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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!

How to Get Away with Forgery *POSTPONED!*

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 6:30PM-8:00PM *NEW DATE IS MONDAY, NOV. 16, 6:30PM!*
forgery Do you think you did an excellent job of forging your parent's signature on a school note way back when? By participating in this interactive program, you will discover the incredible skills it has taken to commit some of the most outrageous scams in history-related to handwriting. The audience has an opportunity to follow the program with a game that is played during the presentation recalling the details of each story. A prize will be awarded to audience member who gets the most correct answers! Read more about the presenter here. To register, contact Alaina at or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25. You may also register online now!

Book Sales Sponsored by the Friends of the Library!

Book Sale, Saturday, Oct. 10, & Sunday, Oct. 11, 1:00PM–3:30PM-$10.00 for a FULL bag of books (Must use bags provided) OR $15.00 for a FULL box of books(Must use box provided)! For more information, please call (732) 727-0192.

Not for Profit and Teacher Appreciation Day, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 12:00PM–4:00PM-Books and Media are FREE of charge (NFP and Teachers must provide NFP letter with # or Teacher ID)! For more information, please call (732) 727-0192.

Fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse by the Friends of the Library!

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 4PM-10PM
The Texas Roadhouse on 1000 Rt 9, Parlin is donating 15% of each bill on Oct. 13 between 4-10PM to the Friends of the Sayreville Library to help them raise money for library books, programs, etc! Stop by the Library for a flyer---bring the flyer with you to dine on Oct. 13 and your bill will count towards this great fundraiser! This offer is valid on take-out and gift certificates too!

Winner of the Super Hero Prize Package for Library Card Sign-up Month!

Congratulations to Connor Leonard who won the Super Hero Prize Package featured in the Lobby for Library Card Sign-up Month! Thank you to everyone who entered!

Winner of the Sayreville Day Prize Package!

Congratulations to Jennifer Bagan who won the Sayreville Day Super Hero Prize Package! Thank you to everyone who entered! We loved seeing everyone yesterday and had a great time at Sayreville Day!

Special Computer Classes for Fall

A Beginners Guide to Windows 8 & 10, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 6:00PM-8:00PM-For everyone who still remains befuddled by Windows 8 and wants to learn all about the new Windows 10, come down and even bring your device to follow along so that you can walk away with a better understanding of these systems. Contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ex 25 or to register. You may also register online!

For more class offerings including Microsoft Office classes, see below!

Getting Started with Self-Publishing

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2:00PM-4:00PM
If you have a dream of becoming a published author, now is the time to look into self-publishing! Deborah A. Bailey, author of numerous books, will be here to share her wisdom and experiences in the world of self-publishing. In this workshop, she will discuss the pros and cons of self-publishing, publishing options, costs, book marketing, and where to sell your book. Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, find out how to get your book out there and turn your dream into reality! Read more about the author here. To register, contact Alaina at or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25. You may also register online now!

Kaplan’s NEW SAT Practice Test

Saturday, Oct. 17, 10:00AM-1:00PM
THE SAT® IS CHANGING. WILL YOU BE READY? Take Kaplan’s free New SAT Practice Test and find out! Get a practice run of the SAT! Through this unique opportunity, students will take a fully-proctored exam and will learn what to expect in a test-like environment. Practice test scores from this event can serve as an SAT score prediction for the student, prior to having to sit for the actual exam. This practice test will take approximately 4 hours. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Registered students should bring two #2 pencils, a calculator, a snack and water. Students need to arrive by 9:45AM to check in with the proctor. Students who are late will not be admitted and will lose their spot to someone on the waitlist. Students and their families will receive their score results by email from Kaplan within 2 weeks. Recommended for high school students. For more information or to register, contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ex. 25, email her at, or register online now! You may also register for the February 2016 date of this practice test here!

Our Aging Bodies: Author Talk & Discussion

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 6:30PM-8:00PM
our aging bodies Don't miss this presentation that was given recently to a standing room only audience at the New York Public Library! Gary F. Merrill, the author of the book Our Aging Bodies, will be here today to talk about the causes and effects of aging in an engaging presentation. Learn the difference between primary aging, intrinsic changes that occur with the aging of specific organs and body systems, and secondary aging, changes that occur with age that are related to disease and the environment and include the effect of such things as diet, humor, and exercise. Our Aging Bodies is accessible to a general reader interested in the aging phenomenon, or baby boomers wanting to be more informed when seeing their doctor and discussing changes to their bodies as they age. As people are living longer, the aging of our population has huge implications for Baby Boomers and their children. Find out about all this and more at this fascinating discussion! Anyone of any age will benefit from coming, but especially seniors. Professor Merrill will also have a Q & A session following his presentation and will have copies of his book for sale and signing. Read more about the author here. To register, contact Alaina at or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25. You may also register online now!

