Piscataway Library eNewsletter Vol 9 Issue 1

Local Social Issues Initiative

Piscataway Public Library and IEEE are Seeking Ideas

The Piscataway Public Library and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) have partnered to work on a local-for-local initiative, collaborating to find a technological solution to a socio-economic issue that is important to your Piscataway community.

To identify the issue that the team will address, we need suggestions from local residents. The Piscataway Public Library, volunteers from local IEEE members and staff,  and Piscataway residents will then assemble and choose one of the suggestions and work towards a solution. The goal is to provide a technological solution with a strong emphasis on sustainability so that once it is in place it should be useful and relevant for years to come. 

We are looking for ideas from YOU, the residents of Piscataway, on local issues we can consider working on!

By participating, you will also be entered into a drawing to receive a small gift.

This electronics submission form is available at : http://bit.ly/L4LIdeaCall

Deadline for submissions is 9/15/2017. If you wish to provide multiple suggestions, please fill out a separate form for each idea. Be as clear as possible defining the problem. Do not be concerned if you cannot think of how technology may help -- that is where we come in!!

Makers and Tinkers

This summer the library had two STEM based programs happening simultaneously, Teen Maker Institute for teens in grades 6-12 and Tinker Camp for students in grades 3-5.

During Teen Maker Institute, teens learned about woodworking, soldering, hydraulics,and robotics. Our younger students spent the summer in Tinker Camp learning about pneumatics, energy, machines, and circuits.

At the end of both of these sessions, students were invited to a Maker Exhibition where they got to display their projects for friends and family.

September is Library Card Sign up Month

If you are a Piscataway resident, you are eligible for a free library card. Having a library card allows you to check out books, dvd's, music, ebooks, museum passes, science kits, and  also gives you access to extended time on our computers. So join the rest of the crowd and get your library card today! All we need is a photo ID and proof of address. And don't forget, having a library card with us also gives you access to our 31 other member libraries!


Piscataway Library Foundation

The Piscataway Public Library Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity created to raise funds to support the programming, capital and operational needs of the Piscataway Public Library. All donations can be can be deducted from taxes under IRC Section 170. The Foundation is also eligible to receive tax deductible bequests.

Our Library Mission: Piscataway Public Library is committed to engaging minds, building connections, and creating opportunities for individual and community-wide growth.

Donate by Mail: Piscataway Public Library Foundation, Inc., 500 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854 
Donate Online: CLICK HERE

The Piscataway Public Library Foundation, Inc. is a Care2Share Affinity Program member with Investors Bank. If you have an account with Investors Bank, you can designate the library foundation as your Care2Share non-profit organization and the bank will provide funds to the Piscataway Public Library Foundation at absolutely no cost to you! Stop by your local branch or download an account enrollment form! The foundation will receive 0.25% on the average monthly balance on all checking accounts and 0.15% on the average monthly balance of all savings accounts enrolled in the program.

Questions? Want to get involved? Contact the library director: 732-463-3911 or foundation@piscatawaylibrary.org

NEW to the Piscataway Teen Spaces

Summer Reading Recap


Children's Summer Reading Club wrapped up on August 14th with the annual Carnival. Due to the rain, it was held inside the library but still attracted over 800 attendees! There was face painting, games, and prizes. 


Teen Summer Reading Club ended on August 11 with the 3rd annual After Hours Nerf War. The teens had a blast running through the library while it was closed. They played capture the flag with nerf guns and enjoyed pizza and prizes.