Monday, October 4, 2010

1907 Public Library, Jersey City, New Jersey

[LIB0353] - On May 13, 1889, seven men met in the City Hall office of Mayor Orestes Cleveland to organize the first free public library for Jersey City. These newly appointed library trustees chose as their president Leonard Gordon, M.D., a long-term advocate for a public library. Their first task was to file a suit to force the city's Finance Board to appropriate the funds mandated by state law. Read more about this great library here.

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