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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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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 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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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 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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