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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. Unless otherwise noted, only Randolph residents are eligible to attend children’s programs that require registration.

Chapter Chats: A Book Club for Grades 3 & 4

Date(s): Mondays, Sept. 11, Oct. 16, Nov. 13, Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 5, Mar. 5, Apr. 9, May 7
Time: 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
Who: Grades 3 & 4 welcome

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 Monday, December 11 at 10 a.m and will be ongoing when space is available. Pick up the book at the circulation desk and read it before the meeting. Please contact Mrs. D for details.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: Ongoing


Riveting Reads: A Book Club for Grades 5 & 6

Date(s): Wednesdays, Sept. 13, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 20, Jan. 10, Feb. 7, Mar. 7, Apr. 11, May 9
Time: 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
Who: Grades 5 & 6 welcome

Join us for lively discussions of current books. Snacks will be provided! Registration for Randolph children in grades 5 & 6 begins Monday, August 14 at 10 a.m. Pick up the first book at the circulation desk and read it before the meeting.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: Ongoing


Xtreme Readers: A Book Club for Young Adults

Date(s): Wednesdays, Sept. 13, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 20, Jan. 17, Feb. 21, Mar. 21, Apr. 18, May 16
Time: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Who: Grades 9 to 12

Join us for fun discussions of current teen books and enjoy pizza, too. Members receive books at each meeting. Registration for Randolph teens, grades 9-12, begins Monday, August 14 at 10 a.m.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: Ongoing


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


Zoom Comedy & Magic Show

Date(s): Thursday, February 22
Time: 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 5

In this one-man show, Earl Hicks does it all: balloon art, magic, comedy, and music. This highly entertaining and interactive show is sure to be a smashing good time! ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 15


Zoom Balloons Show

Date(s): Thursday, February 22
Time: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 1 to 4

In his one-man show, Earl Hicks presents balloon art, movement, comedy and music. This entertaining and interactive show is guaranteed to start you moving and grooving! ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 15


Explorer’s Club for Grades K to 2

Date(s): Tuesdays, March 6 to April 24
Time: 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 2

If you like to have fun, investigate new ideas, discover new interests, and engage in interactive, hands-on activities then this program is for you. Sign up is for the series, but please let Miss Amanda know if you can’t attend a session since registration is limited. No meeting 4/3.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 27


Life-Size Family Fun Night

Date(s): Thursday, March 15
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Who: All ages welcome

Supersize your family fun! Join us for a selection of life-size games such as dominoes and Candy Land.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: March 8


Penguin Pointers

Date(s): Monday, March 26
Time: 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 and up

Watch a real live penguin waddle around the library! Learn all about penguins from a guest from the Jenkinson’s Aquarium in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. ALL ATTENDEES (ADULTS & CHILDREN) MUST REGISTER!

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: March 19


The Magic of Recycling with Bill Kerwood

Date(s): Tuesday, April 3
Time: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Who: Grades K through 5

Join us for a high energy interactive comedy and magic performance while learning how little steps can help to preserve New Jersey’s landscape. This program is sponsored by a Clean Communities Grant from the Randolph Township Health Department. ADULTS MAY ATTEND BUT SHOULD NOT REGISTER.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: March 27


Jelly Bean Bingo & Bowling

Date(s): Wednesday, April 4
Time: 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. OR 2:30 to 3:15 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 to 12

Come play bingo using jelly beans and special bingo cards with book characters instead of numbers. We’ll also enjoy some bowling!

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: March 28


Films on Friday: Wonder

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

Enjoy popcorn and a movie! Auggie Pullman suffers from a severe facial deformity that has prevented him from attending a regular school. When he enrolls in a traditional school for his fifth grade year, his attitude and zest for life teaches others about acceptance and the uniqueness of every individual. No registration necessary. Rated PG, 113 minutes.

Registration Necessary: No


Toy Exchange

Date(s): Wednesday, April 25
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Do you have new or gently used toys that your family no longer wants/needs? Bring them to the library April 23 or 24 and receive a voucher for each donated toy. Return to the library on April 25 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. and select a toy from the donations. The library cannot guarantee a family will find a desired toy. Any toys not chosen from the exchange will be donated to charity.

Registration Necessary: No


Lego Club

Date(s): Thursdays, April 26 and May 24
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 to 12

We supply the Legos. You supply the skill and imagination to create a masterpiece. Adults may attend but should not register.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: One week before meeting date


How to Find the Right College

Date(s): Monday, April 30
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Who: Grades 9 through 12

Nikayla Loy from Collegewise presents a free seminar about being a savvy college shopper. She shares ways to recognize what types of colleges might be a good fit for you and shows how to evaluate the many factors you should consider in your decision. ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER!

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: April 23


Late Night at the Library

Date(s): Friday, May 4
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Who: Grades 3 through 8

May the Fourth be with you! Celebrate one of the greatest stories of all time with fun games and food. Parents drop off children at 7:00 and pick them up at the end of the event.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: April 27


College Visit/Tour Tips

Date(s): Monday, May 7
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Who: Grades 9 through 12

Are you planning college visits this summer but feeling unsure about which campuses you should see or if visiting will make a difference? This seminar from Collegewise, a division of The Princeton Review, gives a comprehensive look at what you can do to make sure you will obtain the most value from your visits. ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: April 30


Sprinkles the Clown

Date(s): Wednesday, May 23
Time: 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. OR 2:00 to 2:45 p.m.
Who: Ages 2 to 6

Come meet Sprinkles the Clown and watch as she transforms from mommy to clown right before your very eyes. Interactive dance and fun will help your child learn that clowns are not so scary! Please sign up for one session only.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: May 16


Life-Sized Candy Land

Date(s): Thursday, May 31
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Who: All ages welcome.

Supersize your family fun! Challenge family and friends to a life-sized Candy Land game. ADULTS MAY ATTEND BUT SHOULD NOT REGISTER.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: May 24


Films on Friday: Coco

Date(s): Friday, June 22
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 6 & up (younger with an adult)

Enjoy popcorn and a movie! Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. Rated PG, 105 minutes.

Registration Necessary: No


Bubblemania

Date(s): Tuesday, June 26
Time: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. OR 2:30 to 3:15 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 & up welcome

Bubbles are not just for bath time! Join us as we create life-sized bubbles and have tons of bubble fun. Please sign up for one session only. Adults may attend but should not register. RAIN DATE IS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: June 19


Jester Jim, the Juggling Genius

Date(s): Thursday, June 28
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Who: All ages welcome

Back by popular demand, this engaging performer will leave you amazed by his juggling skills. We are taking this show outdoors so Jim can juggle knives and fire. Kids and adults of all ages will be talking about Jester Jim’s wild antics for weeks. Program will be rescheduled if there is inclement weather.

Registration Necessary: No