Many Thanks~Muchas Gracias~
Thank you to the following local businesses who donated gift certificates or supplies for our "give-away" basket for the adult summer reading program:
Uncle Vinnie's Clam Bar
We apprciate your generosity.
Thank you to our "Friends" group for holding its annual book sale. We apprciate your dedication and hard work!
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Welcome to the Raritan Public Library
Explore our site to find out information on our books, graphic novels, e-books, magazines, videos, DVDs, recorded books, CDs, and our policies. For books not available in our library we also offer an inter-library loan service. In addition, we sponsor many activities such as Book Clubs for adults and teens, Storytimes for children, movie nights and many educational and entertaining programs. We encourage you to come explore our library to see its rustic and historical features. The Raritan Public Library is an historic site. The carpeting and window treatments are designed to match the time period in which the structure was built. We also feature a museum dedicated to the Raritan war hero Sgt. John Basilone. So come curl up with a good book in our cozy library. We look forward to seeing you.
New E-Book Application Out Now!
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The Raritan Public Library is no longer taking any material donations. Construction has started on our community room expansion and this has severely limited our space. We appreciate the generosity of our community, but we ask that you instead take donations to local senior centers, child day cares, and other libraries in the area.
New Procedure for Inclement Weather/Emergency Closings
Starting October 20th, 2016, Rartian Public Library will no longer follow the Bridgewater-Raritan School District for emergency/inclement weather closings. Please call the Library at (908)725-0413 on inclement weather days to see if we are open or have a delay (a message will be left).
Rosetta Stone now available Online!
Raritan Public Library is now offering a second language program: Rosetta Stone. Click here to access the Language Learning Program. Make sure you have your library card number with you to gain access to the program.
Museum Passes Offered at the Library
Beginning September 1st, 2015, Raritan Public Library has a new museum pass program to offer its patrons made possible by the “Friends” group. Two adults and three children can visit the Battleship New Jersey free of charge. From the moment you step on board the Battleship, you will realize that this is a museum where visitors can take an active role. Sit in the admiral’s seat, stretch out on one of the sailor’s bunks, or climb into the 16” gun turret. Battleship New Jersey is located at 100 Clinton Street, Camden, NJ. For more information about this or other musuem pass programs offered at Raritan Public Library, please visit the Library or call (908) 725-0413.
Raritan Public Library adult patrons can participate in our exciting museum pass program to the Grounds for Sculpture located at:
18 Fairgrounds Road
Hamilton Township, NJ 08619
One pass is given per day to a family of up to four people at no charge. Scheduling is done up to one month in advance. Passes will be offered on a first come/first served basis. For more information, stop by the Library or call us at
Raritan Public Library adult patrons can participate in our exciting museum pass program to the Morris Museum located at:
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
The pass is good for up to two adults and three children at no charge. Scheduling is done up to one month in advance. Passes will be offered on a first come/first served basis. For more information, stop by the Library or call us at (908) 725-0413.
Do you know that the Raritan Public Library newsletter is now online?
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Contact Information54 East Somerset Street
Raritan, NJ 08869
Archives from the John Basilone Museum are now digitized and available online
This project was funded by the Marine Corps Detachment 1284 and organized and entered on the web by Bruce Doorly.