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Pardon Our Appearance!

Over the next few weeks, the Sayreville Library will be finishing the construction on our meeting room. We appreciate your patience and understanding throughout the process. There may still be days when, for safety, we'll have to limit access to the children's room. We can't wait to open this new space up to great presentations, classes, clubs, and community events - we promise, this will be worth it!

The Friends of the Sayreville Library

Visit the Friends of the Sayreville Library Facebook page here!

Book donations are now being accepted at the library. They are also accepting donations of notepads, 2018 calendars, and greeting/note cards.
Museum Passes: Sponsored by the Friends of the SPL

Great news! The Sayreville Library now circulates passes for the Grounds for Sculpture and the Intrepid Air, Sea, and Space Museum. Details on the program may be found here! Thanks to all those who support the Friends and their initiatives!

Thanks to all those who donated items for The Souper Bowl 2018!

The Friends delivered a donation of 163 cans of assorted soups/veggies/fruits/pastas,60 boxes of dry goods, and 1 can of coffee.

"Meet Sayreville" Photography Contest

Entries accepted until April 2nd
Show off your photography skills and help us decorate the renovated meeting room! This contest is open to residents of Sayreville above age twelve (12) who hold a valid Sayreville library card. Please read the contest rules and download the entry form .

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

Fridays, February 2 - March 16, 10:00AM-12:30PM
Are you a Medicare beneficiary who has diabetes or do you care for someone who does? Join this free 6-week workshop series! Each week will feature a new topic on diabetes management. This program is free and open to the public, but registration is now closed.

Jamie Novak: My Clutter is Taking Over

Tuesday, March 20, 2:00PM
If you can't open your drawers, if stuff topples out of closets, and you haven't seen the top of your kitchen table in a while then run don't walk to this de-cluttering comedy show! Join Organizing Humorist and bestselling author Jamie Novak as she shares her laugh-out-loud funny approach for what to do with all the stuff

This event is free and open to the public (not just Sayreville residents), but registration here is suggested.

Taxation University - CANCELLED

Thursday, March 22 - cancelled
We will offer Taxation University for NJ Business Owners some time in the fall of 2018.

Adult Craft Class

Thursday, March 22, 6:00PM
Join master crafter Theresa Chuntz to make bubble magnets. Registration here is required and begins March 1st.
Class begins promptly at 6 - crafters will not be admitted after 6:15. (This craft will be offered again in April.)

Blood Drive

Tuesday, March 27, 4:00 - 6:45 PM
Community Blood Services will be here! Please register online at:

Potential donors, please read the recommendations/restrictions/FAQs:

Please eat before donating. Please drink plenty of water the day before and day of the blood drive. You cannot do any physical activity for 24 hours after donating. Please bring a Drivers License or photo I.D. Please allocated one hour into your schedule for donating. You do not need to know your blood type in order to donate. If you have a tattoo from a licensed parlor in New Jersey, you can donate. If you have Diabetes and it is under control on the day of the blood drive, you can donate. Donors need to be over 110 pounds.

Friday Movie Matinees Are Back!

"Loving Vincent" Friday, March 23 @ 1:00PM

Loving Vincent is a 2017 animated biographical drama film about the life of painter Vincent van Gogh, and in particular, the circumstances of his death. It is the first fully painted animated feature film. Rated PG-13.

No registration required!

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 possible!

Technology 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 times throughout the year. Please use the online classes year-round here!

Introduction to Your iPad: Wednesday, March 21 @ 6:30PM Description and registration here!

Introduction to Your Andriod Tablet: Wednesday, March 28 @ 6:30PM Description and registration here!

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. Adults only, please.

Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite Classes for all levels may be accessed year-round online through our partner, Universal Class. - Try our online classes here!

Mouse for Beginners- Call 732-727-0212 ex. 21 for a one-on-one session with a librarian.
Email for Beginners- Call 732-727-0212 ex. 21 for a one-on-one session with a librarian.

Monthly Clubs

Stitchers & Knitters Anonymous Craft Club
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The 2nd Thursday of Every Month, 6:30PM-8:00PM.
Next Meeting: Thursday, April 12.
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! View Full Schedule!

Scrabble Club

The 1st & 3rd Friday of Every Month, 1:30PM-3:30PM.
Next Meeting: Friday, March 16 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! View Full Schedule!

The Creative Writing Group

The 3rd Thursday of Every Month, 2:00PM-4:00PM.
Next Meeting: Thursday, March 15 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, call 732-727-0212 ext. 25. No registration required. View Full Schedule!

The Contagious Optimism Wellness Group

Next Meeting: Saturday, April 7, from 10:00AM-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 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. For more information call 732-727-0212 ext. 25. You can also register online now! Adults only, please. To view a video about Dr. Georges please click here.

ESL Conversation Group

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.

We are not currently hosting Spring 2018 classes.

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.

Contact Information: If you have a question OR want to see what dates are available at other facilities, call the office at 732-906-5456 or (800)848-0048 or email Melissa Bernstein at You can also visit their site here.

We've digitized our SWMHS yearbook collection!

Thanks to a partnership between the Sayreville Library, the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Committee, and The Friends of the Sayreville Library, digital scans of ALL the SWMHS Yearbooks 1942 - 2016 are available here!

Wireless Printing Is Here!

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

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.