Going on to found Jersey City Free Books has not been as pleasant as a diagnosis of death by Rabies.

Success isn’t to be expected for every effort, and that’s especially true for the first step on a new path. That certainly was so for Anthony Olszewski and animal rescue. When only in the third grade, he witnessed a bat being knocked off the side of a house by water from a hose. Young Anthony tried to save the bat. Sad to relate, the story did not have a happy ending for the winged mammal — and almost the same for its would-be helper. The bat quickly died of Rabies, but not before delivering a solid nip to a finger.

The boy got sent to Isolation at the old Jersey City Medical Center where — allergic to the vaccine — he experienced episodes of shock. His parents were told to expect him to die.
In the hospital, he used the bouts of near coma as opportunities for naps. He spent most of the rest of the time watching TV and drinking malteds. Perhaps the deep rest and relaxation was what enabled him to cheat death.

Going on to found Jersey City Free Books has not been as pleasant as a diagnosis of death by Rabies. Painful damage to the cartilage of a shoulder resulted from over-use injury caused by lifting heavy boxes. And too much of each and every day is spent worrying about getting the money to pay the bills . . .

Jersey City Free Books needs your help NOW! It’s quick and convenient to click on the Donate button at the Web Site. If everyone seeing this contributed ONE DOLLAR a month,staying afloat would not be a big question mark. Jersey City Free Books needs your help right NOW so that we can continue to serve seniors, students, the unemployed, working families and the entire community. Support reading. Support Jersey City Free Books.

Donate at the Jersey City Free Books GoFundMe Page.

Jersey City Free Books is a community organization that provides something to read without charge, obligation, registration or indoctrination. Everyone is welcome to take any number of books for their reasonable, personal use. Many books are available.

Jersey City Free Books at 297 Griffith St. The current schedule is at the Web Site:
http://JerseyCityFreeBooks.com

Jersey City Free Books is very happy to get old black and white photos — snapshots.

Do you have household items, small appliances or anything else still in the box that you’re never going to use? Please consider donating these items to Jersey City Free Books. We urgently need to raise funds. Anything that we can sell or use as a promotion for crowdfunding will be GREATLY appreciated!
Jersey City Free Books can also use these items:
* Picnic and card tables
* Metal shelves similar to the ones now in the shop.
* Clear plastic storage containers with lids
* Gigabyte switches
* Computers, cell phones or tablets less than four years old
(Either working or non-working — Secure removal and erasure of data is performed on all devices.)

Audio or video on CD or DVD is great. Vinyl records are OK, too. Tapes, we can’t take.

We currently can’t accept any more Mysteries, Thrillers, Romances or Self-help titles. Text books or computer books over three years old can’t be used by current students.
Jersey City Free Books can use donations of solid recent fiction and non-fiction, including text books less than three years old. Literary classics are always welcome. Children’s titles and books of all types in languages other than English are great, too.

Because of Jersey City Free Books, not having money doesn’t stop people from reading. A wide-distribution magazine recently listed us as a tourist destination! In addition to the local community, we’ve provided books for a school in the Philippines, a shelter in Camden, a mission in Africa and a student film in New York City. Jersey City Free Books is eager to assist local charities by providing quantities of books.

Anthony Olszewski -- Jersey City Free Books

NOW IT CAN BE REVEALED!!! Half-century old prophecy of the SHOCKING future of Jersey City Free Books!!!

Anthony Olszewski of Jersey City Free Books meets Captain Kangaroo

Here’s Anthony Olszewski at age 3, meeting Captain Kangaroo. The youngster appears anxious because moments before a Gypsy fortune teller had read his palm. The foretold future was that he’d go on to open Jersey City Free Books. The vision continued that there’d be streams of visitors and messages all praising the effort, but few would donate and so the rent was to be unpaid.

The hard truth is that an infinity of kind words all add up to zero when it comes to scraping together the money for the bills. Jersey City Free Books is in dire need of real community support just to keep the door open.

Jersey City Free Books needs your help NOW! It’s quick and convenient to click on the Donate button at the Web Site. If everyone seeing this contributed ONE DOLLAR a month,staying afloat would not be a big question mark. Jersey City Free Books needs your help right NOW so that we can continue to serve seniors, students, the unemployed, working families and the entire community. Support reading. Support Jersey City Free Books.

Donate at the Jersey City Free Books GoFundMe Page.

Jersey City Free Books is a community organization that provides something to read without charge, obligation, registration or indoctrination. Everyone is welcome to take any number of books for their reasonable, personal use. Many books are available.

Jersey City Free Books is located at 297 Griffith St. The current schedule is posted at:
JerseyCityFreeBooks.com

Jersey City Free Books is very happy to get old black and white photos — snapshots.

Do you have household items, small appliances or anything else still in the box that you’re never going to use? Please consider donating these items to Jersey City Free Books. We urgently need to raise funds. Anything that we can sell or use as a promotion for crowdfunding will be GREATLY appreciated!

