Archived News

The Sinatra Guys are back with their  Old Time TV Show.

Join us we revisit the golden age of television!

Thursday, March 23rd at 7pm in the Sivess Meeting Room.

Register through EventKeeper or by calling the library. 

http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=SRL

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The South River Office of Emergency Management has ordered all municipal facilities closed tomorrow; therefore, the library will be closed.

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In observation of Presidents' Day, South River Public Library will be closed on Sunday, February 19th & Monday, February 20th.

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Bring the whole family to meet Abraham Lincoln and his officers in this 1 hour historic program!

Thursday, February 16th at 7pm in the Sivess Meeting Room.

Register through EventKeeper or by calling the library. 

http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=SRL

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The South River Public Library will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Janaury 15th & 16th.

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The South River Public Library will be closed on Saturday, December 31st and Sunday, January, 1, 2017.

We will reopen to serve you on Monday, January 2, 2017.
 
Happy New Year from the South River Public Library!

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The South River Public Library will be closed on Saturday, December 24th and Sunday, December 25th.

We will reopen to serve you on Monday, December 26th.

Happy Holidays from the South River Public Library!

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In honor of Thanksgiving, South River Public Library will be closed on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th.

We wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

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In honor of Veterans Day, South River Public Library will be closed on Friday, November 11th.

The South River Historical and Preservation Society will be showing a WWII Veterans home coming film at South River Public Library on Saturday, November 12th at 10:30 am & 12:30pm, and Sunday, November 13th at 12:30pm.
 
Sign up for you showtime through EventKeeper.

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The Friends of the South River Public Library Garage Sale is scheduled for Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 9AM-3PM.

Click on the links below for a borough map and the grids of the participating locations with what they have for sale:

South River Map

South River Garage Sale Grid

Garage Sale FAQ's

Please send all other questions via email to friends@southriverlibrary.org

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This year's Friends of the South River Public Library Garage Sale is scheduled for Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 9AM-3PM.

Garage sale registration form Due by October 10th

Garage sale FAQ's

Please send all other questions via email to friends@southriverlibrary.org

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In honor of Independence Day the South River Public Library will be closed on Monday, July 4th.

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In observance of Memorial Day, the South River Public Library will be closed on Sunday, May 29th and Monday, May 30th.

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The South River Public Library will be closed on Saturday, March 26th & Sunday, March 27th in observance of Easter.

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We will be closed on Friday, March 4th for some minor renovations.

We will reopen at 10am on Saturday, March 5th.

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The South River Public Library will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day.

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Due to the amount snow removal needed in town after Blizzard Jonas, the Department of Public Works will be able to clear the library parking lot on Wednesday morning. (1/27/16). As a reminder, the library is now open on Wednesdays from 12-5.

For everyone's safety, please stay home until the lot can be cleared properly. There will be no fines for any items due on days that the library is closed.

We thank you for your patience.

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The library will be closed Saturday and Sunday due to the predicted severe storm.

This decision will allow Public Works to prioritize emergency services and street clearing.

We will reopen on Monday at 12pm to serve you.

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The South River Public Library will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King's birthday. 

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The South River Public Library will be closing at 3pm on December 31st and closed on January 1st-3rd. We will reopen to serve you on January 4th.

We wish everyone a Happy New Year!

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The South River Public Library will be closing at 3pm on Thursday, December 24th and closed on Friday, December 25th.

We wish everyone Happy Holidays!

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2016 Janitorial services bid specs. Contract period is January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.

Bids are due in writing at the close of business on December 15, 2015. 

12/02/15

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In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, South River Public Library will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th. We wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

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Join us tonight at 6:00pm for a free workshop on becoming a
U.S. citizen!The Workshop is FREE, Registration is NOT required.

This program is provided by Debby Alter
Director of Immigration and Refugee Services
Jewish Family & Vocational Service of Middlesex County

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Join us on Friday, November 6th, Saturday, November 7th, and Sunday, November 8th for the Friends of the South River Library Book Sale. Shop all their best selections at once!

