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.

Page Turners Book Club

This club is new for Fall 2019 and will focus on contemporary adult fiction and non-fiction books. Three memoirs have been selected this fall.

Science Book Club

Explore and discuss with inquisitive minds. Call the library to join the email update list. This club features expert guests whenever possible.

Book-A-Librarian Appointments:


Need one-on-one reference assistance? Schedule a one-hour Book-A-Librarian appointment at CLD&J! We offer appointments to patrons looking for extended assistance on the following topics:

  • Genealogy
  • Local History
  • Research assistance
  • Using the library catalog and managing your account
  • Using library databases like Ancestry or Lynda
  • Resources for small business owners
  • Resume/cover letter assistance
  • Reader’s advisory
  • Sign Up Here

    Signing up for a Book-A-Librarian appointment is easy. Call the library at (315) 446-3578, stop in, or fill out the short online form below and one of our librarians will get back to you as soon as possible.

    Click here to go to the online form

    HIVE Makerspace:


    The Mission of the CLD&J HIVE Makerspace is to support the Library's Digital Gateway, Practical & Sustainable Making, Arts & Crafting, and Living Library initiatives through curated collections, personalized services, and participatory programs for all ages.


    Certifications are offered weekly for the 3D Printer, 3D Scanner, and Digital Design Station equipment. Call the Library to schedule an appointment. Tutorials are offered for the sewing machine, Mac Mini, and iPad Pro.
    3D Printing and Scanning Policy

    Programs & Sustainable Making Initiatives

    Learn new practical skills and embrace a sustainable lifestyle with activities in our HIVE Makerspace where we provide hands-on experiences in a low-stress, fun environment. Check our Calendar of Events for current program offerings.


  • Slanted Drafting Tables
  • iPad Pro
  • Lulzbot 3D Printer (certification required)
  • 3D Kinnect Scanner (For use with a staff member)
  • 3D Structure Scanner (For use with a staff member)
  • Digital Design Station
  • Digital Design Scanners (certification required)
  • Digital Design VHS to DVD Converter (certification required)
  • Singer Sewing Machine
  • Community Cabinet with coloring supplies, yarn and puzzle exchange
  • 2 Express Computers
  • Public Printer (15 cents / page)
  • Public Copier & Scanner (25 cents / page)

  • Digital Gateway:


    The Library offers a wide variety of electronic tools and equipment that patrons can borrow or use in the Library. Discover what tech resources and gear are available with your library card!
    Collection Information Guide


    Patrons must be 18 or older to borrow equipment.
    Computer Use Policy


    Look for programs featuring our Digital Gateway equipment. Learn to use these powerful tools and have some fun! Check our Calendar of Events for current program offerings.


    Take out

  • Roku Player with HULU, PRIME VIDEO, and NETFLIX
  • Circulating Projector
  • Kodak Playsport cameras
  • GoPro Hero 4
  • Discovery to Go iPads

  • Stay in

  • TVs for collaboration
  • Interactive Projector and Whiteboard
  • Laptops for public use in the library
  • Phone and Tablet Charging Cords
  • A/V HDMI or VGA Cables

  • Living Library:


    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.


    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


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


  • Binoculars (DTG Collection)
  • Telescopes (DTG Collection)
  • Microscopes (DTG Collection)
  • Weather Station Kits (DTG Collection)
  • Rocks & Minerals Kits (DTG Collection)
  • Fossil Kits (DTG Collection)

    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
  • Accessibility Services:


    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 Information: for homebound patrons in our service area (Click here)
  • 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 in the Reading Room (Lower Level)
  • ZoomText Magnifier and Reader in the Reading Room, Computer #5
  • Magnifying Glasses (Available at information desk)
  • Windows 10 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:


    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 Outreach Services Librarian, Nan Brown, 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 Nan:
    Local book groups (or clubs) looking for meeting room spaces, book recommendations, or book-related services can contact Brian Abbott for assistance:

    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)

  • Activities

    Outreach to Senior Living Facilities

    The Library conducts regular visits to the following Menorah Park facilities: The Inn - for a book club, and The Oaks - for book deliveries. The Nottingham Loretto facility has scheduled trips to the Library and the Library also visits the Nottingham regularly. Speak with the activities director at your facility or check the calendar of events at your facility for library-related visits and programs.

    Outreach to Schools and Public Facilities

    The Library plans regular visits to the local schools including public and private schools. The Library has held programs at Jamesville Beach County Park and installed a Story Walk at Ryder Town Park in past summers. The library participated in the Town of DeWitt Summer Pre K Camp and facilitated Storytimes for that program. The library is an active participant in the Town of DeWitt's Annual Canal Day event.
    The Library participated in the BOCES Family Literacy Class at Jamesville Penitentiary.

    If your facility or community group is interested in having the Library visit, please contact Nan:

    Art in the Library:

    2020 Artists Schedule

    Jan-Feb: Joy Englehart
    Mar-Apr: Michael Sickler
    May-Jun: Sharon Bottle Sova
    Jul-Aug: Nives Marzocchi
    Sep-Oct: Kathy Quinn
    Nov-Dec: Mark Topp

    About the Art Gallery

    Located in the hallway outside The Vault teen space, our Art in the Library 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. 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 Cacace at

    Fiddles, 2011 by Libby Hughes

    CLD&J Coffee Bar:

    Weekly Schedule

    Monday - Friday
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm


    Coffee (12 oz) ................ $2.00
    Decaf (12 oz) ................. $2.00
    Tea (12 oz) ..................... $2.00

    How It Works

    Library staff are pitching in to manage the service, and all of the proceeds will be used to pay for the coffee bar equipment and supplies.
    Please pay at the Information Desk each time you fill your cup so we can keep the service going!
    If you wish to use your own cup or mug, please pay $2.00 at the Information Desk.
    This service is environmentally friendly! We use "Fair Trade" coffee and (mostly) sustainable supplies.

    About the Coffee Bar

    Pay at the Information Desk to get your cup

    Serve yourself!

    Coffee sleeves are next to the coffee dispensers

    Creamer, sugar etc. are around the corner