502 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph, NJ 07869-3799
Tel: 973.989.7100 • Fax: 973.989.7076
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.
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
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.
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
“Tails and Tales” Summer Reading Clubs are Here!
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!
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.
- Earth Day: Revenge of the Toxic Robot
Monday, April 19+
- Take It and Make It Father’s Day Craft
Monday, June 14+
- “Mother Nature” with Kit’s Interactive Theatre
Monday, June 21+
- “A Day on the Farm” Edible Art Project
Thursday, June 24
- Carnaby Street: Music of the British Invasion
Monday, June 28
- Unicorns: Break the Cage
Wednesday, June 30+
- Polka Dot Ron Albanese
Wednesday, July 7+
- Cool Core Band: Soul Stirring Blues & Crankin’ Classic Rock
Monday, July 12
- Mad Science Presents “Tails and Tales”
Thursday, July 15
- Unusual Suspects
Monday, July 19
- Rizzo’s Reptiles
Thursday, July 22
- Norton Smull Band: Blues, Rock & Country
Monday, July 26
- Kids Fun Bubble Dance Party
Thursday, July 29
- This Old Engine: Grateful Dead Tribute Band
Monday, August 2
- Summer Reading Club Picnic with the Music of Kurt Gallagher
Wednesday, August 4
- The Kootz: Rock ‘n Roll with Fiber
Monday, August 9
- Zoom Storytime
- Books & Bagels
- 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
- Knitting Club
- STEAM Explorers Snippets
- “Tails and Tales” Children’s Summer Reading Club
- “Tails and Tales” Teen Summer Reading Club
- Take It and Make It Crafts (Weekly)
- Virtual Scavenger Hunts
- Teen Time Crafts
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.
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.
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
A Tour of Jockey Hollow with Joel Farkas
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:
St. Louis Community College
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.
Information on job searches, training, career exploration and interest. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
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.
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.