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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

Extended Branch Hours Start on Wednesday, Sept. 30

Extended Branch Hours Start on Wednesday, Sept. 30

 

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   Sept. 28, 2015 – To accommodate the public’s need to access library materials, the Jersey City Free Public Library will institute extended library hours for the five-week period the Main Library is closed for terrazzo flooring installation and restoration of existing tiling.

Each Regional branch library will add a late night (staying open until 8 p.m.), totaling two late nights per week. Each late night starts its day at 9 a.m., instead of its original opening time of noon.

The extended hours’ schedule is as follows (bold indicates regularly scheduled late night):

Cunningham:

Monday & Wednesday                         9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Tuesdays & Thursday                          10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday & Saturday                               9 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Five Corners:

Monday & Wednesday                       9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday                           10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday & Saturday                               9 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Greenville:

Monday & Wednesday                        10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday                           9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Friday & Saturday                               9 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Heights:

Monday & Wednesday                     10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday                        9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Friday & Saturday                            9 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Miller:

Monday & Wednesday                      9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday                        10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday & Saturday                             9 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Pavonia:

Monday                                           9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday       10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday & Saturday                               9 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

The Pavonia Branch, which usually does not open on Saturdays, will be open on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., as an extension of its hours for the public.

The three Neighborhood branches, which are open only 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, will open on Saturdays, as well.

 

Lafayette: Monday – Saturday             9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Marion: Monday – Saturday                 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

West Bergen: Monday – Saturday        9 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

“To help the public, and especially, our loyal patrons, the library system will extend its hours any time the Main Library is closed for more than one week during the renovation,” said Library Director Priscilla Gardner. “And the Bookmobile will always have scheduled stops at the Main Library when it is closed.”

The Bookmobile will be stationed in front of the Main Library on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (Blue Route / http://www.jclibrary.org/images/bookmobile/fallwinter2015.pdf), and on Tuesdays and Fridays (Red Route / http://www.jclibrary.org/images/bookmobile/fallwinterred2015.pdf) in the afternoon for both routes.

Extended hours remain in effect until the Main Library reopens to the public on March 2016.

For the latest on programs, events, and special announcements please follow the Library on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/JerseyCityFreePublicLibrary), Twitter (JCFPL_NJ) or Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/jerseycityPL) at Jersey City Free Public Library. Visit us on the web at www.jclibrary.org for all information on the Library, including all press releases in The Press Room. As of today, September 28, 2015, the Jersey City Free Public Library has 194,950 valid card members.

 

Main Library to Close 9/28 – 10/31 for Terrazzo Installation

Main Library to Close 9/28 – 1/4/2016 for Terrazzo Installation

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   Sept. 22, 2015 – In the continuation of the $15 million renovation to the Main Library of the Jersey City Free Public Library, this historic building will be closed for five weeks, beginning Monday, Sept. 28, for the installation of new terrazzo tiles and the restoration of existing ones.

The Main Library, 472 Jersey Ave., Jersey City, will be closed from Monday, Sept. 28, through Saturday, Oct. 31. The Bookmobile will be stationed in front of the Main Library on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (Blue Route), and on Tuesdays and Fridays (Red Route) in the afternoon for both routes. The Main Library will reopen to the public on Monday, January 4, 2016.

“We appreciate our patrons’ patience as we continue to restore the library and perform this necessary work,” said Library Director Priscilla Gardner. “A significant part of the Main Library’s grand beauty has been its Terrazzo floors, which are receiving the proper care they deserve in this restoration.”

Read more: Main Library to Close 9/28 – 10/31 for Terrazzo Installation

Marion Branch Library Receives $3,000 from Jersey City-Native Dr. Ainissa G. Ramirez

An avowed and self-described “science evangelist” whose life goal for children and young adults is to “Make. Science. Fun.” has donated $3,000 to the Marion Branch, 1017 West Side Avenue, of the Jersey City Free Public Library.

World renowned materials research scientist and Jersey City-native Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D. recently received the Andrew Gemant Award from the American Institute of Physics (AIP), from which she personally received $5,000 and $3,000 to further public communication of physics to her designated institution of choice. Dr. Ramirez named as grant recipient the Marion Branch Library, where she spent many hours reading and learning as a child.

“Dr. Ramirez has distinguished herself in her chosen field of science. We are so proud of her, and happy that she has chosen her childhood reading hideaway – the Marion Branch Library – as the designated non-profit organization of her award,” said Library Director Priscilla Gardner.

The recent West Bergen Branch Library renovation, though much-needed, was on a much-smaller scale than the major renovation that the Main Library has been currently undergoing, for disabled accessibility and overall interior improvement on all four floors. A storefront library, Marion Branch also is in need of an upgrade. For more information on donating to the Jersey City Free Public Library Foundation, Inc., please scroll down the library homepage to the GoFundMe.com link. www.jclibrary.org

Read more: Marion Branch Library Receives $3,000 from Jersey City-Native Dr. Ainissa G. Ramirez

 

2 Upcoming Special Events @ the Library

2 Upcoming Special Events @ the Library: National Night Out (8/4) & Library Foundation Fundraiser (9/17)

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   July 21, 2015 – When it comes to celebrations, the Jersey City Free Public Library jumps in with gusto!

For the second year in a row, the Bookmobile will participate in National Night Out, a community-police awareness event held annually on the first Tuesday of August. This year, on Tuesday evening, August 4, the Bookmobile will be stationed at Arlington Park, with Bookmobile staff members Kizzie Rock and Don Taylor welcoming the public, discussing library system programs and offering applications for library cards – ‘knowledge, for free’.

When you know summer is almost over… Come to the End of Summer Bash on Thursday, September 17, from 6 to 10 p.m., held at the brand new establishment, P.J. Ryan’s Squared – 4 PATH Plaza – at the Journal Square Transportation Center in Jersey City. Tickets cost $20, which include food, drinks and live music. Parking is available in the lot of the McLaughlin Funeral Home, 625 Pavonia Avenue.

Tickets are available for purchase in the Director’s office, Main Library, 472 Jersey Avenue, 3rd Floor, Jersey City, N.J. 07302.

Read more: 2 Upcoming Special Events @ the Library

Marion Branch to Close for Repairs, Starting Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 14

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   July 13, 2015 – The Marion Branch Library, 1017 West Side Avenue, of the Jersey City Free Public Library will close for four days, starting tomorrow, Tuesday, July 14, due to water damage from a roof leak.

The floor at the storefront branch sustained water damage, with Library Maintenance fixing the floor during the four-day closure. According to Chief Librarian Hussein Odeh, Branch Head Dolores Reyes had contacted the landlord, who agreed to fix the roof during those four days.

The Marion Branch Library will reopen on Monday, July 20.

“The water damage, luckily, is not severe, and with both areas being fixed at the same time, the Marion Branch will be ready for the public on time,” said Chief Librarian Hussein Odeh. “As always, we apologize for any inconvenience.”

Read more: Marion Branch to Close for Repairs, Starting Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 14

 

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