Watchung Public Library

Watchung Library
12 Stirling Rd
Watchung, NJ 07060 
(908) 561-0117

Doug Poswencyk

Part of the Somerset Library System

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The 2 Internet terminals may be used one hour per day per patron.  The periodicals Ebony, The Writers and Yahoo Internet are now available for borrowing.

Hours | Programs |Services | Holidays | History | Friends | Driving Directions | Map 

Book Discussion 2nd Wednesday of every month in the 7 pm Senior Room

Feb 2 Portrait in Sepia by Isabel Allende
Mar 12 Protect and Defend by Richard North Patterson
April 9 Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway
May 14 Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
June 11 The Hours by The Hours
July 9 A Man In Full by Tom Wolfe
Aug. 13 Juliet and Romeo by Jeanne Ray
Carol's Toddler Craft

 Ages 2-3 with caregiver

Fridays, May 16, 23, 30
June 6, 13, 20

 @ 11:00am

Crafts with June

Ages 4-6

Thursdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22


Baking and Books with Doug

Ages 7+

Tues May 27 June 3, 10, 17

limit 10 kids   4pm

Toddler Storytime with Anne

Ages 2-4 with caregiver

Thursdays May 1, 8, 22, 29

10:30 am

Lion Heart Puppets

Little Red Hen

Watchung Arts Center

Ages 3 and up


June 25th

Adopt A Family Project

Press Release
July 12, 2002

The FRIENDS of the Watchung Library
Hold Annual Garden Party in the Reading Garden

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Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday in July and August 

Closed on

  • New Year's Day

  • Martin Luther King's Birthday

  • Lincoln's Birthday

  • President's Day

  • Good Friday

  • Memorial Day

  • Independence Day

  • Labor Day

  • Columbus Day

  • Veteran's Day

  • Thanksgiving Day

  • Thanksgiving Friday

  • Christmas Eve Day

  • Christmas Day

  • New Year's Eve Day.

The Watchung Public Library is located in what was once the home of the Pratt family. Situated behind the Arts Center on the busy Watchung Circle, the library is, for many residents, the cultural and intellectual center of the community.

n a unique home style atmosphere patrons receive professional as well as friendly service. In addition to the study room, there is a magazine room, a meeting room, and the "Bicentennial Room" which serves as the Borough museum. Patrons have a large selection of materials in a variety of media from which to choose. The bulk of the collection consists of fiction and non-fiction books for adults, young adults, and children with a strong emphasis placed on best sellers and other popular materials. The library also has an excellent collection of children's picture books specializing in folk and fairy tales. In addition to books, the library boasts one of the best collections of videocassettes for children and adults for a library its size. Patrons are also able to borrow compact discs, DVDs, adult and children's audiocassettes, books on tape, and back issues from the 157 subscriptions which comprise the magazine collection.

As a branch library of the Somerset County Library System, the library is able to provide services additional to those available at Watchung. The computer system enables the library staff to satisfy most patron requests on a daily basis via fax or the library system's delivery service. For more unusual requests, the library can utilize the resources of the larger state library network to reach out beyond the local library system.
Programs:   Current Children's schedule  teens schedule  branch events

The library offers an extensive schedule of programs. For adults, there are book discussion groups and a monthly speaker. For children, there are three story and/or craft programs each week, plus one or two professional programs each month. During the summer, there are programs every day as the children participate in the Summer Reading Club.

Friends: Friends of the Watchung Public Library 
12 Stirling Road  Watchung, NJ 07069 
Harold Kreis, President

Driving Directions
Take Route 22 E to North Plainfield, pass the Acme Supermarket and then a Honda Dealership on the right. Go under the overpass and make a right as you come down the ramp. Make a left turn. You will now be on Watchung Ave. Proceed approximately 2 miles.  You will enter the Watchung Circle, proceed into the circle. As you look to your right, (on a hill), you will see the Rescue Squad (1st driveway). The Library is the second driveway on the circle (same as the Art Center). Make a right and go to the end of the driveway.

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Last Updated 06/03/03