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.
Borrow unique items including 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 to Thursday; 5:30 p.m. Fridays; 5 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays. Call 315-336-4570 or online at www.jervislibrary.org.
* registration required
Monday, Sign ups begin for JPL Community Garden; 10 a.m., Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan: Health Insurance Information by MVP Health Care; 10 a.m., Online Essentials - Email
Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Story Time*; 2:30 p.m., Drop-In Tech Help
Thursday, 3 p.m., On Point for College
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“Verity” by Colleen Hoover. From Independently published.
Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish.
Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity’s notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn’t expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read.
“The Invited: A Novel” by Jennifer McMahon. From Doubleday.
In a quest for a simpler life, Helen and Nate have abandoned the comforts of suburbia to take up residence on forty-four acres of rural land where they will begin the ultimate, aspirational do-it-yourself project: building the house of their dreams. When they discover that this beautiful property has a dark and violent past, Helen, a former history teacher, becomes consumed by the local legend of Hattie Breckenridge, a woman who lived and died there a century ago.
As the building project progresses, the house will become a place of menace and unfinished business: a new home, now haunted, that beckons its owners and their neighbors toward unimaginable danger.
“A Kite for Moon” by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple. From Zonderkidz.
The story begins when a little boy, who is flying his kite, notices a sad Moon. He sends up kites to her, writing notes promising he will come see her someday. This promise propels him through years of studying, learning, and training to become an astronaut.
Dedicated to astronaut Neil Armstrong, “A Kite for Moon” is the perfect children’s book to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first United States moon landing.
Did you know?
On Wednesday, May 22, Jervis Public Library will host its semi-annual Recycling Day in the library parking lot between 10am and 2pm. Community members are invited to bring the following items:
Books and magazines, DVDs, CDs
Electronics/computer equipment, televisions
Rechargeable batteries, plastic film
CFL and florescent light bulbs
Sensitive documents to shred
Rigid plastics and scrap metal
Pairs of shoes, pantyhose and tights
Bottles and cans with deposit
This event is held in cooperation with Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority, eWaste+, Confidata, Ace Hardware, and the City of Rome. For more information on this community event, please contact the library at 315-336-4570 or stop by the Information Desk during your next trip to the library.