Discover the latest books from the Jervis library


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; and from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday.

The library has 110,000 books; 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 disc golf kits, karaoke machine and CDs, DVD player, VCR, and Kill-a-Watt meter. The library also offers meeting rooms, a licensed notary public, and one-on-one technical help – 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 or for more information.

Attractions pass

Call 315-336-4570 to check the availability of passes; if it is available, we will keep the pass on hold for you until 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% reduction on family admission)

Empire Pass (free entry to NYS parks)

Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse (free entry for two adults, free for children under 12)

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

Onondaga Explore the Outdoors Pass (includes discounted entry to Rosamond Gifford Zoo)

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

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

Did you know?

July is National Parks and Recreation Month. The city of Rome operates and maintains 25 parks, 12 playgrounds, five swimming pools and a civic arena. Rome is also home to Delta Lake State Park and Fort Stanwix National Monument. With so many options, it’s easy to find somewhere nearby to enjoy the great outdoors! For more information, visit the City of Rome website at

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Top titles

“The Personal Librarian” by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. From Berkley.

In her twenties, Belle da Costa Greene was hired by JP Morgan to keep a collection of rare manuscripts, books and works of art for her new Pierpont Morgan library. Belle becomes a staple of New York society and one of the most powerful people in the art and book world, known for her impeccable taste and shrewd negotiating skills for critical works, while helping to create. a world class collection.

But Belle has a secret, which she must protect at all costs. She was not born Belle da Costa Greene but Belle Marion Greener. She is the daughter of Richard Greener, the first black to graduate from Harvard and a well-known advocate for equality. Belle’s complexion is not dark because of her alleged Portuguese heritage which passes her off as white – her complexion is dark because she is African American.

Lisa Jackson’s “The Third Grave”. From Kensington.

The old Beaumont mansion is a rotten shell of its old personality, especially after a disastrous hurricane swept through Georgia. The storm does more than dislodge the shutters and shingles. This leads to a macabre find in the cellar. Three graves. But only two skeletons …

For Nikki, discovery is a gift, the perfect subject for her next detective story. Rumors are widespread that the burial site is the resting place of the Duval sisters, three young girls who went to the movies with their older brother, Owen, 20 years ago, and never returned. Forensics confirms the remains belong to Holly and Poppy Duval. But where is the younger sister, Rose?

Children’s corner

“The bench” of Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. From Random House Books for young readers.

“The Bench” touchingly captures the evolving and expanding relationship between father and son and reminds us of the many ways love can take shape and be expressed in a modern family.

Evoking a deep sense of warmth, connection and compassion, “The Bench” gives readers a window into shared and enduring moments between a diverse group of fathers and sons – times of peace and reflection, of trust and of trust. belief, discovery and learning, comfort.

Ellen Oh’s “Finding Junie Kim”. From HarperCollins.

Junie Kim just wants to fit in. So she keeps her head down and tries not to draw attention to herself. But when racist graffiti appears in her middle school, Junie must decide between remaining silent or speaking out.

Then Junie’s history teacher gives her a project and Junie decides to interview her grandparents, learning about their incredible experiences as children during the Korean War. Junie comes to admire her grandmother’s fierce determination to overcome impossible obstacles and her grandfather’s unwavering compassion in times of war. And as racism becomes more prevalent in school, Junie draws on the strength of her ancestors and finds the courage to do what’s right.


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