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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.

Zoom Storytime

Date(s): Thursdays, ongoing
Time: 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Who: All ages

Join our Zoom Storytime for children of all ages. We’ll enjoy music, stories, puppets and other fun activities. In order to participate, please register on our website in advance of the program. Zoom invitations will be sent out via e-mail on Wednesday afternoons. If you don’t receive one, please e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address).

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: Ongoing


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


Earth Day: Revenge of the Toxic Robot

Date(s): Monday, April 19+
Time: Ongoing
Who: Grades PreK to 5

When the town’s park is suddenly gated and locked, a group of friends decides to investigate. Their adventure leads them deep into the woods, where they are chased away by an eccentric robot powered by toxic sludge! This is a virtual adventure by Talewise.

How to get the show:

Earth Day: Revenge of the Toxic Robot

1. Click the link to access the video and activities.
2. Sign in with Google or Facebook, or create a free account.
3. Click “continue” on the checkout page to start the show!

Once you’ve started watching, you can return to the video any time. Just sign in to talewise.com to pick up where you left off!

Registration Necessary: No


STEAM Explorers Snippets

Date(s): Tuesdays, April 27, May 25, June 22
Time: First released at 4:30 p.m., then available ongoing
Who: Grades 3 to 5

Each month we’ll examine a different STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) topic. Registration is not required. Sets of materials are limited to 15 and will be available one week prior to the program on a first come, first served basis. This is a virtual program and will be posted on our Facebook Page (Randolph Township Library) and YouTube Channel (Randolph Township Library).

Registration Necessary: No


“Tails and Tales” Children’s Summer Reading Club

Date(s): Monday, June 21 to Friday, August 6
Time: Ongoing
Who: Grades PreK to 6

Registration begins for preschool to children entering grade 6 on Thursday, June 17 online and will be ongoing throughout the club. Check the library website for instructions on how to register, how to log-in minutes, and how to earn prizes. There will also be weekly scavenger hunts and Try-Its on the library’s website and Facebook page (Randolph Township Library) for more fun!
*Fifth graders going into sixth grade may join the reading club.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: June 17


“Tails and Tales” Teen Summer Reading Club

Date(s): Monday, June 21 to Friday, August 6
Time: Ongoing
Who: Grades 6 to 12

Registration begins for children entering grade 6 to 12th grade on Thursday, June 17 online and will be ongoing throughout the club. Check the library website for instructions on how to register, how to log-in books, and how to earn prizes. Follow us on Facebook (Teen Zone at Randolph Township Library) and Instagram (Teen Zone at Randolph Township Library) for more fun!
*Fifth graders going into sixth grade may join the reading club.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: June 17


“Mother Nature” with Kit’s Interactive Theatre

Date(s): Monday, June 21+
Time: First released at 9:00 a.m., then available ongoing
Who: Grades K to 5

After the Fairy Queen tells Mother Nature that someone is harming our ecosystems, Mother Nature heads off to Randolph to solve the mystery. Mother Nature passionately strives to maintain a balance in nature. She is connected to the “fairy-world” and can see, hear and talk with water sprites, fairies and animals. This is a virtually recorded, interactive program.
Preview the show here
Watch the show here

prop list

Registration Necessary: No


Take It and Make It Crafts (Weekly)

Date(s): Monday, June 21+
Time: 9:00 a.m. to closing
Who: Grades PreK to 2

Help us celebrate summer with crafts! Each week, 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. Each week, watch the short demonstration video that will be posted on our Facebook Page (Randolph Township Library) and YouTube Channel (Randolph Township Library)!

Dates:
June 21
June 28
July 6
July 12
July 19
July 26
August 2

Registration Necessary: No


Crafternoons

Date(s): Mondays, June 21, June 28, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2
Time: 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Who: Grades 3 to 5

Join us for crafts in the afternoons! We’ll have fun making cool projects this summer. This program will occur outdoors on library grounds. You should bring a blanket to sit on during the program. Registration is required, and will be limited to 30 participants. In case of inclement weather, the craft will become a take home craft for registered participants only.

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


Virtual Scavenger Hunts

Date(s): Mondays, June 21, June 28, July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2
Time: First released at 9:00 a.m., then available ongoing
Who: Grades PreK to 6

There will be a new Virtual Scavenger Hunt released each Monday during Summer Reading. Complete the Virtual Scavenger Hunt and earn a prize! Prizes available at the library.

