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Small Business Saturday Shopping Spree

Saturday, Nov. 28, 11:00AM-3:00PM
Join the Friends of the Library for the first ever Small Business Saturday Shopping Spree in the Library's Conference Room. Featuring handmade crafters and direct sales vendors from OUR community! Friends of the Sayreville Public Library membership will be available.

Rockin’ Around the Holidays: a Holiday Concert

Friday, Dec. 4, 2:00PM-3:00PM
nina etc band Join the musical duo Nina Et cetera as they play a concert filled with holiday tunes! The program includes classic holiday tunes in 21st century fashion. Hear songs by Johnny Cash, Elvis, Brenda Lee, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry and many others! Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite holiday sweater! To register, contact Alaina at or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25. You may also register online now!

Career & Business Workshops for Fall

Let a Professional Polish Your Résumé, Wednesday, Dec. 9 with time slots ranging from 6:00PM-7:45PM-We all know the job market is tough. Give your best first impression to potential employers by making your résumé shine. Dr. Colleen Georges will spend one-on-one time with attendees, giving each résumé an honest critique with suggestions for improvement. Registration for each session opens up a month prior to the event date! Please DO NOT contact us before then to register. When it opens, contact Alaina at or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25 or 12. You will be assigned a 15-minute time slot. Time slots are assigned on a first come, first served basis. You need only bring a copy of your résumé and a pen. NOTE: You MUST contact Alaina back by 12PM the day of the event when she calls to confirm if you are still attending class. If you do not, your spot will automatically be given away!

Wireless Printing Is Here!

Print from your own device or computer while in the library or even outside of the library!

Do I Need a Library Card to Print? No! You will use your email address as your ID when prompted to print and when picking up the jobs at a Print Release Station.

How Long Do I Have to Pick It Up? Print jobs are held by the system until the end of the business day.

What Can I Print? Letter-size, single-sided jobs can be printed. This printing service supports over 100 file formats, including: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Visio, Adobe PDF, JPEG, & TIFF to name a few. Access the full list here.

How Much Does It Cost and How Do I Pay? $.10 per page for black and white/$.25 per page for color. The printers take coins (no pennies), $1 bills and $5 bills. No credit/debit cards.

How? Depending on your device, there are a few different ways to take advantage of this new service. See the Detailed Instructions here for more information or talk to a librarian!

Real Life ESL: a New Conversation Group by the Sayreville Public Library

Thursdays, Sept. 17-Dec. 3 from 10:30AM-12:00PM
Want to improve your English speaking skills while also learning about American culture and customs? Join this new, FREE conversation group to practice your English in a friendly environment! The library invites adults who already have some basic knowledge of English but want to become more confident in their ability to have a conversation, especially in day-to-day situations. This group is fun, interactive, and a great way to meet people going through the same process! For more information or to register, fill out a registration form at the Library, contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ex. 25, email her at, or register online now!

Information About the Fall ESL Conversation Group by Literacy New Jersey

The Fall ESL Conversation Group is back again and will start September 22nd. Here is everything you need to know below!

About the Group: This ESL Group will help individuals 18 years or older speak, read, and write English with more confidence and ease! People attending this group should already have a basic understanding of the English language. This group is NOT for people who have little to no understanding of English. These individuals can still contact the Literacy NJ organization and see if they can be placed at a different location for basic classes.

Dates: Tuesdays, September 22-December 22 from 6:00PM-8:00PM.

How to Register: Interested ESL learners need to attend a registration date to register with the organization Literacy New Jersey, be tested by them, and then be placed into a class/group that is appropriate for their learning level. The tutors of this group have been instructed to not allow walk-ins since everyone now needs to register and get assessed before they can enter the program.

The Next Registration Date Is: The registration date here has past, but please contact the Literacy NJ office to see what other dates are available at other facilities OR pick up an Interest Form at the library that should be filled out and given to a librarian who will then send it to the Literacy NJ office.

Contact Information: You may contact Literacy New Jersey at (732) 906-5456 or (800) 848-0048, or email Melissa at You can also visit their site here.

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Movie Matinees

Dates All Throughout the Year! Join us for our monthly movie matinees to enjoy popular movie hits on our new 84 x 84 screen and fresh popcorn from our popcorn machine! Watch a movie and meet fellow movie enthusiasts! These matinees are for adults only. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for making the Movie Matinees of 2015 possible! For more information or to register, contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ex. 25 or 12, email her at, or register below!

The Christmas Shoes on Friday, Dec. 11, 1:00PM-3:00PM ***NEW TIME!***
Synopsis: An extraordinary tale about a workaholic attorney and the young boy who crosses his path on Christmas Eve to help him rediscover the true meaning of love, life, and the holiday season. Based on the bestseller by Donna Van Leire. Adults only, please. Not Rated. 94 minutes. Register now!

Stitchers & Knitters Anonymous Craft Club
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The 2nd Thursday of Every Month, 6:30PM-8:00PM. Next Meeting: Thursday, Dec. 10 at 6:30PM!
Looking to share your passion for knitting and crocheting & meet a few new crafting buddies? Enjoy this opportunity to pick up a few new tips from fellow craft addicts at this low-key club for folks who know the basics, but want to take their addiction to a whole new level! Bring your supplies and your current craft project and let the fun begin! This group is open to all residents, but adults only please. No registration required. We hope to see you there! For more information, contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ex. 25, or email her at View Full Schedule!

