Raritan Public Library


Raritan Public Library Program News

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Holiday Display – White House Ornaments

During the month of December, a special collection of White House Ornaments will be on display at the Raritan Public Library. Stop by the Library to see these beautifully crafted ornaments which honor many of our U.S. Presidents.


History of Chocolate with
Carol’s Creative Chocolatez

Tuesday, December 5th at 2:00pm

Join Carol Freedman, co-owner of Carol’s Creative Chocolatez in Somerville to learn about the history of chocolate.  Learn how the cacao tree was discovered and how it has been transformed into the chocolate we know and love today! 
Carol will demonstrate how bark is made and everyone will have a taste!
Chocolate may contain peanuts, nuts,
milk, gluten or dairy.
Register early!  Class will fill up quickly!

Adult Matinee: A Very Country Christmas  
Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 2:00pm

Country super star, Zane Gunther
(Greyston Holt) is looking to escape the chaos
of fame, when he meets a single-widowed mother, Jeanette Williams (Bea Santos) and turns her
life upside-down. Will Zane choose love over
life in the spotlight and will Jeanette open
her heart up to love once more?

Registration is required.


Rock Around the Holidays
Thursday, December 14th @6:30pm

Join Nina Et Cetera as they perform holiday tunes in 21st Century fashion.  Their duo will sing songs by Johnny Cash, Elvis, Brenda Lee, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry and others as they play guitar, bass, percussion and harmonica.  This is one festive holiday show you will not want to miss! 
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!


Teen/Tween Programs

Teen Program – Jingle Bells Bracelet

Wednesday, December 6th @ 6:00pm

Ages 9+

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Join us at the Raritan Public Library to get ready for the Holiday Season by making a beautiful jingle bells bracelet just for teens! Invite your friends and get ready for some crafting fun to get in the festive, Holiday 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, December 4 @ 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

November 28

December 5 & 19

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

November 30

December 7, 14, 21

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.


Dear Santa Letters

November 15th to December 9th

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What do you want for Christmas this year?! Write a letter to Santa letting him know and bring it to the Raritan Library so we can mail it for you! Santa will even write you a letter back and send to Ms. Kristen for you! Then she’ll call you and let you know it’s here for you to pick up! Just make sure you drop off your letter to Santa before December 9th!  


Family Game Night

Wednesday, November 29th @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.


Where is Snowball Today?

December 1st to December 30th

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Snowball has joined us again at the Raritan Library for the month of December. Every day he will be hiding in a different spot in the Children’s Room. Find him and tell Ms. Kristen where he is to enter a drawing for some fun winter books! Ms. Kristen will pick a winner at the end of the month.


Play Doh Party

Friday, December 1st @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.


Make Your Own Wrapping Paper

Saturday, December 2nd @ 11am

Ages 3+

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Join us at the Raritan Public Library to create your own wrapping paper. Enjoy a fun morning with friends making something beautiful to wrap your Christmas presents in! Your family and friends will be so excited when they get their gifts!

Registration is required.


Bedtime Stories

Wednesday, December 13th @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.


Movie Night – Despicable Me

Wednesday, December 20th @ 6:00pm

Ages 4+

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Join us at the Raritan Public Library for a movie night! Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. Snacks will be served. Runtime: 1 hour and 30 minutes. Rated: PG

Registration is required.

Lego Party

Friday, December 22nd @2pm

Ages 4+

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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. 


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