Book Clubs for Adults:

Mystery Book Club

Explore the rich diversity of the mystery genre from the earliest examples and Golden Age authors to today’s contemporary sleuths and cozy tales. Please check the Library's Event Calendar for upcoming meetings of the Mystery Book Club and to register for the discussions you want to attend.

Page Turners Book Club

Page Turners Book Club focuses on contemporary adult fiction and nonfiction books. We meet virtually via Zoom every third Wednesday of the month from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm on Zoom. To RSVP, please email our librarian, Sara Jo at sbrandt@CLDandJ.org for the Zoom meeting link.

Everson Art Book Club

Please email Education.everson@gmail.com for more information.

Notary:

Free notary public services are available Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 pm. Call ahead to make sure Notary Services are available on the date in question, (315) 446-3578.

 

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Meeting Rooms:

Group Meeting Rooms A, B, and C are available to reserve on a first-come, first-served basis for groups of one to eight people. Enquire at the Circulation or Reference Desk to see if a meeting room is available. You can also register through the Room Booking link.

In keeping with the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville’s mission to offer welcoming spaces for community interactions, the Library encourages use of the meeting rooms by non-profit groups engaged in educational, cultural, intellectual, or charitable activities. In keeping with federal, state, and local laws, meeting rooms are available to organizations and groups without regard to their religious, political, or philosophical beliefs.

Please read the Library Meeting Room Use Policy before submitting your request to determine if your organization qualifies to use the Library’s meeting rooms. By applying for the use of a Library meeting room, the applicant and organization agree to adhere to all policies stated herein and to the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville Patron Code of Conduct.

3D Printing on-Demand:

About

The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville offers 3D Printing on-Demand. OCPL library card holders can request a print on our Lulzbot Mini 3D Printer by completing this Google Form. Requestors can choose the color of their print when they submit their request. Currently the Library has black, blue, red or green filament available for patrons. Requests may take up to 7 days to be completed.

Review the 3D Printing on-Demand Policy.

3D Print Specifications & Costs

3D printing is available for the cost of the materials, .5 cents per gram of filament used. All jobs are printed using PLA filament. The print file must be in .stl or .obj format, no larger than 25 MB, smaller than 6 inches cubed, and take less than 5 hours to print. Library staff will be in touch with any questions about the print job. When the print is ready, a library staff member will contact you. All printing charges will be added to your library account. Balances of $3.00 or more can be paid with a credit card online through your library account.

Home Delivery Service:

About

The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville offers a free monthly delivery service for all homebound patrons. Any resident of the Library’s service area who is not able to come into the Library because of a temporary or permanent disability and satisfies eligibility criteria is welcome to take advantage of this service. We also welcome new parents to call for this service.

Who is eligible to participate in the Home Delivery Service?

    You are eligible to participate in our program if:

  1. You live in the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville’s service area
  2. You have a valid OCPL Library Card
  3. You meet at least one of these eligibility criteria:
      - Short or long term illness or disability
      - Senior citizen non-driver (over 65 years of age)
      - New parents (for the first six months after childbirth)
      - Other

How do I apply?

Complete an online Home Delivery Application Form
OR print out, complete, and mail the Home Delivery Application Form.

If our program enrollment is full at the time you apply, we will notify you and place you on a waiting list.

How do I select library materials?

Once your registration is approved, one of our outreach liaisons will contact you via phone to discuss your preferences and place requests. You can look up available materials through our online catalog, or you can ask your liaison to help you select materials.

You may select up to 5 print materials and 3 media items each month per card.

When will my items be delivered?

Your items will be delivered to your front door on a monthly basis.
Items may be renewed, if needed.
Delivery will be contactless and employees will wear proper Personal Protective Equipment when dropping off items.

Art in the Library:

2022 Artists Schedule

January & February: Ellen Blalock
March & April: Town of DeWitt Recreation Generation
May & June: Evelyn Fiorenza
July & August: Suzanne Masters
September & October: Kathy Quinn
November & December: Diane Menzies

Information on our shows can be found in our newsletter and on our social media pages. If you are interested in showing your work, contact Fran Swick at fcacace@CLDandJ.org.

About the Wendy Scott Art Gallery

Located in the hallway outside The Vault teen space, the Wendy Scott Art Gallery is dedicated to enriching the experience of our library patrons by providing a space for high-quality art from local working artists in a diverse range of styles, themes, and mediums. The library also offers additional educational opportunities to increase visual literacy and knowledge of art.

