Raritan Public Library



              Raritan Public Library Programs

Red Mill and Jersey Paranormal Investigations Presentation
Thursday, November 1st @ 6:30pm

In the spirit of Halloween, the Red Mill Museum Village along with the Jersey Paranormal Investigations will be presenting a program on the history and hauntings of the Red Mill in Clinton, NJ. Although well known for its scenic location, the Mill has had its fair share of gruesome moments that left their mark. Jersey Paranormal, who has investigated the Museum's property several times, will present various evidence of paranormal they found at the Mill and will show the specialized equipment they used for the investigations. Several hand-picked macabre items from the Museum’s collection will also be on display.
Registration is required.


Book Art with Judith Krall Russo
Thursday, November 8th @ 6:30 pm

Find out how book art has become a new creative medium. In this class, you will discover how a simple piece of paper or a book can be transformed into a piece of art by cutting, folding, pasting and adding color or other elements. You will have the opportunity to make a small folded book of your own.
A $5.00 fee applies to supplies only.

Registration is required.



Library Book Sale
Saturday, November 10th
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

The "Friends" of the Raritan Public Library will be holding its bi-annual book sale. Fiction,
non-fiction, and children’s books, DVD’s, CD’s and Audio books will be sold at bargain prices.
Fill a bag of books for $5.
A large selection of DVD’s and CD’s for sale.

Toxin-Free Home Workshop
Presented by Ariel Janho

Tuesday, November 13th @ 2:00pm

Join us at the Raritan Public Library for a Toxin-Free Home workshop as we help you identify the hidden toxins in your home. Discover natural and simple alternatives. You will leave feeling empowered and educated and will want to start switching and ditching your toxic cleaners for safe, effective and cost-effective natural alternatives.
We will also be doing some make & take items so that you are ready to go home and start implementing all that you have learned! You will leave with safe, easy DIY essential oil infused cleaning products!

(Each participant will take home a Household Cleaner Spray and Toilet Cleaning Bombs). Registration is required.

A $5  fee applies to materials only.


Surprise “Grab-Bag” Craft
with Irene Mortko

Saturday, November 17th @ 1:00 pm

Each participant will get the chance to pick a bag and create a “surprise” holiday/seasonal craft. Instructor, Irene Mortko, will guide each person with their project. You may create a Thanksgiving pilgrim, a Santa, an angel, or something special for the Fourth of July.

The craft project is free.

Class size is limited to 12 registrants, so sign up early.


1-on-1 Tech & Resume Help Sessions

The library offers 1 on 1 classes for those who need

help learning the basics of computers. Sessions include instruction on writing a resume, filling out an online application, setting up a device for e-books,

using a tablet/ smart phone. We can teach you how to attach photos to e-mails and explain to you the basics of MS Word,

and much more.  Scheduling is flexible and you can come back

for as many classes as you need.  The best part is...the classes are free!  The Raritan Public Library knows that technology

is rapidly evolving and it can be difficult to keep up or even get started with how advanced things have become. 

Brendan is patient and willing to walk you through everything step by step at your own pace.  Call the Library or stop by

to set up a class today!


Teen programs



Math & Language Arts Tutoring

Mondays from 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Join us at the Raritan Public Library for extra help in math and language arts!  A volunteer from the Bridgewater Raritan High School will help tutor students grades 4 to 8 in math and language arts on Mondays from 4:00pm to 6:30pm. This is a free service. Please call to register for your time slot. Registration is required.



Teen Program – Autumn Charm Bracelets

Wednesday, November 7 @ 6:00pm

Ages 9+

Join us at the Raritan Public Library for a creative evening making charm bracelets. These beautiful bracelets will be the perfect fall accessory! Either make it for yourself or give it to a friend. Invite your friends for a fun night!

Registration is required.




Teens and Tweens 8+

Thursday, November 8 @ 1:30pm



Celebrate your day off from school at the Library by making a wonderful craft to keep, with Liz Braidwood Fulmer, a basket artist, visiting us from Hunterdon County Parks. 


