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.
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:
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.