Hours & Closings:

Library Hours

Monday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm*
Sunday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm*

*Summer hours:
Saturday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Holiday Closings 2024

New Year's Day: January 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: January 15
Easter: March 31
Memorial Day: May 27
Juneteenth: June 19
Independence Day: July 4
Labor Day: August 31, September 1 & 2
Thanksgiving Eve: November 27 - close at 5:00 pm
Thanksgiving Day: November 28
Christmas Eve: December 24
Christmas Day: December 25
New Year's Eve: December 31 - close at 5:00 pm

Floor Plans & Tours:

Tour Information

We would be happy to give your organization or group a tour of our library building. To schedule a tour, please contact our staff at 315-446-3578.


Get a Library Card:

Apply for a card at the Library


You will need a valid ID as well as proof of your current address to get a library card. Usually, a current Driver's License will be acceptable. Stop by the library to fill out an application and pick up your card.

Learn about Library Services and Information


Click the following link to download the guide to the library's services and information. The guide provides information about using your card, library events, collections, meeting rooms, borrowing materials, and more!

Apply for a card Online

To begin the online card application visit this link.

Patrons who are at least 13 years old can begin their library card application online. When you register online, you will receive a temporary barcode number that you can use to request materials and do other operations online. Come into any library and verify your current address with a picture ID or two other forms of ID to receive your permanent library card. After you have your permanent card, you can begin borrowing items.In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection act, you must be 13 or older in order to complete this registration.

Fine-Free Information:

No More Late Fines

At their June 2021 meeting, the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville’s Board of Trustees voted to eliminate overdue fines. The Board had previously voted to suspend overdue fines on library materials back in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. After reviewing this policy and considering library trends, the decision was made to make this policy permanent.

The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville no longer charges late fines on library materials, except for special collection items*. Fines for special collection items are accrued at a rate of $2.00 per day for a maximum of $20.00. Fees for damaged or lost items will still apply.

In-library Use items that accrue fines are:
Laptops - A/V Cables - Logitech Speakers - DVD Drive - Charging Cables

 

*Items in the following special collections accrue fines:
  • Empire Passes and Onondaga County Park Passes
  • Kits in the Discovery To Go Collection
  • CLD&J Games Collections, including:
  • Games for Kids
  • Games for Teens & Adults
  • Role-Playing Game books
  • Sega Genesis
  • Digital Gateway Collection, including:
  • Mobile Hotspots
  • iPhone & iPad Tripods
  • CD Players
  • EPSON Projector
  • Hive Makerspace:

    Explore. Experiment. Experience.

    Mission: The CLD&J Hive Makerspace is a space for experiences, exploration, and experimentation. It’s a space where you can start a new project, work on something you haven’t quite finished yet, and fall in love with a new art form. Learn from or teach others, discover something new or rediscover something you forgot you loved. This is your Makerspace.

    Vision: To be a hub for community and connection through creativity.

    Policy

    All patrons use equipment at their own discretion. Children under the age of 10 cannot be left unattended in the Hive. Please refer to the Patron Code of Conduct for full policy.
    3D Printing Policy

    Equipment

  • Slanted Drafting Tables
  • Lulzbot 3D Printer (certification required)
  • Digital Design Station
  • Singer Sewing Machine
  • VHS to DVD Converter
  • Cricut Maker 3
  • iPad with ProCreate
  • Heat Press
  • Beelines

    Beelines are drop-in activities for all ages. They are themed around the various skills you can learn in the Hive. Do you want to use the Hive Makerspace, but need help figuring out what to do? Stop in and give one of our Beelines a try! Beelines rotate on a bi-weekly basis.

    Green Initiatives:

    Architectural Design

    The overhang facing the reading garden on the east side of the building provides shade in the Reading Room during the hottest hours of the day. The sunk-in sides on the west use earth's constant temperature to regulate interior temperatures.

    Solar Panels

    The western sawtooth roof is the perfect angle for solar panels. We have four arrays of 60 panels which produce 24,000 kilowatt-hours of power annually. For more data on the savings from the solar panels, please visit the solar learning kiosk by the elevator on the main level.

    Green Roof

    2021 Update Video

    The west-facing, flat roof has plantings which absorb precipitation and alleviate stormwater runoff. The green roof improves the quality of the surrounding air, extends the life of the roof by sheltering it, and provides energy savings through natural means. Chives, Angelina Stonecrop, and Aizoon Stonecrop are grown on our green roof.

    Automatic Sensors

    Our meeting rooms have state-of-the-art light and occupancy sensors. The light level sensors change the brightness of the lights based on the available sunlight in the building, turning the interior room lights off if the sun is bright enough.

    Sister Library:

    Sister Library Program

    In the spirit of international cooperation and friendship, the trustees of the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville welcomed the Okyeame Dankwa Memorial Library as its sister library on July 1, 2016.

    There are so many opportunities in becoming sister libraries including being able to learn about each other’s community, exchange ideas, and share cultures. The CLD&J looks forward to a long-term partnership and building a strong connection between our libraries and the people we serve.

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    A Brief History

    In 2016, DeWitt resident and PACE-Ghana board member Mary Kelly proposed the idea of partnering with the Okyeame Dankwa Memorial Community Library, in Worawora, Ghana. The CLD&J was excited about the prospect of joining with them as a Sister Library. Partnering with a Sister Library coincides with our mission to meet the educational and cultural needs of the community and support literacy.

    In the Summer of 2016, we sent a selection of children’s books to be added to their collection. We also began a “One World, One Book” program. Copies of Mix It Up by Herve Tullet and an illustrated version of the song What a Wonderful World by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss were sent to the Okyeame Dankwa library and displayed in our children’s room along with other books about Ghana and its culture. The goal was to connect the children at the two libraries through shared literature. Going forward we would like to work more closely with our sister library and the community in Worawora.


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    The Okyeame Dankwa Memorial Community Library is located in Worawora, near the eastern border of Ghana in the Volta Region.

    Click here to read the 2023 May/June update on ODMCL published in the CLD&J eNewletter

    Ghana Reading List

    Selected Titles:

    The Masque of Africa
    by V.S. Naipaul

    King Peggy
    by Peggielene Barels & Eleanor Herman

    The Ghana Cookbook
    by Fran Osseo-Asare & Barbara Baëta

    Ghana Must Go
    by Taiye Selasi

    Homegoing
    by Yaa Gyasi

    Powder Necklace
    by Brew-Hammond & Nana Ekua

    Location & Directions:


    Directions

    From 481 North

    Take exit 2 for Jamesville
    Turn left onto Jamesville Rd.
    Continue on Jamesville Rd. for .5 Miles
    The Library will be on your right after the golf course

    From 481 South

    Take exit 2 for Jamesville
    Turn right onto Jamesville Rd.
    Continue on Jamesville Rd. for .5 Miles
    The Library will be on your right after the golf course

    From E Genesee Street

    Turn onto Jamesville Rd.
    Continue on Jamesville Rd. for 1.1 Miles
    The Library will be on your left after J. K. Tobin Construction

    From Nottingham Rd. heading Southeast

    Turn left onto Jamesville Rd.
    Continue on Jamesville Rd. for .4 Miles
    The Library will be on your right after the golf course