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

New Online Service

Mango Languages is a convenient and simple foreign language learning app that features authentic content, interactive features, and an algorithmic review activity designed to adapt to your individual learning path. Forget about boring language lessons in a classroom, digitize your experience with Mango!


NEW Book on the StoryWalk

Take a walk and read “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie”  by Alison Jackson. Enjoy this cumulative tale with a THANKSGIVING twist.

Our StoryWalk is a great way to enjoy a book and spend some time in the great outdoors! The StoryWalk is located on the path past the pickleball courts and runs between the park and Doby Road.


Library Board of Trustees Meeting

The public is welcome to participate in these meetings. Presently, they are on Zoom. If you would like to attend, please e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address) prior to the meeting. You will find a list of the dates by clicking on Trustees on the left.


Libby is Here!

You asked, we listened! We moved from cloudLibrary to Libby. Here’s what you need to know:

  • You are no longer able to use cloudLibrary.
  • The Libby App is now available to you, though the process of moving all our content over will take several weeks. All eBooks and eAudio will be migrated throughout the month of January. We appreciate your patience as we transition to this exciting new digital platform for our patrons.
  • Patron checkouts, reading history, saved lists, and existing holds did not move to Libby. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.

There are some exciting changes with Libby: You will be able to access a wide variety of digital magazines in the app, along with your eBooks and eAudio. Libby also works with Kindles, and a wide variety of other eReaders! To learn more about Libby, visit the Libby website.


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.


Local Newspaper from the ‘60s

Did you know that Randolph had its own local newspaper from 1961 until 1963, covering local people and events? The Randolph Township Free Public Library has been the only place on Earth you could see and read these for the last 50 years. Now available digitally—full-access to the entire three-year run of the Home News of Randolph Township. Fully searchable…fun to read and explore!


Antiracism Resources

The library has many resources addressing this issue. View a non-fiction booklist  or a fiction booklist  for adults/young adults or a booklist for children/young adults .


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

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.