Check out the latest — books and more — 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 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


*registration required

  • 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*
  • Wednesday, 10 a.m., Recycling Day
  • Thursday, noon, Mystery a la Carte Book Discussion — “The Man in the Crooked Hat” by Harry Dolan; 2:30 p.m., Drop-in Tech Help
  • Friday, 3:30 p.m., Teen Craft
  • Saturday, 1 p.m., Read the Book/Watch the Movie: “The Lost City of Z” by David Grann

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Top Titles

“John Woman” by Walter Mosley. From Atlantic Monthly Press.

At twelve years old, Cornelius secretly takes over his father’s job at a silent film theater in New York’s East Village. Five years later, as Herman lives out his last days, he shares his wisdom with his son, explaining that the person who controls the narrative of history controls their own fate.

After his father dies and his mother disappears, Cornelius sets about reinventing himself―as Professor John Woman. But there are other individuals who are attempting to influence the narrative of John Woman, and who might know something about the facts of his hidden past.

“Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg.  From Gallery Books.

In 2011, Catherine joined her daughter, India, at a leadership seminar for a new organization called NXIVM. Her twenty-year-old daughter was on the threshold of building a new company and they both thought this program might help her achieve her dream. But quickly, Catherine saw a sinister side to what appeared to be a self-help organization designed to help its clients become the best versions of themselves.

Catherine watched in horror as her daughter fell further and further down the rabbit hole, becoming brainwashed by the organization’s charismatic leader. In “Captive,” Catherine shares every parent’s worst nightmare, and the lengths that a mother will go to save her child.

Kid’s Corner

“Be Prepared” by Vera Brosgol.  From First Second.

All Vera wants to do is fit in―but that’s not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. Her friends live in fancy houses and their parents can afford to send them to the best summer camps. Vera’s single mother can’t afford that sort of luxury, but there’s one summer camp in her price range―Russian summer camp.

Vera is sure she’s found the one place she can fit in, but camp is far from what she imagined.

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  Wednesday, Sept. 12, 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; CFL and Florescent light bulbs; sensitive documents to shred; rigid plastics; scrap metal; pairs of shoes; bottles and cans with deposit; socks, bras, pantyhose and tights; and non-upholstered chairs

This event is held in cooperation with Rome Clean and Green, 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.


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