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The library will be closed on all Saturdays for the months of July and August.

***** The library building will be opening with limited capacity beginning Monday, July 13th! Please read THIS for procedures.***** Please follow our health and safety protocols. We appreciate your cooperation.

***** Curbside service is available! Please read THIS PDF for procedures and FAQs.***** Although the governor has approved openings, OUR library building remains closed to patrons while we work to put our health and safety protocols in place. We appreciate your patience.

***** Items for curbside pickup may be placed on hold via our online catalog HERE or by calling 732.727.0212. Please remember that we are unable to receive items from other libraries. For now, items cannot be placed on hold through our mobile app, LMxPressPlus. *****

Outside book drops are open for returning items! Please return all items checked out in March by JULY 15TH. (Returned items are being quarantined within the building for 3 days before being discharged from your account - no fines will be charged during that time.)


Join our summer reading program - online and open to the whole family! "1000 Books Before Kindergarten" is available for your youngest booklovers. "Imagine Your Story" registration available for K-12 and Adults. Sign up at sayrevillelibrary.readsquared.com


All in-building events, clubs, and meetings are cancelled until September.


Register to receive newsletter updates and stay connected for current information as it becomes available. Click here.

Need information about COVID-19? Please visit our useful websites page for links to Sayreville, New Jersey, and federal sites.


We've added a chat feature to our website! Click the "Chat" bubble at the bottom right of this page to message with a librarian 9:30-7:30 M-Th, 9:30-4:30 F, and 1:30-4:30 Sun.


Don't have a library card? Apply now!

Apply for your card here. Fill in all fields and click apply. An email will be sent from the Libraries of Online User Registration (check your spam folder) indicating your temporary card number and the pin number you have chosen. This card can be used to access SPL's online catalog and electronic databases. You will receive your permanent card number within 48 hours. **If your current card is blocked due to fines, please use the link above and we will temporarily issue you a new number.**


Our fantastic Youth Services staff are updating their blog on a daily basis. Access storytimes, reading lists, and other activities. Updates will continue to be posted to social media pages as well!


The Sayreville COVID-19 Diary

Tell us your story here. We're living through life-changing events. Similar to the commentaries about the Flu of 1918, historians will be able to learn from the experiences of everyday citizens. Please add your recollections to this primary resource for future Sayreville residents.



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

  • Download e-books and e-audiobooks at eLibraryand Hoopla
  • Download magazines atRBDigital
  • Watch movies, tv shows and documentaries withHoopla

  • Research topics through our databases.
  • **If you need help downloading eLibraryNJ materials, click to access directions for Apple, Kindle Fire, or your computer. For other directions, please click here.


While our building is closed:

Due dates will be extended on all materials currently checked out and no fines will be accrued during the library closure. Book drops are now open. Please return materials checked out pre-COVID by July 1st.

Expired library cards will be automatically updated for 30 days.

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

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

Have you completed your 2020 Census? Visit their website to submit your response.

Both the IRS and the state of New Jersey have extended the income tax filing deadline to July 15th! Visit the IRS website and the New Jersey website for details.
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 year-round.

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

Monthly Clubs
Stitchers & Knitters Anonymous Craft Club
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The 2nd & 4th Thursday of Every Month, 6:30PM-8:00PM.
Next Meeting: online, Thursday, July 9.
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!

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The Contagious Optimism Wellness Group

Next Meeting: Saturday, July 11, 10:30AM - ONLINE.
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.

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!

We Go Where You Go! The LMxPress Plus App Allows You to Stay Connected to Us 24/7!

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 smart phone connected to the Internet you can 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 you to scan an ISBN barcode to see if the title is in our collection - if we do place a hold 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.