Week 1 (available on June 21)
Week 2 (available on June 28)
Week 3 (available on July 5)
Week 4 (available on July 12)
Week 5 (available on July 19)
Week 6 (available on July 26)
Week 7 (available on August 2)

Registration Necessary: No


StoryBreaks

Date(s): Tuesdays, June 22 to August 17
Time: 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Who: All ages

StoryBreak has stories, songs, and fingerplays. This program will occur outdoors on library grounds. You should bring a blanket to use. No registration is required. In case of inclement weather, a previously recorded StoryBreak video will be available on our Facebook Page (Randolph Township Library) and YouTube Channel (Randolph Township Library).

Registration Necessary: No


Teen Time Crafts

Date(s): Tuesdays, June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3
Time: 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Who: Grades 6 to 12

This is a chance for tweens/teens to make crafts and to talk to other tweens/teens. This program will occur outdoors on library grounds. You should bring a blanket to sit on during the program. Registration is required, and will be limited to 15 participants. In case of inclement weather, the craft will become a take home craft for registered participants only.

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


“A Day on the Farm” Edible Art Project

Date(s): Thursday, June 24
Time: 3:00 to 3:45 p.m.
Who: Grades 2 to 5

Art that is fun to make and you can eat it too? Sounds like a tall tale! This program will occur outdoors on library grounds. You should bring a blanket to sit on during the program. Registration is required, and will be limited to 25 participants. In case of inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled for a later date.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: June 17


Unicorns: Break the Cage

Date(s): Wednesday, June 30+
Time: First released at 9:00 a.m., then available ongoing
Who: Grades PreK to 5

Join us on a wild adventure about two kids who visit the city zoo and discover all sorts of incredible animals, including a horse who knows in its heart that it’s truly a unicorn! The animals join forces to stand up to the tyrannical Zoo Owner - but do they have what it takes to leave their cages forever? This is a virtual adventure by Talewise. Directions to access this program on the Talewise website will be posted here, beginning Wednesday, June 30 and ending August 31.

Registration Necessary: No


Polka Dot Ron Albanese

Date(s): Wednesday, July 7+
Time: First released at 9:00 a.m., then available ongoing
Who: All ages

Join us for a rocking great time with Ron Albanese, aka Polka Dot Ron. This musical show is chock full of songs, stories, comedy, and . . . wardrobe changes! This 30-minute virtual recorded video will be available on our Facebook Page (Randolph Township Library) and YouTube Channel (Randolph Township Library) beginning on Wednesday, July 7th.

Registration Necessary: No


Mad Science Presents “Tails and Tales”

Date(s): Thursday, July 15
Time: 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Who: Grades PreK to 8

Mad Science will be here to help us learn all about animals. We’ll see how animals move, and evade predators. We’ll discover animals’ defenses like powerful electricity, toxic venom, and gooey slime. We can even test some reaction times to see if anyone can outrun a cheetah in this fun-filled event about our animal friends and foes. This program will occur outdoors on library grounds. You should bring a blanket to use. No registration is required. In case of inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled for a later date.

Registration Necessary: No


Rizzo’s Reptiles

Date(s): Thursday, July 22
Time: 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Who: Grades PreK to 5

Thanks to the Morris County Clean Communities Grant, Rizzo’s Reptiles are back! This program will occur outdoors on library grounds. You should bring a blanket to use. No registration is required. In case of inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled for a later date. This is a live animal program.

Registration Necessary: No


Kids Fun Bubble Dance Party

Date(s): Thursday, July 29
Time: 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. or 7:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 3 and up

Everyone loves bubbles! In this show by Currier’s Magical Mania, children and adults get to enjoy a colorful rainbow of bubbles in all shapes and sizes. Enjoy music, bubbleology, games, and comedy. Watch as children are totally entrapped and entranced by gazillions of bubbles! There will be two 30 minute sessions. This program will occur outdoors on library grounds. You should bring a blanket to use. No registration is required. In case of inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled for a later date.

Registration Necessary: No


Summer Reading Club Picnic with the Music of Kurt Gallagher

Date(s): Wednesday, August 4
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Who: All ages

Let’s celebrate the end of Summer Reading Club with music by Mr. Kurt! We’ll supply the snacks and drinks. You bring a sandwich! This program will occur outdoors on library grounds. You should bring a blanket to use. No registration is required. In case of inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled for a later date.

Registration Necessary: No