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Paterson Free Public Library 973-321-1223

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Children's Department (973) 321-1223 ext. 2318/2299  

Children's Librarian Gwen Ndubuisi

Send greetings to ndubuisi@patersonpl.org 

National Library Week - April 13th through April 17th*

In case you didn't know: our library is the first public library in New Jersey voted in by its citizenry.  Help us celebrate our 129th birthday on Sunday, the 13th!  Click here for information.

As our gift to you we are having a fine free week.  Bring in your stuff and we'll remove the late fees.  Click here for the fine print.

*We know that's not a full week but we are closed Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday.  Enjoy the holidays.

Children's Calendar, April, 2014


Children's Calendar, Southside, April, 2014


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Live Homework Help from tutor.com is here!  One-on-one, online,  real-time tutoring for students from k-12 and all adult learners.  Available 4-10 every day.   Paterson library card necessary.  click here
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Hours at 250 Broadway, the Main library: Mondays - Thursdays: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM and
Fridays - Saturdays:  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


TEEN STUFF click here

Online Information Resources 

WorldBook Online encyclopedia/dictionary/atlas - excellent for students AND teachers if you are outside the Library a library card number is necessary.

EbscoHost  find/read/print/e-mail periodical articles

JerseyClicks   JerseyClicks is the portal for searching the full-text databases -  magazines, literary criticism, biographies - subsidized by the NJ State Library.  You can search 15 databases simultaneously.  You can have access to these data bases from your home when you enter your library card number.  

African American Experience --Primary source compilation of images of works published from 1693-1830, written by or about members of America's black populace.  Now available from home if you know your library card number and PIN.  (Click African American Experience for entry into images.) 

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