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
  • Mac Mini design station + 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 NETFLIX
  • Circulating Projector - coming soon
  • Snowball Microphones
  • Kodak Playsport cameras
  • GoPro Hero 4
  • Google Cardboard
  • 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)
  • Tree sections slides
  • 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:

    2019 Artists Schedule

    Jan-Feb: Laura Stisser
    Mar-Apr: Mary Verigan
    May-Jun: Sthephen Clark
    Jul-Aug: Hermon Card
    Sep-Oct: Pam Steele
    Nov-Dec: Cindy Lewis

    About the Art Gallery

    The Library has an art gallery on the main level near The Vault (Teen Room) which features work from the best local working artists on a monthly basis. 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

    Provisions Express:

    Café Schedule

    The café is closed Saturday 12/22 through Monday 1/7

     Tuesday thru Thursday
     10:00 am - 5:00 pm

     Friday & Saturday
     10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Provisions Website

    Bakery Information

    Featuring freshly brewed coffee and delicious baked goods in your library.
    Provisions is a non-profit bakery and restaurant where lives are changed. Located in Armory Square since 1988 Provisions is a supported work program of AccessCNY.
    At Provisions, professional staff support trainees who are learning to live with a mental health issue. Every chocolate chip cookie that’s baked does more than satisfy your sweet tooth; it provides a path to recovery. Every order you place is a stepping stone to reducing the stigma of mental health issues.
    At Provisions Express you are part of the journey to help Central New Yorkers achieve independence.


    Join us for sweet treats!