2021-2022 Annual Campaign

 
 


A message from the Library's Executive Director:
As the Library works hard to deliver the services that our community needs and wants, we face challenges. Most pressing, our operating expenses have sharply increased: utilities and other fixed expenses are up over 10%. These needs can be met, but your help is crucial.
With this in mind, we ask for your support as we kick off our 2021-2022 Annual Campaign. Your gift - of any amount - will help us to continue to build and to enrich our community with programs and services for you.
In our changing world, the Library is a touchpoint for the cultural and community connections that are more important than ever. We appreciate your support!

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For your convenience, there are several ways to donate to the Library's Annual Campaign. They are listed below. If you would like to be recognized for your contribution, please provide your contact information with your donation.
  - You can mail or bring a check to the Library
  - You can mail or bring cash to the Library
  - You can send money to the Library with a credit card at the Donation Link
Donations can be mailed to: The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, DeWitt, NY 13078.

Rainbow the unicorn, the Library’s mascot, is energized by your donations! As contributions are made and recorded, they will fill up the graphic on the left. Our donation goal is $20,000 and so far we have collected $4,160. Let’s get all the way to the top! Follow all of Rainbow's adventures on our Facebook page.

 
 
 
Initiatives
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CLD&J Library Survey

The Library is looking for your input. Please complete this survey to help us in meeting the needs of DeWitt and Jamesville residents.

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Winter Reading Program 21-22

Running December 6 through February 26, 2 raffle baskets are available for each age group. Participants earn points by logging the minutes they have read. 30 minutes of reading earns one raffle basket entry!

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Read a book, any book, to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to read 1,000 books before your little one starts Kindergarten! Download the printable Reading Log.

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Broadband For All

Borrow one of the Library's hotspots to use at home. Comes with internet access. Simply connect your device via wi-fi to the hotspot and your are set to surf!

 
Services
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Virtual Meeting Room

The Library has launched a virtual meeting room for local, nonprofit groups engaged in educational, cultural, intellectual, or charitable activities.

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Book Donations

The Library is currently accepting 1 bag or 1 box (xerox sized) of books per patron per week. Please review the donation criteria.

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Personalized Pick-Up for Kids

Request a Personalized Pick-Up and our Children’s Librarians will select them for you! We can choose items based on your child’s age, interests, and reading levels.

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Gale: New York Times

Gale provides digital access to current and previous issues of The New York Times. Simply select your preferred date to browse after logging in with your OCPL library card number!

 
Programs
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Fall Event Guide

Click above to view the Fall Event Guide, a booklet that details all of our upcoming programs for September, October & November. We have programming for babies through adults of all ages. Check it out!

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ONLINE: Pajama Storytime

Join us Wednesdays at 6:30 pm for virtual storytime! Put on your PJs, gather the family, and join us for an evening storytime hosted by Miss Jenny on Zoom. Enjoy books, rhymes, songs and more! For children of all ages. Registration Required.

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ONLINE Seeing More, Seeing Further with the James Webb Space Telescope

On December 18th @ 1 pm Donald Chu from the Syracuse Astronomical Society will present on the James Webb Space Telescope's mission and capabilities. The successor to the Hubble Space telescope is set to launch on the morning of December 18th. The presentation will be about 30 minutes with Q&A following. Registration Required.

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ONLINE: Teen Gaming

Wednesdays at 3:30 pm via Zoom. Join us each week to unwind with your friends and play some games. We'll play games through online services including Among Us, Jackbox, Board Game Arena, Tabletopia, Kahoot, and more! Note: We won't be having gaming on November 24, December 1 or 22. Registration Required.

 
Digital Collections
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Libby/OverDrive

Libby is an easy-to-use app for tablets and smartphones that gives patrons access to our digital book collection through OverDrive. Download items to watch later!

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Hoopla

Hoopla is offered free for patrons through the Library to download and stream music, comics, books, audiobooks, movies and more. Check out the Hoopla app!

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Ancestry Library

Provides access to a wide range of resources for genealogical and historical research. It includes useful records like censuses.

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Post Standard

The latest issues of the Post Standard newspaper are available at your finger tips from Newsbank. Sign in with your library card number and PIN to get free access.