The Press Room

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Shane Smith
Public Information Officer

Jersey City Free Public Library
472 Jersey Avenue
Jersey City, NJ  07302
201-547-4579

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   Nov. 9, 2016 – The Pavonia Branch of the Jersey City Free Public Library, located at 326 Eighth Street, will be closed until 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, according to the Premier Management Associates, manager of the Wells Fargo building, which houses the branch.

As per the statement by Greta McKenney of Premier Management, “The water to the building will be shut down on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The shutdown will affect both hot and cold water in the building.

“Muccia Plumbing will be installing a shut off valve in one of the units.

Read more: Pavonia Branch Closes This Morning, Today, 11/9, for Water Shut-Off & Will Reopen at 2 p.m.

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   Oct. 21, 2016 – There’s nothing as exciting as jumping in with all fours, immersing yourself in the world of an author’s creation.

The Jersey City Free Public Library is proud to present author Tim Murphy, who will read and participate in a Q&A discussion from his new novel, CHRISTODORA, on Monday evening, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library in Jersey City, N.J. (472 Jersey Avenue, 4th floor) and held in Biblioteca Criolla. Elevator service is provided.

Read more: Meet Tim Murphy, Author of CHRISTODORA, on Monday, Dec. 5, at Biblioteca Criolla in Jersey City’s...

Bookmobile to return to the road on Thursday, Jan. 28

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   Jan. 19, 2016 – The Jersey City Free Public Library regretfully reports the Bookmobile will be off-road for one day, Wednesday, Jan. 27, due to certain parts having been recalled. The recalled parts are already being shipped, and will have that one-day installation.

The Bookmobile will be back on the road on Thursday, Jan. 28.

Library patrons can bring back any materials to the Main Library and all branches.

If you need to wait for the Bookmobile, you will not incur any fines during the time the Bookmobile is off the road.

“This repair will ensure that the Bookmobile remains safe for all passengers. As always, we apologize for any inconvenience,” said Library Director Priscilla Gardner. For the latest on programs, events, and special announcements please follow the Library on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jersey-City-Free-Public-Library/121162594579991), Twitter (JCFPL_NJ) or Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/jerseycityPL) at Jersey City Free Public Library. Visit us on the web at www.jclibrary.org for all information on the Library, including all press releases in The Press Room. As of today, Jan. 19, 2016, the Jersey City Free Public Library has 198,633 valid card members.

Bookmobile Expected to be Off-Road All Week

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   March 21, 2016 – The Jersey City Free Public Library announced this week that the Bookmobile is now off the road, starting today, Monday, March 21, and will remain off-road the remainder of the week, due to repairs to the generator.

Library patrons can bring back any materials to all nine branches. Anyone who had borrowed library materials from the Bookmobile, including when it was parked in front of the Main Library (due to its closure for renovations), will need to go to a local branch library.

If you need to wait for the Bookmobile, you will not incur any fines during the time the Bookmobile is off the road.

Read more: The Bookmobile Will Be OFF-ROAD, Starting Today, Monday, March 21, Due to Generator Repairs

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   Dec. 18, 2015 – The Marion Branch, 1017 West Side Avenue, of the Jersey City Free Public Library has closed late Friday afternoon on Dec. 18, for lack of water. Consequently, the restroom facilities are not available to the public. The branch would have stayed open until 5 p.m.

A clogged toilet seems to be the culprit, and plumbing repair will be contacted.

Read more: Marion Branch Library Closed for Remainder of Friday, Dec. 18, Due to Lack of Water