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Michele M. Dupey, MLIS
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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

Main Library Needs to Remain Closed for Due to Ongoing Renovations

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. 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

 

Roof and Lintel Renovations at the Heights Branch Extended One Week

Roof & Lintel Renovation at the Heights Branch Library Extended One Week

Heights Branch Reopens on Monday, December 21

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   Dec. 9, 2015 – In the interest of providing a safe environment for the public and library staff, the Jersey City Free Public Library has determined that the Heights Branch Library, 14 Zabriskie Street, will remain closed an additional week for repairing its roof and masonry.

The Heights Branch reopens on Monday, December 21.

Read more: Roof and Lintel Renovations at the Heights Branch Extended One Week

Extended Branch Hours Start on Wednesday, Sept. 30

Extended Branch Hours Start on Wednesday, Sept. 30

 

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   Sept. 28, 2015 – To accommodate the public’s need to access library materials, the Jersey City Free Public Library will institute extended library hours for the five-week period the Main Library is closed for terrazzo flooring installation and restoration of existing tiling.

Each Regional branch library will add a late night (staying open until 8 p.m.), totaling two late nights per week. Each late night starts its day at 9 a.m., instead of its original opening time of noon.

The extended hours’ schedule is as follows (bold indicates regularly scheduled late night):

Cunningham:

Monday & Wednesday                         9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Tuesdays & Thursday                          10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday & Saturday                               9 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Five Corners:

Monday & Wednesday                       9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday                           10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday & Saturday                               9 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Greenville:

Monday & Wednesday                        10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday                           9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Friday & Saturday                               9 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Heights:

Monday & Wednesday                     10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday                        9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Friday & Saturday                            9 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Miller:

Monday & Wednesday                      9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday                        10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday & Saturday                             9 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Pavonia:

Monday                                           9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday       10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday & Saturday                               9 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

The Pavonia Branch, which usually does not open on Saturdays, will be open on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., as an extension of its hours for the public.

The three Neighborhood branches, which are open only 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, will open on Saturdays, as well.

 

Lafayette: Monday – Saturday             9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Marion: Monday – Saturday                 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

West Bergen: Monday – Saturday        9 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

“To help the public, and especially, our loyal patrons, the library system will extend its hours any time the Main Library is closed for more than one week during the renovation,” said Library Director Priscilla Gardner. “And the Bookmobile will always have scheduled stops at the Main Library when it is closed.”

The Bookmobile will be stationed in front of the Main Library on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (Blue Route / http://www.jclibrary.org/images/bookmobile/fallwinter2015.pdf), and on Tuesdays and Fridays (Red Route / http://www.jclibrary.org/images/bookmobile/fallwinterred2015.pdf) in the afternoon for both routes.

Extended hours remain in effect until the Main Library reopens to the public on March 2016.

For the latest on programs, events, and special announcements please follow the Library on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/JerseyCityFreePublicLibrary), 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 28, 2015, the Jersey City Free Public Library has 194,950 valid card members.

 

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