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

MAIN LIBRARY CLOSES TODAY, Friday, November 21 & TOMORROW, Saturday, November 22 due to Construction Demolition

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   November 21, 2014 – As the major construction unfolds at the Main Library in Jersey City, 472 Jersey Avenue, the full building has closed for today, Friday, November 21, 2014 and tomorrow, Saturday, November 22, due to the demolition of the first floor restrooms.

“We apologize for any inconvenience,” said Library Director Priscilla Gardner, who oversees the Bonetti Children’s Room. “And we expect the Main Library to open again on Monday, November 24, at 9 a.m.”

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Heights Branch Closing on Wednesday, November 19 Due to United Water

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   November 19, 2014 – The Heights Branch Library, 14 Zabriskie Street, of the Jersey City Free Public Library will close on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, due to United Water needing to shut off the water main.

The Heights Branch expects to be open Regular hours on Thursday, November 20, 12 noon. to 8 p.m.

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JERSEY CITY, N.J.   November 17, 2014 – The Bookmobile is off-road for the full week (Monday, November 17 to Friday, November 21, 2014).

All books and other library materials due this week will be accepted at the Main Library and all nine branches of the Jersey City Free Public Library. If you cannot come to any of those places during this week, your fine will be forgiven the next time the Bookmobile is scheduled at your stop.

“We apologize for any inconvenience,” said Assistant Library Director Sonia Araujo, who oversees the Bookmobile.

Read more: Bookmobile off-the-road

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   November 12, 2014 – The Heights Branch Library, 14 Zabriskie Street, has lots to sing about, in light of the rousing success of its latest Acoustic Guitars program, hosted by Bob Albrecht and Sam Oliver. The program is presented in conjunction with the Community Awareness Series, a department of the Jersey City Free Public Library that is located at the Miller Branch.

The family-oriented program held on Monday, November 10 had a total attendance of 56 people, which included 20 adults and 36 children. The purpose of the event was for families to engage their children with basic learning games of ABCs; 1, 2, 3; and animal sounds, within a children’s music program. The targeted audience was for preschoolers, up to pre-teen years.

Read more: Biggest Audience on November 10 for ‘Acoustic Guitars’ Program at the Heights Branch Library

Port authority’s DEIS on Cross Harbor Freight Program Available for Viewing

at Main Library; Five Corners & Greenville Branches

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   November 13, 2014 – The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) has sent the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on the Cross Harbor Freight Program to the Reference Department (2nd Floor) at the Main Library (472 Jersey Avenue) in Jersey City, and two of its nine branches – Five Corners (678 Newark Avenue) and Greenville (1841 Kennedy Boulevard) – for viewing by the public.

Comments are encouraged by the public, interested individuals and organizations, and Federal, State, and local agencies by the PANYNJ and its partner, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), for their planning of a Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement, of which currently is in draft form.

Two other places in Jersey City to view the Draft Environmental Impact Statement are: City Clerk, City of Jersey City, 280 Grove Street, Jersey City; and Hudson County Economic Development Corporation, 830 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City.

Read more: Port authority’s DEIS on Cross Harbor Freight Program Available for Viewing