Raritan Public Library




Virtual Chair Yoga with Breda


February 11th & 25th

@ 2:00pm

Join our popular 'Chair Yoga' instructor, Breda, for a virtual

yoga session via the Zoom app.


Session will last approx.

45 mins

No experience necessary.

Registration is required.
If you provide your email we will send you the Zoom link

in advance.


Meeting Link: TBD



Valentine Candle Holder

Thursday, February 4th @ 6:30pm

Join Michele Liana in creating a sparkling  Valentine candle holder via Zoom. All materials including

a mason jar, sparkles, gems, bow and battery operated votive will be supplied.

A $5.00 fee is due at time of registration.

Sign up early for this fun project, space is limited.


Meeting Link: TBD



Come in to meet

our new Children's Librarian,

Ms Amber, and receive a goodie bag!

Watch her introductory video by clicking the image below.


Interactive digital Storytimes

will begin in December.


Click here to visit

Ms Amber's StoryTime Room.


We can't wait to see you!



Storytime with Miss Amber

Join Miss Amber for Storytime

via Zoom



Digital Scavenger Hunt

January 2nd to January 30th

For All Ages



This scavenger hunt will feature items that you can find inside

your own home! Click here or

check out our Facebook or Digital Children's Room for instructions!


Prizes will be given for all completed scavenger hunts.



Flipgrid Winter Homes

(Block Party)

January 6th to January 27th

Every other month we will be issuing themed art challenges on Flipgrid. January's building challenge is WINTER HOMES! Use whatever materials you have access to (it doesn't have to be blocks) to build your version of

the perfect Winter home! It could be a home for an animal, a fictional character, another person-- or for you!


Registration is required.

Sign up in person or by phone.



Looking to Learn 3D Design?


The Library has put up videos explaining how to do

simple, 3D design online using TinkerCad. Our IT Tech Shreya has uploaded step by step videos on how to get started on making

3D designs through the free

online website called TinkerCad (tinkercad.com).

We are also allowing patrons

to submit 3D designs (in compliance with our 3D printing policy and set dimension limit) which the Library will print for you and will be available for pick up.


Click here to check out the tutorials.


Thank you to all our volunteers who have helped out in various ways at our Library. We appreciate all your help!

Many Thanks~Muchas Gracias~

~Merci Beaucoup~Danke~

Molte Grazie





Need help with a research project or paper? Have your library card on you and click the link below to access a massive amount of databases.





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    Welcome to the Raritan Public Library

Explore our site to find out information on our books, graphic novels, e-books, magazines, videos, DVDs, recorded books, CDs, and our policies. For books not available in our library we also offer an inter-library loan service. In addition, we sponsor many activities such as Book Clubs for adults and teens, Storytimes for children, movie nights and many educational and entertaining programs. We encourage you to come explore our library to see its rustic and historical features. The Raritan Public Library is an historic site. The carpeting and window treatments are designed to match the time period in which the structure was built. We also feature a museum dedicated to the Raritan war hero Sgt. John Basilone. So come curl up with a good book in our cozy library. We look forward to seeing you.

Newsworthy Information


Beginning February 1st 2021, Raritan Public Library patrons will be able to access Brainfuse, a tutoring web-based service for children of all ages.  Live tutoring engage patrons through online homework help, writing lab assistance, test prep and more.

This service is made possible through the CARES Act and will be available until

June 15th, 2021.

Click here to access Brainfuse and create an account.  Don't forget to have your library card with you when signing up.


Raritan Public Library has extended its "porch side" pick-up hours to the Library's normal hours of service. They are:

Mon-Thurs= 10am-8pm

Fri= 10am-5pm

Sat= 10am-3pm

For retrieving materials inside the Library, using public computers, printing, and photocopying services the hours remain as such:

Mon-Weds, Fri & Sat= 10am-3pm

Thurs= 10am-8pm

We look forward to seeing you once again at the Library! Please click on the link below for our safety policies.

Click here.

Returned items are to be left in our dropbox on the front porch. These items will be placed in quarantine for at least 72 hours before they will be shelved and made available for checkout.

