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Michele M. Dupey, MLIS
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Jersey City Free Public Library
472 Jersey Avenue
Jersey City, NJ  07302
201-547-4579

Lending Department Closes for 4 Months Due to Main Library Renovations

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   April 29, 2015 – Effective Monday, May 4, 2015, the Lending Department (ONLY) at the Main Library, 472 Jersey Avenue in Jersey City, will close for a period of four months, due to the ongoing renovations since late October 2014. Lending’s closure marks the beginning of Phase III. All other departments expect to remain open during the four months.

The Lending Department will remain open until Saturday, May 2, at 5 p.m., its regular closing time. Library patrons with due dates later than May 2 of items borrowed from Lending can bring back any library materials to all branches, including the Bookmobile.

Read more: Lending Department Closes for 4 Months Due to Main Library Renovations

 

West Bergen Branch Closed Until Further Notice

West Bergen Branch Closed Today, Thursday, April 9,  Until Further Notice

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   April 9, 2015 – The West Bergen Branch, 475 West Side Avenue, of the Jersey City Free Public Library has closed today, Thursday, April 9, 2015, until further notice.

West Bergen had reopened for roughly one week from its last closure on March 24; however, the problems of an older building just cannot be surmounted at this time. This storefront branch library has had different problems in the past and library administration, along with city officials, are looking for a suitable replacement space.

“We are very sorry that a full closure of an undetermined time period cannot be avoided,” said Chief Librarian Hussein Odeh.

Read more: West Bergen Branch Closed Until Further Notice

West Bergen Branch Closed Today, Tuesday, March 24

West Bergen Branch Closed Today, Tuesday, March 24 Possible Longer Closure When Problem is Known

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   March 24, 2015 – The West Bergen Branch, 475 West Side Avenue, of the Jersey City Free Public Library has closed today, Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

This storefront branch library has had different problems in the past and library administration, along with city officials, are looking for a suitable replacement space.

It is not yet known how long the West Bergen Branch Library will be closed, since appropriate technicians have been brought in to review the problem.

“As always, we know this is an inconvenience for our patrons, but it cannot be avoided,” said Chief Librarian Hussein Odeh. “We will let the public know when our investigation is complete.”

Read more: West Bergen Branch Closed Today, Tuesday, March 24

 

Celebrate Women’s History Month!

Hear Storyteller Shirley Johnson at the Greenville Branch on Saturday, March 7

 

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   March 3, 2015 – The Greenville Branch Library of the Jersey City Free Public Library, in conjunction with the Afro-American Historical Society Museum (both, 1841 Kennedy Boulevard)  will present this Saturday, March 7, storyteller Shirley Johnson, whose Sankofa Stories will be told in celebration of Women’s History Month. The program is at 3 p.m.

From Shirley Johnson’s biography: “I first realized that I was storytelling while teaching a class about volcanoes. As students gazed almost hypnotized into an imaginary volcano that I had created in the middle of the classroom floor, I better understood the power of storytelling. We were there at the edge of the crater. We had journeyed to Hawaii and experienced the fury of Pele as she spewed molten lava across the island. They were hooked. I was hooked. Thus my love affair for storytelling and its many uses had begun.

Read more: Celebrate Women’s History Month!

Main Library Needs 2 Extra Weeks for Current Renovation Closure Project

*** News Flash! ***

Main Library Needs 2 Extra Weeks for Current Renovation Closure Project

Main Library’s Additional Closing: Weeks of February 23 & March 2

Reopening: Monday, March 9

 

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   February 12, 2015 – As with all business- and homeowners who have overseen renovation, construction delays are a mainstay…and the Main Library’s renovation is no different.

The current closure of the Main Library began this past Monday, February 9, and was to continue for two weeks. Now, according to Library Director Priscilla Gardner, an additional two weeks of closure (totaling, four weeks), will be needed to complete what is being done, thus far.

The additional two weeks the Main Library, 472 Jersey Avenue in Jersey City, will be closing: the weeks of February 23 and March 2.

The Bookmobile will be stationed in front of the Main Library, as per the schedule of the previous two weeks, and the branches’ additional hours remain in effect (schedules attached). Museum passes are available at the Five Corners Branch Library, 678 Newark  Avenue.

The Main Library will reopen on Monday, March 9, 2015, regular hours, at 9 a.m.

Read more: Main Library Needs 2 Extra Weeks for Current Renovation Closure Project

 

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