Check out the latest — books and more — at Jervis

Published Sep 16, 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


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  • Monday, 10 a.m., Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan: Health Insurance Information by MVP Health Care; 4 p.m., Exploring with Books,Creating with Art: Jervis Library K-3 CLUB*
  • Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Story Time*; 5 p.m., Unplug & Play Tabletop Games
  • Wednesday, noon, Connect with the Classics – Revived! “Trilby” by George du Maurier; 6 p.m., International Talk Like a Pirate Day Party for Teens!
  • Thursday, 2:30 p.m., Drop-in Tech Help
  • Saturday, 9:30 a.m., Fall Drop-In Crafternoon; 2 p.m., Teen Trivia Afternoon: Disney Edition

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Top Titles

“Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. From G.P. Putnam’s Sons.

For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. 

Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand.

When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens.

“Lake Success” by Gary Shteyngart.  From Random House.

Narcissistic, hilariously self-deluded, and divorced from the real world as most of us know it, hedge-fund manager Barry Cohen oversees $2.4 billion in assets.

Deeply stressed by an SEC investigation and by his three-year-old son’s diagnosis of autism, he flees New York on a Greyhound bus in search of a simpler, more romantic life with his old college sweetheart. 

Meanwhile, his super-smart wife, Seema—a driven first-generation American who craved the picture-perfect life that comes with wealth—has her own demons to face. A poignant tale of familial longing and an unsentimental ode to what really makes America great.

Kid’s Corner

“Chester’s Way” by Kevin Henkes.  From HarperCollins.

Chester and Wilson had their own way of doing things, and they did everything together. When they cut their sandwiches, it was always diagonally. When they rode their bikes, they always used hand signals. If Chester was hungry, Wilson was too. They were two of a kind, and that’s the way it was - until indomitable Lilly, who had her own way of doing things, moved into the neighborhood.

“The Length of a String” by Elissa Brent Weissman.  From Dial Books.

Imani is adopted, and she’s ready to search for her birth parents. But when she discovers the diary her Jewish great-grandmother wrote chronicling her escape from Holocaust-era Europe, Imani begins to see family in a new way.

On display

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

Did you know?

On Sept. 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which ended slavery in the territories held by the Confederacy, effective January 1, 1863. In spite of the ruling, the Civil War would not end for another year and a half after that.

In addition to many physical items on Lincoln and the Civil War, our free electronic collection via Hoopla and Overdrive give you even more choices. Need help? Just ask on your next trip to the library or give us a call at 315-336-4570.