry. 



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100 Pts

Teen Writer's Block

Every writer has moments when their mind goes blank. It can be frustrating and annoying when you really want to write something, but just don’t know where to start. Use the following activities to help you turn that blank page into an unforgettable story!



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Use an Adventure Pass

Check out an Adventure Pass from the library and explore a local attraction.


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100 Pts

Weird Science

Ask an adult to check out a Science Kit so you can learn about Optics, Green Energy, or Mechanics.

Take a picture and edit it to add the title of the experiment you worked on.

Upload the picture to complete the activity and mission.



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600 Pts

Whale of a Tale

Have you ever heard someone say, "That's a whale of a tale!"?

What they mean is that the story they just heard is really, REALLY good.

Can you remember a story you heard that was like that?

We want to hear your Whale of a Tale!



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100 Pts

Whale of a Tale

Have you ever heard someone say, "That's a whale of a tale!"?

What they mean is that the story they just heard is really good. Like super good!

Can you remember a story you heard that was like that?

We want to hear your Whale of a Tale!



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100 Pts

Whale of a Tale

Have you ever heard someone say, "That's a whale of a tale!"?

What they mean is that the story they just heard is really good. Like super good!

Can you remember a story you heard that was like that?

We want to hear your Whale of a Tale!



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