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

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.


Library Cards

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.
Sunday: Closed


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.

If you have any other questions, please contact the library .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address).


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

Career One Stop

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

Tax Forms

Find links to tax forms here.

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.

Universal Class - Free Online Classes

Access over 500 continuing education and personal development courses, both self-paced and instructor-led! 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.


Ongoing Programs

Reading Groups

Virtual Programming

Take a Story Break with the Pigeon!

Mrs. Reinhart reads The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems. For pigeon-related information and activities visit this website.


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.


Randolph Kindergartners

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.


Zoom Storytime

Join us on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for a storytime for children of all ages. We’ll enjoy music, stories, puppets and other fun activities. In order to participate, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address) in advance of the program. Zoom invitations will be sent out on Wednesday afternoons. If you don’t receive one, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address).


Online Lego Contest

Submissions are now being accepted for the Children’s Services Department’s online Lego contest. Online voting begins April 25 and ends May 23, 2020. The age categories are: K and under, grades 1-5, and grades 6-12. No Lego kits. Original designs only, please. To enter, send one photo of your creation, plus your name, age, grade and e-mail address to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address). We can’t wait to see your creations! In each age category, the submission with the most votes (Facebook “likes”) will win a $10.00 Barnes and Noble gift certificate.


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.


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.


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?