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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


Xtreme Readers

Date(s): Wednesdays, Dec. 19, Jan. 16, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 17, May 15, Jun. 12
Time: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Who: Grades 9 to 12

Randolph teens in high school (gr. 9-12) are welcome to join us for fun discussions of current teen books/trends. Pizza, goodies and books will be distributed at each meeting. Participants are expected to read the monthly YA selection. Please see Mrs. Rasmussen with questions.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 17


Riveting Reads

Date(s): Wednesdays, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, Mar. 13, Apr. 10, May 8
Time: 4:40 to 5:15 p.m.
Who: Grades 5 and 6

Randolph students in grades 5 & 6 welcome. Registration begins 12/21 at 10 a.m. Join us for lively discussions of current books. Snacks will be provided.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: December 21


Chapter Chats

Date(s): Mondays, Jan. 14, Feb. 11, Mar. 11, Apr. 8, May 13
Time: 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
Who: Grades 3 and 4

Join us on a reading adventure as we discuss a different book each month as well as enjoy related activities. Books and snacks will be provided. Registration for Randolph children begins on 12/21 at 10 a.m. Pick up the book at the circulation desk and read it before the meeting. Please contact Miss Toni for details.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: December 21


Films for Families: Christopher Robin

Date(s): Monday, January 21
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 6 and up (younger with an adult)

Enjoy popcorn and the movie, Christopher Robin. Running time: 1 hr. 43 mins.

Registration Necessary: No


Yoga with Miss Lauren

Date(s): Wednesdays, Jan. 23, Feb. 20, Mar. 20
Time: 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 to 8

Explore what makes yoga special. Practice a variety of yoga poses in a relaxed setting. Please bring a yoga mat or towel. Please register for each program separately.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: One week before program date.


Lego Club

Date(s): Thursdays, Jan. 31, Feb. 28, Mar. 28.
Time: 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 & up welcome

We supply the Legos, you supply the skill and imagination. Please register for each program separately.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: One week before program date.


ShopRite Cooking & Food Class: Healthy Hearts

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

In honor of heart health month, explore red fruits and the benefits of chocolate! Please contact the library regarding allergies so that accommodations can be made.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 25


Chocolate Fest Jr.

Date(s): Thursday, February 7
Time: 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 3

Bring out your inner chocolate lover with fondue, trivia, and games! Parents may attend but should not register. Please note, we cannot guarantee this is a nut-free event.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 31


Chocolate Fest

Date(s): Thursday, February 7
Time: 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Who: Grades 4 to 8

Bring out your inner chocolate lover with fondue, trivia, and games! Parents may attend but should not register. Please note, we cannot guarantee this is a nut-free event.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 31


Explorer’s Club

Date(s): Tuesdays, Feb. 12, 19, 26, Mar. 5, 12
Time: 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 2

Investigate new ideas, discover new interests, and have fun at this weekly, interactive, hands-on program. Sign up for the series, but please let Miss Amanda know if you can’t attend a session since registration is limited. Register once for the entire series.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 5


Kids’ MusicRound

Date(s): Thursday, February 14
Time: 10:15 to 11:00 a.m. OR 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Who: Birth to 4

Ages birth to 4 welcome with caregiver. Experience the joy of music and movement in this fun-filled, interactive music program. An adult must attend with child but should not register. PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY 1 SESSION.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 7


Kids for Code

Date(s): Saturdays, Feb. 16, Mar. 2, 16
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. OR 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.
Who: Grades 2 to 3

A coding workshop to get kids started on the track to becoming a robotics master. We will cover the basics of coding and play fun games with robots, including running them through a maze, making music, and teaching them to talk! Computers and iPads are not required but if you have one you may bring it! Please register for only 1 session per day.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: One week before program date.


When Animals Attack

Date(s): Thursday, February 21
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 and up welcome

Learn about a variety of creatures. Discover how they defend themselves and/or attack other animals in the wild. Presented by Eyes of the Wild, this program features live animals. ALL ATTENDEES SHOULD REGISTER.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 14


ShopRite Cooking & Food Class: Healthy Hearts

Date(s): Monday, February 25
Time: 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 3

In honor of heart health month, explore red fruits and the benefits of chocolate! Please contact the library regarding allergies so that accommodations can be made.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 19


ShopRite Cooking and Food Class: Green on the Scene

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

Explore the benefits of green fruits and veggies and together, prepare a recipe to try! Think sugar snap peas, zucchini, and pears, plus many more. Please contact the library regarding allergies so that accommodations may be made.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 22


Dinosaurs!

Date(s): Monday, March 4
Time: 3:00 to 3:50 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 and up

In this investigation of the giants that inhabited the earth millions of years ago, examine fossils and models of these great beasts. Learn to identify characteristics of various dinosaurs to discover if they were carnivores or herbivores, their position in the food chain, and what contributed to their extinction. Presented by Morris Museum.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 25


Spanish Together

Date(s): Mondays, Mar. 11, 18, 25, Apr. 1
Time: 2:00 to 2:45 p.m.
Who: Ages 3 to 5

We will all learn some Spanish at this fun and family-friendly program. Certified teacher, Joyce Schenkman, will use an interactive approach to teach conversational Spanish and basic vocabulary through a variety of songs and hands-on activities. An adult must attend with child.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: March 4


New Jersey Makers Day

Date(s): Saturday, March 23
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Who: All ages welcome

New Jersey Makers Day is a celebration of “maker culture” across the Garden State. This all-ages event connects individuals with libraries, schools, businesses, and independent makerspaces that support making, tinkering, crafting, manufacturing, and STEM-based learning. Stop in the library between the times listed and try a variety of hands-on and other activities. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Registration Necessary: No


ShopRite Cooking and Food Class: Green on the Scene

Date(s): Wednesday, March 27
Time: 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 3

Explore the benefits of green fruits and veggies and together, prepare a recipe to try! Think sugar snap peas, zucchini, and pears, plus many more. Please contact the library regarding allergies so that accommodations may be made.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: March 20