The Press Room
Michele M. Dupey, MLIS
Public Information Officer
Jersey City Free Public Library
472 Jersey Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302
2 Upcoming Special Events @ the Library
2 Upcoming Special Events @ the Library: National Night Out (8/4) & Library Foundation Fundraiser (9/17)
JERSEY CITY, N.J. July 21, 2015 – When it comes to celebrations, the Jersey City Free Public Library jumps in with gusto!
For the second year in a row, the Bookmobile will participate in National Night Out, a community-police awareness event held annually on the first Tuesday of August. This year, on Tuesday evening, August 4, the Bookmobile will be stationed at Arlington Park, with Bookmobile staff members Kizzie Rock and Don Taylor welcoming the public, discussing library system programs and offering applications for library cards – ‘knowledge, for free’.
When you know summer is almost over… Come to the End of Summer Bash on Thursday, September 17, from 6 to 10 p.m., held at the brand new establishment, P.J. Ryan’s Squared – 4 PATH Plaza – at the Journal Square Transportation Center in Jersey City. Tickets cost $20, which include food, drinks and live music. Parking is available in the lot of the McLaughlin Funeral Home, 625 Pavonia Avenue.
Tickets are available for purchase in the Director’s office, Main Library, 472 Jersey Avenue, 3rd Floor, Jersey City, N.J. 07302.
Marion Branch to Close for Repairs, Starting Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. July 13, 2015 – The Marion Branch Library, 1017 West Side Avenue, of the Jersey City Free Public Library will close for four days, starting tomorrow, Tuesday, July 14, due to water damage from a roof leak.
The floor at the storefront branch sustained water damage, with Library Maintenance fixing the floor during the four-day closure. According to Chief Librarian Hussein Odeh, Branch Head Dolores Reyes had contacted the landlord, who agreed to fix the roof during those four days.
The Marion Branch Library will reopen on Monday, July 20.
“The water damage, luckily, is not severe, and with both areas being fixed at the same time, the Marion Branch will be ready for the public on time,” said Chief Librarian Hussein Odeh. “As always, we apologize for any inconvenience.”
Want to be a Firefighter?
Want to be a Firefighter? Come to the Jersey City Free Public Library, & Use Public Access Computers to Apply
JERSEY CITY, N.J. July 7, 2015 – The Jersey City Free Public Library wants to make it easier for those women and men – aged 18 to 35 – who want to apply to be a firefighter.
According to Library Network Administrator Victor Enriquez, he has created “an icon on both the publicaccess and allaccess profiles, entitled: N.J. Firefighter Online Application. Upon clicking the icon, it will automatically open to the Job Announcement listing on the NJ Civil Service Commission web page.”
Library staff at the Main Library and all nine branches and the Bookmobile will direct library patrons to this icon on all library Public Access and All Access computers should they come in to inquire how to access the New Jersey Firefighter Online Application.
The New Jersey Firefighter Online Application is available from July 1 to August 31, 2015. All applicants need to be between 18 and 35, and have a high school diploma (GED, or equivalent) and a valid N.J. driver’s license. Application is ONLINE ONLY.
The Bookmobile is on the road tomorrow, Wednesday, July 8
THE BOOKMOBILE IS ON THE ROAD TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, JULY 8
JERSEY CITY, N.J. July 7, 2015 – The Jersey City library Bookmobile, which has been off the road since last week due to mechanical problems, gets back on the road tomorrow, Wednesday, July 8 – on the Red Route. A new generator will now keep the Bookmobile on the road.
The Bookmobile has been on the road since May 12, 2008, when this custom-designed and custom-built vehicle made its inaugural run. The Bookmobile was the first fundraising project of the Jersey City Free Public Library Foundation, which was purchased for $222,780.24 – at no taxpayer cost. The Jersey City Free Public Library Foundation, Inc. received its incorporation as a charitable organization on January 27, 2004 to support the mission of the library: to provide services and materials for the education, enrichment and entertainment of the people of Jersey City
Five Corners Branch Closed Today, June 26, Until Monday, June 29, for Lack of Air Conditioning
JERSEY CITY, N.J. June 26, 2015 – The Five Corners Branch, 678 Newark Avenue, of the Jersey City Free Public Library has closed for the rest of today, June 26, and will be closed tomorrow, Saturday, June 27, for repair of the air conditioning unit.
The repairs expect to be finished for the special opening time of 9 a.m., on Monday, June 29, since the library system is on extended hours on Regional branch late nights, due to the closure of the Lending Department. Monday is the Five Corners Branch’s late night, and the branch stays open until 8 p.m.
“We are so sorry for the inconvenience of closing Five Corners. However, given summer heat, it is impossible to keep the branch open,” said Assistant Library Director Sonia Araujo.
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