The Press Room
Michele M. Dupey, MLIS
Public Information Officer
Jersey City Free Public Library
472 Jersey Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Amnesty Week Extended Until Main Library Re-Opens
JERSEY CITY, N.J. November 15, 2012 – While in recovery from Hurricane Sandy, the Jersey City Free Public Library acknowledges that its loyal patrons are in recovery too.
Therefore, fine amnesty will be extended the full duration of the Main Library’s closing.
All fines, library materials (books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and damaged books are now forgiven during this time period of Main Library emergency closure. Library Administration requests that all library materials be returned, and they will be credited to the borrower without any fines.
Amnesty Week had been designated for this week only (Saturday, November 10 – Saturday, November 17) prior to the devastation experienced at the Main Library from Hurricane Sandy.
December 2012 at the Jersey City Free Public Library
Next Library Board Meeting
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 5:30 p.m.
Miller Branch Library
489 Bergen Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07304
All Programs @ Main Library Subject to its Re-Opening
* Bonetti Children’s Room, Main Library, 1st Floor, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4519 – For Children & Families: Acoustic Guitars. / Featuring: Bob Albrecht & Sam Oliver. Come & enjoy a variety of children’s songs! / Presented by: Bonetti Children’s Room & the Community Awareness Series, a department of the Jersey City Free Public Library. / Tuesday, December 11 @ 4 p.m.
Bookmobile to be In Front of Main Library for 1 Hour While Closed due to Storm Repairs
JERSEY CITY, N.J. November 14, 2012 – Hurricane Sandy left her mark on the Main Library in Jersey City in the most lingering way: Receding waters in the basement left destruction in its wake amidst typical developing problems such as mold. Hence, the need for $1.4 million in repairs, according to Helena Ruman Associates, the architectural firm for the Jersey City Free Public Library.
To the rescue: The Bookmobile!
Starting tomorrow, Thursday, November 15th, the Bookmobile will be stationed in front of the Main Library (472 Jersey Avenue) for one hour each day, Monday through Friday, from 4 to 5 p.m.
Five Corners Branch Library CLOSED for rest of day (Friday, October 26) for Plumbing Repairs
JERSEY CITY, N.J. October 26, 2012 – The Five Corners Branch, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, is now closed to the public for the duration of today, Friday, October 26, due to repairs regarding a plumbing problem.
Five Corners will open to the public on Saturday, October 27, 2012, keeping Regular hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Five Corners Branch Library Closed Due to PSE&G Construction
JERSEY CITY, N.J. October 23, 2012 – The parking lot at the Five Corners Branch Library, 678 Newark Avenue in Jersey City, will be closed for use tomorrow, Wednesday, October 24, 2012, for a 12-hour period, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., due to construction work by PSE&G.
Consequently, the Bookmobile of the Jersey City Free Public Library will be off-road on Wednesday, October 24th. For extra measure, the Five Corners Branch Library will be closed, as well.
PSE&G has been upgrading its North East Grid in the Five Corners area for the last couple of weeks, and now, the transformer will be replaced. Oddly enough, the transformer is located underneath the parking lot of the Five Corners Branch Library.
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