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Celebrate Earth Day with the JCFPL!

In celebration of Earth Day this year the Jersey City Free Public Library (JCFPL) welcomes you to join us in taking a day to celebrate and advocate for a greener, more sustainable future.   Established in 1970, the first Earth Day was created to increase awareness of environmental issues. Today many celebrate Earth Day by … Continued

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Learning Center Partners with Greater Bergen Community Action Head Start to Teach Parents

JCFPL’s Learning Center is proud to announce another exciting community partnership, this time with Greater Bergen Community Action Head Start. Under this partnership, the Learning Center is providing English as a Second Language classes to the parents of students at two Head Start locations: one in the Heights (93 Nelson Ave) and one near Lincoln … Continued

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New Jersey Room Awarded a Grant to Digitize Historical Documents

Jersey City Free Public Library is pleased to announce that along with several other libraries across the country, our very own New Jersey Room has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities through their Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant program. This grant will help to fund the New Jersey Room’s effort … Continued

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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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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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