Jersey City Free Books can also use these items:
* Picnic and card tables
* Metal shelves similar to the ones now in the shop.
* Clear plastic storage containers with lids
* Gigabyte switches
* Computers, cell phones or tablets less than four years old
(Either working or non-working — Secure removal and erasure of data is performed on all devices.)

Audio or video on CD or DVD is great. Vinyl records are OK, too. Tapes, we can’t take.

We currently can’t accept any more Mysteries, Thrillers, Romances or Self-help titles. Text books or computer books over three years old can’t be used by current students.
Jersey City Free Books can use donations of solid recent fiction and non-fiction, including text books less than three years old. Literary classics are always welcome. Children’s titles and books of all types in languages other than English are great, too.

Because of Jersey City Free Books, not having money doesn’t stop people from reading. A wide-distribution magazine recently listed us as a tourist destination! In addition to the local community, we’ve provided books for a school in the Philippines, a shelter in Camden, a mission in Africa and a student film in New York City. Jersey City Free Books is eager to assist local charities by providing quantities of books.

A word from Jersey City Free Books’ landlord

Joe the barber, Jersey City Free Books' landlord

Here’s Joe the barber, Jersey City Free Books’ landlord, and this is what he has to say:
“All day long people bounce in here telling me how great it is what Jersey City Free Books is doing. All I wants to know is when is that outfit going to pay the rent?”

And Joe’s right. All the hale and hearty handshakes add up to nothing when it comes to scraping together the money for the bills. Jersey City Free Books is in dire need of real community support just to keep the door open.

Jersey City Free Books needs your help NOW! It’s quick and convenient to click on the Donate button at the Web Site. If everyone seeing this contributed ONE DOLLAR a month, staying afloat would not be a big question mark. Jersey City Free Books needs your help right NOW so that we can continue to serve seniors, students, the unemployed, working families and the entire community. Support reading. Support Jersey City Free Books.

Donate at the Jersey City Free Books GoFundMe Page.

Jersey City Free Books is a community organization that provides something to read without charge, obligation, registration or indoctrination. Everyone is welcome to take any number of books for their reasonable, personal use. Many books are available.

The current schedule is at “a href=”http://JerseyCityFreeBooks.com”>the Main Page of the Web Site.

Jersey City Free Books is very happy to get old black and white photos — snapshots.

Do you have household items, small appliances or anything else still in the box that you’re never going to use? Please consider donating these items to Jersey City Free Books. We urgently need to raise funds. Anything that we can sell or use as a promotion for crowdfunding will be GREATLY appreciated!
Jersey City Free Books can also use these items:
* Picnic and card tables
* Metal or wood shelves similar to the ones now in the shop.
* Clear plastic storage containers with lids
* Gigabyte switches
* Computers, cell phones or tablets less than four years old
(Either working or non-working — Secure removal and erasure of data is performed on all devices.)

Audio or video on CD or DVD is great. Vinyl records are OK, too. Tapes, we can’t take.

Jersey City Free Books needs donations of solid recent fiction and non-fiction, including text books less than three years old. Literary classics are always welcome. Children’s titles and books of all types in languages other than English are great, too.

We currently can’t accept any more Mysteries, Thrillers, Romances or Self-help titles. Text books or computer books over three years old can’t be used by current students.
Because of Jersey City Free Books, not having money doesn’t stop people from reading. A wide-distribution magazine recently listed us as a tourist destination! In addition to the local community, we’ve provided books for a school in the Philippines, a shelter in Camden, a mission in Africa and a student film in New York City. Jersey City Free Books is eager to assist local charities by providing quantities of books.

Contemporary film and television as art by Francis Stroud

Contemporary film and television as art: the way to teach religion in the ‘80’s.  By Francis Stroud

Contemporary film and television as art:
the way to teach religion in the ‘80’s.
By Francis Stroud
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This brochure was in the library of Marshall McLuhan.

I only became interested in Marshall McLuhan relatively recently. Recently, I thought back to sophomore year in high school when a religion teacher — Fr. Stroud S.J. — often spoke of Marshall McLuhan. Doing a Google search, I was surprised to learn that Fr. Stroud was on of the last people to see McLuhan.

Jersey City Free Books more popular than Curtis and Kuby on Facebook!

Jersey City Free Books Facebook

The Curtis and Kuby show riding on 50,000 watts of AM radio transmitter power — and the story of an alleged hit attempt by John Gotti (the son) — boasts of over 5,100 Facebook Likes. Jersey City Free Books chugging along in a storefront on a side street in Jersey City — and the tale of a family friend jailed for plotting to kill John Gotti (the father) — easily pulls ahead with over 5,900 Facebook likes!

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AND THE HITS JUST KEEP ON COMING! The Jersey City Free Books Facebook Page does better than Joe Piscopo (3,347), Frank Morano (2,163) the radio stations AM 970 (3,072), WOR 710 (5,255) and even “One of America’s most listened to Radio/TV personalities, heard by over 16 million radio listeners a month” Mark Simone (4,819).

