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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 Closed for Phase II Renovations

Main Library Phase II Renovation Kicks In Full-Force:  ENTIRE Main Library Closes from May 15-19

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   May 7, 2015 – When the Jersey City Free Public Library’s Lending Department, on the second floor of the Main Library, closed for four months starting Monday, May 4 as part of the continued renovation of the Main Library, it was only a matter of time that the entire building would need to close for a short while, as Phase II moved forward.

For Phase II (renovating the Lending Department), the Main Library, 472 Jersey Avenue, will be closed from Friday, May 15, 2015 until Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

“The entire building will be closed for asbestos abatement and demolition within the Lending Department,” explained Helena Ruman, AIA, the Library’s architect for the project.

Read more: Main Library Closed for Phase II Renovations

 

Lending department opens a satellite unit by the Reference Department with limited collection.

Lending department opens a satellite unit by the Reference Department with limited collection.

Read more: Lending department opens a satellite unit by the Reference Department with limited collection.

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!

 

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