Children, Unleash Your Inner Hero!
Every Hero Has a Story (Children) & UNMASK! (YA)
are the 2015 Themes for Library’s Summer Reading Program
JERSEY CITY, N.J. May 29, 2015 – It’s time for children to unleash their inner heroes and ‘she-roes’ because Every Hero Has a Story (Children) and UNMASK! (YA) are the Summer Reading Program 2015 (SRP 2015) themes at the Jersey City Free Public Library.
Registration for SRP 2015 starts on Monday, June 1 for SRP 2015 at all branches, including the Bookmobile. The Bonetti Children’s Room at the Main Library will entertain in-person registration when the Main Library reopens from its construction closure on Wednesday, June 3. The Summer Reading Program runs from Monday, June 22 to Friday, August 14.
Themes are established by the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), which serves all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Mariana Islands, Federated Islands of Micronesia, and the Cayman Islands. The CSLP is a consortium that provides high-quality summer reading program materials, including bookmarks and the annual theme imagery, for children at the lowest cost possible for their public libraries. All CSLP materials are free, and offered by the New Jersey State Library to public libraries.
“We’ve planned something special for our children this year, in working with the hero theme, about finding our local heroes,” said Assistant Library Director Sonia Araujo, who oversees the Summer Reading Program this year. During SRP 2014, 1,202 children participated in all programs, with 572 of them reading a total of 13,017 books.
“The summer reading program is more than just reading. It’s socializing and leadership combined – the perfect mixture for developing budding heroes,” added Librarian Francina Stevens, who heads the Bonetti Children Room and co-chairs SRP 2015 with Heights Branch manager Liz Cartaina.
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Main Library Closure CHANGED to These Dates: Friday, May 22, Saturday, May 23 & Tuesday, May 26
Criolla Closed, as of Tuesday, May 12
JERSEY CITY, N.J. May 12, 2015 – In order to stay in compliance with the law, the environmental company must reissue a new initial 10-day notice to the New Jersey Department of Labor and New Jersey Department of Health, because the current one expired, due to a delay in scheduling.
The Main Library in Jersey City, 472 Jersey Avenue, will now close on Friday, May 22; Saturday, May 23; and Tuesday, May 26.
Biblioteca Criolla, the Spanish department on the 4th floor of the Main Library, has closed as of today, Tuesday, May 12, due to the extensive and ongoing construction of new barrier-free restrooms on the 4th floor. Criolla will be closed up until the full Main Library closure on Friday, May 22.
Read more: Main Library Closure CHANGED