With ‘Back to School’ preparations competing with end-of-summer activities, one of the best things a child living in Jersey City can do to be ready for school in September is to have a Jersey City library card.
Already have one? Doesn’t matter, since you have to be able to put your hand on it! Even if you know where your Jersey City library card is, do you have fines to be paid? It’s hard to borrow on your library card when you owe $10 or more.
If your child doesn’t have a Jersey City library card, no problem! The Jersey City Free Public Library is open 24/7 through our website, www.jclibrary.org. Just scroll down the library website homepage to find the bright yellow Jersey City library card, and underneath is the link, Get a JCFPL Library Card. Here’s the actual link: http://www.jclibrary.org/resources/jcfpl-library-card
In 2002, Priscilla Gardner assumed the helm as library director, and discovered there were only 40,000 valid library card members of the Jersey City Free Public Library. That October, Director Gardner launched a Library Card Campaign to sign up 100,000 new members. That goal was achieved on February 15, 2005. The top six areas of the library system were lauded with two plaques on March 30, 2005, commemorating this effort: Top Three (overall) – Main Library, Lending (21,740), and the Five Corners (17,749) and Heights (11,625) branch libraries. Top Three (neighborhood branches) – Marion (4,040), West Bergen (3,995) and Lafayette (3,921) branches.