Welcome to the Jordanville Public Library. We are located in the heart of Jordanville at 189 Main Street. We have open hours six days a week. We are chartered to serve the Owen D. Young School District and are members of the Mid-York Library Sytem.
We are now open Friday evenings
Please note our new summer hours beginning March 9th listed on the left side bar
We have High Speed!
We are very pleased to be able to offer high speed internet access for our customers. Verizon recently installed a server and fiber optic line which has boosted our reliability and speed. With your library card number, you can use the desk top computers in the library or log on with your laptop from the parking lot!
We also have Books! (and magazines and audio books)
… and lot’s of them. We are always adding to our collection. To find out what’s new at the library, check out “New Books” at the top of the page. If you are looking for a particular book we can help you find it, borrow it from another library (ILL),or–if we don’t have it and it looks really good we can purchase it for our collection. We also have a great selection of magazines available for check out and continue to add to our audio book collection…
What is ILL??
ILL stands for Inter- Library Loan. The Jordanville Public Library is a member of the Mid-York Library System that is made up of three counties; Herkimer, Madison and Oneida. Because we are a member of the Mid-York system we can borrow books from the other 43 libraries in the system for our patrons. We receive a delivery twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays. If you place a hold on a book, or any item, through Mid-York, it will be delivered to our library and we will give you a call when it comes in. If you are unsure how to place a hold, click on the “How to Place a Hold” button at the top of the page for a quick tutorial…
Are you a movie buff?
We also add to our DVD collection every month. To find out what’s new for the month click on “New DVD’s” at the top of the page.
Bored? Winter Blues?
We have current events and upcoming events. For current events, see below…
For upcoming events, click on “upcoming events” at the top of the page.
“Literary Tea” is hosted every other month by the Jordanville Federated Church. This popular bi-monthly event features a three course “high tea” with exotic teas and selected readings that often reflect the season. There is a free-will donation at the door that the Church generously shares with the library. This year’s Teas will be held in October, December, February and April.
The Van Hornesville Book Club: The book club meets the 3rd Tuesdays of every month at 11:30 am at the Van Hornesville Community Corporation Office. They meet next on Tuesday, March 25th. This month’s book is An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser.
Revolving Book/DVD Sale: As the library clears out our shelves to make room for recent publications, old favorites are placed in the vestibule for sale. The cost is $.25 cents per book. James Patterson blowout sale: 20 books recently available for sale including: Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, The Lake House, Swimsuit, Four Blind Mice, and lots more! Other authors included Janet Evanovich, J. A. Jance, Iris Johansen, Jonathan Kellerman, John Grisham, and Richard North Patterson. This is a great way to build your own home library. The DVD’s that are available to purchase are located on the top shelf of the DVD rack. The cost is $.50 cents per DVD or 3 for a dollar. The proceeds of these sales go directly to the purchase of new DVD’s.
“Thank You!” to all who participated in our Christmas Basket raffle. We raised over $200 dollars for the summer reading program. We are very grateful for the support of our community!
Our winter poet for 2013-2014 is Robert Frost. The featured poem for February is “Dust of Snow.” Complimentary copies are available.
As a reminder, not so exotic hot tea and tootsie rolls are always on tap at the library. Stop in and warm up with some hot tea and a good book! Happy Reading!
The Board of Trustees owns and operates the Jordanvillle Public Library. They meet once a month, usually on the third Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are open to all who would like to attend. We welcome our newest Trustee, Lisa Wilber who joins Joyce Soposki, Glenn Armstrong, Garry Aney and Stephanie Perkins on the Board.