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Why is this? Certainly it must be that Jersey City has — as an Athens on the Hudson — a vast number of residents possessed by the love of reading. Or could it be that New York City talk radio is at room temperature?

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Jersey City Free Books at 297 Griffith St is a community book store that provides something to read without charge, obligation, registration or indoctrination. The shop is open Friday from 12 to 7, Saturday from 10 to 7 and Sunday from 12 to 6. Everyone is welcome to take any number of books for their reasonable, personal use. Many books are available.

Jersey City Free Books serves seniors, students, the unemployed and working families. A wide-distribution magazine recently listed us as a tourist destination! In addition to the local community, we’ve provided books for a school in the Philippines, a shelter in Camden, a mission in Africa and a student film in New York City.

Jersey City Free Books is eager to assist local charities by providing quantities of books.

More information — including the current schedule — is available at the Web Site:
http://JerseyCityFreeBooks.com

The Facebook Page is
https://www.facebook.com/JerseyCityFreeBooks/

Jersey City Cat Rescue Pet Bird Rescue

Jersey City Free Books Bird Rescue -- Zebra Finches

When a bird lover’s boiler failed last December, they realized that quick action was going to be needed to save the lives of their little pets. Even though located eighty miles away in Upstate New York, they drove to New Jersey to bring the birds here. Confidant that we would provide proper care for these Zebra Finches, distance was not a problem.

Jersey City Free Books serves the entire community — including those on four legs! We need your help so that we can help both cats and people. Click on this Link for the Amazon Wish List or use the DONATE button. hat’s on the left for a computer screen or click the three horizontal bars if using a smart phone or tablet. Even just dropping off a bag of kitty litter (non-clumping) when the shop is open will mean a lot. If everyone reading this clicked on the DONATE button and gave ONE DOLLAR monthly, we’d be well on the way to providing for suffering cats left to fend for themselves.

Want to help Jersey City Free Books? Donate electronics, appliances and other household items!

Upgraded to cable Internet and now you've got a Fios router doing nothing but collecting dust?  Bring it to Jersey City Free Books this weekend!
Upgraded to cable Internet and now you’ve got a Fios router doing nothing but collecting dust? Bring it to Jersey City Free Books this weekend!
Do you have household items, small appliances or anything else still in the box that you’re never going to use? Please consider donating these items to Jersey City Free Books. We urgently need to raise funds. Anything that we can sell or use as a promotion for crowdfunding will be GREATLY appreciated!

Jersey City Free Books can also use these items:
* Picnic and card tables
* Clear plastic storage containers with lids
* Recent routers and gigabyte switches
* Computers, cell phones or tablets less than four years old
(Either working or non-working — Secure removal and erasure of data is performed on all devices.)

Jersey City Free Books popup table

Donate books and other ways to help Jersey City Free Books!


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Jersey City Free Books at 297 Griffith St is a community book store that provides something to read without charge, obligation, registration or indoctrination. Everyone is welcome to take any number of books for their reasonable, personal use. Many books are available.

Jersey City Free Books serves seniors, students, the unemployed and working families. A wide-distribution magazine recently listed us as a tourist destination! In addition to the local community, we’ve provided books for a school in the Philippines, a shelter in Camden, a mission in Africa and a student film in New York City. Jersey City Free Books is eager to assist local charities by providing quantities of books.

More information — including the current schedule — is available at the Web Site:
http://JerseyCityFreeBooks.com

The Facebook Page is
https://www.facebook.com/JerseyCityFreeBooks

Anthony Olszewski -- Jersey City Free Books

Weather Alert from Jersey City Free Books!

Every media outlet now forecasts a weather front that’s out on the California coast to traipse across the continent to Florida and then veer north — as if running on rails — rendering everything from DC to Boston buried by snow.

During storms and the aftermath when travel is still difficult, the Griffith Street Council on Intellectual Fitness recommends the stockpiling of three books per family member “as a minimum.”

Preparation is key! Friday afternoon — well before the predicted blustery wallop — go to Jersey City Free Books at 297 Griffith St. to make certain that you’ve got plenty to read. And do be considerate; pick up a couple of extra books for your neighbors — particularly the seniors.

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Jersey City Free Books at 297 Griffith St is a community book store that provides something to read without charge, obligation, registration or indoctrination. Everyone is welcome to take any number of books for their reasonable, personal use. Many books are available

Jersey City Free Books serves seniors, students, the unemployed and working families. A wide-distribution magazine recently listed us as a tourist destination! In addition to the local community, we’ve provided books for a school in the Philippines, a shelter in Camden, a mission in Africa and a student film in New York City. Jersey City Free Books is eager to assist local charities by providing quantities of books.

More information — including the current schedule — is available at the Web Site:
http://JerseyCityFreeBooks.com

The Facebook Page is
https://www.facebook.com/JerseyCityFreeBooks