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New large-print titles by Patterson, Steel, Macomber, Woods and more

By Sherry Mohan-Neves

Port Jervis Free Library

When reading becomes less a pleasure and more of a chore -- even with reading glasses -- there are remedies that can decrease the eye fatigue, blurriness and frustration that comes with trying to read standard print books and magazines.

Your Port Jervis Free Library has an entire collection of large-print fiction and non-fiction books available for checkout, as well as hundreds more titles available for borrowing through the 47-member Ramapo-Catskill Library System’s sharing program.

In addition, the RCLS system has a vast collection of e-books that library card-holders can borrow for 14 days at a time and download to your home computer, laptop or tablet. The advantage of e-books is that you, the user, can increase the size of the type, as well as other helpful choices in typeface and background colors, to make reading much more enjoyable. E-readers like the Amazon Fire can be purchased for as little as $50. Learning to use one takes a matter of one afternoon’s effort, and the rewards are more than worth the time invested. Visit or ask at the circulation desk for help downloading Libby, the free library reading app.

This month, the Port Jervis Library has added several brand-new large-print titles to their collection, including:

“Shattered” by James Patterson

“The Best is Yet to Come” by Debbie Macomber

“The Challenge” by Danielle Steel

Other recent releases on our shelves in large-print:

Two by Danielle Steel: “The Butler” and “Invisible”.

“The Sugarcreek Surprise” by Wanda Brunstetter, the second in the Creek Town Discoveries series.

“The Match” by Harlan Coben

“One Step Too Far”, a thriller by Lisa Gardner

“Nothing to Lose”, a mystery by J.A. Jance

“The Long Weekend”, a suspense novel by Gilly MacMillan: three couples, two bodies, one secret.

“Run Rose Run” by Dolly Parton and James Patterson. (We have more than a dozen James Patterson titles in large print.)

“The Diamond Eye” by Kate Quinn, a great World War II historical fiction with spies, a Russian heroine and Eleanor Roosevelt.

“The Survivors” a thrilling, fast-paced narrative about a family tragedy, by Alex Schulman.

“A Safe House” by Stuart Woods, a Stone Barrington novel.

Visit the library's website at to browse all our offerings including print, audio, video and online programs for children and adults. No Internet access? Have your library card handy and call the Port Jervis Free Library at 845-856-7313, ext. 3, and a circulation clerk will help you. Extended hours of Wi-Fi access are available from the seating areas and parking lots outside the library at 138 Pike Street, Port Jervis, from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. seven days a week.

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