1. The JCFPL is now operating on limited hours & services, please follow our phased reopening plan for updates. To request books, use this form via curbside pickup. Free mobile printing is now available at select library locations. Reserve a computer during our scheduled hours online or by calling your local library.
  2. The Heights branch library is closed until further notice.
  3. The Marion branch library is closed Monday, Oct. 26, 2020.

Escape to Margaritaville Picture Gallery

On Thursday, September 20, 2018, more than 100 community members and friends of the Jersey City Free Public Library gathered to celebrate at the Library Foundation's annual end-of-summer bash. This year, guests enjoyed an "Escape to Margaritaville" at PJ Ryan's Squared. The delicious food and drink generously provided by Foundation Chairman Michael Ryan was perfectly paired with music by the inimitable DJ Bobby Brown. Everyone danced the night away and caught up with neighbors, all while raising funds for the ongoing renovations of the Main Library. Winners of the 50/50 and salad bowl raffles went home with big smiles, and it was a special moment when Library Director Priscilla Gardner and Foundation Board Trustee Melissa Banks-Shillingford were joined by Jersey City Council President Rolando Lavarro and Library Board Trustee Rebecca Symes to draw the winning tickets. All in all, a beautiful evening - but somehow we still can't seem to find that lost shaker of salt...

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