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Curbside Pickup Available

While the Rahway Public Library has reopened to the public, curbside pickup is still available. If you are interested in using this service, please put your books on hold through our online catalog. Once we have notified you that your books are available, come to the library and give us a call when you arrive. We will meet you on the loading dock underneath the building.

Expanded Service Hours


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Family Fun Night: Make a Fort

7/7/2022 @ 6:00 PM

Bring your family to the library for a fun activity. This week's activity: Make a fort! For ages 3 and up. No registration required.

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Movie Matinee

7/7/2022 @ 2:30 PM

Summer Movies at the Rahway Public Library begin with our Movie Matinee Thursday July 7 at 2:30 pm in the auditorium. We will be showing The Light Between Oceans. Free admission and refreshments will be provided.

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7/8/2022 @ 2:00 PM

Meet Nile, the life sized inflatable humpback whale! Register for a 30 minute session to go inside and learn all about these majestic creatures. Ages 5-12. Registration required: http://bit.ly/RPLwhale

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Curbside Craft for Kids

7/9/2022 @ 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 Saturday for the upcoming week! This week's craft: Shark Headbands!

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Teen Monday Movie Madness!

7/11/2022 @ 4:00 PM

Teens! Join us in our auditorium for a classic film that follows our Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program theme! Free! For teens 13-17!

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Toddler Time

7/12/2022 @ 10:30 AM

Talk, sing, read, write, and play during this literacy readiness storytime. Ages birth - 5 with caregiver. No registration required.


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.

Enchanced WiFi Capabilities


New Children's Fiction

New Picture Books


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.

Heritage Quest

A premier resource for genealogical research, HeritageQuest is available both at public libraries and from home.

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!


Our Location

2 City Hall Plaza

Rahway, NJ 07065



Email: info@rahwaylibrary.org

Our Hours

Monday 9:30-7:30

Tuesday 9:30-4:30

Wednesday 9:30-7:30

Thursday 9:30-7:30

Friday 9:30-4:30

Saturday 10-4

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