Rahway Public Library
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.
Join us for an afternoon of music in the Library Cafe. The Rahway Valley Jerseyaires are a mixed a cappella chorus located in Rahway, NJ. They are an official chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. This event is free. No registration is required.
Join fiber artist Lisa Shepard Stewart and learn basic decoupage techniques to create a gorgeous freestyle art piece using African (Ankara) print scraps. The colors, patterns and overall energy of African/Ankara prints (even in tiny pieces) will elevate any creative project, and decoupage is no exception! Recommended for teens & adults. Please register by June 3 HERE.
Bring your family to the library for a fun activity. For ages 3 and up.
Talk, sing, read, write, and play during this literacy readiness storytime. Ages birth - 5 with caregiver. No registration required.
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!
Crochet Club is Back! Join us in our Discovery Studio on the 1st & 3rd Monday of every month at 6:00pm. Bring your hooks and yarn. Work on a project or learn a new technique! No registration required.
Join us for an evening of board & card games. Have some fun and meet some new people. Light refreshments will be served. Please register at the Rahway Public Library Meetup Group.
Join us for our Book to Screen Talk. Let's meet to discuss books adapted into movies. Please register at firstname.lastname@example.org
All are welcome to join us in reading "The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett, New York Times-bestselling author. This stunning novel is about twin sisters that choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white.REGISTER HERE Click here to register and to reserve your copy of the book.
Teens! Bring a white t-shirt and decorate it with our Juneteenth flag transfer! Or, design your own using our supplies! Wear your design to celebrate freedom on our newest federal holiday!
For teens 13-17.
Teens! Join us after school in our auditorium and relax with a hilarious jazz and heart-filled animated feature!
For ages 13-17
Join us in the Discovery Studio and show your Pride! Turn upcycled CDs into rainbow-colored suncatchers in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month.
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.
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.
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!