WELCOME TO THE RAHWAY PUBLIC LIBRARY

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BOOK MATCH

Looking for the next great book to read? The matchmakers at the Rahway Library can help! Fill out this brief questionnaire about you or your child's reading interests and our staff will choose the perfect match for you.

Curbside Pickup

The Rahway Public Library is now offering curbside pickup! Borrowers can put books on hold through our online catalog and pick them up outside of the library on Mondays and Thursdays from 10AM-2PM, Wednesdays from 3-7PM, and on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 1PM to 4PM. For further information, please read our policy statement or give us a call.

FEATURED TITLES

New Children's Fiction

New Picture Books

EVENTS

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Teen Takeout!

10/19/2020 @ All Day

Hey, Teens! Beginning Monday, October 19 you can pick up an activity during our curbside hours. This week is a felt pumpkin pouch. All materials-except for a bit of glue- are included, along with instructions. Keep checking back on our webpage for additional activities in the works! For ages 13-18. Quantities limited.

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Suppressed 2020: The Fight to Vote

10/20/2020 @ 8:00 PM

This updated documentary examines what role voter suppression, particularly in Black communities, played in the defeat of Stacey Abrams during Georgia's 2018 gubernatorial election. It asks why many issues including, voter purges, missing absentee ballots, and extreme wait times were still evident in other states during the 2020 primary election. With the general election just weeks away, new complications are already evident with varying voting procedures put in place by each state due to the global pandemic. Visit the library’s Facebook page for more information on the film and to get the link for online viewing on October 20.

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Race, Empowerment + Experience #1

11/10/2020 @ 7:30

AUTHORS CHERYL WILLIS HUDSON AND WADE HUDSON present the first in a series of virtual author talks exploring the subject of Race, Empowerment and Experience. Join us to visit with these two prolific, award-winning authors, publishers, and co-founders of Just Us Books, Inc., one of the most prominent Black-owned publishing houses in America. This event will be hosted on the Zoom webinar platform, and are free for all to attend. Registration is required. To register, visit www.luccnjevents.org

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Curbside Craft for Kids

10/19/2020 @ All Day

Curbside Crafts for Kids are small kits that you can pick up to assemble at home! Available all week during our Curbside Pickup hours, while supplies last. Call 732-340-1551 when you arrive at the library. A new craft and instructional video will be released every Monday! This week's craft: Spider Hat

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Family Fun Night: Leaves!

10/22/2020 @ 6:30 PM

Join us on Zoom to learn about the science of changing leaves and to make a leaf rubbing! Register here

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Curbside Craft for Kids

10/26/2020 @ All Day

Curbside Crafts for Kids are small kits that you can pick up to assemble at home! Available all week during our Curbside Pickup hours, while supplies last. Call 732-340-1551 when you arrive at the library. A new craft and instructional video will be released every Monday! This week's craft: Kitty Luminary

FEATURED RESOURCES


Hoopla Digital

Bringing you hundreds of thousands of movies, audiobooks and more, hoopla is a revolutionary digital service. From Hollywood blockbusters to best selling authors – not just the hits, but the niche and hard-to-find as well – hoopla provides you the freedom you've been searching for to experience, explore and enjoy what you want, when you want, and where you want.


Rosetta Stone

One of the most full feature resources for learning a new language. Listen to native speakers, work on your pronounciation, and learn read in your new language all for free!


Overdrive - eLibraryNJ

Download eBooks today! The Rahway Public library has signed on with eLibrary NJ and Overdrive to bring you an extensive collection of eBooks and downloadable audio. Browse their calalog and start downloading now!

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RESEARCH AND LEARNING



From online databases to local history resources to practice test, the Rahway Public Library has a vast array of digital and electronic sources. Find an obituary, read old newspapers, or research a topic all without leaving your home.

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FRIENDS OF THE RAHWAY PUBLIC LIBRARY



The Friends of the Rahway Public Library are a dedicated group of volunteers whose work benefits the library. Find out what they're up to and what you can do to help!

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Meet the Board of Trustees and staff. Read our policies. Find out about the history of the library, its evolution, and where it's heading in the future!

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Our Location


2 City Hall Plaza

Rahway, NJ 07065

Call:(732)340-1551

Fax:(732)340-0393

Email: info@rahwaylibrary.org

Our Hours


Monday 9-8

Tuesday 9-5

Wednesday 9-8

Thursday 9-8

Friday 9-5

Saturday 9-5

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