Click here for porchside pickup instructions


Residents are invited to take advantage of a number of different options for reading and learning at home. First is the Cloud Library, for a wide selection of e-books, and Hoopla digital services including downloadable e-books, audiobooks, movies, comics, CDs and graphic novels. In addition, the library has two different language programs that can be accessed, Rosetta Stone and Pronunciator. For those interested in learning about their family history, they can use Heritage Quest. The library is also holding weekly virtual programs that people can join via Zoom (check out the links on the left).

Anyone who needs help connecting to our services can call the library at

(908) 725-0413.




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Our Cloud Library app will be getting a big interface update on July 1st. You can watch a video here or read about it here if you want to learn more about the changes.


Raritan Public Library card holders have access to hoopla digital services that includes over 500,000 eBooks, Audiobooks, Movies, TV shows, CDs, Comics, and Graphic novels.  For information on how to get started, click the image above or find the app on your Android or Apple device's app store.  Over 2300+ read-a-long ebooks for children! hoopla is also accessible through Amazon Alexa (Echo, Dot, Spot, and Show) Roku, fireTV, Apple TV, Android TV and Chromecast devices. Be sure you have your library card number with you when you sign up! Please note our library is not part of the Somerset County Library system.



Raritan Public Library is now offering a second language program: Rosetta Stone. Click on the image above and make sure you have your library card number with you to gain access to the program.


Raritan Public Library is pleased to announce that it now offers the Pronunciator online language-learning system free to our library patrons.  With 80 of the world's most popular languages and ESL courses in 50 languages, Pronunciator is focused on quickly building conversational skills through a suite of interactive online drills, scored quizzes, and downloadable audio lessons and phrasebooks.  Pronunciator offers five possible levels of instruction for each language, covering everyday situations, traveling and conversation.  Pronunciator is available on iPad, Android tablet, iPod, iPhone, and PCs. You can access the program by clicking on the link in the graphic above.



Discover your amazing  family history with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help you find your ancestors and discover a place’s past.

Click on the logo above and use your library card to access the database outside of the library!




Raritan Public Library now has over 130 college level courses (The Great Courses) on DVDs and CDs in simple to understand lectures. Over 72 subjects are available including robotics, cybersecurity, climate change, masterpieces of literature, black holes, global economics, markets, and inventions that changed the world.  This collection was made possible through a generous patron donation.



ABCmouse.com is an
award winning learning academy. It helps children learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies,
art, music, and much more.

For children ages 2 to 7.

If you are interested in logging on to
ABC Mouse at the library,
please ask at the circulation desk or ask
Children's Libr
arian to assist you.

3D Printer how to with FlashForge Finder. Our IT tech will walk you through making 3D computer designs using TinkerCad, and printing your designs on the 3D printing software. Please note that there is a limit to how large the objects can be, and objects will be rescaled to fit the session printing time. Call or stop by the library for more inforation about our 3D Printing Lessons.


Do you know that the Raritan Public Library newsletter is now online?

Click below to view/print the latest happenings at your Library!

Newsletter January 2021

Children & Teen Newsletter January 2021

Recurring Programs for Children January 2021

© 2021 Raritan Public Library

  Contact Information

  54 East Somerset Street
  Raritan, NJ 08869
  Tel: 908-725-0413
  Fax: 908-725-1832

  Hours Information

  Monday 10 AM to 8 PM
  Tuesday 10 AM to 8 PM
  Wednesday 10 AM to 8 PM
  Thursday 10 AM to 8 PM
  Friday 10 AM to 5 PM
  Saturday 10 AM to 3 PM
  Sunday CLOSED



Visit usatoday.com and call the Library for the email and password to sign in for Digital Access for the USA TODAY newspaper.


The Star Ledger is also available digitally for patrons of the Library only. Please click here for login instructions.


Raritan Public Library is pleased to once again offer free museum passes to our patrons to:




Red Mill Museum

Be sure to check the

website for the

museum hours.



Battleship NJ will close in January & February but will reopen in March. Check their website for details.


Click the graphic above for more information regarding visting these special sites.

The Pass can be reserved and picked up at the Library during specified hours.  Please call us at (908)725-0413 for more details.




  Did you know you can use your library card to join other local libraries for free?




Archives from the John Basilone Museum are now digitized and available online




This project was funded by the
Marine Corps Detachment 1284 and organized and entered on the web by Bruce Doorly.