Scrabble Club

The 1st & 3rd Friday of Every Month, 1:30PM-3:30PM. Next Meetings: Friday, Dec. 4 & 18 at 1:30PM!
Join current club members at the library to play a few rounds of Scrabble. The group is very informal and simply enjoys playing for fun! The library has a Scrabble Board, but you may bring your own also. No need to sign up in advance, just show up and make new friends! If you have any questions, email Alaina at or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25. View Full Schedule!

The Creative Writing Group

The 3rd Thursday of Every Month, 2:00PM-4:00PM. Next Meeting: Thursday, Dec. 17 at 2:00PM!
Gather once a month to meet with other writers to bounce ideas off of one another or clear that infamous writer's block! Special guest professional writers will join the group from time to time to give advice and talk about their experiences as writers. Adults only, please. For more information, contact Alaina at or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25. No registration required. View Full Schedule!

The Contagious Optimism Wellness Group

Next Meeting: Saturday, Jan. 30 from 10:30AM-12:00PM
Feeling down or discouraged? Want to increase your positivity? You need...The Contagious Optimism Wellness Group! Dr. Colleen Georges, a co-author of the Bestselling book, Contagious Optimism by David Mezzapelle, will be facilitating this new monthly wellness group designed to help grow your optimism and your overall happiness. "Positive Forward Thinking" is the ability to find the silver lining in every cloud no matter how difficult yesterday or today may be. Nowadays, many people have lost confidence in themselves and the world around them due to personal hardship along with economic and political uncertainty worldwide. However, each of us possesses personal strengths and wisdom that we can draw from in order to experience our world with increased hope, kindness, and gratitude. Through the sharing of excerpts from Contagious Optimism along with group members' personal stories, plus simple yet impactful positive psychology exercises, Dr. Georges will lead group members in boosting positivity and perseverance. If you have any questions or would like to register, contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ext. 25 or email her at You can also register online now! Adults only, please. To read more about Dr. Georges, click here.

Current Computer Class Schedule

The Library offers basic level computer courses all year to help everyone embrace technology--not run from it! Do you have a family member or friend who needs to learn how to use a computer? Maybe you yourself could benefit from a beginners course? Let the library help! The Sayreville Public Library offers FREE basic computer instruction many months out of the year. Also, feel free to ask about our online classes! Please note that at this time, there will NOT be any computer classes until January 2016. Please use the online classes.

NEW! A Beginner's Guide to Windows 8 & 10-TBA!
Understanding Your Android Tablet or Phone-TBA!
Understanding Your Apple Tablet or Phone-TBA!
A Beginner's Guide to Google & Google Products-TBA!
Mouse for Beginners-Discontinued due to funding. Call 732-727-0212 ex. 21 for a one-on-one session with a librarian.
Computer Basics & Using the Internet-TBA!
Email for Beginners-Discontinued due to funding. Call 732-727-0212 ex. 21 for a one-on-one session with a librarian.
Microsoft Word for Beginners-TBA!
Microsoft Word for Intermediate Users-Discontinued due to funding. Try our online classes here instead!
Microsoft Outlook for BeginnersTBA!
Microsoft Excel for Beginners-TBA!
Microsoft Powerpoint for Beginners-TBA!

Registration Policies & Class Prerequisites: First preference goes to Sayreville patrons who have not taken these classes before. You must know how to use the mouse and keyboard to take all of the above classes except for the one-on-one Mouse for Beginners. Adults only, please. To register for any of the classes where there is not an option to register now, contact Alaina at, or call her at 732-727-0212 ex. 25. You must contact and speak with Alaina to register for most of the computer classes.

Understanding Your Commitment: While these classes are free to you, it costs the library money to offer them. When you register for a class, please take your commitment seriously and notify Alaina as soon as you can if you can no longer attend. Once registered, Alaina will contact you a few days before class to re-confirm that you still plan on attending. If Alaina requires that you call her back to re-confirm, you MUST contact Alaina back by 12PM the day of class to hold onto your spot.  If you do not confirm with her by then, your spot be given to someone on the wait list.

Our Schools Brochure

The Our Schools Sayreville Public Schools Information Guide 2015-2016 is no longer available in print as per the Sayreville Board of Education. You may access this guide here for your convenience.

Newly Retired or Retirees: Looking to Become Involved with Our Community?

Join the Friends of the Sayreville Library. We welcome new members and their ideas. For more information, click here.


Thank you to everyone who voted! We came out as One of the Best Public Libraries in Middlesex County in the Home News Tribune's Readers Choice Awards for 2014! We are SO EXCITED! Thank you again for your votes!

Now We Go Where You Go! Introducing the New App That Allows You to Stay Connected to Us 24/7!
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The App Is Called Boopsie--It's Fun to Use and Fun to Say!

The Sayreville Library has recently launched a mobile app to put the library at your fingertips. From any mobile phone connected to the Internet you can instantly tap into library resources, anytime, anywhere. You can search the library catalog, check your account, ask a question, find events and more. The app even offers a feature called BookLook that allows scan an ISBN barcode anywhere you are to see if the library owns the title. If you're at a bookstore you can just scan the ISBN, see if we own it and if we do place a hold on it right from your phone. To access the library's mobile app, search "Boopsie for Libraries" in your device's marketplace and download the app. Once the app is installed, open it and search "Libraries of Middlesex." The Sayreville Library will be within the LMxPRESS group of libraries.