Check out new titles, events at Jervis Public Library


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 one, bring in identification with your current address.

Library hours: open at 9:30 a.m., closing at 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 5:30 p.m. Fridays; and 5 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays. Call 315-336-4570 or go online to Also on Facebook.


*registration required

  • Monday, 10 a.m., Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan: Health Insurance Information by MVP Health Care; 10 a.m., Drop-in Tech Help; 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! ("Black Beauty" by Anna Sewell)
  • Thursday, 10 a.m., Core Computer Skills, Part Three (of 3)
  • Friday, 3 p.m., On Point for College

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Top Titles

"The Overstory” by Richard Powers.  From W. W. Norton & Company.

An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another.

These four, and five other strangers―each summoned in different ways by trees―are brought together in a last and violent stand to save the continent’s few remaining acres of virgin forest.

"Where There's Hope” by Elizabeth A. Smart.  From St. Martin's Press.

Author. Activist. Victim―no more.

In her fearless memoir, "My Story"―the basis of the Lifetime Original movie "I Am Elizabeth Smart"―Elizabeth detailed, for the first time, the horror behind the headlines of her abduction by religious fanatic Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee. Since then, she’s married, become a mother, and travelled the world as the president of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation, sharing her story with the intent of helping others along the way.

Kid’s Corner

"A Possibility of Whales” by Karen Rivers.  From Algonquin Young Readers.

Twelve-year-old Natalia Rose Baleine Gallagher loves possibilities: the possibility that she’ll see whales on the beach near her new home, that the boy she just met will be her new best friend, that the photographers chasing her actor father won’t force Nat and her dad to move again. Most of all, Nat dreams of the possibility that her faraway mother misses and loves Nat—and is waiting for Nat to find her.

On display

  • Altered Art by Ruth Morgan
  • Trains by Robert Fey
  • Children’s Art Programming by Shelley Graham Turner
  • Rome Capitol Theatre
  • South Rome Senior Center

Did you know?

The first New York State Constitution was adopted in Kingston on April 20, 1777. At the time, New York City was occupied by the British army and was a British military base until 1783.

Three governmental branches were created: executive, judicial, and legislative. The constitution called for the election of a governor, 24 state senators, and 70 assemblyman. It also guaranteed the right to trial by jury, a right that had been eroded under British rule.


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