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Michele M. Dupey, MLIS
Public Information Officer

Jersey City Free Public Library
472 Jersey Avenue
Jersey City, NJ  07302

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

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,, scroll down to the web link to the Library’s page on, 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

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.

Read more: Looking for Fresh Talent to Present & Perform at Tales of Our Cities 2014



Next Library Board Meeting


Tuesday, March 11, 2014 @ 5:30 p.m.

Miller Branch Library

489 Bergen Avenue

Jersey City, NJ 07304

Special Programs:

* Federal Documents, Main Library, 4th Floor, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4517 – For Adults:

Financial Literacy – Your Money, Your Future! It Make$ Cents! / Presented by: Federal Documents Department & Popular Community Bank. / TOPICS: * Checking & Savings Accounts * Personal Loans * Credit Cards * Money Market & Investments * Much more! / Seating is limited. Please RSVP. Light refreshments. / Wednesday, March 19 @ 1 p.m.

* Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07305, 201-547-4543 – For Lovers of Polynesian Culture:

T.A.B.U. The All Boro Ukuleles, performing Island-style Tropical Music / Featuring: Makalina Abalos. / Presented by: Five Corners Branch Library & the Community Awareness Series, a department of the Jersey City Free Public Library. / FREE. / Saturday, March 15 @ 1 p.m.

* Heights, 14 Zabriskie Street, Jersey City, NJ 07307, 201-547-4556 – For Adults: College Education Funding. /
Find out about: * The cost & value of attending college * Grant & loan options * Education funding options / Presented by: Amish Kapadia & Charrisee LouAllen, New York Life Insurance Company. / Thursday, March 27 @ 6 p.m.


JERSEY CITY, N.J.   April 1, 2014 – The Jersey City Free Public Library is proud to announce that the six area museums that have agreed to participate have sent in their passes or vouchers.

Each museum has a different way of handling this public good, in which the Jersey City library has to adhere. The attached chart explains the details of this implementation in a clear way.

The participating museums are: American Museum of Natural History; Brooklyn Botanic Garden; Imagine That!!! Children’s Museum; Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum; Museum of Modern Art; and The Skyscraper Museum. The Imagine That!!! Children’s Museum is located in Florham Park, N.J., while the other five museums are located in New York City.

Museum passes and/or vouchers have been purchased for $4,450, in aggregate, through the Jersey City Free Public Library Foundation for the benefit of its valid library card holders, and are not to be used by groups, teachers and their classes, and the employees of the Jersey City library system.

The Jersey City Free Public Library Foundation, Inc. was established on January 27, 2004 by Library Director Priscilla Gardner to support the mission of the library: to provide services and materials for the education, enrichment and entertainment of the people of Jersey City.



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