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The 2019 “Most Borrowed Library Book” grant goes to “Texas Ranger” by James Patterson.

Give him a series of commendation.

The book, about a man searching for his ex-wife’s executioner, was distributed Aug. 13, 2018, and has garnered an modest measure of praise. James Patterson has written a ton of hit books, and he collaborated with author Andrew Bourelle to express “Texas Ranger.”

Alongside “Texas Ranger” being the most borrowed book, Library Manager Annie Greene said the top of the line book of 2019 is “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens.

“This book (“Crawdads“) is the most circulated book in the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System for 2019, and number nine for James Prendergast Library,” Greene said.

“Where the Crawdads Sing,” which was published a day after “Texas Ranger,” set in the late 1960s, is about a young lady named the “Marsh Girl” and how she lived alone in the marsh for a considerable length of time until she was blamed for murder.

In any case, books are not by any means the only thing that people can go to the library for. The innovation of the library has changed and extended throughout the years. Alongside standardized tag scanners to checkout materials, the library likewise has a computer lab for advanced digital literacy classes, public computers for supporter use, printers, copiers and three, 3-D printers.

“STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programming is available in our Makerspace for all ages,” Greene said. “That includes learning about robots, Raspberry Pi, video editing and much more.”

Raspberry Pi is a credit card measured computer that can be associated with a monitor and keyboard. It has programs on it to encourage kids coding, and can likewise be utilized to make games on a computer. It’s generally utilized for educational purposes, yet kids and grown-ups can utilize it to make.

The library likewise utilizes a coordinated library system to follow things possessed, orders made, bills paid, and benefactors who have borrowed materials.

The library offers WiFi for people to use at the library, and offers ebooks for remote download from home. Benefactors can download the Libby application, discover the Prendergast Library system, input their library cards and pins and gain admittance to ebooks and book audiobooks from home.

Different databases are accessible to buy for patrons, just as Rosetta Stone, scanners, microfiche and microfilm PCs to see old papers, and self-checkout.

“Come in and check everything out,” said Library Executive Director Tina Scott. “They have a lot of events each month, and we’re always happy to see new people.”

Some standard events that happen at the library are nutrition classes and Minecraft club on Mondays, bargain booksales, storytime for youngsters and a grown-up coloring club. The library’s Makerspace is open from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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