Raritan Public Library

 

VIRTUAL EVENTS

 

Virtual Storytime in the Library

with Ms. Kristen

"Fish"

Monday, July 6th @ 11:00am

 

 

Are you missing the Library?

 

Join Ms. Kristen on the Zoom app for a fun filled storytime and an easy, at home craft from inside the Children's Room in the Library!

 

Click on the following link and type the password  at the designated time of the event.

 

Meeting Link: Click Here

Password: 6R91nd

 

 

Virtual Chair Yoga with Breda

Thursday, July 16th @ 2:00pm

 

 

Join our popular 'Chair Yoga' instructor, Breda, for a virtual yoga session via the Zoom app.

 

Session will last approx.  30 min.

No experiance necessary.

 

The link for the meeting will be posted here the day before the event.

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

  FREE Wi-Fi AVAILABLE

 

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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.

 

   

   

   

   Raritan Library Front

    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

 

IMPORTANT NOTICES:

 

Beginning Monday, July 13th

Raritan Public Library is happy to announce that it will be reopening to the public for material check-outs only. Please click on the link below for safety policies and hours of operation. Click here.

 

Raritan Public Library is pleased to also offer our patrons "curbside pick-up" of any of the regularly checked-out materials from our Library. For your safety and for the safety of our staff, social distancing protocols will be followed.

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.

Curbside pick-up will be available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from

10:30am-2:30pm.

And on Thursdays from

10:30am-7:30pm.

Click here for curbside pick-up instructions

 

Although we are able to provide "curbside pick-up", the Raritan Public Library still remains closed to the public. Until it can reopen, 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 links on the left).

If you are resident of Raritan (not Raritan Township), Bridgewater, Somerville, or a student in those towns you may apply for a digital library card during our closure by completing this form.  Once we have entered your info into our catalog you will receive an email with your card number.

 

Anyone who needs help connecting

to our services can call the library at

(908)-725-0413.

 

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Online Summer Reading

 

Thanks to READsquared, we will have a site where young patrons can sign up to do the summer reading program.

The site will be live next week starting June 22nd, but you can click the picture or here to to find out more info and how to sign up!

 

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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 patrons now 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.  It is also accessible through Amazon Alexa (Echo, Dot, Spot, and Show) devices. Be sure you have your library card number with you when you sign up! 

New Added Offerings from hoopla

  • Quarterly Book Club Selection with no holds, no waiting
  • 2300+ read-a-long ebooks for children
  • Streaming TV support on Roku, fireTV, Apple TV, Android TV and Chromecast.

 

 

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 DVD and CD 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.

 

 

Raritan Public Library is pleased to announce that we now have a subscription to ABC Mouse! 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.

It is for children age 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 Librarian to assist you.

 

 

Did you know that the Morris Museum is now a Smithsonian affilate?  This partnership will favorably impact the upcoming exhibits at the Morris Museum.  Check them out with our free pass.

Click Here for Museum Pass Info

 

 

We are now offering one-on-one lessons with our FlashForge Finder 3D printer. Our IT tech Shreya will walk you through making 3D computer designs using TinkerCad, and printing your designs on the 3D printing software. The lessons are approximately 1 hour long and are open to all ages! 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 to sign up. Lessons will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and one Saturday per month between 10AM and 3PM.

 

 

 

The Red Mill Museum Village Pass

Raritan Public Library patrons can now visit the Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton, NJ for free.  The Red Mill Pass is good for an entire family: 2 adults and children members on any non-special event day.  Explore 12 historic buildings with a collection of 40,000 artifacts!  Learn about the social, agricultural and industrial heritage of our area.


USGA GOLF MUSEUM

Raritan Public Library has added an additional Museum Pass Program to the USGA, home to the world’s premiere collection of golf artifacts and memorabilia.  The greatest champions and moments in American golf history come alive through engaging exhibits.  Raritan Library patrons can now visit the USGA Golf Museum in Far Hills, NJ free of charge.  Stop by the Library to reserve your pass which will admit up to 4 people.

 

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

March 2020 newsletter

Children & Teen Newsletter March 2020

Recurring Programs for Children March 2020

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  Contact Information

  54 East Somerset Street
  Raritan, NJ 08869
  Tel: 908-725-0413
  Fax: 908-725-1832
  Email:
raritanl@yahoo.com

  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

 

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

 

  www.raritan-online.com

 

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