Check out the latest books, events 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.

Borrow unique items including 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 to Thursday; 5:30 p.m. Fridays; 5 p.m. Saturdays.

The library is closed Sundays. Call 315-336-4570 or go online to for more information.


* registration required

Monday, 10 a.m., Low Cost Health Ins. Info by MVP; 6 p.m., Anime Club

Tuesday, 10 a.m., Drop-In Tech Help; 10:30 a.m., Toddler Story Time*

Wednesday, 6 p.m., Lego Club

Thursday, 10 a.m., Tai Chi and Tea; 4 p.m., Annual Meeting of Jervis Public Library Association

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“Dear Edward: A Novel” by Ann Napolitano. From The Dial Press.

One summer morning, twelve-year-old Edward Adler, his beloved older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los Angeles. Among them are a Wall Street wunderkind, a young woman coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy, an injured veteran returning from Afghanistan, a business tycoon, and a free-spirited woman running away from her controlling husband. Halfway across the country, the plane crashes. Edward is the sole survivor.

Edward’s story captures the attention of the nation, but he struggles to find a place in a world without his family. He continues to feel that a part of himself has been left in the sky, forever tied to the plane and all of his fellow passengers.

“Such a Fun Age” by Kiley Reid.  From G.P. Putnam’s Sons.

Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains’ toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store’s security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. 

A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make things right. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix’s past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other. 

Kid’s Corner

“Froggy Builds a Snowman” by Jonathan London.  From Viking Books for Young Readers.

It’s Winter Carnival day, and Froggy can’t wait to build a snowman. But school principal Mr. Mugwort says there is a lot to do first. Skating! Sledding! A snow fort! Finally it’s time to build a snowman, but Froggy builds a snow dinosaur instead. And of course the day wouldn’t be complete without a wild snowball fight. 

“Notorious” by Gordon Korman.  From Balzer + Bray.

Keenan has lived all over the world but nowhere quite as strange as Centerlight Island, which is split between the United States and Canada. The only thing weirder than Centerlight itself is his neighbor Zarabeth, aka ZeeBee.

ZeeBee is convinced that her beloved dog, Barney, was murdered. Just about everyone on Centerlight is a suspect, because everyone hated Barney, a huge dog—part mastiff, part rottweiler—notorious for terrorizing the community.ZeeBee enlists Keenan’s help to solve the mystery.

Did you know?

Check out Jervis Library’s new collection of circulating games. These games can be borrowed and brought home for two weeks and may be renewed twice, barring a hold by another patron.

The collection is small, but growing. See the table display by the Information Desk during the month of January for more information.

On display

Martin Luthur King, Jr./ African-American Heritage Month by Janet Bennett and Herb Thorpe

Soap Making by Amanda Armstrong

Nature Paintings by Nancy Araujo

Rome City School District Art Work by Sybil Preski

Rome Art & Community Center by Tamalin Martin

Rome Capitol Theatre


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