All public library spaces, collections, and technology are available to browse and use except the public meeting rooms.
The Library is allowing 75% capacity in the building for simultaneous browsing. Browsing is available during normal Library hours: 10am – 9pm Monday through Thursday, 10am – 5pm Friday, and 10am – 2pm Saturday.
Please note: no eating will be allowed in the Library. Public restrooms may be used by one person at a time. And most importantly, if you feel sick, we ask that you stay home.
We require patrons wear a mask at all times (except children under 2 years of age or individuals with a medical contraindication). A parent or guardian must accompany anyone under 16 years of age at all times.
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 email@example.com 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.
Each quarter, we will discuss via Zoom different science-centered books from a recommended list, each book a small window onto the same scientific topic. We will take inspiration from the enriching Ologies Podcast, hosted by Alie Ward to guide our topics and focus our discussions.
Due to the positivity rate increasing to a 5% rolling average in Onondaga County, the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville will be suspending group meeting reservations at the Library as of Friday, October 15, 2021. This follows the lead of other county and city libraries who have suspended meeting room use. We will continue to monitor local COVID rates and will re-open our meeting room reservations for group use as soon as we are able.
Meeting room use for tutoring and quiet study will still be available upon in-person request at the Library. Please inquire with Library staff. Masks are required for the duration of use of meeting rooms since meeting rooms may be used by multiple people from different households each day.
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.
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|
Bring some library fun home for the kids with our Grab & Go Kits! Each kit is complete with detailed instructions and the necessary materials to complete the project at home. No sign up necessary, kits will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis at our Reference station near the front entrance of the Library.
Crafts change everty 2 weeks while supplies last. We ask that people take one kit per child.
Kits are intended for Grades K-6. Details about each Grab & Go Kit can be found on our Facebook page on every other Monday.
Hot tip: Grab & Go Kits are going fast! If you want one, plan to get it Monday or Tuesday.
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|