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Randolph Township Free Public Library

Library: Programs & Events

Children, Teens & Family

Need to Register?

Register online by going to our online program calendar & signup. You may also register in person or by calling 973.895.3556 during library hours. Children’s programs requiring registration open on the stated registration date to Randolph residents (including grandparents or other family members who will be escorting the child/children to the program), children who are full-time attendees of schools located in Randolph, and children of parents who work in Randolph. If a children’s program is not at maximum capacity twenty-four hours before the scheduled start time, registration will open to anyone not included in the categories outlined above. Adult programs requiring registration are open to all residents and non-residents ages 14 and over.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Date(s): Ongoing
Time: --
Who: Infants through pre-K welcome.

Launch your child’s love of life-long reading! Join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program and encourage the development of your child’s early literacy skills by reading with your child.

It is easy to participate! Randolph cardholders may sign up for the program at the the library. You will receive a book bag with all the materials you need to begin. You will receive a log to keep track of the number of titles you read. Color in an apple for each book. For every 50 books, your child will receive a sticker. Bigger prizes will be awarded at different milestones. Does your child have that one book they want to read over and over again? You may repeat titles as often as your child likes.

No need to be scared of the numbers! Just think of it this way: If you read one book every night for 365 days, you will have 365 books completed in a year. In 2 years you will have read 730 books. You will have totaled 1,095 books in 3 years!

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: In-person, ongoing


Rizzo’s Reptiles

Date(s): Monday, September 23
Time: 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 and up

If you are WILD about wildlife, you will love this program! Rizzo’s Reptile Discovery will bring lizards, snakes, frogs, turtles and insects to the library. We’ll learn about these animals, what they eat, and the places they live.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: September 9


Lego Club

Date(s): Thursdays, Sept. 26, Oct. 17, Nov. 7
Time: 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 and up

We supply the Legos, you supply the skill and imagination to create a masterpiece.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: Two weeks before program date.


Weis Cooking & Food Class: Pumpkin Cooking

Date(s): Friday, October 4
Time: 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Who: Ages 3 to 5

Come and try some pumpkin recipes! Presented by registered dietician, Kimberly Asman.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: September 20


Yoga with Miss Lauren

Date(s): Thursdays, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12
Time: 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
Who: Ages 4-9

Explore what makes yoga special. We will practice a variety of yoga poses in a relaxed setting. Please bring a yoga mat or towel.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: Two weeks before program date.


Films for Families in the Afternoon

Date(s): Monday, Oct. 14 and Thursday, Dec. 26
Time: 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Who: Ages 6 and up (younger with an adult)

Enjoy popcorn and a movie!

Registration Necessary: No


Passport Pals

Date(s): Tuesdays, 10/15, 10/22, 11/5, 11/12 and Monday, 10/28
Time: 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 2

We’ll learn about a new country each week. We’ll hear stories, and do a game or craft related to the country we’ve picked.

**Note all sessions are on Tuesday except for 10/28, which is a Monday.**

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: October 1


Halloween Magic Show!

Date(s): Thursday, October 24
Time: 4:45-5:30 p.m. or 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Who: All ages

Get ready for Halloween with the magic of Ed Smoot. His magic shows are kid-centric, zany, unpredictable, fast-paced and always fun.

**Please register for one show only.**

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: October 10


Weis Cooking & Food Class: Pumpkin Cooking

Date(s): Tuesday, October 29
Time: 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 3

Come and try some pumpkin recipes! Presented by registered dietician, Kimberly Asman.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: October 15


Halloween Drop-In Craft

Date(s): Thursday, October 31
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Who: All ages

Drop into the Children’s Room anytime between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. and make a craft.

Registration Necessary: No


Weis Cooking & Food Class: Yogurt Parfait

Date(s): Friday, November 1
Time: 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Who: Ages 3 to 5

Make a yogurt parfait treat! Presented by registered dietician, Kimberly Asman.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: October 18


Films for Families in the Morning

Date(s): Fridays, Nov. 8 and Dec. 27
Time: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Who: Ages 6 and up (younger with an adult)

Enjoy popcorn and a movie!

Registration Necessary: No


Kids’ MusicRound

Date(s): Fridays, Nov. 22 and Dec. 13
Time: 10:15 to 11:00 a.m. or 11:15 to 12:00 p.m.
Who: Ages birth to 5 years old

Experience the joy of music and movement in this fun-filled, interactive music program.

**Please register for only one session per day.**

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: Two weeks before program date.


Weis Cooking & Food Class: Fall Foods

Date(s): Tuesday, November 26
Time: 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 3

Try some yummy fall foods. Presented by registered dietician, Kimberly Asman.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 12


Thanksgiving Drop-In Craft

Date(s): Wednesday, November 27
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Who: All ages

Drop into the Children’s Room anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to make a craft.

Registration Necessary: No


Bach to Rock: So You Want to be a Rock Star!

Date(s): Sunday, December 1
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Who: All ages welcome

Join us and give the instrument of your choice a try! Interactive demonstrations provided by children and adult performers from Bach to Rock. No matter your age, come learn a chord and beat a drum.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 9


Home for the Holidays: A Gingerbread House Workshop

Date(s): Thursday, December 5
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 and up

Join Marianne Ciffer from Edible Arts as she leads Randolph families in decorating their own personal gingerbread houses. Note: All houses and some of the candies are processed in a nut facility.

**Randolph residents only. Please call to register.**

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 21


Tuckers’ Tales Puppet Theater: “It’s the Wolf!”

Date(s): Monday, December 9
Time: 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 and up

Tuckers’ Tales Puppet Theater will present “It’s the Wolf!” and some of his most famous adventures.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 25