Jervis kicks-off summer reading program

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ROME — Jervis Public Library, 613 N. Washington St. will host an “Ocean Fossils” event on Thursday, June 30, at 5:30 p.m.

Part of the summer reading program, attendees will learn about fossils, how they form, and even make some fossils of their own. “We will also discuss the types of rocks fossils are found in and how we can find ocean fossils in our own backyards,” library officials noted.

All are welcome to attend this free children’s program on the library lawn. Bringing a blanket or lawn chairs is encouraged as the grass is often damp. In the event of poor weather, the event will be moved indoors, with limited seating available.

Also at the library

Monday, June 27, Book Bingo starts; free children’s craft kits available; noon, Summer Reading Kick-off on the lawn: Stop by to sign-up for summer reading and make some ocean art using squirt guns, sign-up for the “Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief” book club; 2 p.m., In-person Teen Event: Summer Reading

Tuesday, June 28, 11 a.m., Community Information Session: How to Become a U.S. Citizen; 11:30 a.m., Drop in clinic: Immigration Law

Wednesday, June 29, 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Lemonade on the Lawn; 6 p.m., Author Talk: Dyann Nashton, “Candy is Strong When the Marrow is Sweet”

Friday, July 1, 11 a.m., Jervis House Tour

On display

MVILR: Mohawk Valley Institute for Learning and Retirement

Tiny Art Show by Stephanie Markham

Artwork by Richard Caufield

The library is open 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Call the library at 315-336-4570, e-mail askJPL@jervislibrary.org, or go online to www.jervislibrary.org or www.facebook.com/jervispubliclibrary for more information.

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