502 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph, NJ 07869-3799
Tel: 973.989.7100Fax: 973.989.7076

Randolph Township Free Public Library

Randolph Township Free Public Library

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Whether you walk through the library doors or use our online links, the library staff invites you to explore our offerings. Our mission is to provide services and resources to assist users in expanding their knowledge and talents, making informed decisions, enriching their leisure hours and enhancing their daily lives.


Announcements

One Book, One Community June 28 to September 30

We are pleased to announce our first ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY program. Randolph residents are invited to participate in this shared-read experience designed to create conversation and foster a sense of community as, together, we read Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. Our goal is to enlist as many people as possible to read this wonderful book which explores universal themes such as redemption, hope and healing. A book discussion guide will be included with your checkout at our library. This title is available in print, audiobook, Playaway, and is downloadable from cloudLibrary in electronic e-book and e-audiobook formats. So join our reading community, and read Ordinary Grace with us!


Teen Summer Volunteers

Each summer we look for teen volunteers, ages 11 and up and/or entering the 6th grade, to help with Summer Reading Club programs. Please contact Mrs. Osorio at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address).


Library Summer Hours

The library will be observing our summer hours beginning Saturday, June 12, 2021:

Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Fridays
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturdays
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Sundays: Closed


“Tails and Tales” Summer Reading Clubs are Here!

Check out our video!


New Mask Policy

In accordance with NJ-EO-242, individuals who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear a mask to enter the library. In accordance with CDC recommendations and NJ-EO-242, individuals who are NOT FULLY vaccinated should continue to wear masks in indoor public spaces. We strongly recommend that masks be worn in the Children’s Room. We ask you to help protect the safety of others by following these recommendations. Thank you!


Library Update

Masks are no longer required for entry. Unvaccinated people should continue to wear a mask. We strongly recommend that anyone in the Children’s Room wear a mask. Outside “Pickup and Go” service is available. Please call in advance. Public computers are available. Printing is available. Tables are available.


Outdoor Summer Concerts are Back!

Free concerts begin Monday, June 28, 2021 (rain date June 29) with music starting at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy some of our returning favorites as well as new bands playing the music we love! View concert calendar 


New Business Database

Visit our reference databases page to connect to CorFacts Online. CorFacts Online is New Jersey’s premier business-to-business directory providing immediate access to up-to-date information on over 51,000 New Jersey companies in services and manufacturing.


Calling All Randolph Kindergarteners!

The library is thrilled to share our Kindergarten Visit video with you. We hope you will visit the library soon and sign up for your very own library card! View information on how to get a library card .


Brainfuse - Homework HelpNow

Live tutors are available every day from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.! As part of the federal CARES Act funds allocated to the New Jersey State Library, the online tutoring service Brainfuse has been licensed for all New Jersey public libraries now through June 15, 2021.

Upcoming Programs


Ongoing Programs


Reading Groups


Storytime at the Library


Birding: Identifying by Song

Northern New Jersey and southern New Hampshire share the same bird species. How many have you seen this summer? View video


Origins of Unusual Phrases and Expressions

Origins of unusual phrases and expressions—such as “dog days of summer” which has nothing to do with dogs, and “jay walker” which has nothing to do with blue-jays, and much more.


Comets! Asteroids! Meteors!

A newly-discovered comet dubbed NEOWISE will be visible this week to the naked eye. It’s the first visible comet of 2020. Learn more about the history of the solar system.


Henry “Hank” Shapiro

Hank is a regular performer at the library! Enjoy his weekly piano concerts.


Chair Yoga!

Everyone could benefit from some relaxation time. Try some chair yoga courtesy of Kitty Roma and the Randolph Library! You do not have to have a Facebook account.


The ABCs of Candy

Who knew? The history of chocolate and other candy in the Unites States, presented by Madison’s Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, including a little history of the unique building that houses the museum’s collection.


Amusement Park

There is nothing like an amusement park to bring on family fun!


Statue of Liberty

Did you know that when the Statue of Liberty arrived in the port of New York in 1885 it was in pieces (over 300!) and without the iconic arm which holds the torch?


Acadia National Park

The only national park to be made entirely of donated land.


Paterson Great Falls National Park

Alexander Hamilton made the case to President George Washington that industrialization was the future of the United States, and laid out a plan starting with harnessing the power of the Great Falls.


Artist Grant Wood’s Painting of an American Myth

George Washington cutting down his father’s cherry tree.


A Tour of Morristown with Joel Farkas

George Washington really did sleep here!


A Tour of Jockey Hollow with Joel Farkas

Did you know the British attempted to kidnap George Washington?


Highlights - Online Resources

Fact Checking Websites

It’s important to know the facts and identify fake news and fake social media posts. These websites are recommended by the American Library Association. Check out this short list of fact checking sites  as well as these relevant sites:
Berkeley Library
Middlebury Libraries
UCF Libraries
St. Louis Community College
American University

NJ Hope Line

Healthcare professionals say we are all experiencing a grieving process right now…isolation, loss of people, loss of social interaction. Even if you are not experiencing extreme distress, you can find support.

Career One Stop

Information on job searches, training, career exploration and interest. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

InstantFlix - Free Streaming Videos!

Enjoy unlimited access to over 7,000 high-quality shorts, features, documentaries, classic TV shows and Web series from 85 countries. Programming includes comedies, dramas, horror, documentaries, animations, classic TV, short films, and over 40 other channels and genres. InstantFlix also delivers films from major festivals all over the world, including Sundance, Cannes and Tribeca. This free service is provided by Morris County Library.

Test Preparation Materials

Mometrix provides materials and study guides for standardized exams including GED, GRE, Praxis, ACT, SAT, and many more. From home, you’ll need your library card number to login.