The Jervis Public Library, 613 N. Washington St., is once again open to the public! Face masks and social distancing are mandatory.
Library hours are 8:30 am to 7:30 pm Monday through Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday; and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
The library has 110,000 books; nearly 20,000 digital books and audiobooks through 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 rackets, a 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 it all with a free library card. To get your library card, bring ID with your current address. Call 315-336-4570, email [email protected], or go online at www.jervislibrary.org or www.facebook.com/jervispubliclibrary for more information.
As well as serving as a place to pick up everything from books to snowshoes, the library also serves as a repository for a variety of items.
Cell phones for soldiers became 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 counter you see when you enter the library on the Washington Street side. The library accepts cell phones year round in preparation for the annual collection.
For the season, we are a collection point for the Community Elves project of Connected Community Schools, which accepts toys and hygiene items for kids. The collection bin is on the bench next to the entrance that leads to the parking lot.
All year round, we collect eyeglasses for the Lions Club. They have just provided us with an official collection bin, which is now located inside the entrance that leads to the parking lot.
* registration required
December 6-11: Winter coloring contest for children
Monday December 6, free children’s craft kits available
Tuesday, December 7, 11 am Virtual program: The naturalization interview; 5 p.m. Kids’ craft and wrapping session: stamped makeup bags / zipper cases *
Wednesday, December 8, 10:30 a.m., Story Time with Ms. Emily; 4:30 p.m. Virtual Teen Event: Science (Linktr.ee/JervisPublicLibrary)
Thursday, December 9, 6 p.m., local author conference and book signing: Dyann Nashton
Did you know?
December is National New Book Reading Month – with thousands of physical and electronic materials available at the library, you’re bound to find something new that will spark your interest.
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“Will” by Will Smith. From Penguin Press.
Will Smith’s transformation from a kid in West Philadelphia to one of the greatest rap stars of his day, and then to one of the greatest movie stars in Hollywood history, is a epic story, but that’s only half the story.
Will Smith thought, and rightly so, that he had won in life: not only was his own success unparalleled, his entire family was on top of the entertainment world. Only they didn’t see it that way: they felt more like star performers in his circus, a seven-day-a-week job they hadn’t signed on for. As it turned out, Will Smith’s education was not nearly over.
“Taste: My Life Through Food” by Stanley Tucci. Books from the gallery.
Stanley Tucci grew up in an Italian-American family who spent every night around the kitchen table. He shared the magic of those meals with us in “The Tucci Cookbook” and “The Tucci Table”, and now he takes us beyond the tasty recipes and into the fascinating stories behind them.
Taste is a reflection on the intersection of food and life, filled with anecdotes about his childhood in Westchester, New York; preparation and shooting of the gourmet films Big Night and Julie & Julia; fall in love during dinner; and partnering with his wife to create meals for a multitude of children.
“The Dark Hours” by Michael Connelly. From Little, Brown and Company.
It’s chaos in Hollywood at the end of the New Year’s Eve countdown. During her shift at the cemetery, LAPD sleuth Renée Ballard waits for the traditional rain of lead as hundreds of revelers shoot in. air with their weapons. Just minutes after midnight, Ballard is called to a scene where a hardworking auto store owner was fatally shot in the middle of a crowded street party.
Ballard quickly concludes that the fatal bullet could not have fallen from the sky and that it is linked to another unsolved murder, a case at one time worked on by Detective Harry Bosch. At the same time, Ballard tracks down an evil pair of serial rapists, the Midnight Men, who terrorize women and leave no trace.
Determined to resolve both cases, Ballard feels like she is constantly stepping into a police department indelibly altered by the pandemic and recent social unrest.
“Chicken Frank, dinosaur! By SK Wenger. From Albert Whitman & Company.
Chicken Frank wants to prove he’s related to a T. rex (because of evolution!) But none of the other farm animals believe him, until he gets his DNA test results. This comic book style picture book combines information and humor to explore the concept of evolution and the connection between birds and dinosaurs.
“Street of dreams” by Tricia Elam Walker. From books by Anne Schwartz.
Welcome to Dream Street, the best street in the world! On Dream Street, love between generations reigns, everyone is special and the warmth of the neighborhood shines.
Meet kids like Azaria, who loves to jump in Dutch one leg at a time; Sion, whose dream is to become a librarian; and cousins Ede and Tari, who one day dream of creating a picture book together.