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Reference Grand Reopening

On Monday, April 29, 2019, the Jersey City Free Public Library held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the Grand Reopening of a critical facility in the Main Library: the Reference Department.

As the first major project of the third and final phase of the Main Library’s ongoing renovations, the Reference Department underwent a complete upgrade. The intricate plasterwork and ceiling details were carefully restored and repainted in beautiful blues, yellows and earthy reds. The department was completely refurnished with new shelving, new light fixtures were installed, and an electrical upgrade brings power supply directly to the restored original oak reading tables.

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Bonky the Elf Visits the Bonetti Children's Room

Bonky the Elf visited the Bonetti Children’s Room on December 11, 2013, and brought her bag of tricks to entertain over 150 children and adults. She performed magic, creating delightful laughter throughout the audience. When reading the children’s story, Keeping Christmas, Bonky the Elf created a different kind of magic, enrapturing little minds and hearts (including the adults!) with Christmas glee. Amazingly, Bonky the Elf performed for nearly one hour, to the enchantment of everyone. Merry Christmas!

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New Jersey Room Returns 220 Year Old Book to Library of Virginia

 

Lost & Found:

 

Lost – Court Records, Stafford County, VA, prepared October 1791
Found
– By NJ Room, Jersey City Free Public Library

Witness – The Return of this 220-year-old Volume to its rightful owners, the Virginia State Archives, on Thursday, October 20
Volume taken on March 30, 1863
by Capt. W.A. Treadwell, 4th NY Regiment as Spoils of Civil War

 

 

New Jersey wasn’t a battleground state during the Civil War, yet a surprising ‘find’ by the New Jersey Room of the Jersey City Free Public Library brings the Civil War into local focus, up front and center, during this 150th commemorative year of that war’s beginning.

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