Raritan Public Library





Virtual Storytime in the Library with Ms. Kristen


Monday, July 6th @ 11:00am


Are you missing the Library?


Join Ms. Kristen on the Zoom app for a funfilled storytime 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.




Raritan Public Library Programs

To All of Our Special Library Patrons:

We hope that you and your families are well and safe at home. Until our Library can re-open to the public, we invite you to take advantage of our Cloud Library for a wide selection of e-books, hoopla digital services including downloadable e-books, audiobooks, movies, comics, CDs and graphic novels, and also our language programs: Rosetta Stone and Pronunciator. If you need help connecting to these services, please call our Library at

(908) 725-0413

and leave a message. We will do our best to help you remotely. Also, remember, until we reopen, all fines will be waived. Take good care!


NOTE: The following listed programs are postponed at this time. As soon as we reopen, we hope to reschedule them. Please check our web-site for updates. Thank you!


The Joy of Backyard Bird Feeding
Saturday March 21st @ 1:00pm

Pete Axelrod from Wild Birds Unlimited of Scotch Plains, NJ will discuss how attracting birds is a great way to bring nature up close and into your backyard. As it is easy to attract up to 32 different species of native birds to a backyard, bird feeding can provide hours of entertainment. This program covers the different varieties of food and feeder options that attract the widest array of species, best practices of backyard feeding, solutions to nuisance birds and animals as well as tips on making your yard “Bird Friendly”.
Registration is required.


Birdhouse Project with Michele Liana
Saturday, March 21st @ 2:00pm

Following Pete Axelrod’s class, make a seeded birdhouse that you can take home and put in your backyard. Learn how to reuse the birdhouse feeder, once your friendly guests feast on the seed.
Registration is required.

Judy Movie
Matinee: Tuesday, March 31st @2:00pm
Evening: Tuesday, March 31st @6:00pm

Thirty years after rising to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, showbiz legend Judy Garland (starring Academy Award Winner Renée Zellweger) arrives in London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town.  While preparing for the shows, Garland battles with management, reminisces with friends and adoring fans, and embarks on a whirlwind romance with soon-to-be fifth husband, Mickey Deans, – all while bravely struggling to overcome intensifying anxiety and physical decline.  Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the unyielding spirit and matchless talent of “the world’s greatest entertainer.”


Poetry Reading

 Celebrating National Poetry Month

Wednesday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Sign up for a very special evening of poetry at the Library, and help us celebrate our poets published in this year’s Anthology!  

Poets are invited to read.  

Our special guest speaker will be the poet

 James B. Nicola. 

Refreshments will be served. 

Registration is required. 

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Matinee:  Thursday, April 30th @2:00pm

Evening:  Thursday, April 30th @6:00pm

Academy Award winner, Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod.  After a jaded
magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys)
is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes
his skepticism, learning about kindness,
love and forgiveness from America’s most
beloved neighbor. 
Registration is required. Run time: 1hour, 49 minutes

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

March 30th, 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 and Teens




Math & Language Arts Tutoring

Grades 4-8

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

Preparing for an exam or stuck on a sample SAT problem? Sign up for an individual half hour session with a talented high school student and experienced tutor who can help with Reading/Language Arts and Mathematics.  Call the Library.

tutoring flyer


Newborn Nursery Rhymes

(Newborn – 18 months)

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 us 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 us 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! 


Poetry Reading

Celebrating National Poetry Month,

& Earth Day!

For Children and their Families

Wednesday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Sign up at the Library for a very special evening of reading and listening to poems, and help us celebrate our student poets!  Read a poem you have written, or sign up to read a poem you choose.  Great practice to reading to an audience, and practice being a good listener, too!  Refreshments will be served.  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