Buy a tote bag and fill it up for $10! Already have a tote? 
Bring in your empty tote and fill it up again for $10!

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Join us for Halloween all day on Saturday, October 31st!

Come get your selfie on at the South River Halloween Festival! We’ll have props so you can take the PERFECT photobooth picture, and come in costume for extra fun!

Take selfies with our photobooth
Watch a Halloween episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”!  Showing starting at 1:00 PM
Read a scary story!
And most importantly, come in costume!

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The South River Public Library was recently selected as the recipient of the Young Adult Library Services Association for the 2015 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway.  The Teens' Top Ten is an annual "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Teens everywhere can nominate their favorite titles to become the official nominees of the upcoming Teens' Top Ten. Nominations are posted on the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year between August 15 and the close of Teen Read Week™, Oct. 24. The grant provided 60 public and school libraries around the country with a copy of each of the nominated titles. Sounds like it’s time to get reading

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The Friends of the South River Public Library Garage Sale is scheduled for Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 9AM-3PM.

Click on the links below for a borough map and the grids of the participating locations with what they have for sale:

South River Map

South River Garage Sale Grid

Garage Sale FAQ's

Please send all other questions via email to friends@southriverlibrary.org

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October Book Discussion: Out Stealing Horses
Please join us on Thursday, October 10th at 7:00pm to discuss Per Petterson's book and enjoy some light refreshments.
Books and audiobooks are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.

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September Book Discussion: Leaving Time
Join us on Thursday, September 10th at 7:00pm to discuss Jodi Picoult's book and enjoy some light refreshments.
Books and audiobooks are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.
 
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The Library Board of Trustees Meeting originally taking place on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. in the Sivess Meeting Room.
 
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In observance of Easter, South River Public Library will be closed on Sunday, April 5th.

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Knitters and Crocheters! Join us this Thursday, March 26th at 12:30 for a special daytime offering of the Fiber Artists!

Register through Event Keeper

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Due to snow, the South River Public Library will be closed on Thursday, March 5, 2015.

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Due to the icy weather, the South River Public Library has closed early on Tuesday, March 3rd. 

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The Friends of the South River Public Library are hosting a used book sale in the Sivess Room at the South River Library on Friday, February 20 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm,and Saturday, February 21 and Sunday February 22 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  

The cost of the books are: Adult hardcover $0.50 and adult paperback $0.25.  Children and young adult are $0.25.  Audio books, CDs and DVDs are $1.00.  
 
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Delayed Opening: The South River Public Library is planning to open at 12:00pm on Sunday, February 22nd.

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South River Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 16, 2015 in observance of Presidents' Day.

 

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The South River Public Library will be closed on Friday, February 13, 2015 for a Furlough Day.

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Due to the weather, South River Public Library will be closing at 4:00PM on 2/2/14.

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Due to the snow storm, South River Public Library will be closing at 2:00PM on Monday, January 26th and closed on Tuesday, January 27th.

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The Library Board of Trustees meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, January 27 has been rescheduled for THURSDAY, JANUARY 29 AT 7:00PM in the Sivess Meeting Room.

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Due to inclement weather, South River Public Library will be closed on Saturday, January 24, 2015.

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The South River Public Library will be closed on Friday, January 9, 2015 for a Furlough Day.

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South River Public Library will be closed on Thursday, January 1, 2015 in observance of New Year's Day.

On behalf of all of us at the library, we wish you a very happy new year!

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South River Public Library will be closed on Thursday, December 25, 2014 in observance of Christmas Day, 

Happy Holidays from South River Public Library!

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The South River Public Library will be closed on Friday, December 12, 2014 for a Furlough Day.

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Currently, South River Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Library Director.

Job description

The deadline for applications to be submitted is 12/1/14.

10/30/14

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The library will be closed Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. 

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
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RFQ for GRAPHIC DESIGN SERVICES
 
SOUTH RIVER PUBLIC LIBRARY is looking to hire a graphic artist to design monthly and Summer Reading promotional materials including flyers, calendars, and brochures. Please submit resume and hourly rate to email address below no later than 20 November 2014 at 4PM.
 
