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Michele M. Dupey, MLIS
Public Information Officer

Jersey City Free Public Library
472 Jersey Avenue
Jersey City, NJ  07302
201-547-4579

Main Library Closing for Two Weeks in Mid-February

Main Library Closing for Two Weeks in Mid-February

Time Period = February 9 – 21, 2015

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   February 2, 2015 – For two weeks in the middle of February, the Main Library, 472 Jersey Avenue in Jersey City, will close from Monday, February 9 to Saturday, February 21, to begin Phase II of the major renovations. This work, which will take place on the third and fourth floors, is in preparation for the new public restrooms that will be located on the fourth floor.

During the Main Library closure, the Jersey City Free Public Library will open Regional branch libraries throughout the city an additional late night, and the Neighborhood libraries will be open on Saturdays as well, for the public's convenience. The staff from the Main Library will be dispersed though out the library system, allowing these additional and extended hours.

Read more: Main Library Closing for Two Weeks in Mid-February

 

West Bergen Branch Reopens on Monday, January 26

West Bergen Branch Library Now Has Heat!

Reopens on Monday, January 26

 

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   January 23, 2015 – The Jersey City Free Public Library is warmly pleased to inform the public that the West Bergen Branch Library, 476 West Side Avenue in Jersey City, will reopen on Monday, January 26, for its regular hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The West Bergen Branch, which had been closed since January 15th for lack of heat, had a new boiler installed today, Friday, January 23.

“We are so happy to have resolved this heating problem within a week’s time,” said Chief Librarian Hussein Odeh, who oversees the branch. “For a small library, West Bergen has many devoted patrons, and we’re glad there wasn’t too much inconvenience.”

Read more: West Bergen Branch Reopens on Monday, January 26

MAIN LIBRARY CLOSES TODAY, Friday, January 23 & TOMORROW, Saturday, January 24 due to Construction Demolition

MAIN LIBRARY CLOSES TODAY, Friday, January 23 & TOMORROW, Saturday, January 24 due to Construction Demolition

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   January 23, 2015 – As the major construction unfolds at the Main Library in Jersey City, 472 Jersey Avenue, the full building has closed for today, Friday, January 23, 2015 and tomorrow, Saturday, January 24, due to the construction of the new elevator shaft.

“We apologize for the continued inconvenience,” said Library Director Priscilla Gardner. “However, we expect the Main Library to open again on Monday, January 26, at 9 a.m.”

Read more: MAIN LIBRARY CLOSES TODAY, Friday, January 23 & TOMORROW, Saturday, January 24 due to Construction Demolition

 

WEST BERGEN BRANCH CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE FOR LACK OF HEAT

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   January 15, 2015 – The West Bergen Branch, 475 West Side Avenue, of the Jersey City Free Public Library has closed until further notice, beginning today, Thursday, January 15, 2015, for lack of heat.

“We are very sorry for this inconvenience. However, there is a problem with the heater and the branch has no heat,” said Chief Librarian Hussein Odeh.

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Children’s Room & Lending Dept. at Main Library CLOSED, and Will Reopen on Saturday

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   January 13, 2015 – The ongoing renovations of the Main Library have directly affected two well-used departments – Bonetti Children’s Room and Lending – which will remain closed this week, starting this afternoon, Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

Both departments will reopen on Saturday, January 17th.

Read more: Children’s Room & Lending Dept. at Main Library CLOSED, and Will Reopen on Saturday

 

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