Check out the latest — books and plenty more — at Jervis 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*; 6:30 p.m., Pajama Story Time

Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Story Time* Wednesday, 10 a.m., Drop-In Tech Help; 3 p.m., Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia*

Thursday, noon, Mystery a la Carte Book Discussion — “The Late Show” by Michael Connelly; 6 p.m., Rescheduled: Community Energy Engagement Program, a clean energy program sponsored by NYSERDA.

Friday, noon, Hospice & Palliative Care Information

Saturday, 2:30 p.m., The Hate U Give Book Discussion in Conjunction with Rome NAACP

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Top Titles

“The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides. From Celadon Books.

Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.

“The Last Romantics: A Novel” by Tara Conklin.  From William Morrow.

When the renowned poet Fiona Skinner is asked about the inspiration behind her iconic work, “The Love Poem,” she tells her audience a story about her family and a betrayal that reverberates through time. 

A sweeping yet intimate epic about one American family, “The Last Romantics” is an unforgettable exploration of the ties that bind us together, the responsibilities we embrace and the duties we resent, and how we can lose—and sometimes rescue—the ones we love. 

Kid’s Corner

“Mary Wears What She Wants” by Keith Negley.  From Balzer + Bray.

Once upon a time (but not that long ago), girls only wore dresses. And only boys wore pants. 

Until one day, a young girl named Mary had an idea: She would wear whatever she wanted. And she wanted to wear pants.

A charming picture book inspired by the true story of Mary Edwards Walker, a trailblazing 19th-century doctor who was arrested many times for wearing pants.

“Dragon Night” by J. R. Krause.  From G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers.

Georgie is afraid of the night. It’s too dark with the lights off. Too quiet with everyone asleep. And being alone makes everything worse.

The dragon is afraid of the knight. After all, the knight carries a heavy sword, and he always wants to fight.

The dragon knows just what to do to help Georgie overcome his fear, and the two set off on a unforgettable magical adventure.

On display

CNY Amateur Radio by Marc Araujo

French and Indian War/Fort Bull Research by Wayne Schaller

Black History Month by AAHA

Zentangles by Ruth Morgan

Capitol Theatre

Copper City Community Connection

Did you know?

We all know that Feb. 14 is Valentine’s Day, but did you know it’s also Library Lovers’ Day? Celebrate by visiting Jervis or one of the other libraries in the Mid York Library System – we’re linked to 42 other public libraries in Oneida, Herkimer, and Madison counties, and each one is unique!


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