 
11/4/14
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The South River Public Library will be closed on Friday, November 14, 2014 for a Furlough Day.
 
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Join us for the Friends of the Library Book Sale being held in the Sivess meeting room on Saturday, November 1st & Sunday, November 2nd from 10-2!
 
Shop all of our best selections at once!
 
Buy a $5 tote and fill it with all the books you can carry at time of purchase! 
While supplies last!

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The South River Library is soliciting quotes for HVAC services.

HVAC detail

Quotations for service are due by 4PM on 24 October 2014.

The Library reserves the right to request references. Please email the quotation to: srpl@southriverlibrary.org

10/14/14

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The South River Library is soliciting quotes for cleaning services.

Cleaning detail

Quotations for service are due by 4PM on 24 October 2014.

The Library reserves the right to request references. Please email the quotation to: srpl@southriverlibrary.org

10/14/14

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The Friends of the South River Public Library Garage Sale is scheduled for Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 9AM-3PM.

Click on the links below for a borough map and the grids of the participating locations with what they have for sale:

South River Map

Garage Sale Grid-1

Garage Sale Grid-2

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South River Community Wide Garage Sale Information

Sponsored by the Friends of the South River Library

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9AM-3PM

Registration deadline is October 12, 2014.

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The South River Public Library will be closed on Friday, October 10, 2014 for a Furlough Day.

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The South River Public Library will be closed on Friday, September 12, 2014 for a Furlough Day.

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The South River Public Library will be closed on Friday, August 8, 2014 for a Furlough Day.

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South River Library is hosting a Community Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 between the hours of 1:30PM-7:30PM.

South River Community Blood Drive Information

For an appointment call 800-933-2566
or go to  http://tinyurl.com/soriver-library

Walk-ins welcome!

 

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The South River Public Library will be closed on Friday, July 11, 2014 for a Furlough Day.

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The South River Public Library will be closed on Friday, June 13, 2014 for a Furlough Day.

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In observation of Memorial Day, South River Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 26, 2014.

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South River Library is looking to develop a team of librarians.

SOUTH RIVER CHILDREN’S LIBRARIAN - Part-Time
The South River Library is looking for an enthusiastic and flexible librarian to provide Children’s library services to our community. Primary responsibilities will be Collection Development and Children’s Programming including development and supervision for the annual Summer Reading event.

SOUTH RIVER REFERENCE LIBRARIAN - Part-Time
The South River Library is looking for an enthusiastic and flexible librarian to help provide Reference services to our community. Service Desk duties include fielding reference requests from the public, support for school assignments, readers’ advisory services, and support for public access computing.

Submit resume to srpl@southriverlibrary.org

We will accept resumes until the positions are filled.

4/28/14

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SOUTH RIVER LIBRARY is looking to hire a graphic artist to design monthly and Summer Reading promotional materials including flyers, calendars, and brochures.

Send resumes to:  srpl@southriverlibrary.org

5/8/14

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On Friday, May 9th, South River Public Library will be closed for a Furlough Day.

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On Friday, April 11th, South River Public Library will be closed for a Furlough Day.

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Friends March Madness Book Sale!

The Friends of South River Public Library presents their March Madness Book Sale!

You can buy a tote bag at the Circulation Desk and fill it with books from the book sale at no additional cost on the day of purchase!

2 sizes! $10 tote or a larger tote for $15!

Happy Shopping!

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In observation of Presidents Day, South River Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2014.

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Due to inclement weather, South River Public Library will be closed on Thursday, February 13, 2014.

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South River Library has an opening for a Part-Time Library Assistant.

Job applications can be downloaded here. We will accept job applications until the position is filled.

1/9/14

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South River Library is soliciting RFQs for an upgrade to its existing phone system. Please email the Library by 4PM, Tuesday, February 4th at: srpl@southriverlibrary.org to arrange an appointment to discuss an upgrade.

1/23/14

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Due to inclement weather, South River Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 3, 2014.

