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

Published Sep 2, 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. Closed Sundays. (Closed Saturdays for summer) Call 315-336-4570 or online at


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  • Monday, CLOSED for Labor Day
  • Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Story Time*; 4 p.m., Hands-On Science; 5 p.m., Visit Jervis at Gansevoort’s Open House
  • Friday, 3:30 p.m., Safe Place to Game —Trading Card Games

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Top Titles

“Fake News, Propaganda, and Plain Old Lies” by Donald A. Barclay. From Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

• Learn how to identify the alarm bells that signal untrustworthy information.

• Understand how to tell when statistics can be trusted and when they are being used to deceive.

• Inoculate yourself against the logical fallacies that can mislead even the brightest among us. 

Donald A. Barclay, a career librarian who has spent decades teaching university students to become information literate scholars and citizens, takes an objective, non-partisan approach to the complex and nuanced topic of sorting deceptive information from trustworthy information.

“Southernmost” by Silas House.  From Algonquin Books.

In the aftermath of a flood that washes away much of a small Tennessee town, evangelical preacher Asher Sharp offers shelter to two gay men. In doing so, he starts to see his life anew—and risks losing everything: his wife, locked into her religious prejudices; his congregation, which shuns Asher after he delivers a passionate sermon in defense of tolerance; and his young son, Justin, caught in the middle of what turns into a bitter custody battle.

Kid’s Corner

“Akata Witch” by Nnedi Okorafor.  From Viking Juvenile.

Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she’s albino. She’s a terrific athlete, but can’t go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing—she is a “free agent” with latent magical power. Soon she’s part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. 

On display

  • Boondoogle by Amelia Mastrangelo
  • Drawings & Art by Bernard Hurlbut
  • Shakespeare’s The Tempest by Trena DeFranco
  • Capitol Theatre
  • Rome Historical Society

Did you know?

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. Do you have your yellow Mid York Library card?

Any person who resides in, works in, or goes to school in Oneida, Herkimer, or Madison county is eligible for a free library card. Just stop in with a photo ID and something showing your current address.

Lost your old card? Replacement cards are free at Jervis Public Library. Stop in today and start borrowing instantly!