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

Randolph Township Free Public Library

Library: Programs & Events

Children, Teens & Family

Need to Register?

Register online by going to our online program calendar & signup. You may also register in person or by calling 973.895.3556 during library hours. Children’s programs requiring registration open on the stated registration date to Randolph residents (including grandparents or other family members who will be escorting the child/children to the program), children who are full-time attendees of schools located in Randolph, and children of parents who work in Randolph. If a children’s program is not at maximum capacity twenty-four hours before the scheduled start time, registration will open to anyone not included in the categories outlined above. Adult programs requiring registration are open to all residents and non-residents ages 14 and over.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Date(s): Ongoing
Time: --
Who: Infants through pre-K welcome.

While the library is closed, you do not need library reading logs to keep track of your books. Any way you track your reading will be fine.

Launch your child’s love of life-long reading! Join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program and encourage the development of your child’s early literacy skills by reading with your child.

It is easy to participate! Randolph cardholders may sign up for the program at the the library. You will receive a book bag with all the materials you need to begin. You will receive a log to keep track of the number of titles you read. Color in an apple for each book. For every 50 books, your child will receive a sticker. Bigger prizes will be awarded at different milestones. Does your child have that one book they want to read over and over again? You may repeat titles as often as your child likes.

No need to be scared of the numbers! Just think of it this way: If you read one book every night for 365 days, you will have 365 books completed in a year. In 2 years you will have read 730 books. You will have totaled 1,095 books in 3 years!

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: In-person, ongoing


Passport Pals

Date(s): Tuesdays, September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14
Time: 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 2

Explore different countries at this interactive, hands-on program. Children must be signed up for the series, but please let Miss Mary Ellen know if you can’t attend a session since registration is limited.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: September 7


Weis Cooking & Food Class: Candy Corn Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits

Date(s): Wednesday, September 29
Time: 10:45 to 11:15 a.m.
Who: Ages 3 to 5

Come and try some healthy Halloween snacks! Presented by registered dietician, Kimberly Asman. Registration for children is required.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: September 22


Lego Club

Date(s): Thursdays, September 30, November 4, December 2
Time: 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 and up

We supply the Legos, you supply the skill and imagination.

Registration Necessary: No


Candy Corn Bingo and Bowling

Date(s): Monday, October 11
Time: 3:00 to 3:45 p.m.
Who: Grades PreK to 5

Play bingo using candy corn and cards with book characters instead of numbers. And we’ll have Candy Corn bowling! Registration for children is required.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: October 4


Take It and Make It Craft: Halloween

Date(s): Monday, October 25+
Time: 9:00 a.m. to closing
Who: Grades PreK to 2

Help us celebrate Halloween with a craft! Craft kits will be available, while supplies last, at the library. There will be a Take It and Make It Craft basket in the outer vestibule of the library. Watch the short demonstration video that will be posted on our Facebook Page (Randolph Township Library) and YouTube Channel (Randolph Township Library)!

Registration Necessary: No


Weis Cooking & Food Class: Pumpkin Pie Dip

Date(s): Tuesday, October 26
Time: 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 3

Come and try some healthy Halloween snacks! Presented by registered dietician, Kimberly Asman. Registration for children is required.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: October 19


Halloween Magic Show!

Date(s): Thursday, October 28
Time: 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. OR 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Who: All ages

Join us for magician and family entertainer Steve Woyce for this “non-scary” magic show filled with tricks & treats! Please register for one show only. All attendees (adults and children) must register.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: October 21


Weis Cooking & Food Class: No Bake Energy Bites

Date(s): Wednesday, November 3
Time: 10:45 to 11:15 a.m.
Who: Ages 3 to 5

Come and try some healthy snacks! Presented by registered dietician, Kimberly Asman. Registration for children is required.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: October 27


Take It and Make It Craft: Thanksgiving

Date(s): Wednesday, November 17+
Time: 9:00 a.m. to closing
Who: Grades PreK to 2

Help us celebrate Thanksgiving with a craft! Craft kits will be available, while supplies last, at the library. There will be a Take It and Make It Craft basket in the outer vestibule of the library. Watch the short demonstration video that will be posted on our Facebook Page (Randolph Township Library) and YouTube Channel (Randolph Township Library)!

Registration Necessary: No


Move & Groove with Miss Jolie

Date(s): Fridays, November 19, December 17
Time: 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Who: Ages birth to 5

Experience the joy of music and movement in this fun-filled, interactive music program. Registration for children is required.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: One week before the program


Weis Cooking & Food Class: Peanut Butter Truffles

Date(s): Tuesday, November 30
Time: 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 3

Come and try a healthy snack recipe! Presented by registered dietician, Kimberly Asman. Registration for children is required.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 23


Home for the Holidays: A Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop

Date(s): Thursday, December 9
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 and up

Join Marianne Ciffer from Edible Arts as she leads Randolph families in decorating their own personal gingerbread houses. Note: All houses and some of the candies are processed in a nut facility. Randolph residents only. Please call the library at 973-895-3556 to register your family.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: December 2


Danny & the Boys

Date(s): Sunday, December 12
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Celtic tunes and holiday music.

Registration Necessary: No


Robert Rogers Puppet Company

Date(s): Monday, December 13
Time: 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 and up

Robert Rogers Puppet Company will present “Carnival of the Animals.” All attendees (adults and children) must register.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: December 6