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Summer Learning Program 2024

summer learning program 2024

Summer Learning Adventure 

Jersey City Free Public Library is excited to announce its 2024 Summer Learning Program, “Adventure Begins at Your Library,” which will be held at all Library branches, including our Bookmobile from June 17th to August 9th. This year’s theme,” Adventure Beings at Your Library” celebrates adventure, travel, and trying new things. So, join us for a summer learning adventure at your library! 

What is the Summer Learning Program 

This summer, the Jersey City Free Public Library is transforming into a hub of adventure and learning for families and friends. With a program designed to cater to all ages, the Library invites the community to embark on a journey of discovery and fun. 

The adventure begins with a “passport” that takes participants on a trip around the world, exploring different countries and cultures every week. This immersive experience is not just about reading; it’s about engaging with the world in a hands-on way.



Note: When creating a new account, please make sure to remember your log-in information, choose your local branch, and fill in the required information. Don’t forget to accept the Summer Learning Program challenge for your age group to earn your first badge.  

On June 17th, you can begin to log your books and attend the wonderful programs we have at your local branch or department. 

Passport Adventures 

All library branches will be participating in the Passport Adventure. Each Branch Library will build a new display representing their chosen country weekly, providing activities and information about that week’s country. There will be videos, a book display, pictures, and props to interact with and teach patrons about that country.  

Don’t forget to take your passport with you to get it stamped when you visit a branch. You can pick up your passport at your local branch where you register for the program. Passport adventures are for all ages. 

Programs and Events 

Participants can scan a QR code to stay informed and receive timely reminders, making registration a breeze. Jersey City Free Public Library is more than just a place for books; it’s a community space where learning and enjoyment go hand in hand. So, gather your family and friends and make this summer a memorable one at your local library.  

Programs and events for SLP include: 

  • Kickoff events at your local branch 
  • Judy McEngland Puppet Show
  • Interactive STEM storytelling 
  • Children’s book author appearances 
  • Programs exploring New Jersey 
  • Cheese and wine pairing/Silent Auction for adults 

Check the calendar for our full slate of SLP events!


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The Pavonia Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 05/28/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Five Corners Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 05/30/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The West Bergen Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/05/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Cunningham Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/06/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Morgan Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/13/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Miller Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/18/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Marion Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/20/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Heights Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/21/2024 due to a delayed opening.

In observance of Memorial Day, all branches of the library will be closed on Monday, May 27th, 2024. The library will be open for service on Tuesday, May 28th, 2024. Thank you for your understanding.

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