1. On Thursday, Feb. 25th, internet access, phone, and wifi will be unavailable until 12P.M. due to planned power outage by PSE&G.
  2. The JCFPL is now operating on limited hours and services. Please visit our reopening page for more information and updates.
  3. The JCFPL is now fine free! View our FAQ's page for more details.
  4. The West Bergen branch will be closed until further notice.

Children's Services


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Atadippa Yoga

A Jersey City yoga studio is opening these classes to the Jersey City Free Public Library.


Ultimate Activity Guide

NJ.com provides links to many free children’s activities, including virtual trips to zoos, websites that provide fun, educational content for children, and story hours provided by the Jersey City Free Public Library and other library systems.


Virtual Escape Rooms

This Google doc that has links to virtual escape rooms based on literary characters and other popular children’s characters. Plenty here for teens and adults as well.




Blissful Coding

Blissful Coding Club is proud to open sign-ups for the Spring 2021 session for FREE VIRTUAL coding classes and workshops for your child in grades 3-12. If you are interested in volunteering as an instructor, please sign up here. 

Scholastic Chess Club

Join Seun Bisiriyu-Salam every Saturday on Zoom at 9 AM for his introductory chess class for beginners and his intermediate class at 3 PM designed for children who know how to play chess.




We Are Teachers A list of videos for kids, parents and teachers discussing race and LGTBQ acceptance.


Parent & Teacher


Beyond the Stoplight

A teachers' guide about the events that transpired at the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 6, 2021. It can be used by educators and parents who homeschool their children. It is a rich resource, containing links to slide shows and videos.

NJ Parent Link 

resource provided by the State of New Jersey to guide parents to a multitude of resources and assistance available for their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.   


History at Home 

website that offering teachers, parents and students a chance to learn about history independently. This collection of the History Channel’s educational shows is being made available for a limited time and offers information and insight into middle school and high school core curriculum topics.   


Story Time

Mondays with Michelle Obama! 
As part of the PBS KIDS Read-Along series, Michelle Obama will read four of her favorite children’s books every Monday through May 11. 


Zoo Story Hour

Cohanzick Zoo in Bridgeton, NJ, is hosts Facebook Live story hour sessions with animals for children.


Story Time from Space

Astronauts reading children’s books as they orbit the earth in the International Space Station.


Author Readings

Links to children’s authors readings on social media and activities such as drawing classes with popular authors and illustrators.



Search this hashtag on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook for more story time readers. Here’s a description of some of the authors using that hashtag.