Raritan Public Library


Raritan Public Library Programs

Holiday Musical Performance with The Belle Tones
Saturday, December 14th at 1:00 pm

Sign up for this special Holiday performance by the popular harmonizing singing group: “The Belle Tones”. Amy, Laura, and Katherine will delight the audience with many of our favorite Holiday classics. Register early since seating is limited. This program is paid in part by the

“Friends of the Library”.


Buttons: A Christmas Tale
Tuesday, December 17th at 2pm & 6pm

The newly released film “Buttons: a Christmas Tale” is a magical, musical story that shows believing can be the greatest gift of all. Follow the heartwarming journey of two orphan girls whose only wish is to find a home for Christmas. With a little help from their guardian angels (screen legends Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury), they discover that miracles really can happen when you find the power to believe. The inspiring Holiday film features an all-star cast including Jane Seymour, Roma Downey
and Abigail Spencer, and is narrated by
Kate Winslet and Robert Redford.
Run time: 1hr 55 mins
Registration is required.


Census Recruitment Event at Raritan Library
Tuesday, January 7th 12:00pm-4:00pm

Tuesday, January 21st 12:00pm-4:00pm

Come speak with a Census recruiter to learn more about employment possibilities.


Snowman Wreath with Michele Liana
Thursday, January 9th, 2020 @ 6:00pm

Join crafter, Michele Liana, in making an adorable deco mesh snowman wreath with whimsical adornments.
A $15.00 fee is due at the time of registration (for supplies only).
Stop by the Library to see a sample of this fun project!

Hollywood or Bust: Classic Movie

Thursday, January 23rd

@ 2:00pm and 6:00pm

Register to see this 1956 musical comedy
film starring the hysterical duo team of
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.  A singer (Martin)
who can’t pay his bookie joins a nerdy, star struck movie fan (Lewis) and his Great Dane in a
cross-country convertible ride to Hollywood. 

Run time is 1 hour, 35 minutes.

Registration is required.

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!


Pokémon Go
Player versus Player & Trading meetup

Monday in January 20th 6pm-7:30pm

Looking for fellow Pokemon Go players to battle against? Got some rare Pokemon you want to trade or are you looking for a legendary Pokemon you missed out on? Come to the Raritan Public Library for a Pokemon Go player meet up where trainers can battle, trade, or just chat about Pokemon Go. This is a great opportunity to swap Trainer Codes with other players, plus test your skills against local trainers. Don’t forget that the library is a Gym and also has a Pokestop so you can restock your items while interacting with other local players. You may even find a few trainers who will have a Nintendo Switch on hand which means they can help you get or refill a Meltan box.

This program is a family event for all ages and light refreshments will be provided.


Programs for Children, Tweens and Teens


Calling all Poets for Submissions for the 2020 "April is Poetry Month" Anthology published by the Raritan Valley Federation of Libraries!

Work on your poetry now, at home, at school or at the library.  See Ms. Carol for the format and forms required for submission to the Raritan Public Library, or see the links below.  Published poets will receive a copy of the anthology and an invitation to the special Poetry Reading in April. 

DEADLINE:  February 18, 2020

Poetry Submission Requirements 2020

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Submission Sheet 2020


Math & Language Arts Tutoring

Grades 4-8

Mondays 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Sign up for individual half hour sessions with a talented high school student and experienced tutor who can help your child with Reading/Language Arts and Mathematics.  Call the Library.

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Homework Help

for Grades K-4

Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00 – 5:30 P.M.

Stop in and do your homework at the library. 
Ms. Carol will check in with each group and help students and their families as needed.


Newborn Nursery Rhymes

(Newborn – 18 months)

January 6, February 3

Join us on first monthly Mondays,

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

for socializing, songs, puppets & stories.

Toddler Storytimes

(Ages 18 months-3 years)

Tuesdays 10:30-11:00

Join Ms. Carol for some stories and a craft with a new theme each week. Children will enjoy socializing and their grownups can chat, too!  We can't wait to welcome you to the

Raritan Library. 

Preschool Storytimes

(Ages 3-5 years)

Thursdays 10:30-11:00


Join Ms. Carol for some stories and make an age-appropriate craft.  There is a different theme every week.  Children will enjoy socializing and their grownups can chat,too! 


Make & Take Saturdays

10:30 a.m. to 2:30 P.M.

Drop by the Raritan Public Library on Make and Take Days

and craft artwork to take home!

Crafting supplies and kits set out

for you to use. 

No advance registration required.

Please sign in on arrival.



Book Club for Grades 4-6

Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m.


Join this student intitiated and student led book club! Bring a friend or make new ones! Choose books to read with the club, talk about books you are reading or about your school reading, create and do fun activities.  Refreshments served.  Sign up and show up!  You'll be glad!



Last Minute Make & Take Gift Workshop, Wednesday,

December 18 at 6:30 p.m.

     Drop in at the Library and spend an evening with friends crafting a gift or card to give!  Varied choices, while supplies last.  Sign in when you come. 



Live Broadcast of the 2020 Robotics Kickoff Celebration and Game Reveal! 

Saturday, January 4, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. 

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Come to the Library to view the live broadcast of the 2020 Kickoff and learn about your high school robotics team!  Refreshments and activities.  For all ages. 



Bring your Wee Things for a Library Visit

January 4, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

Bring your pocket-size friends to the library for a dollhouse-sized story time and play date! 

Please register.


Read to Reily at the Library

Saturday, January 4, 2:00 p.m.


Read to this sweet therapy dog at the Library, or listen with Reily to a dog tale read by a reader!  Sign up for a time slot.  Registration required. 


SAT Prep Boot Camp and

Mental Motivation

Monday, January 20, 2020

10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


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Meet with a high school student tutor and other high school students to get psyched and prep for SATs.  No school today, so spend all day; bring your lunch, snacks and water bottle, and put your heads together on getting this done well! Registration required. 











































































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