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 one, 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. Closed Sundays. (Closed Saturdays for summer) Call 315-336-4570 or online at


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  • Monday, Adult Summer Reading: Prize Drawing; 10 a.m., Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan: Health Insurance Information by MVP Health Care; 6:30 p.m., free Yoga Class on the Lawn; 6:30 p.m., Pajama Story Time
  • Tuesday, 5 p.m., Unplug & Play Tabletop Games; 6 p.m., Visit the library at The Lions Club’s Sundaes on Tuesdays at RACC
  • Wednesday, 10 a.m., Drop-in Tech Help; 2:30 p.m., Outdoor Music Station; 5 p.m., Rock the Library with POUND fitness; 6:30 p.m., For Teens~Candy Sushi Party
  • Thursday, 10:30 a.m., Lemonade on the Lawn; 2:30 p.m., Jervis House Tour
  • Friday, Reporting Ends for Children; 11:30 a.m., Teen Craft: Crafting Melee; 2 p.m., Discover MCAT: Mobile Crisis Assessment Team

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Top Titles

“Ghosted: A Novel” by Rosie Walsh. From Pamela Dorman Books.

When Sarah meets Eddie, they connect instantly and fall in love. To Sarah, it seems as though her life has finally begun. And it’s mutual: It’s as though Eddie has been waiting for her, too. Sarah has never been so certain of anything. So when Eddie leaves for a long-booked vacation and promises to call from the airport, she has no cause to doubt him. But he doesn’t call.

Sarah’s friends tell her to forget about him, but she can’t. She knows something’s happened--there must be an explanation.

“Buttermilk Graffiti” by Edward Lee.  From Artisan.

American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee, who, like Anthony Bourdain or Gabrielle Hamilton, is as much a writer as he is a chef, that first surprising bite is just the beginning. What about the people behind the food? What about the traditions, the innovations, the memories?

Lee decided to hit the road and spent two years uncovering fascinating narratives from every corner of the country. 

Kid’s Corner

“Dreaming Dangerous” by Lauren DeStefano.  From Bloomsbury Children’s Books.

Tucked deep in the woods and surrounded by a great iron fence lies Brassmere Academy for the Extraordinary, a school for orphans with strange and wonderful gifts. Twelve-year-old Plum has lived there for as long as she can remember. Each night, she ventures into her dreams alongside her three best friends, Vien, Gwendle, and Artem to fight monsters and journey on dangerous quests. 

But one night, Plum gets a mysterious warning that she and her friends are no longer safe. And the next morning, Artem is nowhere to be found.

On display

  • Boondoogle by Amelia Mastrangelo
  • Drawings & Art by Bernard Hurlbut
  • Shakespeare’s The Tempest by Trena DeFranco
  • Capitol Theatre
  • Rome Historical Society

Did you know?

According to the American Library Association, Americans go to libraries more than three times as frequently as they go to the movies. Jervis Library’s huge collection of DVDs is available to check out for free. Ask at the Information Desk to see the list of what’s new.


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