The Rahway Public Library has established a new borrowing policy. Click this box to learn more and to find out what forms of ID you will need to bring.



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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Hawaiian History and Culture

6/1/2019 @ 2:00 PM

If you’ve never had the opportunity to visit the Hawaiian islands, use your imagination and let Gail Mahealani Thompson's multimedia presentation take you there! You’ll see the natural beauty, learn the unique history of our 50th state, examine authentic Hawaiian handicrafts, and witness a live hula performance to traditional music. FREE, open to the public, all are welcome!

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Friends of the Library Dodgeball

6/8/2019 @ 10:00 AM

The Tournament will take place on Saturday, June 8th beginning at 10:00am at the Rahway Recreation Center. Join us after the event at WET TICKET for some complimentary food from Rahway Fried. COST: $20 per teammate. 6 person team $120.00. Register at https://bit.ly/2Hlw2DK

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PJ Storytime

5/20/2019 @ 6:30 PM

Dress in your jammies for a cozy storytime! Ages 6 and under.

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Toddler Time

5/22/2019 @ 10:30 AM

Talk, sing, read, write, and play during this literacy readiness storytime. Ages 4 and under with caregiver. No registration required.

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Graphic Novel Book Club

5/22/2019 @ 4:00 PM

Read this month’s book, "Max and the Midknights" by Lincoln Pierce, and take part in discussion and group activities. Copies are available at the children's desk. Ages 8-12.

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Small Business Admin. Seminar

5/23/2019 @ 6:00 PM

Calling all entrepreneurs! Free seminar, all are welcome! Claudia Yarborough, Lender Relations Specialist of the SBA will present an overview of programs and services and answer your questions. Find out how you can take advantage of opportunities offered by the federal government!


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

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Thursday 9-8

Friday 9-5

Saturday 9-5

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