The Rahway Public Library has established a new borrowing policy. Click this box to learn more and to find out what forms of ID you will need to bring.



Don't have internet at home? Going on a trip and not sure if there will be public WiFi? Then why not borrow a hotspot! A hotspot is a portable device that will allow you to connect up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled computers or electronic devices almost wherever you are: at home, on the bus, or in the park. The hotspot works in any area covered by the Sprint 3G or 4G LTE network. See if one is available or put one on hold by clicking here. This program was made possible by a generous donation from the Friends of the Rahway Public Library.



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Mocktails: Non-Alcoholic Mixology

11/9/2019 @ 11:00 AM

Get in the holiday spirit while you sample a seasonal mocktail. Vanessa Young of Thirsty Radish will join us to discuss the art of making drinks, syrups, infusions, and edible garnishes. Guests will learn how to make flavorful and sophisticated non-alcoholic drinks for everyday enjoyment and holiday entertaining. FREE, open to the public. This program is for ADULTS.

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Wooly Pets Needle Felting Workshop

11/9/2019 @ 2:00 PM

Christine Hsaio returns to our Discovery Studio for a new needle felting workshop! No sewing or previous experience needed, this fun class is for adults and teens 16+! Free, with all supplies included, please register at the Reference Desk by November 2.

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Progressive Dinner

11/13/2019 @ 7:00 PM

Support the Friends of Rahway Public Library and eat some great food! The evening starts with appetizers at Cubanu Restaurant & Lounge, followed by entrees at Luciano’s, and dessert at The Lounge at Watt Hotel. Tickets are $50 each and are available at the Reference Desk or online at https://bit.ly/2kwDhjB. Wednesday, November 13 at 7:00pm

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Junior Lego Club

10/22/2019 @ 11:00 AM

Come build with Duplos and play some games! Ages 2-5 with guardian.

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Toddler Time

10/23/2019 @ 10:30 AM

Talk, sing, read, write, and play during this literacy readiness storytime. Ages 4 and under with caregiver. No registration required.

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Graphic Novel Book Club

10/23/2019 @ 4:00 PM

Read this month's book, "Coraline" adapted by P. Craig Russel, and come ready to discuss and take part in activities. Ages 8-12. Copies are available at the Children's Desk.


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.


Ancestry Library Edition is a comprehensive online source of information for conducting genealogical and local history research. Includes the digitized images of U.S., U.K., Canadian, Australian and German Census records, U.S. Military records back to the 1600's, Court, Land, tax and probate records, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, and much more. Available only from within the library.

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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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.



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!



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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