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Summer reading has begun at the Rahway Public Library click on the banner to learn how readers of all ages - toddlers to adults! - can participate in this year's program.

New Service Hours!

The Rahway Public Library offers browsing, computer access, and curbside pickup on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10AM-1PM and 3-7PM, Tuesday and Friday from 10AM-1PM and 2-4:30PM, and on Saturdays from 10AM-1PM. No appointments are necessary! Masks are required and the bathrooms remain closed.


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.

Virtual Programs

The Rahway Public Library is still offering programming. Join us online for book clubs, storytimes, crafts, crocheting and more! Scroll down to our events section for more details!


New Children's Fiction

New Picture Books


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Readers' Room Book Discussion

8/4/2021 @ 6:30 PM

All are welcome to join us in reading Afterlife by the great, Julia Alvarez. REGISTER HERE to reserve your copy of the book and to receive your ZOOM login.

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Adult Summer Reading Program

8/2/2021 @ All Day

Human Nature is a Summer Reading Program for adults to encourage life-long reading habits. Our prizes and reading lists reflect this year's theme - Renewing our Connection to Nature. The sooner you begin logging your reading, the more prizes you’ll earn. Just by signing up you’ll receive a welcome package and a chance at the Grand Prize. Click here to REGISTER TODAY!

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Curbside Craft for Kids

8/2/2021 @ All Day

Curbside Crafts for Kids are small kits that you can pick up to assemble at home! Available all week during library hours, while supplies last. A new craft and instructional video will be released every Monday! This week's craft: Olympic Gold Medals!

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2021 Teen Summer Reading Program!

8/3/2021 @ All Day

Teens! Our SRP is completely online this year! Explore a fantastical world of mythological creatures and discover epic legends of old with our Tails & Tales program this summer! Download the READsquared app for free and begin tracking your reading! Complete activities at home, write book reviews and earn points towards prizes and volunteer hours!

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Toddler Time Online

8/3/2021 @ 10:30 AM

Join us on our Facebook page for a live Toddler Time! Click here to watch!

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Storytime on the Go

8/5/2021 @ 11:30 AM

Join us for Storytime on the Go at Rahway Train Station Plaza!


Hoopla Digital

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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!

Come in, find out.


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!


Our Location

2 City Hall Plaza

Rahway, NJ 07065



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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