Rahway Public Library
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Join us on our Facebook page for a live Toddler Time! Click here to watch!
Join us for Storytime on the Go at Rahway Train Station Plaza!
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: Newspaper Lion
Teen online program
Meet us at the park for a storytime! Located at Rahway River Scenic Trail on the southwest corner of Elizabeth Ave and W. Grand Ave. All are welcome to attend. Please bring a blanket!
Join us on Zoom for a family friendly event with stories and music. This week's topic: Elephant Party! Register here
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: Paper Towel Tube Elephant!
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.
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!
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!
Learning Express is easily one of the most comprehensive test prep resources available today. By logging into this site, students can take practice tests related to elementary, middle, and high school basic skills, practice for the SAT exam, and prepare for advanced placement testing in most subject areas.
Optimal Resume is our premier career resource. Use this site to create high-impact, interactive career materials such as resumes and cover letters, present your materials on the web or in print, assess your skills, participate in practice video interviews, and even post video resumes!
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.
Documenting almost 160 years of Rahway's past, the online newspaper archive is an excellent resource for local history, obituaries, and for learning about the events that made Rahway the city it is today.
The Freegal® Music service allows patrons to access a collection spanning over 15 million songs, music videos and audiobooks from more than 40,000 music labels worldwide including Sony Music, Epic, RCA, and Columbia. Freegal® Music also offers a completely rebuilt mobile app and website which utilizes modern application practices to ensure an easy-to-use and enjoyable experience. The free application is available for library cardholders and can be downloaded in the Apple® App Store and Google® Play store.
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!