Make a small wreath and fill it with a dream catcher!  We will use string, beads and feathers to make a decorative design.  Relax and craft with friends and bring home your own dream catcher. 

 Registration required. 

Dream catcher craft event


Children's Activities

Please call to register for the programs.


Visit the Library for a chance to win! October 2018 through January 2019

The Children’s Librarian at the Raritan Public Library will draw a child’s name each week for a children’s book prize!  Put your name into the drawing each time you visit the library!  You do not have to be present to win, we will call you to come and pick your prize.



Group Homework Help

Children grades K-4 are welcome to come in with

their parents every

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 3:30 to 5pm.

Ms. Carol will help children and their

parents with any homework questions they may have.

Advanced registration is not required,

please just sign in upon upon arrival.


Toddler Storytimes

(Ages 18 months-3 years)

Tuesdays @10:30am

October 23, 30

Join Ms. Carol for some stories and a craft. 

Children will enjoy socializing with others their

age and moms can talk to other moms, too! 

We can't wait to welcome you to the

Raritan Library. 


Preschool Storytimes

(Ages 3-5 years)

Thursdays @10:30

October 25

Join Ms. Carol for some stories and make an

age-appropriate craft.  There is a different theme every

week.  Children will enjoy socializing with others their

age and moms can talk to other moms, too! 



Saturday,  October 20  @ 1:00 pm

Don't Miss the Boat! Join our favorite monster family as they embark on a luxury cruise vacation--come to a Saturday movie matinee at the Library!

Snacks will be served.

Runtime: 97 minutes.  Rated PG 

Hotel Transylvania 3 Saturday matinee movie


Pumpkin Painting


Ages 3+

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Join us at the Raritan Public Library as we get in the spirit of Halloween! Come decorate a pumpkin and take it home with you! You can even decorate it as your favorite storybook character.

Registration is required.

pumpkin painting Saturday


Raritan Halloween Party

Saturday, October 27 at 4:30pm

*Halloween Parade*Costume Contest**Tailgate Decorating Contest**Pumpkin Decorating Contest*(bring your decorated pumpkin) Hosted by:  Raritan Events committee 

Come see Ms. Carol’s costume and tailgate decor!

Library treats!

At Raritan Municipal Building (corner of Church & First St.)




Rutgers Cooperative Extension Presents

“From Our Farms: PUMPKINS!”

Friday, November 9 @ 10:30am

Ages 3+


Come for a fun-filled program to learn about good nutrition, local agriculture, and the role farms play in enriching our communities and the environment. Through fresh food focused stories and activities, children are given the opportunity to explore where the food they eat comes from. We’ll also taste a healthy snack made with pumpkins!

Registration required.

Rutgers Coop Extension Pumpkins and farms



Play Doh Party  Ages 3+

Wednesday, November 21 at 6 p.m. 


 Join us at the Raritan Public Library for a Play Doh Party! Enjoy an evening with friends and family and get your creative juices flowing.  You might even make a pretend Thanksgiving meal to serve on “paper” plates!  Registration is required.


“Teddy Bear” Picnic (all ages)  Bring your cuddly or imaginary friend, doll or stuffed animal to the Library to share some stories and a little picnic.  6:30pm Wednesday, November 14th & December 19th


Family Game Night

Wednesday, November 28 @6pm

Ages 3+


Join us at the Raritan Public Library for a fun evening of family games! Enjoy time with your family and make new friends while playing different board games. We will serve a snack as well!  Registration is required.









Spinning and Weaving Wool

Saturday, December 1 at 11:00 a.m.

Ages 3+

 What stories and songs do you know about lambs and spinning and weaving?  Come to the Raritan Public Library to meet Martha Gonzalez, an artist who spins, dyes and weaves wool from the sheep she raises.  She will demonstrate her spinning wheel! 

 Registration required.   



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Contact Information

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Raritan, NJ 08869

Tel: 908-725-0413

Fax: 908-725-1832

Email: raritanl@yahoo.com

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