West Bergen Grand Reopening
On Tuesday, April 30, 2019, the Jersey City Free Public Library held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the Grand Reopening of a critical facility on the West Side: the West Bergen Branch Library.
The West Bergen Branch Library, formerly located at 476 West Side Avenue, was closed in August of last year after a series of facility issues that were not addressed by the property owner made the location unsafe for patrons and staff. With the support of Ward B Councilwoman Mira Prinz-Arey and Hudson County Freeholder Bill O’Dea, a new location was identified in the neighborhood at 546 West Side Avenue. The new West Bergen Branch Library is housed on the ground floor of a newly constructed building on the corner of West Side and Lexington Avenues. During the branch closure, patrons were provided with free shuttle bus service to the Miller and Morgan Branches.