Be a part of a book club where you can read as much or as little as you want, pick whatever you want to read...and win prizes! Could it get any better?! Read ANY book or listen to any audiobook of your choosing between June 17-August 16. For each book you read, tell us about the book by completing a book review form OR by posting your review on our Facebook wall. Forms are always available at the Reference Desk. Completed reviews can be dropped off in the review box located in the Lobby. Each book review will count as one entry into our weekly drawing held every Friday, AND as an entry for the Grand Prize—an a set of gift cards from local restaurants! The more you read, the more chances you'll have to win the weekly prize and the Grand Prize! The person who submits the most entries will win the set of gift cards! The winner of the prize package will be announced August 23! WEEK 1 PRIZE: A Spa Set to die for! Winner will be drawn on Monday, 6/24 to give folks enough time to submit entries :) Register in person at the Reference Desk or online here! Adult, Sayreville Library cardholders only! Participants who register online should stop in for their Adult Summer Reading Starter kit by visiting the Reference Desk and saying their name! You can always print out the registration forms here!
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 6:00PM-7:30PM
Your diet's on track and you're back in the exercise groove. Now we'll show you how to incorporate mindful, morning meditation to set daily intentions, beat stress, and keep your weight loss goals on track! For more information or to register, contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ex. 25, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Register online now!
Saturday, Jun. 22 & Sunday, Jun. 23, 1:30PM-4:00PM
Buy a Bag of Books for Only $10 or a box of books for $15! (bag/box provided by the Friends of the Library) Books! Movies! Music! Audiobooks! All are sold during these great sale events for excellent prices! This event is organized by the Friends of the Library. Proceeds from sales are given to the Sayreville Public Library to fund the children’s summer reading program & to fund purchases not covered within the annual budget. Your donations and purchases help aid us in our quest to provide the citizens of Sayreville with outstanding public service.
There will not be ESL sessions 6/18, 6/25, or 7/2. Sessions will pick up again on 7/9 and continue on 7/23, 7/30 & end on 8/6. The meeting time will remain the same from 6:30PM-8PM. Sorry for any inconvenience!
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.
The 2nd Thursday of Every Month from 6:30PM-8:00PM. Next Meeting: July 11 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 NEW, 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 email@example.com. View Full Schedule!
The Library offers basic level computer courses all year to help everyone embrace technology--not run from it! The list of open classes are as follows:
Mouse for Beginners-TBA 6:00PM-8:00PM
Tips & Tricks for Beginner Computer Users-TBA 6:00PM-8:00PM
Internet for Beginners-Tuesday, June 11, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Email for Beginners-Monday, Jun. 17, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Microsoft Word for Beginners-Monday, June 24, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Microsoft Word for Intermediate Users-TBA
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 Mouse for Beginners. Adults only, please. To register for any of the classes, contact Alaina at firstname.lastname@example.org, call her at 732-727-0212 ex. 25. You must contact and speak with Alaina to register for computer classes.
The 2nd and 4th Thursday of Every Month from 6:30 to 8:00PM. Next meeting: June 13 at 6:30PM! View Full Schedule!
Are you sick and tired of the constant disappointments you experience while trying to find a job? Share your personal experiences and frustrations with fellow job seekers in this job search support group designed to help people cope with the ups and downs one faces while trying to navigate through a challenging job market. Group members are encouraged to trade job search and interview tips with one another, in addition to establishing a network among their peers to keep one another aware of potential job opportunities.
This group is now led by Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA who have formed a partnership with the Sayreville Library. NhN USA is a cost-free, highly successful nationally recognized, peer-led, volunteer job search, support, and networking group targeted to individuals who are actively looking for work and interested in reinvigorating their job search. Membership is open to anyone in career transition, including unemployed or underemployed individuals and recent college graduates, as well as people re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners, and anyone looking for part-time or volunteer work. Group members assist each other in techniques and suggestions to improve their job search, offer support, and help with personal and professional networking to find a position.
About Neighbors Helping Neighbors USA: Founded in River Edge, New Jersey on January 27, 2011, NhN USA has fostered a “pay it forward”, weekly accountability meeting model. They are nationally recognized by the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, The United States Department of Labor Washington DC. The Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA, Inc. meeting groups network is a New Jersey non-profit company pursuant to N.J.S.A. 15A:1-1 et seq.. The organization is applying to be recognized as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Group is pro-Bono managed by John R. Fugazzie. For more information about the group, visit their page here. For more information about this group, contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ex. 25 or email her at email@example.com. No registration required! To see the flyer for the group, click here.
The 3rd Thursday of Every Month, 2:00PM-4:00PM. Next Meeting: Thursday, Jun. 20 at 2PM!
Gather at Sayreville Public Library 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! For more information, contact Alaina at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 732-727-0212 ex. 25. View Full Schedule! Registration no longer required!
The 1st & 3rd Friday of Every Month, 1:30PM-3:30PM. Next Meetings: Friday, Jun. 7 & Jun. 21 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 email@example.com or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25. View Full Schedule!
Do you have old 33 1/3 or 45 records that you no longer use or want? Don't throw them out - bring them to the Sayreville Library instead! The Friends of the Library will accept donations of these records to use as one of their fundraising activities. Proceeds from the sale of the old records provide a way for the Friends to raise money for the benefit of the Sayreville Public Library. Donations are welcome any time during regular library hours. Please note that 78s will not be accepted.