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Giving Tuesday: Join Us in Supporting the Jersey City Free Public Library

As we approach the season of giving, let’s unite in championing an invaluable institution in our community – the Jersey City Free Public Library. This heartfelt appeal comes with a vision of a brighter, more connected future for us all.

Libraries are the Cornerstones of Vibrant Communities

Libraries have long been the lifeblood of thriving communities, providing a space for knowledge and engagement. The Jersey City Free Public Library stands as a testament to this tradition, embodying the principles of its Four Pillars: Welcoming Spaces, Community Well-Being, Lifelong Learning, and Effective Accountable Organization.

The Four Pillars:

  1. Welcoming Spaces:
    Our library is a sanctuary for everyone. It is a space where individuals from diverse backgrounds can gather, share ideas, and explore the world. Such welcoming spaces are essential in fostering a sense of unity and belonging in our community.
  2. Community Well-Being:
    The library is a catalyst for the well-being of our community, providing access to healthcare information and wellness programs. By offering these essential resources, the library empowers Jersey City’s residents to improve their quality of life, thereby enhancing our community’s overall vitality.
  3. Lifelong Learning:
    The library is a hub for lifelong learning, offering educational resources, GED classes, workshops, and programs for all ages. This commitment to learning strengthens not just individuals, but our community as a whole.
  4. Effective Accountable Organization:
    Through its commitment to transparency and accountability, the library ensures the efficient use of every tax and donated dollar, maximizing the impact of its programs and services.

Make A Difference: Donate Today

As the year draws to a close, we invite you to donate generously to the Jersey City Free Public Library. Your support not only sustains existing programs but also paves the way for new initiatives that enrich our community. Whether one or all of the Four Pillars resonate with you, your contribution will have a lasting impact.

To make your contribution, please click here. Every donation brings us a step closer to a better, more educated, and connected Jersey City. Together, we can create a brighter and more prosperous future for all.


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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