Piscataway Library eNewsletter Vol 9 Issue 7


Please note: Both branches of Piscataway Library will be closed on Friday, March 30 in observance of Good Friday, and the Kennedy branch will be closed on Sunday, April 1 for Easter.

New Jersey Makers Day

Piscataway Public Library is hosting the 4th annual New Jersey Makers Day on Saturday, March 10. NJMD is a statewide celebration of maker culture, tinkering and creative participation. Some programs require registration. Please check our website at piscatawaylibrary.org for more information!

International Food Festival

Join us on Saturday, March 17 from 1:00-3:00pm for an International Food Festival at Kennedy Library.

All are invited to share food from your country with the Piscataway Community. Please bring your food ready to serve for at least 10 people with serving utensils. We will provide the rest!

To register, contact Laizu at 732-463-1633, ext 10 or email Laizu at lkhanam@piscatawaylibrary.org

In March read a book with a Female Protagonist

For recommendations, check out our ARC Booklist at any branch or online at piscatawaylibrary.org/readingchallenges.

The rules are simple:

  • During each month, read a book that fits the chosen challenge category. Recommendation lists are available both online and in print at either branch. 
  • After finishing a book, submit an Adult Reading Challenge entry form found at our Information Desks. Only patrons 18+ can fill out contest entries. 
  • Each completed form will enter you into our Monthly Prize Drawing! Read as much as you can -- there's no limit to monthly entries!  
  • If you complete any of our monthly challenges during the year, you are automatically entered into our GRAND PRIZE DRAWING. To win the Grand Prize, just attend at our Adult Reading Challenge End of the Year Celebration! One grand prize entry per patron.  
  • Feel free to ask a Librarian for monthly suggestions!

Read with a purpose. And for prizes. Remember -- we are here to help if you'd like suggestions!

Bon Voyage, James!

The staff and Board of Trustees would like to share our well wishes to James Keehbler as he embarks on a new professional journey as the Director of the Hunterdon County Library System. James was the Director -- and a true leader -- at Piscataway Library for the past 9 years, during which he has extended full operating hours at Westergard Library, expanded teen services for the organization including a brand new teen room at the branch, spearheaded the first public library makerspace in the state with our Make It Yourself (MiY) Lab, and established the PPL Foundation to set up a system to support continued excellence in community-wide service. An active Rotarian in Piscataway, he was also involved in many service events like the Memorial Day Picnic. James continues to be very active in the NJ Library Association and sits on the Board of NJ Makers Day, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Piscataway Library's current Associate Director, Allen McGinley, will be interim Director while a search committee led by the Library Board of Trustees proceeds with filling the position.

Shop on Amazon & Donate to the Library!

Did you know Amazon will give back a percentage of your purchases to a non-profit organization of your selection? It's called AmazonSmile. You can help support the Friends of the Piscataway Public Library by setting up your AmazonSmile account, and then using it to make Amazon purchases.

From March 12-31, Amazon will triple the donation rate from 0.5% to 1.5%!

All funds raised by the Friends are donated back to the Library to support programming, facility upgrades, and more!

How to donate:

  1. Visit smile.amazon.com and log in with your current Amazon log in and password
  2. In the search box type The Friends of the Piscataway Public Library Inc and click "select"
  3. Start shopping!