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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.

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


Yoga with Miss Lauren

Date(s): Tuesdays, July 10, 24 and August 7
Time: 2:00 to 2:45 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. Register for each program separately.

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


Touch the Music

Date(s): Wednesday, July 25
Time: 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Who: Ages 3 to 5

In this “hands-on” musical story program, children can try out various instruments. Adults may attend but should not register.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 18


Lip Sync Battle

Date(s): Wednesday, July 25
Time: 7:00 to 8:15 p.m.
Who: Grades 2 to 6

It’s time to lip sync for your life! Come prepared with your best lip syncing skills and see if you are the best lip syncer around!

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 18


Drums with Mark Wood

Date(s): Thursday, July 26
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 10 & up

Become part of a community drumming circle! Join Mark Woods from Woodn’ Drums as he brings his selection of African drums that you can play! Adults may attend but should not register.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 19


Rizzo’s Wildlife Discovery

Date(s): Thursday, August 2
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 and up

Rizzo’s Wildlife Discovery will bring a selection of lizards, snakes, frogs, turtles and insects. We may even have a special guest appearance by a baby alligator! ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER!

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 26


Rockness Music

Date(s): Friday, August 3
Time: 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Who: All ages welcome

Join us for a rockin’ good morning for kids and grown-ups of all ages. ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER!

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 27


Summer Reading Club Picnic

Date(s): Wednesday, August 8
Time: 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Who: All ages welcome

Summer Reading Club participants who have logged in at least once are welcome to attend this event with their families. Bring your own lunch to Freedom Park and enjoy music provided by Kurt Gallagher. Ice cream from Cliff’s will be available for $1. You must register in-person at the library for this event and pay for the ice cream in advance by 7/30.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 23


Brendan Fletcher

Date(s): Monday, August 13
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: All ages welcome

Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, soulful singer/songwriter Brendan Fletcher got his start touring bars in New Jersey and New York City. Influenced by the great rock, soul and blues musicians Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Otis Redding, Ray Charles and Bruce Springsteen, Brendan writes and performs music with an old soul sound. His original music, with songs like “Ghost” and “Boston,” draws inspiration from his childhood summers spent on the Jersey Shore, his family, heartbreak, and his journey to find his unique voice. In 2016, Brendan competed on the 11th season of NBC’s hit show The Voice, singing his way to the semi-finals.

Registration Necessary: No


Picture Book Putt Putt

Date(s): Wednesday, August 15
Time: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 and up

Try your skill at indoor golf with holes based on favorite picture book characters. ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER!

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 8


Drop-in Crafts

Date(s): Wednesdays, August 15, 22, 29
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Who: All ages welcome

Create a masterpiece between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. All ages welcome. Check our online calendar for details.

Registration Necessary: No


Meet the Strings

Date(s): Thursday, August 23
Time: 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Who: Grades K through 6

Join our friends from the Lakeland Symphony as they introduce you to the Strings Family. This interactive program includes a related story, an introduction to each string instrument, an opportunity to play the instruments, and a music-inspired craft.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 16


Back to School Hair: Parent and Me

Date(s): Tuesday, August 28
Time: 2:00 to 3:15 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 to 8

Get ready to go back to school in style and learn some new hairstyles with this basic hair braiding class. Hairbrushes and ties will be provided. Adults plan on attending with your child to learn the hairstyles. Registration is required.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 21


Back to School Hair: Basic Braids

Date(s): Tuesday, August 28
Time: 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.
Who: Grades 2 and up

Get ready to go back to school in style and learn some new hairstyles with this basic hair braiding class. Hairbrushes and ties will be provided. Registration is required.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 21


Films on Friday

Date(s): Fridays, June 22 to August 3
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 6 & up (younger with an adult)

Enjoy popcorn and a movie. Check our online calendar for movie titles. (Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Registration Necessary: No