Piscataway Library eNewsletter Vol 9 Issue 10


Please note: Piscataway Library will be closed on Sundays during the Summer starting Sunday, June 17 and will resume after Labor Day.

We will also be closed Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Thank you for a successful 2nd annual Memorial Day Family Event

Over 1,000 people attended the Piscataway Rotary & the Piscataway Public Library's Memorial Day Family Event at Quibbletown Park this Memorial Day. Aside from the free food and drinks we had crafts for kids, a rock climbing wall, face painting, and a DJ.

We want to especially thank Community Hope for having a table and a clothing drive. Attendees were encouraged to write letters to our soldiers and plant flags along the entrance way in memory of those who served and died fighting for our freedom.

During the event we also held a very successful Basketball Tournament. We would like to thank Coach Darius Griffin Sr., the Piscataway High School Boys Basketball Coach for putting together such a fun activity for our youth! 

Thank you to everyone who came out  all of our sponsors for making this event possible: Allstate, AIMS Education, Rea Realty, Financial Resources Federal Credit Union, Provident Bank, Investors Bank, Pepsi, Saker ShopRites, Striker Realty, B-C Tire Service

We now offer sewing classes!

If you are interested in learning the basics of sewing please contact Merry at mjones@piscatawaylibrary.org for more information about registration.

Social Media Madness

Are you interested in learning how to stay connected to friends & family through social media, all while navigating this digital world safely? Then register here or call Kennedy Library at 732-463-1633 x6.

Please note this program is for Adults and all attendees are asked to bring their own mobile device.


With summer comes Summer Reading! We hope you all are as excited as we are for a summer filled with fun, reading, and prizes!


Registration begins Thursday, June 21. Stop by Kennedy or Westergard Library for a "Libraries Rock" themed drop in craft to jump start Summer Reading. This summer enjoy fun programs, crafts, and special events all leading up to the annual Summer Reading Carnival!


Teen Summer Reading registration begins Thursday, June 21. Head to either teen desk at the Kennedy or Westergard Library to register. For students entering grades 7-12, you will complete a checklist of tasks and book reviews. This will enter you into our weekly raffles and our final giant raffle at the end of the summer. Eligible participants will also be invited to our annual After Hours event. Enjoy programs throughout the summer which include making bath bombs, CD Sun catchers, Light Painting, and more!

In June read a book about Nature/Outdoors

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

This summer the Piscataway eNews will be taking a 2 month break in preparation for our new website! We are very excited to be able to offer to our patrons a website that is easier to navigate, more informational, and most importantly more accessible. We are hoping to launch our website as soon as possible with plenty of time for feedback from our most important users, you! Keep checking piscatawaylibrary.org for the improved website. Once it is live we will want to hear from you.

See you in September!