Public access computers and charging stations are currently available on a limited basis at:
Gardner Main Library, Heights, Miller, Morgan, and West Bergen (Mon-Thurs 1 P.M. - 5 P.M., Fri-Sat 1 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.). No Saturday hours at West Bergen. We are offering this service in light of the power outages in the area. Due to social distancing restrictions, the number of patrons permitted in the buildings is limited and all patrons must wear masks, take their temperature and sign in.

The JCFPL is operating on limited hours & services beginning Monday, July 6, 2020. Please follow our phased reopening regarding curbside pickup and operating procedures. Please use this form to request books via curbside pickup. Free mobile printing is now available at select library locations.

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Children's Services


Activities | DiversityParent-Teacher Story Time


Atadippa Yoga

A Jersey City yoga studio is opening these classes to the Jersey City Free Public Library.


Ultimate Activity Guide provides links to many free children’s activities, including virtual trips to zoos, websites that provide fun, educational content for children, and story hours provided by the Jersey City Free Public Library and other library systems.


Virtual Escape Rooms

This Google doc that has links to virtual escape rooms based on literary characters and other popular children’s characters. Plenty here for teens and adults as well.




We Are Teachers A list of videos for kids, parents and teachers discussing race and LGTBQ acceptance.



NJ Parent Link 

resource provided by the State of New Jersey to guide parents to a multitude of resources and assistance available for their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.   


History at Home 

website that offering teachers, parents and students a chance to learn about history independently. This collection of the History Channel’s educational shows is being made available for a limited time and offers information and insight into middle school and high school core curriculum topics.   


Story Time

Mondays with Michelle Obama! 
As part of the PBS KIDS Read-Along series, Michelle Obama will read four of her favorite children’s books  every Monday through May 11. 


Zoo Story Hour

Cohanzick Zoo in Bridgeton, NJ, is hosts Facebook Live story hour sessions with animals for children.


Story Time from Space

Astronauts reading children’s books as they orbit the earth in the International Space Station.


Author Readings

Links to children’s authors readings on social media and activities such as drawing classes with popular authors and illustrators.



Search this hashtag on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook for more story time readers. Here’s a description of some of the authors using that hashtag.