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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

The Bookmobile is OFF-ROAD TODAY, June 24

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   June 24, 2015 – The Jersey City Free Public Library regretfully reports the Bookmobile will be off-road starting today, June 24, due to mechanical problems. It is currently being serviced, and as soon as the repairs are completed it will return to its regular schedule.

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 know how much our Bookmobile users love their mobile branch library. That’s why we are making sure the vehicle is in good repair for its daily Red and Blue routes. As always, we apologize for any inconvenience,” said Assistant Library Director Sonia Araujo, who oversees the Bookmobile.

Read more: The Bookmobile is OFF-ROAD TODAY, June 24

 

Biblioteca Criolla Closed Until Further Notice Due to Construction

Biblioteca Criolla Closed Until Further Notice Due to Construction

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   June 3, 2015 – Biblioteca Criolla will be closed until further notice, due to the construction of the restrooms on the 4th floor of the Main Library, 472 Jersey Avenue in Jersey City.

However, the Main Library reopened to the public today, Wednesday, June 3, after being closed for a two-week asbestos abatement and demolition within the Lending Department.

The Lending Department remains closed for the next three months, as per the construction schedule. Some books (best-sellers) will be available to the public from the Lending satellite in the back of the Reference Department on the second floor of the Main Library.

Since 1972, Jersey City’s Biblioteca Criolla is the only entity within a public library system in New Jersey dedicated exclusively to Spanish works, whether print or recorded, and in presenting Latino culture from all Spanish nationalities. You can reach Criolla department manager Patricia Vega, MLIS, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Grand Reopening of West Bergen Branch Library

Grand Reopening of West Bergen Branch Library on Monday, June 29

The Jersey City Free Public Library is pleased to announce the grand reopening of the West Bergen Branch Library, 476 West Side Avenue in Jersey City, which will be held on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 11 a.m., after a two-and-a half-month closure for major renovations.

“I am elated to bring a brand new West Bergen Branch Library to our loyal patrons, who, I’m certain, will be happy with all the changes,” said Library Director Priscilla Gardner. “This may be one of our three smaller branches, but the amount of people that call it ‘home’ is much larger than one would think!”

The public is invited to see the new West Bergen Branch Library when it opens on June 29.

West Bergen received a full upgrade, starting with these brand new renovations: floor tiles, painting, air conditioning system, windows, restrooms, screen in back of branch (to keep pigeons out), and a cleaned backyard of debris (for elimination of rodents).

However, the greatest of the brand new renovations is added space! With the addition of space next door, the West Bergen Branch received new shelving for that new space, which will be the new separate Children’s Room.

Read more: Grand Reopening of West Bergen Branch Library

 

Children, Unleash Your Inner Hero!

Children, Unleash Your Inner Hero!

Every Hero Has a Story (Children) & UNMASK! (YA)

are the 2015 Themes for Library’s Summer Reading Program

 

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   May 29, 2015 – It’s time for children to unleash their inner heroes and ‘she-roes’ because Every Hero Has a Story (Children) and UNMASK! (YA) are the Summer Reading Program 2015 (SRP 2015) themes at the Jersey City Free Public Library.

Registration for SRP 2015 starts on Monday, June 1 for SRP 2015 at all branches, including the Bookmobile. The Bonetti Children’s Room at the Main Library will entertain in-person registration when the Main Library reopens from its construction closure on Wednesday, June 3. The Summer Reading Program runs from Monday, June 22 to Friday, August 14.

Themes are established by the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), which serves all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Mariana Islands, Federated Islands of Micronesia, and the Cayman Islands. The CSLP is a consortium that provides high-quality summer reading program materials, including bookmarks and the annual theme imagery, for children at the lowest cost possible for their public libraries. All CSLP materials are free, and offered by the New Jersey State Library to public libraries.

“We’ve planned something special for our children this year, in working with the hero theme, about finding our local heroes,” said Assistant Library Director Sonia Araujo, who oversees the Summer Reading Program this year. During SRP 2014, 1,202 children participated in all programs, with 572 of them reading a total of 13,017 books.

“The summer reading program is more than just reading. It’s socializing and leadership combined – the perfect mixture for developing budding heroes,” added Librarian Francina Stevens, who heads the Bonetti Children Room and co-chairs SRP 2015 with Heights Branch manager Liz Cartaina.

Read more: Children, Unleash Your Inner Hero!

MAIN LIBRARY CLOSURE CHANGED TO THESE DATES: FROM THIS FRIDAY, MAY 22 TO TUESDAY, JUNE 2

Written by Administrator

Main Library Closure CHANGED to These Dates:  From This Friday, May 22 to Tuesday, June 2

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   May 20, 2015 – The Main Library in Jersey City, 472 Jersey Avenue, will fully close on this Friday, May 22, including being closed the full Memorial Day weekend, through Tuesday, June 2.

The Main Library will reopen on Wednesday, June 3, at its regular time, 9 a.m.

Biblioteca Criolla, the Spanish department on the 4th floor of the Main Library, has been closed since Tuesday, May 12, due to the extensive and ongoing construction of new barrier-free restrooms on the 4th floor. Criolla will be closed up until the full Main Library closure on Friday, May 22.

Read more: MAIN LIBRARY CLOSURE CHANGED TO THESE DATES: FROM THIS FRIDAY, MAY 22 TO TUESDAY, JUNE 2

 

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