Digital Collections:


Hoopla users registered to CLD&J are limited to 8 checkouts per month.

Hoopla Digital Catalog and Account
Hoopla App (scroll to the bottom)

Instruction Sheets:
Hoopla guide (2023)

Memory Care Collection:


The CLD&J Memory Care Collection was created in 2022 to provide resources, activities, and entertainment for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia and their caregivers. Our goal is to provide access to materials that help facilitate discussion, connection, and comfort for both caregivers and those with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

The majority of the items in the collection were donated in memory of Madeline G. Salsgiver by Karen Salsgiver & Bonnie Strunk, Lora Payne, and Sandra MacKenzie.

Memory Care Kit Themes

Old Hollywood, Birds, Cats, Dogs, Seasons, American Landmarks, National Parks, Tools/Home Improvement, Outdoor Adventures, Farm Life, Home Sweet Home, Planes Trains & Automobiles, Beach Vacation, and Games & Recreation


The Collection contains four main components:

  1. Caregiving Resource Books

  2. Activity and Picture Books

  3. Games & Puzzles

  4. Memory Care Kits which are themed kits with books, DVDs, and activities all based on specific interests, careers, etc.


Books in the collection can be placed on hold at any OCPL Library. The Games & Puzzles and Kits must be picked up at CLD&J. Items circulate for 3 weeks and can be renewed 2 times.

Nest of Things:


The Nest of Things collection is CLD&J's version of a Library-of-Things. This special collection consists of a series of "bundles" and equipment. You can find the Nest of Things collection in the upper browsing area near our DVD collection. Search “Nest of Things” to easily find the items in the Catalog. Email with equipment requests or questions.


Bundles and equipment checkout for 2 weeks. Items must be picked up at CLD&J. All patrons use bundles and equipment at their own discretion.

Featured Items

  • Bongo Drums
  • Cricut Joy
  • Emergency Sewing Bundle
  • Epson EX21 Multimedia Projector
  • Flower Press
  • Jewelry Tools
  • Knitting Loom Rings
  • Phone Gimbal
  • Snowball Mic
  • Streamer Bundle
  • (2) Streaming Blu-ray Disc/DVD disc player
  • Tambourine

  • Browse the Nest of Things Collection Guide here.

    CLD&J Games Collection:


    The CLD&J Games Collection is a family-friendly collection of board games, card games, role-playing games, and more that may be checked out for one week.

    The CLD&J Games Collection materials were selected to foster learning, social engagement, and entertainment. The games included in the collection were chosen for ages 2 and up and feature a variety of mechanics and themes. Many of the games have added literacy value for new readers of all ages, as well as just being a lot of fun!

    Download the Games Collection Catalog


    We received a number of generous donations to begin the collection. Thanks to: Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG), Asmadi Games, Atlas Games, Brotherwise Games, Calliope Games, Cheapass Games, CNYK, Daily Magic Games, Gamelyn Games, Gamewright, Goliath Games, HABA USA, Ledar Games, Looney Labs, Monte Cook Games, Outset games, Red Raven Games, Rio Grande Games, Steve Jackson Games, Thames & Kosmos, and Twilight Creations, Inc. for their support, amongst many others.


    If you have any questions about the collection, please contact Young Adult & Community Outreach Services Librarian at Games can also be searched for in the Library catalog!

    STEM Equipment Collection: Discovery To Go!

    Thanks to a $20,000 NYS Special Legislative Grant sponsored by (then) Assemblyman Sam Roberts, the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville is circulating collections of kid-friendly science, math, and engineering equipment, materials, and resources, all packaged with easy, do-it-yourself activities and directions. The “Discovery To Go” (DTG) collection is designed to allow families to explore and play at home or in the library. The science collection includes items such as microscopes, a telescope, fossil and rock collections, weather stations, and medical models. The engineering collection includes kits and technology that encourage budding inventors to explore robotics, create sustainable energy models, and discover properties of light and sound with electronics. The collection’s math games and gadgets help clarify math functions for young children in a visual and tactile way. Books and media on relevant topics supplement the collection and support learning and teaching.

    Download the Comprehensive Discovery To Go Catalog
    Download the Introductory Discovery To Go Flyer
    Download the List of DTG Apps available on the DTG iPad Air Devices
    Click here for DTG item checkout policies

    Library-Powered Apps:

    Click here for an A-Z list of All OCPL Databases

    Book Search


    A handy tool for book readalikes, series, and similar author info. Novelist recommendations and ratings are imbedded in our catalog.
    Click here to go to Novelist

    Book Browse

    Discover a reader's paradise of book recommendations, book club discussion questions, and more! All for free and at your fingertips!
    Visit this link to start

    Digital Collections


    Libby is an easy-to-use app for tablets and smartphones that gives patrons access to our digital book collection through OverDrive. You can find ebooks, audiobooks, and other media and can download your items to your device to read or listen off-line.
    Kindle Reading App
    Get the Libby App


    Hoopla is a second digital content service that the Library provides. It supplements our other collections and has great benefits including a wonderful music album collection, graphic novels & comics, audiobooks, and ebooks that you won't find in OverDrive.
    Get the Hoopla App

    Skill Building

    Brainfuse HelpNow

    Live Tutoring offers live tutor access for homework help, skills building and test preparation. The Adult Learning Center is the adult learners’ version of HelpNow™ where patrons can access testing and career resources.
    Get the Brainfuse HelpNow App

    LinkedIn Learning

    LIL provides comprehensive video tutorials from experts on all computer-related topics. Learn how to work with your new creative software, practice skills with helpful hints from knowledgeable people, and find answers to accomplish your next big digital project.
    Get the LinkedIn Learning App
    Get the PDF Instructions

    Suburban Life Historic Newspaper Digital Collection:


    The Community Library of Dewitt & Jamesville has digitized a large portion of Suburban Life, a local newspaper that detailed daily life in the towns of DeWitt, Jamesville, and East Syracuse during the mid-1970s to the late 1980s. The collection is available to view for free via the NYS Historic Newspaper Collection and covers the years from 1979-1984. To access the Suburban Life archive and search by date, name, or keyword, click this text to visit the link.

    The digitization of the Library’s Suburban Life newspaper collection was made possible by an Access & Digitization Grant from our friends at CLRC.


    Current and Historical Newspaper Databases:

    Current 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!

    Current 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.

    Newspaper Archive

    A searchable archive of digital images and full text from newspapers. Included in the collection is a searchable archive of Syracuse newspapers from 1857 forward. Coverage is provided for the following states:
    CT, DE, DoC, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, and VT.


    A comprehensive news collection ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, national and international level. Titles include over 3,650 American newspapers, blogs, newswires, news magazines, journals, international special reports and videos.

    Item Request Form:

    Complete the CLD&J Item Request Form Online

    Looking for a title that the Library doesn't own yet? Patrons can easily submit suggestions for new items with their library card number. Provide the title, author, and format of the item you wish the Library to add and your request will be sent to the appropriate selector for review!