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Michele M. Dupey, MLIS
Public Information Officer

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

WARD F COUNCILWOMAN COLEMAN TO BE GUEST STORYTELLER AT THE BONETTI CHILDREN’S ROOM STORY HOUR

WARD F COUNCILWOMAN COLEMAN TO BE GUEST STORYTELLER  AT THE BONETTI CHILDREN’S ROOM STORY HOUR

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   September 30, 2014 – If the answer is, “Anything Dr. Seuss!” Then, what’s the question?

That’s the answer given by Ward F Councilwoman Diane Coleman when Bonetti Children’s Room Librarian Francina Stevens inquired of her choices of reading material for the Councilwoman’s upcoming storytelling debut on Monday, October 6 at 11 a.m.

Each fall and spring, the Jersey City Free Public Library, through the Vincenzo Domenico Bonetti II Children’s Room at the Main Library and all nine branches, conduct special story hours for preschool children and their parents/caretakers. This is a happy time for child-adult bonding with the printed word – where stories are not only read, but many times, acted out with physical choreography, singing and interactive play with the audience. Interspersing the storytelling, the children sing songs such as The Hokey Pokey, If You’re Happy and You Know It, and Shake Your Sillies Out.

Read more: WARD F COUNCILWOMAN COLEMAN TO BE GUEST STORYTELLER AT THE BONETTI CHILDREN’S ROOM STORY HOUR

 

The Bookmobile OFF-ROAD TODAY, September 25

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   September 25, 2014 – The Jersey City Free Public Library regretfully reports the Bookmobile will be off-road today, Thursday, September 25, due to unforeseen circumstances. The Bookmobile expects to be on the road again on Friday, September 26. 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. “We apologize for any inconvenience,” said Chief Librarian Hussein Odeh.

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, September 25, 2014, the Jersey City Free Public Library has 180,826 valid card members. This cumulative number is now much lower than previous counts because these are fully verified as valid Jersey City library card members.

‘Back to School’ Readiness Means: Does Your Child Have a Valid Jersey City Library Card?

With ‘Back to School’ preparations competing with end-of-summer activities, one of the best things a child living in Jersey City can do to be ready for school in September is to have a Jersey City library card.

Already have one? Doesn’t matter, since you have to be able to put your hand on it! Even if you know where your Jersey City library card is, do you have fines to be paid? It’s hard to borrow on your library card when you owe $10 or more.

If your child doesn’t have a Jersey City library card, no problem! The Jersey City Free Public Library is open 24/7 through our website, www.jclibrary.org. Just scroll down the library website homepage to find the bright yellow Jersey City library card, and underneath is the link, Get a JCFPL Library Card. Here’s the actual link: http://www.jclibrary.org/resources/jcfpl-library-card

In 2002, Priscilla Gardner assumed the helm as library director, and discovered there were only 40,000 valid library card members of the Jersey City Free Public Library. That October, Director Gardner launched a Library Card Campaign to sign up 100,000 new members. That goal was achieved on February 15, 2005. The top six areas of the library system were lauded with two plaques on March 30, 2005, commemorating this effort: Top Three (overall) – Main Library, Lending (21,740), and the Five Corners (17,749) and Heights (11,625) branch libraries. Top Three (neighborhood branches) – Marion (4,040), West Bergen (3,995) and Lafayette (3,921) branches.

Read more: ‘Back to School’ Readiness Means: Does Your Child Have a Valid Jersey City Library Card?

 

Get ‘Device Advice’ at the Main Library

Get ‘Device Advice’ at the Main Library

Computer Training Center

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   May 29, 2014 – So, you got your new tablet… Now, what do you do with it?

If you’re like a lot of people (especially, if you’re not from the ‘digital native’ generations) you may find that operating an iPad, Kindle Fire or the Galaxy tablet to its greatest ability eludes you.

That’s where the tech staff at the Jersey City Free Public Library can really help!

Just by making an appointment, you can learn how to get the most out of your mobile computer with just a 20-minute session. The Computer Training Center is located on the 4th Floor of the Main Library, 472 Jersey Avenue in Jersey City. Appointments are made on a first come, first served basis. Plus, the cost is free!

For an appointment, please call (201) 547-4508, or e-mail, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Read more: Get ‘Device Advice’ at the Main Library

Fundraising for Main Library Renovations Goes Crowdfunding with GoFundMe.com

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   May 20, 2014 – “Everybody wants to get into the act!”

That favorite line from vaudeville comedian Jimmy Durante is exactly what the Jersey City Free Public Library wants the public to do.

How? By going to the Library homepage, www.jclibrary.org, scroll down to the web link to the Library’s page on GoFundMe.com, where you can help contribute to the ongoing major fundraising appeal by the Jersey City Free Public Library Foundation, Inc. on behalf of the proposed renovations to the Main Library for disabled accessibility and to provide the museum-quality, climate-controlled stacks necessary to store and preserve the New Jersey Room's priceless historic documents and maps.

Read more: Fundraising for Main Library Renovations Goes Crowdfunding with GoFundMe.com

 

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