Check out all the latest — books and more — at Jervis Public Library

Published Oct 14, 2018 at 9:00am

Jervis Public Library, 613 N. Washington St., has 110,000 books; tens of thousands of digital books, audiobooks, movies, comics, and music via the hoopla app; nearly 20,000 digital books and audiobooks via OverDrive’s Libby app; 4,500 DVDs; 6,000 books on CD; nearly 200 magazines and newspapers; and 155 digital magazines via the RBDigital app. Borrow unique items including snowshoes, fishing poles, karaoke machine and CDs, DVD player, VCR, and Kill-a-Watt meter.

The library also offers meeting rooms, licensed Notary Public, and one-on-one tech help — call ahead for availability.

Access all this with a free library card. To get your library card, bring in identification with your current address.

Library hours: 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 5:30 p.m. Fridays; 5 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays. Call 315-336-4570 or online at


*registration required

  • Monday, 10 a.m., Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan: Health Insurance Information by MVP Health Care; 10 a.m., Core Computer Skills, Part 2 (of 3); 4 p.m., Exploring with Books,Creating with Art: Jervis Library K-3 CLUB*
  • Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Story Time with a Pumpkin Decorating Craft*; 5 p.m., Unplug & Play Tabletop Games
  • Wednesday, noon, Connect with the Classics, Revived! “The Wizard of Oz”
  • Thursday, 2:30 p.m., Drop-in Tech Help; 3 p.m., On Point for College
  • Friday, 9 a.m., Senior Expo at the Ava Dorfman Center; 11 a.m., Teen craft: pumpkin decorating
  • Saturday, 10 a.m., Local Author Holly Amidon Cookbook Signing; 10 a.m., Children’s Yoga; noon, Adulting 101: Sewing Basics for Tweens and Teens*; 2 p.m., Author Talk & Book Signing: “Graves of Upstate New York” by Chuck D’Imperio

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Top Titles

“The Next Person You Meet in Heaven” by Mitch Albom.  From Harper.

In this enchanting sequel to the number one bestseller The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom tells the story of Eddie’s heavenly reunion with Annie—the little girl he saved on earth—in an unforgettable novel of how our lives and losses intersect.

The accident that killed Eddie left an indelible mark on Annie. It took her left hand, which needed to be surgically reattached. Injured, scarred, and unable to remember why, Annie’s life is forever changed by a guilt-ravaged mother who whisks her away from the world she knew.

“The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures” by Aaron Mahnke. From Del Rey.

They live in shadows—deep in the forest, late in the night, in the dark recesses of our minds. They’re spoken of in stories and superstitions, relics of an unenlightened age, old wives’ tales, passed down through generations. Yet no matter how wary and jaded we have become, as individuals or as a society, a part of us remains vulnerable to them: werewolves and wendigos, poltergeists and vampires, angry elves and vengeful spirits. 

In this beautifully illustrated volume, the host of the hit podcast Lore serves as a guide on a fascinating  journey through the history of these terrifying creatures.

Kid’s Corner

“A Parade of Elephants” by Kevin Henkes.  From Greenwillow Books.

Up and down, over and under, through and around . . . five big and brightly colored elephants are on a mission in this picture book for young children by Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes. Where are they going? What will they do when they get there? It’s a surprise!  

“Almost Invisible” by Maureen Garvie.  From Groundwood Books.

Thirteen-year-old Jewel has been holding her life together ever since her older sister, Charmaine, suddenly left home with no forwarding address. She tried to find Charmaine once, but that only brought her family to the attention of the police. Now Jewel keeps her head down at school, looks after her special-needs brother as well as she can, tries to steer clear of her parents and their shady friends.

On display

  • Heritage Doll Club by Barbara Bertone
  • OCHD/Healthy Neighborhoods
  • MOPS by Patricia Southcott
  • Capitol Theatre
  • Fort Stanwix DAR

Did you know?

October ends on the same day of the week as February every year.