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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


Drop-In Crafts

Date(s): Wednesdays, August 14 to 28
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Who: All ages welcome

Drop into the Children’s Room anytime between 10 am and 12 pm and make a DIY craft. The library will supply all materials and instructions.

Registration Necessary: No


Movie Mornings

Date(s): Fridays, June 21 to August 2
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 6 and up (Younger with an adult)

Come enjoy popcorn and a movie. Event length may vary and depends on length of movie.

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


Friday Flicks for Teens and Tweens

Date(s): Fridays, June 21 to August 2
Time: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Who: Grades 7 and up

Come and enjoy popcorn and a movie. Event length may vary and depends upon length of movie.

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


Out of this World Activities

Date(s): Mondays, June 24 to August 5
Time: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Who: Grades 3 to 5

Join us for crafts and activities!

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: June 17


Crafternoon

Date(s): Tuesdays, June 25 to August 6
Time: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 2

Join us for crafts and activities!

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: June 18


Lego Club

Date(s): Wednesdays, June 26 to July 31
Time: 3:00 to 3:45 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 and up

We supply the Legos, you supply the skill and imagination.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: June 19


Planetarium of Pearl Observatory

Date(s): Wednesday, July 24
Time: 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. OR 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Who: Grades 1 and up

The planetarium is an awesome place to experience the night sky, and we bring it to you!

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 17


Meet My Friend Chief

Date(s): July 31
Time: 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 6

Come and meet Michelangelo. Hear the story of his friend, Chief, an Appaloosa who became a therapeutic riding horse.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 24


Summer Reading Club Picnic at Freedom Park

Date(s): Wednesday, August 7
Time: 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Who: All ages welcome

Randolph Summer Reading Club participants who have read at least 50 minutes are welcome to attend the picnic with their families. Register IN-PERSON at the library from 7/23 to 7/30. If you would like to purchase ice cream, please pay at time of registration. Bring your own lunch and enjoy music provided by Kurt Gallagher.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 23


Teen Pizza Party

Date(s): Friday, August 9
Time: 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Who: Grades 7 to 12

Teen Summer Reading Club participants who have turned in at least 2 book reviews are welcome to attend this event. We’ll have pizza and a movie. See Mrs. Osorio for details and to register.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 23


Picture Book Putt Putt

Date(s): Wednesday, August 14
Time: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 & up welcome

Try your skill at indoor golf with holes based on favorite picture book characters.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 7


ShopRite Cooking & Food Class: What’s for Lunch?

Date(s): Tuesday, August 20
Time: 2:00 to 2:45 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 to 8

Wondering what to pack for the first day of school? Join us and learn some nutritious ideas for lunches and snacks. Presented by registered dietitian, Monica Hansen.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 13


Back to School Storytime

Date(s): Tuesday, August 27
Time: 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 to 8

Get ready to enjoy your first day of school by hearing some great stories about…SCHOOL!

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 20