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; 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
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.
Patrons can borrow unique items including snowshoes, karaoke machine and CDs, DVD player, VCR, and Kill-a-Watt meter. The library also offers meeting rooms and a licensed Notary Public — 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.
Drop off point
In addition to serving as a spot to pick up everything from books to snowshoes, the library also serves as a drop off for a variety of items.
Cell phones for Soldiers has become an annual tradition in November in conjunction with AT&T and NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo. The collection bin for old phones is on the first service desk you see when you walk into the library on the side that faces Washington St. The library accepts cell phones all year in anticipation of the annual collection.
Year round, we collect eyeglasses for the Lions Club. They have just provided us with an official collection bin, which is now inside the entrance that leads to the parking lot.
Wednesday, Jan. 5, 10:30 a.m., Story Time with Ms. Emily
Thursday, Jan. 6, 6:30 p.m., Virtual Teen Event: JSYK
Did you know?
Jan. 2 is National Science Fiction Day. It’s the birth date of noted science fiction author Isaac Asimov, and a perfect time to check out some new books, or revisit an old favorite. Call or visit the library, visit our homepage, or use the Libby app to check out our ebook and e-audio collections from the comfort of your own home!
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“Going There More” by Katie Couric. From Little, Brown and Company.
For more than forty years, Katie Couric has been an iconic presence in the media world. In her brutally honest, hilarious, heartbreaking memoir, she reveals what was going on behind the scenes of her sometimes tumultuous personal and professional life - a story she’s never shared, until now.
Of the medium she loves, the one that made her a household name, she says, “Television can put you in a box; the flat-screen can flatten. On TV, you are larger than life but smaller, too. It is not the whole story, and it is not the whole me. This book is.”
“The Shadows of Men: A Novel (Wyndham & Banerjee Mysteries)” by Abir Mukherjee. From Pegasus Crime.
When a Hindu theologian is found murdered in his home, the city is on the brink of all-out religious war. Can the officers of the Imperial Police Force—Captain Sam Wyndham and Sergeant “Surrender-Not” Banerjee—track down those responsible in time to stop a bloodbath?
Set at a time of heightened political tension, beginning in atmospheric Calcutta and taking the detectives all the way to bustling Bombay, the latest instalment in this remarkable series presents Wyndham and Banerjee with an unprecedented challenge. Will this be the case that finally drives them apart?
“Soul Food Sunday” by Winsome Bingham. From Abrams Books for Young Readers.
At Granny’s, Sunday isn’t Sunday without a big family gathering over a lovingly prepared meal. Old enough now, our narrator is finally invited to help cook the dishes for the first time: He joins Granny in grating the cheese, cleaning the greens, and priming the meat for Roscoe Ray’s grill.
But just when Granny says they’re finished, her grandson makes his own contribution, sweetening this Sunday gathering—and the many more to come.
Evocatively written and vividly illustrated, this mouthwatering story is a warm celebration of tradition and coming together at a table filled with love and delicious food.
“Angelina Ballerina Loves the Library” by Katharine Holabird. From Simon Spotlight.
Angelina is excited to get a library card from the Chipping Cheddar Library. There are so many books she wants to read.
Then she finds out she can only check out five books at a time! What will Angelina do? She will find a way… and learn all kinds of things from the books she reads!
“The Fowl Twins Get What They Deserve” by Eoin Colfer. From Disney-Hyperion.
For almost two years, Lord Teddy Bleedham-Drye, the Duke of Scilly, has been plotting revenge against the Fowl Twins, who humiliated him in Book One. Teddy plans to give them exactly what they deserve: permanent death.
He threatens Myles with his weaponized jet and Beckett and Specialist Lazuli succeed in disarming the aircraft and causing an accident that kills the duke. But does it really?