Fiddles, 2011 by Libby Hughes

Accessibility Services:

About

The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville is committed to providing equal access to all patrons, including those with disabilities, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This guide provides an overview of current accessibility services offered by the CLD&J.
Download our Accessibility Services informational sheet. (Click here)

Services & Collections
  • Home Delivery Service Application (Click here)
  • Large Print Library Maps (Click here)
  • Captioning for Library Programs
  • Large Print Collection
  • Audiobook Collection
  • New York State Talking Book and Braille Library (Click here)
  • Accessible eBooks and eAudiobooks (Click here)
  • Social Stories

    The CLD&J has developed a Library Social Story to help prepare children for a visit to our library. A social story is a learning tool that describes social situations through a positive exchange of visual and printed information.​ Our social story was created to promote a positive, safe, and meaningful library visit for all.
    Social Story for Ages 3-6 (Click here)
    Social Story for Ages 6+ (Click here)

    Accessible Features of the Facility

  • Automatic door opener at entrance
  • Varied height service desks
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator
  • Handicapped parking spaces
  • Convenient outdoor seating leading to library entrance

    Available Equipment

  • Merlin Magnifier (upon request)
  • NVDA Screen Reader on all public computers
  • Magnifying Glasses (Available at information desk)
  • Windows 11 Accessibility Features
        Most library computers are equipped with accessibility features including:
        - Narrator: a screen reader program and braille support
        - Color filters
        - High contrast themes
        - Magnifier
  • Outreach Services:

    About

    The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville provides resources and services to individuals, schools, and organizations within our community. Our dedicated staff is interested in providing services to you or your group. Please reach out to our Coordinator for Community Engagement and Outreach, Sara Jo Brandt, sbrandt@CLDandJ.org with any requests or questions.

    Book Clubs

    The Library provides books for book clubs at the local schools and senior living facilities. These services are coordinated through Sara Jo Brandt: sbrandt@CLDandJ.org.
    Local book groups (or clubs) looking for book recommendations or book-related services can contact Brian Abbott for assistance: babbott@CLDandJ.org.

    Past Outreach Events Attended by the Library

  • Syracuse Tech Week : Club Day (Mariott Syracuse Downtown - 2019)
  • John A. Defrancisco Senior Fair (Fairgrounds - 2018)
  • CNY Regional Making & Innovation Conference (LeMoyne College - 2018)
  • AT&T and CNY STEM Hub Camp (LeMoyne College - 2016)
  • TACNY Maker Hall (Nottingham High School - 2016)

    **If your facility or community group is interested in having the Library visit, please contact Sara Jo Brandt at sbrandt@CLDandJ.org.

  • Activities

    Outreach to Senior Living Facilities

    The Library conducts regular visits and book clubs at Menorah Park and the Nottingham, two local senior living communities. For more information, contact Sara Jo at sbrandt@CLDandJ.org.

    Outreach to Schools and Public Facilities

    The Library plans regular visits to local schools in Jamesville & DeWitt, including public and private schools. In the past, outreach initiatives have included programs at Clark Reservation, Jamesville Beach County Park, Jamesville Penitentiary, Ryder Town Park, and the Town of DeWitt's Annual Canal Day.

    Living Library:

    About

    This initiative offers programing and informational guides about the natural environment around the library and our local landscape. The programs range from Astronomy and birdwatching to gardening and nature-related craft prjects.

    Policies

    The property surrounding the library is private, however we permit patrons to take advantage of the learning opportunies and enrichment that natural spaces can provide. Please follow our Outdoor Space Policy while visiting the Library and taking advantage of our property.
    Outdoor Space Use Policy

    Programs

    Check our Calendar of Events for current program offerings in the Living Library category.

    Have a program idea? Reach out at programming@cldandj.org to share.

    Additional Information

  • Solar Panel and Green Roof Informational Flyers
  • Local Birds Poster: in the Gallery
  • Local Wildflower Updates: posted on our Facebook page
  • Local Wildlife Updates : Posted on our Facebook page

  • Local Plants Featured on the Homepage

    American Hophornbeam Fringe Orchid
    Canadian Anemone Lanceleaf Coreopsis
    Cattail Maidenhair Fern
    Chokeberry Paper Birch
    Eastern Cottonwood Sweetgrass
    Eastern White Pine Trillium