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 every third Wednesday of the month from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. You may choose to attend in person or virtually via Zoom. To RSVP, please email our librarian, Sara Jo at sbrandt@CLDandJ.org for the Zoom meeting link.
Free notary public services are available Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Call ahead to make sure Notary Services are available on the date in question, 315-446-3578.
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.
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, white, 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 5.7 inches cubed, and take less than 7 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.
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.
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.
Kathy Quinn Matus, 2022
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 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.
**If your facility or community group is interested in having the Library visit, please contact Sara Jo Brandt at sbrandt@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 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.