Raritan Public Library


Raritan Public Library Program News

New Jersey Makers Day

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Makers Day Event

Calling All Knitters and Crocheters

Saturday, March 10th from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Knit or crochet a baby hat to donate to the maternity section of Robert Wood Johnson Somerset Hospital. Stop by the library for a free kit to start your project. The hats will be finished and collected at the library. Registration is required.


Makers Day Event

Tub Tea with Michele Liana and Gayane

Saturday, March 10th from 11:30am to 12:30pm

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Learn about the health benefits and the relaxing qualities of bath essences. Create your own bath tea bags using botanicals, salts and minerals from around the world. Finish your project with Gayane by making a decorated box to store your tub tea in. Class size is limited, so register early.


Makers Day Event

Home Depot Project

Saturday, March 10th from 1:30pm to 2:30pm

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Did you ever want to install a bathroom or kitchen faucet on your own? Home Depot will demonstrate installing one – a very do-able DIY project! Registration is required.

Adult Matinee: Rebel in the Rye
Tuesday, March 13th @2:00pm

Sign up to view this film depicting the life of reclusive author, J. D. Salinger, author of "Catcher in the Rye". The movie depicts a fascinating insight into the author's life, his World War II experiences and his struggles with getting published.
Run time: 106 minutes.
Light refreshments will be served.


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!


Teen/Tween Programs


Makers Day Event - Code (Python) Demonstration
Saturday March 10th 1:30pm-2:30pm

Ages 10 and up

Anesha Santhanam, founder of Likeable STEM, will demonstrate coding with Python. Learn STEM in a fun, visual and interactive way! Find out why coding has become a very popular program among teens. This may lead to Raritan Library starting its own coding club. Registration is required.

Teen Program – Easter Bracelet

Thursday, March 29th @ 2:00pm

Ages 9+

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Join us at the Raritan Public Library to get ready for the Easter Season by making a beautiful Easter bracelet just for teens! Invite your friends and get ready for some crafting fun to get in the fun, Easter Spirit. You can keep it for yourself or even give it as a gift!

Registration is required.


Teen Book Give Away

Come in and enter a drawing to win a free book each month!

Simply enter your name and number and

Ms. Kristen will pick a winner and call you the beginning of

the following month.  Must be 13+ years to enter.  Good luck!


Children's Activities


Newborn Nursery Rhymes

(Ages Newborn-18 months)

Monday, March 5th @ 10:30am

Join Ms. Kristen for socializing, songs, puppets & stories. 

Let your newborn experience the joys of the library! 

Please call to register for this program.


Toddler Storytimes

(Ages 18 months-3 years)

Tuedays @10:30am

February 27

March 6, 13, 20, 27


Join Ms. Kristen for some stories and a craft. 

Children will enjoy socializing with others their

age and moms can talk to other moms, too! 

We can't wait to welcome you to the

Raritan Library. 

Please call to register for this program.


Preschool Storytimes

(Ages 3-5 years)

Thursdays @10:30

February 22

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Join Ms. Kristen for some stories and make an

age-appropriate craft.  There is a different theme every

week.  Children will enjoy socializing with others their

age and moms can talk to other moms, too! 

Registration is required.


Play Doh Party

Friday, February 23rd @2pm

Ages 3+

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Join us at the Raritan Library for a Play Doh Party! Enjoy an afternoon with friends and get your creative juices flowing. Make anything you can think of using the libraries play doh and share your creations with your friends! Registration is required.


Family Game Night

Wednesday, February 28th @6pm

Ages 3+

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Join us at the Raritan Public Library for a fun evening of family games! Enjoy time with your family while playing different board games. We will serve a snack as well!  Put your game faces on! Registration is required.


Craft Day

Saturday, March 3rd @ 10am to 2:30pm

All ages welcome

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Stop into the Raritan Public Library and make a craft anytime from 10am to 2:30pm! Enjoy a relaxing Saturday at the library. Ms. Kristen will set out all her extra crafts and you can get as creative as you like!


