Rahway Public Library will be closed on Monday, January 20 for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


The Friends of the Rahway Public Library are seeking applicants for the Gail Miller Memorial Scholarship. Click this box for more information on this scholarship and how to apply.



Don't have internet at home? Going on a trip and not sure if there will be public WiFi? Then why not borrow a hotspot! A hotspot is a portable device that will allow you to connect up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled computers or electronic devices almost wherever you are: at home, on the bus, or in the park. The hotspot works in any area covered by the Sprint 3G or 4G LTE network. See if one is available or put one on hold by clicking here. This program was made possible by a generous donation from the Friends of the Rahway Public Library.



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Junior Mack Live Acoustic Blues

2/5/2020 @ 6:30 PM

Join us for a rare opportunity to hear, free of charge, the Bluesman the Village Voice called, “...the real deal”. We’ll take a musical journey from Mississippi to Chicago, with a few stops in between. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited, please arrive promptly.

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Cookie Decorating Workshop

2/6/2020 @ 6:00 PM

Come learn the ABC's of cookie decorating with Summer’s Smart Cookies! You will be taught the basics of royal icing, outlining and flooding. Have fun decorating cookies and bring home your creations! This program is FREE for ages 16+ and registration is required 732-340-1551 ext. 212.

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Alice's Ordinary People

2/8/2020 @ 2:00 PM

This inspiring documentary tells the story of Alice Tregay, an unsung heroine of the Civil Rights Movement. Her activism spanned the historic period from the marches of Dr. King to the election of Barack Obama. Alice’s great contribution in the field of politics is the thread which connects the two. Director Craig Dudnick introduces the situation in Chicago that lead Alice to join the movement and tells how he came to make the film.

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Toddler Time

1/22/2020 @ 10:30 AM

Talk, sing, read, write, and play during this literacy readiness storytime. Ages birth - 5 with caregiver. No registration required.

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Discovery Studio Junior

1/22/2020 @ 4:00 PM

Calling all Young Makers! Come explore our newest addition to the library: our Discovery Studio, Jr.! Play with exciting technology and get creative. With fun high-tech and lo-tech games to play, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Ages 3-12.

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Preschool Dance Party

1/24/2020 @ 11:00 AM

Dance to the music and play instruments! Ages birth - 5.


Hoopla Digital

Bringing you hundreds of thousands of movies, audiobooks and more, hoopla is a revolutionary digital service. From Hollywood blockbusters to best selling authors – not just the hits, but the niche and hard-to-find as well – hoopla provides you the freedom you've been searching for to experience, explore and enjoy what you want, when you want, and where you want.


Ancestry Library Edition is a comprehensive online source of information for conducting genealogical and local history research. Includes the digitized images of U.S., U.K., Canadian, Australian and German Census records, U.S. Military records back to the 1600's, Court, Land, tax and probate records, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, and much more. Available only from within the library.

Overdrive - eLibraryNJ

Download eBooks today! The Rahway Public library has signed on with eLibrary NJ and Overdrive to bring you an extensive collection of eBooks and downloadable audio. Browse their calalog and start downloading now!

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From online databases to local history resources to practice test, the Rahway Public Library has a vast array of digital and electronic sources. Find an obituary, read old newspapers, or research a topic all without leaving your home.



The Friends of the Rahway Public Library are a dedicated group of volunteers whose work benefits the library. Find out what they're up to and what you can do to help!



Meet the Board of Trustees and staff. Read our policies. Find out about the history of the library, its evolution, and where it's heading in the future!


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Tuesday 9-5

Wednesday 9-8

Thursday 9-8

Friday 9-5

Saturday 9-5

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