Raritan Public Library


Raritan Public Library Programs

“Friends” Book Sale
Friday, November 22nd, 2019 10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 10:00am to 2:00pm

Indoor book sale of hardcover adult and children’s books, CDs and DVDs.
Fill up a bag of books for only $5.00.
Many “like-new” items will make great Holiday gifts!

Census Recruitment Event at Raritan Library
Tuesday, December 3rd 12:00pm-3:00pm
Tuesday, December 10th 12:00pm-3:00pm

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


Sparkling Ornaments with Michele Liana
Thursday, December 12th at 6pm

Sign up to make two sparkling ornaments…perfect for Holiday gifts or decorations. E-mail the Library two of your favorite photos of your baby, child, family member or pet and we will prepare them for you to use in your ornaments project. (We will also have other Holiday themed pictures on hand for you to choose from.)
A $5.00 fee applies at time of registration.
Registration is required.


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.

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, Novembver 25th 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


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)

December 2, 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

(No Story Time on Thursday, November 14, but come to the library to read and play!)


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!




Make Fall Crafts, Wednesday, November 27

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Drop in between 5 and 7 to make something seasonal and festive to decorate for your holiday, while supplies last.





DECEMBER 4 AT 5:30. 

Learn about the artist Van Gogh and create your own windy landscape using oil pastels and watercolors at the Library!  Ages 5-14. Registration is required.


Yoga with Ms. Loring

Saturday, December 7 at 1:00 p.m.

It's a great time of year to learn yoga at the Library with Ms. Loring!  Be inspired and find ease, peace and empowerment through yoga postures, breath-work and meditation.  Help your immune system work its best, too!  All ages and levels.  Registration is required. 


Fashion Doll Dress-Up Party

Ages 4+ at the Library

Saturday, December 7

At 2:00 p.m. until 2:45 p.m.

Bring your fashion size (Barbies) and character dolls to a story time just for them at the library!  Party and play time!  RSVP!



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