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


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 ID with your current address. Minors must bring a parent or guardian with appropriate identification. 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


*registration required

  • Monday, 9:30 a.m., Learn about the Oneida County Livable Communities Project and Assessment Survey
  • Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Story Time*
  • Wednesday, 10 a.m., Drop-in Tech Help
  • Thursday, noon, Mystery a la Carte Book Discussion — “Death Comes as the End” by Agatha Christie
  • Saturday, 2:30 p.m., Winter Crafternoon

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“Year One” by Nora Roberts.  From St. Martin’s Press.

It began on New Year’s Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed and more than half of the world’s population was decimated.

Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magick rose up in its place. Some of it is good. Some of it is unimaginably evil, and it can lurk anywhere, around a corner, in fetid tunnels beneath the river―or in the ones you know and love the most.

“Why We Sleep” by Matthew Walker PhD.  From Scribner.

The first sleep book by a leading scientific expert—Professor Matthew Walker, Director of UC Berkeley’s Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab—reveals his groundbreaking exploration of sleep, explaining how we can harness its transformative power to change our lives for the better.

Kid’s Corner

“Elizabeth and Zenobia” by Jessica Miller. From Amulet Books.

Abandoned by her mother and neglected by her scientist father, timid Elizabeth Murmur has only her fearless friend, Zenobia, for company. 

When Elizabeth’s father takes them to live in his family home, Witheringe House, Zenobia becomes obsessed with finding a ghost in the creepy old mansion and forces Elizabeth to hold séances and wander the rooms at night. With Zenobia’s constant pushing, Elizabeth investigates the history of the house and learns that it does hold a terrible secret: Her father’s younger sister disappeared from the grounds without a trace years ago.

On display

  • Beaded Jewelry by Marcia Basher
  • Art and Jewelry by Lorna Long
  • Magic Needles Custom Knitting by Deb Goddard
  • Tug Hill
  • Rome Character Initiative by Joan Rhude

Did you know?

On Dec. 10, 1851, American librarian Melvil Dewey was born in Adams Center, New York. He invented the Dewey decimal book classification system, advocated spelling reform, and urged use of the metric system.

In 1894, Dewey assisted in formulating the bylaws of the newly-formed Jervis Library Association.

In July of the following year, Jervis Public Library opened in the former home of noted civil engineer John B. Jervis, which Mr. Jervis had willed to the city of Rome for the founding of its first public library.


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