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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.

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


Field Trip Fridays

Date(s): Fridays, June 19 to August 7
Time: -
Who: Grades Pre K-5

During the summer, check Facebook on Fridays for an exciting adventure and learn something new!

Field Trip Fridays are located here:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/RandolphTownshipLibrary/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10158387436222822

Registration Necessary: No


“Imagine Your Story” Children’s Summer Reading Club

Date(s): Monday, June 22 to Friday, August 7
Time: --
Who: Ages preschool to grade 6

Imagine Your Story Children's Summer Reading Club

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Join us for a summer of fun reading, great programs, and prizes!

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: June 19


“Imagine Your Story” Teen Summer Reading Club

Date(s): Monday, June 22 to Friday, August 7
Time: --
Who: Grades 6 to 12

Imagine Your Story Teen Summer Reading Club

READsquared

Join us for a summer of fun reading, great programs, and prizes!

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: June 19


Story Breaks

Date(s): Mondays, June 22 to August 3
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Who: All ages

Follow our Facebook and YouTube Channel for stories. This is a virtual program.

Registration Necessary: No


Weekly Scavenger Hunts

Date(s): Monday, June 22
Time: --
Who: Pre K to grade 5

Each week during the Children’s Summer Reading Club, children Pre K to grade 5 can answer the weekly scavenger hunts to earn a prize.

  • Week 1 (scavenger hunt available on 6/22)
  • Week 2 (scavenger hunt available on 6/29)
  • Week 3 (scavenger hunt available on 7/6)
  • Week 4 (scavenger hunt available on 7/13)
  • Week 5 (scavenger hunt available on 7/20)
  • Week 6 (scavenger hunt available on 7/27)
  • Week 7 (scavenger hunt available on 8/3)

Registration Necessary: No


Weekly Try-Its

Date(s): Monday. June 22
Time: -
Who: Grades Pre K-5

Weekly Try-Its will be posted each week. We will post something fun in the Weekly Try-Its Album on Facebook for you and your family to do. Post your responses on Facebook in the comments below the Weekly Try-It!

Weekly Try-Its are located here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/RandolphTownshipLibrary/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10158396509947822

Registration Necessary: No


Lego Challenge

Date(s): Mondays, June 22 to August 3
Time: -
Who: Grades Pre K-5

Weekly Lego Challenges will be posted in the Lego Challenge Album on Facebook. Take the challenge each week and post your creations in the comments below that week’s challenge.

Lego Challenges are located here:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/RandolphTownshipLibrary/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10158396555077822

Registration Necessary: No


Take It and Make It Crafts

Date(s): Tuesdays, June 23 to August 4
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Who: Ages 3 to 5

Craft kits will be available at the library starting Fridays before the Take It and Make It sessions on Tuesdays. There is a Take It and Make It Craft basket on the table outside the pickup window. Watch the short demonstration videos here:

Registration Necessary: No


Preschool Play

Date(s): Wednesdays, June 24 to August 5
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Who: Ages 3 to 5

Follow our Facebook and YouTube Channel for stories and fun activities. This is a virtual program.

Registration Necessary: No


Zoom Storytime

Date(s): Thursdays, June 25 to August 6
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Who: All ages

Join our Zoom Storytime. This is a virtual program.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: Open now


Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress

Date(s): Thursday, July 2 - Monday, August 31
Time: --
Who: Grades Pre K-5

Help the ScienceTellers to save the kingdom! “Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress” is here! The virtual recorded video will be available to you from now through Monday, August 31, 2020. Video link

Registration Necessary: No


Dragons Jr.

Date(s): Tuesdays, July 7, 14 and 21
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Grades Pre K-2

Join us for an exciting tale, just for the younger children, with ScienceTellers. Registration is required. Vimeo link will be sent prior to event separately from registration confirmation.

**Please note: There are 3 parts to this tale**

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: One week prior to event


Aliens: Escape from Earth

Date(s): Thursday, July 16 - Monday, August 31
Time: --
Who: Grades Pre K-5

Help the ScienceTellers save the Aliens before the crazy scientist gets them! On Thursday, July 16, a link will be posted here to the virtual recorded video and it will be available until Monday, August 31, 2020.

Registration Necessary: No


“Stone Soup” with Robert Rogers Puppet Company

Date(s): Wednesday, July 22 - Monday, August 31
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: All ages

Join us for Robert Rogers Puppet Company for a retelling of a classic tale.

The virtual live event will take place Wednesday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m. Registration is required and registered attendees will receive a link to view the show. Registration for the July 22 event will begin on July 15.

On Thursday, July 23, a link will be posted on our website. The virtual recorded event will be available until Monday, August 31, 2020. From July 23 - August 31, registration will not be required.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 15


Hanging with the Herps

Date(s): Tuesday, July 28
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 3 and up

The Tenafly Nature Center will show us a few of their reptile and amphibian friends. Registration is required. This is a live Zoom session only and will not be recorded. Register with email to receive the sign-in code. This will be sent separately from the event confirmation.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 21


Eyes of the Wild

Date(s): Thursday, August 6
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 3 and up

The Eyes of the Wild will have a few surprise animal visitors for us. Registration is required. This is a live Zoom session only and will not be recorded. Register with email to receive the sign-in code. This will be sent separately from the event confirmation.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 30