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.
Book Drops Open
The library has opened its book drops for returning library items. Items are still fine-free through June 30. The returned items will be quarantined for at least 72 hours so they will still be checked out to you during that period.
Material Return Date Extended
The fine-free period for library materials has been extended to June 30, 2020.
New Jersey Hopeline
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. For the time being, support is available at New Jersey Hopeline by chat or by telephone. Chat online or to talk, call 1-855-654-6735.
All Randolph residents are eligible for a Randolph library card. During our closure, you can use it to download materials and access other online resources. If you do not have a card, please call us at 973.895.3556. We will make you a temporary card.
Library Hours Update
While we remain closed to the public, we are adjusting the hours we are available via phone or e-mail. Our hours will be as follows:
Monday to Saturday: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Randolph Library Update March 21, 2020
In accordance with the order of Governor Murphy (Executive Order No. 104) the Randolph Library, which has been closed to the public, will now no longer be circulating material.
It is not necessary to return materials to the library during our closure as we are fine free until we reopen or June 30, 2020, whichever is later.
You will still be able to utilize our many digital resources such as e-books, e-audiobooks, downloadable magazines, Tumblebooks and Tumblemath, etc. If you have trouble accessing these resources and for technical support please feel free to contact the library during our business hours at 973.895.3556 for assistance.
Library Cancels Programs
The library is cancelling all onsite programs through July 31. We will reassess as we approach that date.
The 2020 Census is Ready for America to Respond!
The 2020 Census is getting underway as the first invitations begin to arrive at the nation’s estimated 140 million households March 12-20. For the first time, nearly everyone will be invited to respond online, by phone or by mail. Visit the U.S. Census Bureau website to respond online
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
The New Jersey State Library’s Information Center has put together a guide with all of the most current information regarding the spread of this disease and its impact. View guide
Highlights - Online Resources
Information on job searches, training, career exploration and interest. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Find links to tax forms here.
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.
Access over 500 continuing education and personal development courses, both self-paced and instructor-led! 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.
- Books & Bagels
- 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
- Knitting Club
- “Imagine Your Story” Summer Reading Club
- “Imagine Your Story” Teen Summer Reading Club
Take a Story Break with the Pigeon!
Take a Story Break with Pete the Cat!
Mrs. Reinhart reads Pete the Cat and his Magic Sunglasses by Kimberly and James Dean.
Take a Story Break with George!
Miss Mary Ellen reads Bark, George by Jules Feiffer.
Every year, students from kindergarten classes in the Randolph schools visit the library, where they get a tour, receive tote bags and enjoy entertaining songs and skits. This year, please enjoy this link on the library's Facebook page. We hope to see you again soon.
Online Lego Contest
Nutrition and Cooking for Kids!
The team of Weis dietitians loves the Randolph Library. They've missed their visits to encourage kids to eat healthy. They have been busy creating videos with recipes and cooking lessons.
Two Yummy Smoothies!
Smoothies are a fun way to get in more fruits and veggies and give you an energy boost. Weis Dietitian Erin and special guest Jackson show you just how easy it is to whip up a refreshing smoothies.
Power Green Smoothies
Banana Yogurt Dip
More Kids Activities from Weis
Calling all parents and teachers! We are happy to announce that the Weis dietitians, in collaboration with Field Trip Factory, are releasing a fun and interactive online nutrition education series called The MyPlate Games. In this series of five short videos, kids will learn about the importance of nutrition and physical activity while exploring each of the food groups. These videos come with accompanying activities for primary and intermediate aged kids. There are matching activities, word scrambles, brainstorming, mazes, comparing food labels, math problems and much more!
Take a Story Break with a Cow Who Loves Cookies!
Miss Mary Ellen reads The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson.
Take a Story Break with the Three Bears!
Miss Mary Ellen reads The Three Bears by Byron Barton.
Take a Story Break with Silly Tilly!
Mrs. Reinhart reads Silly Tilly by Eileen Spinelli.
Take a Story Break with the Five Little Monkeys
Mrs. Reinhart reads Five Little Monkeys Reading in Bed by Eileen Christelow.
Henry “Hank” Shapiro
Hank is a regular performer at the library! Songs You May Remember
Take a Story Break! Starring Elephant and Piggie!
Mrs. Reinhart reads Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems.
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.
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.