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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


Films for Families in the Afternoon

Date(s): Monday, Oct. 14 and Thursday, Dec. 26
Time: 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Who: Ages 6 and up (younger with an adult)

Enjoy popcorn and a movie!

Registration Necessary: No


Films for Families in the Morning

Date(s): Fridays, Nov. 8 and Dec. 27
Time: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Who: Ages 6 and up (younger with an adult)

Enjoy popcorn and a movie!

Registration Necessary: No


Kids’ MusicRound

Date(s): Fridays, Nov. 22 and Dec. 13
Time: 10:15 to 11:00 a.m. or 11:15 to 12:00 p.m.
Who: Ages birth to 5 years old

Experience the joy of music and movement in this fun-filled, interactive music program.

**Please register for only one session per day.**

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: Two weeks before program date.


Where are the Birds?

Date(s): Monday, January 6
Time: 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Who: Ages 5 to 10

Let’s learn about how backyard birds survive when it’s cold outside, and make a bird feeder to help them.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: December 23


Treasure Island

Date(s): Saturday, January 18
Time: 3:00 to 3:45 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 and up

The Trilogy Repertory will present a live-action play by Steve and Kathy Hotchner. This interactive production invites audience members to work together to set the sails, haul the anchor, and search for treasure. All attendees must register.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 4


Films for Families

Date(s): Monday, January 20
Time: 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Who: Ages 6 and up (younger with an adult)

Come enjoy popcorn and a movie. Check out the library’s website for movie title.

Registration Necessary: No


Passport Pals

Date(s): Tuesdays, January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18
Time: 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 2

Explore different countries at this interactive, hands-on program. Sign up for the series, but please let Ms. Mary Ellen know if you can’t attend a session since registration is limited.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 7


Sounds Like Science

Date(s): Monday, January 27
Time: 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Who: Ages 5 and up

Mad Science presents exciting demonstrations and experiments, including the surprisingly loud dinosaur-in-a-can, the glowing electric pickle, and a kid-created thunderstorm! All attendees must register.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 13


Lego Club

Date(s): Thursdays, January 30, February 20, March 26
Time: 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 and up

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

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 16


Valentine’s Day Drop-In Craft

Date(s): Thursday, February 13
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Who: All ages

Drop into the Children’s Room anytime between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. to make a craft.

Registration Necessary: No


Weis Cooking & Food Class: Valentine’s Day Snacks

Date(s): Friday, February 14
Time: 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Who: Ages 3 to 5

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with healthy snacks. Presented by registered dietitian Kimberly Asman.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 31


Kids’ MusicRound

Date(s): Thursday, Feb. 20 and Friday, Mar. 13
Time: 10:15 to 11:00 a.m. or 11:15 to 12:00 p.m.
Who: Ages birth to 5 years old

Experience the joy of music and movement in this fun-filled, interactive music program.

**Please register for only one session per day.**

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: Two weeks before program date.


Weis Cooking & Food Class: Winter Fruits and Vegetables

Date(s): Tuesday, February 25
Time: 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 3

Find out what fruits and vegetables can brighten wintery days. Presented by registered dietitian Kimberly Asman.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 11


Tubby the Tuba

Date(s): Thursday, February 27
Time: 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Who: Ages 3 and up

Ms. Claudia of Touch the Music will read the story of Tubby. Then it will be time for everyone to play with a variety of child-sized instruments!

**All attendees must register.**

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 13


Weis Cooking & Food Class: St. Patrick’s Day Snacks

Date(s): Friday, March 6
Time: 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Who: Ages 3 to 5

Enjoy some St. Patrick’s Day snacks and have fun! Presented by registered dietitian Kimberly Asman.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 21


Tracks and Traces

Date(s): Monday, March 16
Time: 3:00 to 3:45 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 5

The Morris Museum will discuss the secret clues mammals, birds, and reptiles leave behind, including dens, nests, feathers, and snake skins.

**All attendees must register.**

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: March 2


Spring Drop-In Craft

Date(s): Friday, March 20
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Who: All ages

Drop into the Children’s Room anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to make a craft.

Registration Necessary: No


New Jersey Makers Day

Date(s): Saturday, March 21
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Who: All ages

New Jersey Makers Day is a celebration of maker culture that supports making, tinkering, crafting, manufacturing, and STEAM-based learning.

Registration Necessary: No


Weis Cooking & Food Class: Healthy Baking

Date(s): Tuesday, March 24
Time: 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 3

If you love to bake, find out how to make it healthy too! Presented by registered dietitian Kimberly Asman.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: March 10


Vermicomposting

Date(s): Monday, March 30
Time: 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 5

Let’s Bloom Together will show us all about vermicomposting—recycling with our worm friends! Then make your own vermicompost to take home.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: March 16