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Due to inclement weather, South River Public Library will be closed on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.

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In observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, South River Public Library will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2014.

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Request for Proposal for Everyday Cleaning

The South River Library is soliciting quotes for an EVERYDAY cleaning service. This entails daily cleaning events 5 days/week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday that include the tasks listed in the table below under Scope of Work. The library is roughly 15,000 sq ft in size on four floors with an elevator and a main staircase. Cleaning crew staff must be able to enable and disable our alarm system. The scope of work and Library/Vendor responsibilities are available here. Must supply a Certificate of Insurance as well as a list of references.

Quotations for service are due by 4pm on Friday, Janaury 17, 2014. Please email same to: srpl@southriverlibrary.org

Scope of Work 1/7/14

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On Friday, Janaury 10th, South River Public Library will be closed for a Furlough Day.

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On Tuesday, December 31st, South River Public Library will be closing at 3PM in observance of New Year's Eve.

On Wednesday, January 1st, South River Public Library will be closed in observance of New Year's Day.

We will be open to serve you with our new schedule on Thursday, January 2nd from 12PM-9PM.

South River Public Library wishes you a Safe and Happy New Year!

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Due to inclement weather, South River Public Library will be closed on Friday, January 3, 2014.

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Due to inclement weather, South River Public Library will be closing at 6PM on Thursday, January 2, 2014

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Due to inclement weather, South River Public Library will be closed on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.

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Thanksgiving 2013

In observation of Thanksgiving, South River Public Library

will be closing at 6PM on Wednesday, November 27th.

The library will be closed on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th.

South River Public Library wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday.

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The Friends of the South River Public Library Community-Wide Garage Sale Map

Garage Sale Map

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The Friends of the South River Public Library Community-Wide Garage Sale, October 19th: 9-3

The Friends of the South River Public Library are organizing a Community-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, October 19th from 9AM-3PM.

Garage Sale Information

Addresses and a street map of participating homes will be made available on Friday, October 18th.

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Join us on September 26th at 7:30PM for our next Book Discussion featuring Charlotte Rogan's novel The Lifeboat.

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We will be closed Saturday, August 31st and Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day.

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South River Public Library is hosting a blood drive through New Jersey Blood Services to benefit the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund.

Blood Drive Information

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Book Discussion
The next featured read is Anne Tyler's The Beginner's Goodbye.
Join us on Thursday, August 22nd @ 7:30PM!

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Return your books and DVDs in our new Book Drop!

You asked for it! You got it!

Thanks to the Friends of the South River Library, you can now return Books and Media, including DVDs, Audiobooks, and Music CDs in our new Book Drop located on the left side of the library near the side entrance.

Please do not use the old Book Drop.

Enjoy!

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Important Changes: Effective July 15, 2013

The library will lock its doors 15 minutes before closing.

Patrons will be charged $1 per Hold not picked up within 3 business days of notification.

To ensure proper Hold notification, please stop at the Service Desk to verify your contact information.

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Our book discussion group is back!
The next featured read is Jeffrey Archer's Only Time Will Time.
Join us on Thursday, July 25th @ 7:30PM!

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Due to continuing difficulties with our air conditioning, South River Public Library is planning to open at 12:00PM on Friday, July 5th.

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South River Public Library is closing early on Wednesday, July 3rd due to issues with our air conditioning.

Have a safe and Happy Fourth of July!

We will be open to serve you on Friday, July 5th.

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We will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in honor of Independence Day.

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Zinio is now available at South River Library! Enjoy free digital magazines on your iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac and PC.

"Groundbreaking Reads" Adult Summer Reading is going on now!
Stop by and and try to win our June gardening prize basket!
Adult patrons may enter one raffle ticket, once per day.
This contest will be open from Saturday, June 1st until Saturday, June 29th.
The winner will be announced on Monday, July 1st.

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Our book discussion group is back!
The next featured read is Paula McLain's The Paris Wife.
Join us on Thursday, June 27th @ 7:30PM!

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