Check out the latest books at Jervis library

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Jervis Public Library, 613 N. Washington St., is once again open to the public! Face masks and social distancing are required.

Library hours are 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday; and 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fridays.

The library has 110,000 books; nearly 20,000 digital books and audiobooks via OverDrive’s Libby app (midyork.overdrive.com); 4,500 DVDs; 6,000 books on CD; nearly 200 magazines and newspapers; and 155 digital magazines.

Borrow unique items including disc golf kits, 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.

Call 315-336-4570, e-mail askJPL@jervislibrary.org, or go online to www.jervislibrary.org or www.facebook.com/jervispubliclibrary for more information.

Attraction passes

Call 315-336-4570 to check the availability of passes; if available, we will keep the pass on hold for you until the close of business on the day you call to reserve it. They cannot be reserved for a particular day. Passes available this year include:

Adirondack Experience (50% off family admission)

Empire Pass (free admission to NYS Parks)

Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse (free admission for two adults; under 12 are free)

Fort Rickey Game Farm (50% off admission for up to four adults and six children)

Onondaga Explore the Outdoors pass (includes discounted admission to Rosamond Gifford Zoo)

The Wild Center in Tupper Lake ($10 admission for each of up to two adults (18 and up) and up to four children for free)

You must show your library card to take advantage of these offers at many of the sites. The library is also selling discounted tickets to Water Safari, as well as EZPass for the NYS Thruway.

Did you know?

July is UV Safety Awareness Month. While we all enjoy getting some summer sun, it’s important to protect skin and eyes from damaging rays.

Safety measures include covering up, staying in the shade between 10am - 4pm, and using a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. For more information, visit the American Cancer Society’s website at https://www.cancer.org/healthy/be-safe-in-sun.html

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“For the Wolf” by Hannah Whitten.  From Orbit.

As the only Second Daughter born in centuries, Red has one purpose—to be sacrificed to the Wolf in the Wood in the hope he’ll return the world’s captured gods. Red is almost relieved to go. Plagued by a dangerous power she can’t control, at least she knows that in the Wilderwood, she can’t hurt those she loves. Again.

But the legends lie. The Wolf is a man, not a monster. Her magic is a calling, not a curse. And if she doesn’t learn how to use it, the monsters the gods have become will swallow the Wilderwood—and her world—whole.

“The Night Hawks (Ruth Galloway Mysteries)” by Elly Griffiths.  From Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Ruth is back as head of archaeology at the University of North Norfolk when a group of local metal detectorists—the so-called Night Hawks—uncovers Bronze Age artifacts on the beach, alongside a recently deceased body, just washed ashore. Not long after, the same detectorists uncover a murder-suicide—a scientist and his wife found at their farmhouse, long thought to be haunted by the Black Shuck, a humongous black dog, a harbinger of death. 

The further DCI Nelson probes into both cases, the more intertwined they become, and the closer they circle to David Brown, the new lecturer Ruth has recently hired, who seems always to turn up wherever Ruth goes.

Kid’s Corner

“Paletero Man” by Lucky Diaz.  From HarperCollins.

What’s the best way to cool off on a hot summer day? Run quick and find Paletero José!

Follow along with our narrator as he passes through his busy neighborhood in search of the Paletero Man. But when he finally catches up with him, our narrator’s pockets are empty. Oh no! What happened to his dinero? It will take the help of the entire community to get the tasty treat now.

“Ahmed Aziz’s Epic Year” by Nina Hamza.  From Quill Tree Books. 

Ahmed Aziz is having an epic year—epically bad. After his dad gets sick, the family moves from Hawaii to Minnesota for his dad’s treatment. Even though his dad grew up there, Ahmed can’t imagine a worse place to live. He’s one of the only brown kids in his school. And as a proud slacker, Ahmed doesn’t want to deal with expectations from his new teachers.

Ahmed surprises himself by actually reading the assigned books for his English class: Holes, Bridge to Terabithia, and From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Shockingly, he doesn’t hate them. Ahmed also starts learning about his uncle, who died before Ahmed was born. Getting bits and pieces of his family’s history might be the one upside of the move, as his dad’s health hangs in the balance and the school bully refuses to leave him alone. Will Ahmed ever warm to Minnesota?

“Long Lost” by Jacqueline West.  From Greenwillow Books.

Eleven-year-old Fiona has just read a book that doesn’t exist.

When Fiona’s family moves to a new town to be closer to her older sister’s figure skating club—and far from Fiona’s close-knit group of friends—nobody seems to notice Fiona’s unhappiness. Alone and out of place, Fiona ventures to the town’s library, a rambling mansion donated by a long-dead heiress. And there she finds a gripping mystery novel about a small town, family secrets, and a tragic disappearance.

Soon Fiona begins to notice strange similarities that blur the lines between the novel and her new town. With a little help from a few odd Lost Lake locals, Fiona uncovers the book’s strange history. Lost Lake is a town of restless spirits, and Fiona will learn that both help and danger come from unexpected places—maybe even from the sister she thinks doesn’t care about her anymore.

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