The Press Room
Michele M. Dupey, MLIS
Public Information Officer
Jersey City Free Public Library
472 Jersey Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302
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.
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!
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.
Looking for Fresh Talent to Present & Perform at Tales of Our Cities 2014
7th Annual Book Festival to be held at Grove Street Plaza on Sunday, September 21st
Thank you for the wonderful response to the
JCFPL “Tales of Our Cities” book festival.
All entries have been received.
The deadline has passed, and application is closed.
Please join us on Sunday, Sept 21, 2014
Grove Street Plaza, Downtown Jersey City, NJ
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. / Rain or Shine!
The application deadline for all participants – authors, vendors, sponsors and performers – is Monday, July 21, 2014.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. April 25, 2014 – The Jersey City Free Public Library is now scouting for book authors, poets, spoken word artists, musicians, performers, vendors, publishers and sponsors for its annual book festival, Tales of Our Cities, which will be held on Sunday, September 21st, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in a new venue – Grove Street Plaza – in the heart of Downtown Jersey City.
Presented in conjunction with the Jersey City Division of Cultural Affairs, and now in its seventh year, Tales of Our Cities 2014 has captured the hearts of local and regional writers and performers as a place that welcomes talent. The change of venue brings in the opportunity of engaging the surrounding local eateries and Jersey City’s two book stores, Tachair and Word, while giving the public easy transportation access.
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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.