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National Library Lovers Month at the Jersey City Free Public Library

The Jersey City Free Public Library (JCFPL) is excited to embrace this month by pledging our unwavering commitment to serving the evolving needs of our community. This month is a time to celebrate the invaluable role that libraries play in our lives and in honor of National Library Lovers Month, the JCFPL is proud to … Continued

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Celebrating National Shelfie Day at Jersey City Free Public Library

In observance of National Shelfie Day, the Jersey City Free Public Library (JCFPL) invites our patrons to participate in a celebration of literature and the diverse interests of our reading community. This day offers a moment to appreciate the personal collections that reflect individual reading journeys and intellectual pursuits. Participation in National Shelfie Day: Reflecting … Continued

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Rutgers Famed ‘Certificate in Adult ESL/Literacy Education’ Now Free for Learning Center Teachers 

The rewards of being a teacher at JCFPL’s Learning Center just got a little bit sweeter. Thanks to the cooperative generosity of New Jersey’s Department of Labor and Rutgers University, teachers at the Learning Center can now get Rutgers’ prestigious ‘Certificate in Adult ESL/Literacy Education’—which normally costs $12,000–for free.   Moreover, courses completed as part … Continued

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School of Visual Arts Students Set Sights on JCFPL’s Learning Center

When four students from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) decided that they wanted to do their senior project on language barriers, they searched for ESL classes all across New York and New Jersey. “The four of us are each from a different country, so we were naturally interested in the problem of language barriers … Continued

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National Winnie the Pooh Day at Jersey City Free Public Library

In recognition of National Winnie the Pooh Day, the Jersey City Free Public Library (JCFPL) acknowledges the enduring legacy of A.A. Milne’s creation, Winnie the Pooh. This day provides an opportunity to highlight our commitment to promoting literacy and lifelong learning through our diverse collection of children’s literature. Available Resources and Initiatives: The observance of … Continued

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Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day at Jersey City Free Public Library

On this upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Jersey City Free Public Library (JCFPL) extends its deepest respect and remembrance to the legacy of Dr. King, a true beacon of hope, equality, and justice. As we reflect on his remarkable life and teachings, we reaffirm our commitment to our community, guided by our Purpose … Continued

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JCFPL’s Learning Center Forms Partnership with NYU

The Learning Center at JCFPL is proud to announce its partnership with NYU’s Master of Arts Program for Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL).   The MA TESOL students from NYU will be both participant observers and teaching interns in the Learning Center’s English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. This opportunity will … Continued

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Poetry at Work Day at Jersey City Free Public Library

In recognition of Poetry at Work Day, the Jersey City Free Public Library invites you to explore and engage with our extensive collection of poetry resources. This day provides an opportunity to reflect on the role of poetry in our professional and personal lives, and our library offers a range of resources to support this … Continued

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Interlibrary Loan Service at Jersey City Free Public Library

The Jersey City Free Public Library is pleased to offer our valued patrons the opportunity to access a wider range of materials through our Interlibrary Loan Service. This service is a testament to our commitment to providing comprehensive access to information and resources. What is the Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL)? Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a … Continued

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Restored Hours of Operation (Effective January 1, 2024)

We are pleased to announce that starting January 1, 2024 the Jersey City Free Public Library will return to its regular operating hours. This change reflects our ongoing commitment to providing accessible and extended library services to our community. Below are the details of the operating hours for our various branches. Branch Monday Tuesday Wednesday … Continued

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