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Happy Pride Month from JCFPL! 

As we step into the vibrant month of June Jersey City Free Public Library is proud to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month! Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for … Continued

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Celebrate Memorial Day with JCFPL

The Jersey City Free Public Library (JCFPL) invites our patrons to celebrate Memorial Day as we honor U.S. military personnel who died while serving this country. About JCFPL Established in 1889, the JCFPL has proudly served as a dynamic center for growth and learning in Jersey City for over 120 years. As the largest municipal … Continued

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Happy National Limerick Day from JCFPL

Happy National Limerick Day from the Jersey City Free Public Library (JCFPL)! A limerick is a five-line poem that consists of a single stanza, an AABBA rhyme scheme, and whose subject is a short, pithy tale or description. Our catalogs are full of books where you can read poems or learn how to write them.  … Continued

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Support JCFPL During Hudson Gives

Have you dreamed of making history? Of course, we all have. And now we have a chance to be a part of Hudson County’s day of giving – an opportunity to unite our community around causes in which we truly believe and help nonprofit organizations connect to the larger community.  Jersey City Free Public Library … Continued

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Happy Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month from JCFPL

Celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with the Jersey City Free Public Library (JCFPL) by delving into the many achievements of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders throughout history. We are honored to provide collections of resources that highlight the achievements of these communities.  Since the JCFPL was established in … Continued

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JCFPL Supports Mental Health Awareness Month

As May begins, the Jersey City Free Public Library (JCFPL) acknowledges the importance of mental health for our patrons.As we enter May the Jersey City Free Public Library (JCFPL) is reminded of the significance of mental health in the lives of our patrons. This Mental Health Awareness Month JCFPL is proud to stand alongside our … Continued

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Celebrate National Tell A Story Day with JCFPL

This National Tell A Story Day, delve into our upcoming story time programs or explore our vast array of online resources. This special day is all about highlighting the art of storytelling and its power to share information and imagine new realities.  Additionally, we invite you to learn about the Jersey City Free Public Library’s … Continued

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Bringing Learning to Life: Field Trips at JCFPL’s Learning Center

Some people view field trips as a break from school and an escape from studies; but the teachers at JCFPL’s Learning Center (LC) beg to differ. As seen through three recent examples, LC teachers are using field trips as immersive learning experiences that bring the pages of their coursebooks to life. One recent example came … Continued

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Summer Learning Program 2024

Summer Learning Adventure  Jersey City Free Public Library is excited to announce its 2024 Summer Learning Program, “Adventure Begins at Your Library,” which will be held at all Library branches, including our Bookmobile from June 17th to August 9th. This year’s theme,” Adventure Beings at Your Library” celebrates adventure, travel, and trying new things. So, … Continued

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Celebrate World Book Day with the JCFPL

With a mission rooted in serving the evolving needs of Jersey City through our Purpose and Commitments, we are dedicated to fostering a love for reading. This World Book Day, the Jersey City Free Public Library invites you to explore our vast resources, participate in our events, and let us be your guide on your … Continued

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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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