Information, culture and community activities are gathered for Randolph Township residents in the library building and on this web site. Whether you walk through the library doors or use our online links, the library staff invites you to explore the many services and resources we provide to help you expand your knowledge and talents, make informed decisions, enrich your leisure hours, and enhance your daily lives.
In 2011, residents visited the library more than 140,000 times and borrowed almost 370,000 items. If library users had purchased those books, DVDs and CDs, at an average of $20 each, they would have spent $7,400,000! Additionally, over 15,500 patrons attended our free adult and children’s programs.
Friends of the Library Used Book Sale June 8-9
The Friends of the Randolph Library will begin collecting books, CDs and DVDs for the book sale beginning on May 28, 2013 and will continue until the sale room is filled. Donations must be in good condition. Text books, encyclopedias, magazines and VHS/audio cassettes will not be accepted. Then come browse stacks of donated, used books on Saturday, June 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Choose from a selection of adult and children’s materials that will be organized and sorted by topic. A bag sale—$5.00 per bag—for remaining items will be held on Sunday, June 9, from noon to 3:00 p.m. Bags will be provided. All sales benefit the Friends of the Library, a 501(c)3 organization.
Wanted…Summer Reading Club Volunteers!
Volunteers are needed to help children at the “Dig into Reading” Summer Reading Club table from Tuesday, June 25th to Wednesday, August 7th. Teen volunteers will help young readers to sign up for our summer reading club, assist them in reading club procedures and hand out prizes. One- or two-hour time slots are available on weekday mornings, afternoons and evenings. Volunteers must be Randolph residents, at least 12 years of age and/or entering the 7th grade. If you are interested in volunteering, fill out an application online. Please submit your application by Monday, June 3, 2013.
Exciting New Online Databases
Looking for an obituary of your Aunt Wilma from Weehawken or information about the discovery of radium? Visit our Reference Databases page to access terrific new online databases, available to Randolph patrons in the library or from the comfort of your own home or mobile device! With NewsBank, you can access thousands of newspapers and other news sources from all over the U.S., including the Star-Ledger and Neighbor News. Our latest offerings from Salem Press are extensive resources for kids and adults looking for in-depth information covering topics from history to literature and health. Use your library card number to access these great resources and get the info you need, when you need it, wherever you happen to be!
Free Music Downloads Now Available
Introducing Freegal, a new, free music download service available to Randolph Library cardholders! Now, you have one-click access to over 500,000 MP3 songs from Sony Music artists. No digital rights restrictions, yours to keep permanently, and compatible with any MP3 device, including iPods and iPads. Entirely web-based—no software required—so, it’s as simple as one click to download a song! Please note: A weekly limit of three song downloads per patron applies. Grab your library card and tune in here!
- Cake Decorating for Kids
Thursday, May 23
- Testing Your Soil
Wednesday, June 12
- Play Medical Jeopardy!
Wednesday, June 19
- Dig Into Reading Magic Show
Thursday, June 27
- Time to Make Slime!
Tuesday, July 2
Monday, July 8
- Bugs of Blackwood
Tuesday, July 9
Wednesday, July 17
- Dig Into Dirt Cake!
Tuesday, July 23
- The Caterpillar Hunter
Wednesday, July 31
Thursday, July 25
- Dinosaurs Rock Fossil Adventure
Thursday, August 1
Tuesday, August 13
- Hissss! Fasssscinating Snakes!
Thursday, August 15
- Close Encounters with Birds of Prey
Thursday, September 26