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Michele M. Dupey, MLIS
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Jersey City Free Public Library
472 Jersey Avenue
Jersey City, NJ  07302
201-547-4579

The Bookmobile Will Be OFF-ROAD for One Day,on Wednesday, Jan. 27, for Recall Repairs

The Bookmobile Will Be OFF-ROAD for One Day,on Wednesday, Jan. 27, for Recall Repairs

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.

Read more: The Bookmobile Will Be OFF-ROAD for One Day,on Wednesday, Jan. 27, for Recall Repairs

 

West Bergen Branch Closed Today January 5 2016

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 January 2016 12:50 Written by Administrator Tuesday, 05 January 2016 12:47

West Bergen Branch Closed Today , 1/5, for Lack of Heat

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   January 5, 2016 – The West Bergen Branch, 475 West Side Avenue, of the Jersey City Free Public Library has closed today, Tuesday, January 5, for lack of heat. The repair technician is already working on the problem – replacement of an older pump – and the branch will begin to be heated by end of day. However, with this frigid weather, the branch would not be warm enough for the public.

The West Bergen Branch Library will open tomorrow, Wednesday, January 6, at its regular time of 9 a.m.

“We are so sorry for the inconvenience of this branch closure, as we were not expecting it to happen, given our full renovation last year,” said Chief Librarian Hussein Odeh.

Tomorrow’s weather expects to be in the 30s, and the West Bergen Branch Library expects to be open, as well.

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Dec. 23’s Torrential Rain Caused Water Damage at the Heights Branch Library

Monday, 28 December 2015 12:03

Dec. 23’s Torrential Rain Caused Water Damage at the Heights Branch Library

Heights Branch Closed the Week Between Christmas & New Year’s

 

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   Dec. 24, 2015 – It’s the Grinch that stole the week between Christmas and

New Year’s for the Jersey City Free Public Library’s Heights Branch, which sustained water damage during the severe rain storm yesterday, Dec. 23.

The Heights Branch Library, 14 Zabriskie Street, will be closed the full week between Christmas and New Year’s – Saturday, Dec. 26 through Friday, Jan. 1 – to perform additional repairs due to water damage. The branch was to be closed, along with the full library system, on Thursday, Dec. 31 and Friday, Jan. 1, for the

New Year’s holiday, so the Heights will only be closed an additional four days to the public.

Currently, the Heights Branch is undergoing roof and masonry renovations, and had just reopened after being closed for one month. Continued work was being done on the outside while the branch remained open. The unrelenting torrential downpour, unfortunately, proved to be too harsh.

If possible, the Heights Branch will reopen on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016; otherwise, on Monday, Jan. 4.

Read more: Dec. 23’s Torrential Rain Caused Water Damage at the Heights Branch Library

 

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

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.

As of this time, the Library Administration does not know if the Marion Branch Library will be opened on Saturday, Dec. 19. The branch currently is on extended hours, due to the Main Library being closed for its ongoing renovations, and is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Main Library Needs to Remain Closed for Ongoing Renovations Until March 2016

Main Library Needs to Remain Closed for Ongoing Renovations Until March 2016

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   Dec. 14, 2015 – In recognition of the inevitable sub-contractor delays in delivering key parts of the construction puzzle, the Jersey City Free Public Library announces its continued closure of the Main Library, 472 Jersey Avenue, until March of 2016. The Main Library originally was to reopen on Monday, January 4, after having been closed to the public since late October 2015.

According to A.B. Designs, the contractor of record for the Main Library rehabilitation, the subcontractor, TKE, was scheduled to deliver the new elevator for its mid-December installation. However, the elevator is now two weeks behind schedule, and with TKE’s offices closing for the holidays for two weeks, that creates a revised delivery date of January 15, 2016. Installation of the elevator into the new shaft takes approximately five weeks, with TKE employees needing access to the first floor lobby.

This construction phase, comprising full renovation of the New Jersey Room on the Main Library’s third floor, expects to commence within the first five weeks of additional closure, running concurrently with TKE’s on-site assembly of the elevator, and finishing in approximately another five weeks (10 weeks, cumulatively). Asbestos abatement will begin after the removal of all contents of the New Jersey Room, which is currently ongoing. All demolition debris removal and bringing of new materials to the third floor need to pass through the front entrance of the Main Library, as there is no access to the back stairway.

Read more: Main Library Needs to Remain Closed for Ongoing Renovations Until March 2016

 

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