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Board of Trustees

Name Title
Nur-E Farhana Rahman President
Curt Harris, Esq. Secretary
Oren Auslin Treasurer
Steven Fulop, Mayor Ex-Officio Member
Dr. Norma Fernandez, Superintendent of Schools Ex-Officio Member
Vivian Brady-Phillips Member
Vishesh Modi Member
Megan Morey Member
Denise Dash Member
Gabrielle Gannon Member
Senator Angela V. McKnight Member
Gillian Sarjeant – Allen Member

JCFPL Board Attorneys:

Hunt, Hamlin, Ridley

Board Clerk:

Shane Smith

PUBLIC NOTICE

MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE JERSEY CITY FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Board of Trustees of the Free Public Library of Jersey City holds its Regular Meeting on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 P.M., unless otherwise specified.

IN PERSON:

Gardner Main Library

472 Jersey Ave

Conference Room, 3rd Fl.

STREAMING ONLINE:

https://jclibrary.zoom.us/j/89571869419

Meeting ID: 89571869419

Dial in by phone: +16465588656

2024 Board Meetings

DateLocationTimeMinutesZoom LinkRecordingAgendaMeeting Type
Jan 23, 2024Gardner Main Library, 472 Jersey Ave. & Online6:30 P.M.DownloadZoom LinkDownloadDownloadAnnual
Feb 13, 2024Gardner Main Library, 472 Jersey Ave. & Online6:30 P.M.DownloadZoom LinkDownloadDownloadRegular
Mar 12, 2024Gardner Main Library, 472 Jersey Ave. & Online6:30 P.M.DownloadZoom LinkDownloadDownloadRegular
Apr 16, 2024*Gardner Main Library, 472 Jersey Ave. & Online6:30 P.M.PendingZoom LinkPendingDownloadRegular
May 21, 2024*Gardner Main Library, 472 Jersey Ave. & Online6:30 P.M.PendingZoom LinkPendingPendingRegular
Jun 11, 2024CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF QUORUMN/AN/AN/AN/ARegular
Jun. 18, 2024Gardner Main Library, 472 Jersey Ave. & Online3:00 P.M.PendingZoom LinkPendingDownloadSpecial
Jul 9, 2024Gardner Main Library, 472 Jersey Ave. & Online6:30 P.M.PendingZoom LinkPendingPendingRegular
Aug 13, 2024Gardner Main Library, 472 Jersey Ave. & Online6:30 P.M.PendingZoom LinkPendingPendingRegular
Sep 10, 2024Gardner Main Library, 472 Jersey Ave. & Online6:30 P.M.PendingZoom LinkPendingPendingRegular
Oct 8, 2024Gardner Main Library, 472 Jersey Ave. & Online6:30 P.M.PendingZoom LinkPendingPendingRegular
Nov 12, 2024Gardner Main Library, 472 Jersey Ave. & Online6:30 P.M.PendingZoom LinkPendingPendingRegular
Dec 10, 2024Gardner Main Library, 472 Jersey Ave. & Online6:30 P.M.PendingZoom LinkPendingPendingRegular
Jan 14, 2025Gardner Main Library, 472 Jersey Ave. & Online6:30 P.M.PendingZoom LinkPendingPendingAnnual
*May meeting rescheduled by Board resolution as of 4/16/2024.
*April meeting rescheduled by Board resolution as of 3/12/2024.

2023 Board Meetings

Date:Location:Time:Minutes:Zoom Link:Recording:Agenda:Meeting
Jan 10, 2023Five Corners Branch Library, 678 Newark Ave., Jersey City & Online6:30 P.M.to be postedZoom Linkto be postedDownloadAnnual
Feb 14, 2023Five Corners Branch Library, 678 Newark Ave.. & Online *CANCELLED6:30 P.M.to be postedZoom Linkto be postedto be postedRegular
Feb 15, 2023Five Corners Branch Library, 678 Newark Ave.. & Online6:30 P.M.to be postedZoom Linkto be postedto be postedSpecial
March 14, 2023 Gardner Main Library, 472 Jersey Ave. & Online6:30 P.M.to be postedZoom Linkto be postedto be postedRegular
April 11, 2023Miller Branch Library, 489 Bergen Ave. & Online6:30 P.M.to be postedZoom Linkto be postedto be postedRegular
May 9, 2023Cunningham Branch Library, 275 Martin Luther King Dr. & Online6:30 P.M.to be postedZoom Linkto be postedto be postedRegular
June 13, 2023Gardner Main Library, 472 Jersey Ave. & Online6:30 P.M.to be postedZoom Linkto be postedto be postedRegular
June 28, 2023Online Only3:00 P.M.to be postedZoom Linkto be postedto be postedSpecial
July 11, 2023TBD & Online *CANCELLED6:30 P.M.N/AN/AN/AN/ARegular
Aug 8, 2023TBD & Online *CANCELLED6:30 P.M.N/AN/AN/AN/ARegular
Sep 12, 2023Gardner Main Library, 472 Jersey Ave. & Online6:30 P.M.to be postedZoom Linkto be postedto be postedRegular
Oct 10, 2023Gardner Main Library, 472 Jersey Ave. & Online6:30 P.M.DownloadZoom LinkDownloadDownloadRegular
Nov 14, 2023Gardner Main Library, 472 Jersey Ave. & Online6:30 P.M.DownloadZoom LinkDownloadDownloadRegular
Dec 12, 2023Gardner Main Library, 472 Jersey Ave. & Online6:30 P.M.DownloadZoom LinkDownloadDownloadRegular
Jan 23, 2024Gardner Main Library, 472 Jersey Ave. & Online6:30 P.M.see 2024 listZoom Linksee 2024 listDownloadAnnual
All Board agendas and minutes will be posted here; those not yet posted are available by request: please contact Public Information Officer Shane Smith at ssmith (at) jclibrary (dot) org.

