Bookmobile to be In Front of Main Library for 1 Hour While Closed due to Storm Repairs
JERSEY CITY, N.J. November 14, 2012 – Hurricane Sandy left her mark on the Main Library in Jersey City in the most lingering way: Receding waters in the basement left destruction in its wake amidst typical developing problems such as mold. Hence, the need for $1.4 million in repairs, according to Helena Ruman Associates, the architectural firm for the Jersey City Free Public Library.
To the rescue: The Bookmobile!
Starting tomorrow, Thursday, November 15th, the Bookmobile will be stationed in front of the Main Library (472 Jersey Avenue) for one hour each day, Monday through Friday, from 4 to 5 p.m.
“The damage from this hurricane has not stopped me from doing all I can to make sure repairs are done as soon as possible,” said Library Director Priscilla Gardner. “Rest assured, every effort to re-open the Main Library is being done, from contacting FEMA to working directly with city officials and our architect to fast-track our remedial plans.”
Patrons can return library materials (books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs) from the Main Library at any branch, including the Bookmobile, when they are due. If that is not possible, all library materials gotten from the Main Library that cannot be returned during the Main Library’s closure can be brought back when the Main Library re-opens. All fines for those particular library materials will be forgiven.
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Main Library Closed
*The Main Library will be closed starting Monday, September 28, 2015 due to renovations and reopen on Monday, January 4, 2016.
The Heights Branch will be closed starting Thursday, November 19, 2015 and will reopen on Monday, December 14, 2015 due to reconstruction.