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 focuses on contemporary adult fiction and nonfiction books. We meet virtually via Zoom every third Wednesday of the month from 6:30pm - 7:30pm on Zoom. To RSVP, please email our librarian, Kara at kconley@CLDandJ.org for the Zoom meeting link.
njoy a fascinating art-themed title and join the discussion on Zoom from your computer, tablet, or phone! Presented by the docents of the Everson on the first Tuesday of each even month from 6:30pm - 7:30pm, this social book club is open to adults over the age of 18.
Free notary public services are available most Wednesdays from 10 AM until 11 AM. Call ahead to make sure Notary Services are available on the date in question, (315) 446-3578.
Group Meeting Rooms B and C are available starting 2/14/22 on a first-come, first-served basis for groups of one to three people. Enquire at the Circulation or Reference Desk to see if a meeting room is available.
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.
The Library has launched a virtual meeting room for local, nonprofit groups engaged in educational, cultural, intellectual, or charitable activities. Click here to view the Virtual Meeting Room Request Form.
Please read the Library Virtual Meeting Room Policy before submitting your request to determine if your organization qualifies to use the Library’s virtual meeting room. By applying for the use of the Library virtual 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.
The Library Virtual Meeting Room is funded by the Friends of the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville.
Not sure what to put on hold for the 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. We have materials for ages birth through middle school, so there is something for everyone.
Requests may be made by filling out this Google Form or calling the Library at 315-446-3578. Within 24 to 48 business hours, we will contact you to schedule a time to pick up your personalized bundle during our open hours. If you have more than one child, please fill out one Form per child. Number of items not to exceed 10 total per card per week.
CLD&J offers one-on-one Book a Librarian appointments for individuals looking for help with research, library services, and resources. This free service is for questions that require time beyond the general assistance at the reference desk. Book a Librarian sessions typically last from 30 minutes to an hour.
To sign up for a Book a Librarian appointment, fill out this online form.
Please note: Librarians are not legal, medical, or tax professionals. Some questions or topics may require a referral to these or other providers.
The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville is offering a brand new service: 3D Printing on-Demand. Starting on Monday, February 1st OCPL library card holders can request a print on our Lulzbot Mini 3D Printer by completing this Google Form. Requestors 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.
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 to schedule a time to pick up your print from the Patio Pick-Up tables. 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.
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.
You are eligible to participate in our program if:
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.
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.
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.
Every other month we will be offering a special service to teens (grades 5-12): Teen Book Boxes. Due to the health concerns associated with the pandemic, we've replaced the box with a bag for you to keep or discard. Each participant’s bag will feature a new teen book in one of the genres you request and some treats and surprises too.
You will be notified when your bag is available for pickup. Please return the book and the completed book review slip to be eligible for the next Teen Book Box. Your honest feedback helps us when we are selecting books for you.
|Registration Period||First Available Date|
(held for 5 days)
|January||December 1 - 18||January 15|
|March||February 1 - 12||March 12|
|May||April 1 - 16||May 14|
|July||June 1 - 18||July 16|
|September||August 1 - 13||September 10|
|November||October 1 - 15||November 12|
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.
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)
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)
The Library provides books for book clubs at the local schools and senior living facilities. These services are coordinated through Kara: kconley@CLDandJ.org.
Local book groups (or clubs) looking for book recommendations or book-related services can contact Brian Abbott for assistance: babbott@CLDandJ.org.
**If your facility or community group is interested in having the Library visit, please contact Kara at kconley@CLDandJ.org.
The Library conducts regular visits and book clubs at Menorah Park and the Nottingham, two local senior living communities. For more information, contact Kara at kconley@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.Pop Up Library: Summer 2021
This summer, the Outreach team is hosting a Pop Up Library program at the Jamesville Food Pantry parking lot on the second Thursday in June, July, and August from 2:00pm-2:30pm, weather permitting. Join us for free WiFi, book giveaways, and more! Family-friendly storytime will be offered at 2:30pm. We encourage you to bring chairs or a blanket to participate in storytime. Please note: there will be no access to restrooms during the Pop Up Library visit.
Dates & times:
Thursday, June 10th from 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Thursday, July 8th from 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Thursday, August 12th from 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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
|American Hophornbeam||Fringe Orchid|
|Canadian Anemone||Lanceleaf Coreopsis|
|Eastern White Pine||Trillium|