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Due to the potential risk of the COVID-19 (Corona Virus) the library is closed indefinitely to the public and staff. Please read. Updates will continue to be posted on our website and social media pages as they are received. Thank you!


Due dates will be extended on all materials currently checked out and no fines will be accrued during the library closure.

Expired library cards will be automatically updated for 30 days.

All holds are suspended, but you will not lose your place in line.

We would like to remind you of all the great resources that you can access at home:

  • Download e-books and e-audiobooks at eLibraryNJ and Hoopla
  • Download magazines at RB Digital
  • Watch movies, tv shows and documentaries with Hoopla
  • Research topics through our databases
  • **If you need help downloading eLibraryNJ materials, click to access directions for Apple, Kindle Fire, or your computer.


Need information about COVID-19? Please visit the CDC website.

For information on the virus from Johns Hopkins University, visit their website.

For information on the virus in Middlesex County, the Department of Public Safety and Health also has a website.

For information on the Sayreville Library's preventative measures, please read this letter from our Director.


Have 2020 Census questions? For more information, please visit their official website. Interested in a 2020 Census job? To apply, please visit this website.

Spend more time at the library - we now have portable chargers available for in-library use! Ask at the circulation desk.

The Friends of the SPL are currently accepting donations of gently used children's and non-fiction books. Please do not drop off any books over 10 years old or with mold/water damage. Notepads and greeting/note cards may also be dropped off at the circulation desk.
Blood Drive

*TENTATIVE* Monday, April 20, 1:30-6:30PM

Donate blood to save a life! No appointment is necessary.


Technology

The Library offers basic level computer courses all year to help everyone embrace technology. Do you/a family member/friend need to learn how to use a computer? Let the library help! The Sayreville Public Library offers FREE basic computer instruction throughout the year.

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

Computing for Beginners- Call 732-727-0212 ex. 121 for a one-on-one session with a librarian.
Email for Beginners- Call 732-727-0212 ex. 121 for a one-on-one session with a librarian.

Monthly Clubs
Mindfulness Meditation

select Mondays, 6:30PM
Next Meeting: Monday, April TBD
Sponsored by RWJ Barnabas Health! Practicing Mindfulness on a regular basis can help one handle the stresses and challenges of daily living more effectively. No meditation experience required!

This event is free and open to the public, but registration here is suggested.

Stitchers & Knitters Anonymous Craft Club
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The 2nd & 4th Thursday of Every Month, 6:30PM-8:00PM.
Next Meeting: Thursday, April TBD.
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, April TBD
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!

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The Contagious Optimism Wellness Group

Next Meeting: Saturday, April TBD , 10:30AM.
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. You can also register online now! Adults only, please. To view a video about Dr. Georges please click here.

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ESL Conversation Group

The group meets Thursdays at 10:00AM.

Interested ESL learners need to contact 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, call the LiteracyNJ office at 732-906-5456 or (800)848-0048 You can also visit their site here.

Want a Book Recommendation 24/7?

The Sayreville Public Library uses NoveList - just log in with your library card!

NoveListWith NoveList, you can find new fiction to read—match a favorite author or book, or find by describing plot, subject, or genre.
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!

The App Is Called LMxPress Plus --It's Fun to Use and Fun to Say!

The Sayreville Library has an updated 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 "LMxPRESS PLUS" in your device's marketplace and download the app. The Sayreville Library will be within the LMxPRESS group of libraries.