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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

Lego Club

Date(s): Thursdays, Jan. 31, Feb. 28, Mar. 28., Apr. 25, May 23
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.

Kids’ MusicRound

Date(s): Thursdays, May 16, May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13
Time: 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Who: Birth to age 5

Join us for this upbeat, interactive music program. Adult attends with child.

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

Weis Cooking & Food Class: Snack Sushi

Date(s): Tuesday, May 28
Time: 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 3

This class will feature dessert and vegetable “sushi” wraps made using nut butter, whole grain wraps, hummus, and lots of fruits and vegetables. Presented by registered dietician, Kimberly Asman.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: May 21

The Wonderful World of Butterflies

Date(s): Thursday, June 6
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 & up

Join us for a visit from Rick Mikula, an award winning author and butterfly expert, and some of his beautiful live butterflies. This fast-paced, high energy program will also feature amazing mounted specimens.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: May 30

The Houdini Escape Show

Date(s): Thursday, June 20
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 & up

Have you ever seen the great Harry Houdini perform an escape live? No, of course not! The amazing thing is that Tom Yurasits will perform some of Houdini’s famous escapes in this show in addition to sharing some Houdini history and throwing in a dash of comedy.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: June 13