Lego Party

Wednesday, March 7th @6:30pm

Ages 3+

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Take a little time out of your busy week and join us at the Raritan Public Library.

Talk with your friends and build awesome Lego creations! 

Bring your creativity and imagination! 

Registration is required. 


Makers Day Event – All About Birds Nests

Saturday, March 10th @ 10:30am

Ages 3 to 6

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Join us at the Raritan Public Library to learn all about how birds make their nests! Read a story all about birds and learn what sort of materials birds use to make their nests. Explore the outside of the library (weather permitting) to find materials to make your own birds nest. Then, put together a nest of your own to bring home! Registration is required.


Makers Day Event - Mad Machines Workshop

Saturday, March 10th @ 11am

Ages 5+

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Join us at the Raritan Public Library for a Makers Day Mad Machines workshop. Elementary-age engineers will be hard at work with pulleys and levers. They will design, problem-solve, and have a whole lot of fun! Students will even take home a cool Mad Science Machine that they have built themselves! Registration is required.


Makers Day Event – Homemade Bouncy Balls

Saturday, March 10th @ 1:00pm

Ages 6+

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Do you love to make slime at home?! Join us at the Raritan Public Library to make bouncy balls! Using glue, borax and corn starch create your own bouncy ball that you can take home with you. Learn all about how to safely handle chemicals and why these ingredients mixed together will create such an awesome chemical reaction. Registration is required.


Bedtime Stories with Ms. Kristen

Wednesday, March 14th @6:30pm

All Ages Welcome

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Join us at the Library for some of Ms. Kristen’s favorite bedtime stories!  You can even get super cozy and come in your pj’s if you would like! ... Ms. Kristen may even wear hers! After the stories, please stay for a small bedtime snack and refreshment. 

Registration is required.


Nano Bots Robotics with STEAM Work Studio

Wednesday, March 21st @ 6:00pm

Ages 6+

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Join STEAM Works Studio for NANO BOTS! NANO BOTS curriculum employs LEGO based kits appropriate for hands-on building & programming projects that introduce STEM & Art concepts in a fun manner. Students start understanding what Robotic Systems are capable of as well as Sensors (motion, distance, tilt) & basic Programming with an easy to use Drag and Drop program. They utilize sound & text blocks to trouble shoot. Registration is required.


Rutgers Co-Op Presents “From Our Farm”

Tuesday, March 27th @2pm

Ages 4+

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From Our Farms is a fun-filled, educational program that teaches children about the importance of good nutrition, the value of local agriculture, and the role farms play in enriching our communities and the environment. Through fresh food focused stories and activities, children are given the opportunity to explore where the food they eat comes from. We’ll also make and taste a healthy snack using peas!


Easter Peeps Art

Wednesday, March 28th @ 6:00pm

Ages 3+

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Join us at the Raritan Public Library for a special Easter treat! Create your own masterpiece using only peeps and marshmallows. Get as creative as you would like! Then, you can either eat your masterpiece or you can take it home to save. Registration is required.


Group Homework Help

Children grades K-4 are welcome to come in with

their parents every

Monday and Tuesday from 3:30 to 5pm.

Miss Kristen will help children and their

parents with any homework questions they may have.

There are no longer one-on-one sessions.

Advanced registration is not required,

please just sign in upon arrival.


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Contact Information

54 East Somerset Street

Raritan, NJ 08869

Tel: 908-725-0413

Fax: 908-725-1832

Email: raritanl@yahoo.com

Hours Information

10 AM to 8 PM
10 AM to 8 PM
10 AM to 8 PM
10 AM to 8 PM
10 AM to 5 PM
10 AM to 3 PM

Closed Saturdays in

July and August


Raritan Public Library now offers ABCmouse.com to our younger patrons.  Just ask our Children's Librarian about how to get started.