Exploring Past Lives

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 6:30PM-8:00PM
What is the nature of the soul? Does the soul survive physical death and return to be born again? How can we recall our past lives? What are the benefits of Past Life Therapy? The concept of reincarnation is a timeless and enduring belief that crosses many cultures and faiths. This experiential talk explores various facets of past lives as a way of understanding the broader nature of the human experience. Participate in a short group regression, designed to tap directly into your past life memories. Special Notes About This Event: Adults only, please. Please bring a journal or notebook. Guests who arrive later than 6:35PM will not be let into the event. This event will be starting promptly and requires complete concentration from the attendees. Guests who arrive late disrupt the regression process and affect the quality of the event. Thank you for your cooperation! Read more about the presenter here. To register, contact Alaina at or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25. You may also register online now!

On the Road in New Jersey: Tales of the Weird & Strange in the Garden State

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 6:30PM-8:00PM
From the Great Falls of the Passaic, to the secrets hidden in the Pine Barrens, New Jersey is home to the weird and the strange. Find out where to go and what to see in this engaging presentation about the peculiar and obscure in this most wondrous state. Rochelle Christopher, an independent historian, has an affinity for the unusual and will be here to share her adventures on the road looking for the offbeat oddities of New Jersey. Read more about the presenter here. 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, Oct. 28, Nov. 18 & 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!

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.

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!

I'll See You in My Dreams on Friday, Oct. 30, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Synopsis: In this vibrant, funny, and heartfelt film, a widow and former songstress discover that life can begin anew at any age. With the support of three loyal girlfriends, Carol decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely friendship with her pool maintenance man, pursuing a new love interest, and reconnecting with her daughter. Adults only, please. Rated PG-13. 97 minutes. Register now!

Stitchers & Knitters Anonymous Craft Club
woman knitting

The 2nd Thursday of Every Month, 6:30PM-8:00PM. Next Meeting: Thursday, Oct. 8 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, Oct. 2 & 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! 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, Oct. 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, contact Alaina at or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25. No registration required. View Full Schedule!

The Contagious Optimism Wellness Group

Next Meeting: Saturday, Oct. 24 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. SPECIAL NOTE FOR SEPTEMBER'S MEETING: September's meeting is the two year anniversary of the group! Congratulations to the group leader Dr. Colleen Georges and all of the group members! All are welcome, but please note that for September's meeting, the group will meet at 10AM instead of the normal 10:30AM start time!

About Dr. Colleen Georges: Dr. Colleen Georges, born and raised in Sayreville, has been serving as a counselor and coach for 15 years, helping to guide individuals through self-discovery, and personal and career goal achievement. Today, she owns Colleen's Career Creations and Life Coaching with Colleen, where she facilitates personal and professional development workshops, and provides career and life coaching services. Dr. Georges is also a faculty member at Rutgers University, where she teaches graduate-level counseling and undergraduate women's leadership courses. She received her doctorate in counseling psychology from Rutgers University. Dr. Georges is a NJ licensed professional counselor and holds over a dozen certifications in positive psychology, positive parenting, life and career coaching, resume writing, and job search. Her publications include co-authorship in Contagious Optimism: Uplifting Stories & Motivational Advice for Positive Forward Thinking and 101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career, and work featured in the Gallery of Best Resumes, 5th Edition. Dr. Georges has been interviewed for and quoted in key online and print media including and The Trenton Times. She is also mother to a four year old son, Joshua. View a video of Dr. Georges to learn more about her!

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 there will NOT be any computer classes in August, but classes will be back in mid-September!

NEW! A Beginner's Guide to Windows 8 & 10-Wednesday, Oct. 14, 6:00PM-8:00PM Register now!
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-Monday, Oct. 19, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Microsoft Powerpoint for Beginners-Monday, Oct. 26, 6:00PM-8:00PM

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.