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Shane Smith
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Jersey City Free Public Library
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Jersey City, NJ  07302
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West Bergen Branch Library Now Has Heat!

Reopens on Monday, January 26

 

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   January 23, 2015 – The Jersey City Free Public Library is warmly pleased to inform the public that the West Bergen Branch Library, 476 West Side Avenue in Jersey City, will reopen on Monday, January 26, for its regular hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The West Bergen Branch, which had been closed since January 15th for lack of heat, had a new boiler installed today, Friday, January 23.

“We are so happy to have resolved this heating problem within a week’s time,” said Chief Librarian Hussein Odeh, who oversees the branch. “For a small library, West Bergen has many devoted patrons, and we’re glad there wasn’t too much inconvenience.”

Read more: West Bergen Branch Reopens on Monday, January 26

MAIN LIBRARY CLOSES TODAY, Friday, January 23 & TOMORROW, Saturday, January 24 due to Construction Demolition

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   January 23, 2015 – As the major construction unfolds at the Main Library in Jersey City, 472 Jersey Avenue, the full building has closed for today, Friday, January 23, 2015 and tomorrow, Saturday, January 24, due to the construction of the new elevator shaft.

“We apologize for the continued inconvenience,” said Library Director Priscilla Gardner. “However, we expect the Main Library to open again on Monday, January 26, at 9 a.m.”

Read more: MAIN LIBRARY CLOSES TODAY, Friday, January 23 & TOMORROW, Saturday, January 24 due to Construction...

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   January 15, 2015 – The West Bergen Branch, 475 West Side Avenue, of the Jersey City Free Public Library has closed until further notice, beginning today, Thursday, January 15, 2015, for lack of heat.

“We are very sorry for this inconvenience. However, there is a problem with the heater and the branch has no heat,” said Chief Librarian Hussein Odeh.

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JERSEY CITY, N.J.   January 8, 2015 – The West Bergen Branch, 475 West Side Avenue, of the Jersey City Free Public Library has closed for a half day, at 12:30 p.m. today, Thursday, January 8th, for lack of heat.

“We are so sorry for the inconvenience of another branch closure this week. However, this frigid weather has played havoc with the older heating system.” said Assistant Library Director Sonia Araujo.

Tomorrow’s weather expects to be in the 30s, and the West Bergen Branch Library expects to be open, as well.

Read more: WEST BERGEN BRANCH CLOSED TODAY , 1/8, FOR LACK OF HEAT

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   December 19, 2014 – The Jersey City Free Public Library regrets to announce the wrong schedule was issued yesterday for the Bookmobile, which will be available to library patrons in front of the Main Library, 472 Jersey Avenue, while the building is closed for renovations.

Please change the entry for Tuesday, December 30:

FROM: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

TO:                 10 a.m. – 12 Noon & 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

The full schedule will now look like this:

BOOKMOBILE Schedule

for Patrons during Main Library closure:

 

Monday, December 22                      1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 23                     10:00 a.m.  – 2:00p.m.

Friday, December 26                                    10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Monday, December 29                      10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 30                     10:00 a.m. – 12 Noon & 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Read more: CHANGE IN MAIN LIBRARY’S BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE