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Community Awareness Series (CAS) Founder Daoud-David Williams Honored with Miller Library Branch Auditorium Naming

The Jersey City Council has voted in favor of an ordinance to name the auditorium in our Miller Library Branch after Daoud-David Williams, a long time community activist and founder of the Spirit of Life Ensemble and Community Awareness Series (CAS). CAS was founded in 1977 as a collaboration between the Jersey City Free Public … Continued

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The Jersey City Free Public Library to Celebrate National Library Outreach Day, April 10, 2024

The Jersey City Free Public Library will join communities from across the country in observing National Library Outreach Day on April 10, 2024. Formerly known as National Bookmobile Day, library celebrations will highlight the invaluable role library professionals and libraries continuous play in bringing library services to those in need. Jersey City libraries outreach services … Continued

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Celebrating Our Unsung Heroes: National Library Workers Day at the Jersey City Free Public Library

Libraries are the vibrant hearts of our communities, the place we go to connect with knowledge, resources and others. That’s largely thanks to the talented and passionate people who work there. On April 9, 2024, as the world celebrates National Library Workers Day, we invite all residents to join us in recognizing the invaluable contributions … Continued

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Happy Eid from the Jersey City Free Public Library!

As we bid farewell to the holy month of Ramadan, we extend our warmest wishes to our Muslim community members gearing up to celebrate Eid. This period of deep spiritual reflection and connection culminates in the celebratory and hopeful occasion of Eid al-Fitr, a time for feasting, rejoicing, and giving thanks despite the uncertainties we … Continued

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Celebrate National Library Week April 7-13, 2024, at the Jersey City Free Public Library

Join us at the Jersey City Free Public Library for National Library Week, April 7–13, 2024, and celebrate a week full of discovery, connection, and lifelong learning. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries of all types across the country each April. As … Continued

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Support JCFPL this Library Giving Day!

The Jersey City Free Public Library is part of a coalition of libraries joining forces to raise funds through a Library Giving Day campaign. This one-day online fundraising event will occur on Wednesday, April 3rd as we encourage patrons and library lovers to support JCFPL.  This campaign reminds us that libraries serve as the heart … Continued

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Celebrate World Poetry Day with JCFPL

World Poetry Day is celebrated on March 21st, a day dedicated to highlighting linguistic expression that people from all cultures can identify with. Poetry can be found in the history of every nation, and even the most basic of poems have the power to stir dialogue and bring people together under shared values and common … Continued

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Happy World Storytelling Day

Join us in celebrating World Storytelling Day through a selection of curated events and resources, all part of our dedication to Lifelong Learning. The Jersey City Free Public Library (JCFPL) remains a beacon of learning underscoring our mission and the mission of our committed staff. Resources For information on branch hours and locations, please visit … Continued

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Happy Pi Day!

This Pi Day, explore our vast array of online resources, from educational platforms to digital collections, ensuring individuals of all ages can deepen their understanding of math through a selection of curated resources. Resources For information on branch hours and locations, please visit our Branch Hours and Locations page. Patron Feedback: “I have utilized the … Continued

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Happy Ramadan from the JCFPL!

The Jersey City Free Public Library (JCFPL) extends its best wishes to everyone observing Ramadan, a spiritual period for Muslims characterized by introspection, fasting, and spiritual renewal. As the month of Ramadan commences, the JCFPL is proud to reiterate its dedication to fostering Community Well-Being and creating Welcoming Spaces. We offer our heartfelt wishes to … Continued

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