Check out the latest books, and more, at Jervis Public Library

Published Jan 1, 2017 at 9:00am

Jervis Public Library, 613 N. Washington St., has 110,000 books, 4,500 DVDs, 6,000 books on CD, and receives nearly 200 magazines and newspapers.

Library cards are free. To get one, bring in identification with your current address.

Minors must bring a parent or guardian with appropriate identification.

Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.

For additional information about the library, its collection or its many events and activities, call 336-4570 or go online to


*registration required

  • Monday, CLOSED
  • Friday, 10:30 a.m., Drop-in Tech Help
  • Saturday, 2:30 p.m., YAC Teen Volunteer Group

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Top Titles

“Difficult Women” by Roxane Gay.  From Grove Press.

“Difficult Women”  is a collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection. The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. 

“The Cellar” by Natasha Preston.  From Sourcebooks Fire.

“No. Sorry.” Gulping, I took a step back. “I’m not Lily.” He shook his head, a satisfied grin on his face. “No. You are Lily.” “I’m Summer. You have the wrong person.” “You are Lily,” he repeated. Before I could blink, he threw his arms forward and grabbed me. I tried to shout, but he clasped his hand over my mouth, muffling my screams. My heart raced. I’m going to die.

For months Summer is trapped in a cellar with the man who took her―and three other girls: Rose, Poppy, and Violet. His perfect, pure flowers. His family. But flowers can’t survive long cut off from the sun, and time is running out...

Kid’s Corner

“The Girl Who Drank the Moon” by Kelly Barnhill. From Algonquin Young Readers.

Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is kind.

Xan rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey.

One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic.

Xan decides she must raise this girl. As Luna’s thirteenth birthday approaches, her magic begins to emerge--with dangerous consequences. 

On Display

  • Rome Historical Society by Eda Pendorf
  • Watercolors by Richard Pfrimmer
  • Magic Needles Custom Knitting by Deb Goddard
  • Rome Character Initiative by Joan Rhude
  • Fort Stanwix

Did you know?

The Chinese New Year will be celebrated this year on Jan. 28.

The coming year, ending on Feb. 15, 2018, is the year of the Rooster.