2022 Board Meetings

Date:Location:Time:Minutes:Zoom Link:Recording:Agenda:
JanHybrid6:30 P.M.to be postedZoom Linkto be postedto be posted
FebHybrid6:30 P.M.to be postedZoom Linkto be postedto be posted
MarchHybrid6:30 P.M.to be postedZoom Linkto be postedto be posted
AprilHybrid6:30 P.M.to be postedZoom Linkto be postedto be posted
MayHybrid6:30 P.M.to be postedZoom Linkto be postedto be posted
JuneHybrid6:30 P.M.to be postedZoom Linkto be postedto be posted
JulyHybrid6:30 P.M.to be postedZoom Linkto be postedto be posted
AugHybrid6:30 P.M.to be postedZoom Linkto be postedto be posted
SepHybrid6:30 P.M.to be postedZoom Linkto be postedto be posted
OctHybrid6:30 P.M.to be postedZoom Linkto be postedto be posted
NovHybrid6:30 P.M.to be postedZoom Linkto be postedto be posted
DecHybrid6:30 P.M.to be postedZoom Linkto be postedto be posted
All Board agendas and minutes will be posted here; those not yet posted are available by request: please contact Public Information Officer Shane Smith at ssmith (at) jclibrary (dot) org.
  • The Regular Meetings of July and August 2022 were cancelled in advance by Board action.
  • A Special Meeting was held Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 1:30 P.M
  • The Regular Meeting of October 2022 was cancelled due to lack of quorum; a Special Meeting was held October 27, 2022.
  • The Regular Meeting of November 2022 was cancelled in advance to accommodate the Election Day holiday; a Special Meeting was scheduled for November 9, 2022.

The Learning Center will be closed from Wednesday, May 29 through Friday, May 31. Thank you for your understanding.

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo desde JCFPL! Celebrate with us and explore our Spanish-language collections at Biblioteca Criolla.

Due to unexpected circumstances, the Marion Branch Library will temporarily close Today, 6/4/2024, from 12:00pm-1:00pm. The Marion Branch will reopen at 1:00pm.

Bookmobile Services Temporarily Unavailable from May 8th to May 10th. We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

The Five Corners Library will open at 11am on Wednesday, June 12th. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your understanding.

All Library Locations Will Be Closed on Friday, April 19, for Staff Development. The Library Will Open for Services on Saturday, April 20. We Apologize for Any Inconvenience.

Today for Hudson Gives, there will be a $5k match minute at 2:01 p.m. and later at 5:51 p.m.. All giving will end at 11:59PM on May 17th.

Please note that the Bonetti Department will be closed from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2024, for the SLP Kickoff Party ,which will take place in the Fourth Floor Multipurpose Room. Thank you for your understanding.

The Priscilla Gardner Main Library will open at 12:00 pm on 05/24/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Pavonia Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 05/28/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Five Corners Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 05/30/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The West Bergen Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/05/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Cunningham Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/06/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Morgan Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/13/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Miller Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/18/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Marion Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/20/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Heights Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/21/2024 due to a delayed opening.

In observance of Memorial Day, all branches of the library will be closed on Monday, May 27th, 2024. The library will be open for service on Tuesday, May 28th, 2024. Thank you for your understanding.

West Bergen Branch Is Temporarily Closed Today 5/23/2024 due to flooding. We Anticipate Reopening on or Before Fri., May 24.

Please be advised that Priscilla Gardner Main Library will be closing at 5pm today, April 11th, 2024.

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