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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


Take It and Make It Crafts

Date(s): Mondays, June 20 and 27, July 11, 18, and 25, and August 1; Tuesday, July 5
Time: 9:00 a.m. to closing
Who: Ages PreK to 2

Crafts will be available at the library while supplies last.

Registration Necessary: No


Crafty Kids

Date(s): Mondays, June 20 to August 1
Time: 1:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 2

Join us for crafts in the afternoon. Registration for Randolph children is required.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: June 13


Crafternoons

Date(s): Tuesdays, June 21 to August 2
Time: 1:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Who: Grades 3 to 5

Join us for crafts in the afternoon. Registration for Randolph children is required.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: June 21


Teen Crafters

Date(s): Wednesday, June 22 to July 27
Time: 1:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Who: Grades 6 to 12

Join other tweens and teens to do crafts. Registration for Randolph children is required.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: June 15


Super Bubble Fun Time Show

Date(s): Thursday, July 7
Time: 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. or 7:35 to 8:05 p.m.
Who: All ages

All ages. Everyone loves bubbles! Children and adults will enjoy music, bubbleology, games, and comedy. Presented by Currier’s Magical Mania. Registration for all attendees is required.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: June 30 at 10:00 a.m.


Whales, Sails & Dolphin Tales: Interactive Fitness Show

Date(s): Thursday, July 14
Time: 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. or 7:40 to 8:10 p.m.
Who: All ages

All ages. Housel Fun & Fitness is coming to get us up and moving at their Ocean themed interactive fitness show. Registration for all attendees is required.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: June 7 at 10:00 a.m.


Below the Sea Bingo

Date(s): Friday, July 15
Time: 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Who: Ages 3 to 10

Ages 3 to 10. Dive into a fun bingo game using sea creatures instead of numbers.  Registration for Randolph children required.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 8 at 10:00 a.m.


Weis Cooking and Food Class: Summer Snacks

Date(s): Tuesday, July 19
Time: 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 3

Grades 3 to 5. Presented by registered dietician, Kimberly Asman. Registration for Randolph children is required.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 15 at 10:00 a.m.


Pirates: Lost at Sea Science Show

Date(s): Thursday, July 21
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 3 and up

Ages 3 and up. Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure exploring the incredible science behind clouds, physical and chemical changes, air-pressure, and more! Registration for all attendees is required.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 14 at 10:00 a.m.


Weis Cooking and Food Class: Summer Snacks

Date(s): Thursday, July 21
Time: 10:45 to 11:15 a.m.
Who: Ages 3 to 5

Ages 3 to 5. Presented by registered dietician, Kimberly Asman. Registration for Randolph children is required.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 14 at 10:00 a.m.


Eyes of the Wild: Live Animal Show

Date(s): Thursday, July 28
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Who: All ages

All ages. Eyes of the Wild Rescue and Education will be here for a LIVE wildlife presentation! Learn how animals use, live and survive with/without water. Registration for all attendees is required.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 21 at 10:00 a.m.


Summer Reading Club Picnic

Date(s): Wednesday, August 3
Time: 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Who: All ages

All ages. Summer Reading Club participants are welcome to attend this event with their families. Bring your own lunch to Veterans Park and enjoy music provided by Kurt Gallaher. Ice cream from Cliff’s will be available for $1. You must register in-person at the library for this event and pay for the ice cream in advance.

Registration Necessary: No


Weis Cooking and Food Class: Back to School

Date(s): Tuesday, August 16
Time: 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 3

Grades 3 to 5. Presented by registered dietician, Kimberly Asman. Registration for Randolph children is required.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 9 at 10:00 a.m.


Weis Cooking and Food Class: Back to School

Date(s): Thursday, August 18
Time: 10:45 to 11:15 a.m.
Who: Ages 3 to 5

Ages 3 to 5. Presented by registered dietician, Kimberly Asman. Registration for Randolph children is required.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 11 at 10:00 a.m.


Chapter Chats

Date(s): Mondays, 9/12, 10/10, 11/14, and 12/12
Time: 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Who: Grades 3 and 4

Join us on a reading adventure as we discuss a different book each month. Books are provided and may be picked up at the Circulation Desk. Books should be read before each session. Registration for all sessions is required and is limited to 10 participants. All meetings will be held in the library. Please register for all sessions. Please contact Ms. Mary Ellen for details.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 22 at 10:00 a.m.


My First Book Club for Grades 1 & 2

Date(s): Tuesdays, 9/13, 10/11, 11/15, and 12/13
Time: 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Who: Grades 1 and 2

Join us on a reading adventure as we discuss a different book each month. Books are provided and may be picked up at the Circulation Desk. Books should be read before each session. Registration for all sessions is required and is limited to 10 participants. All meetings will be held in the library. Please register for all sessions. Please contact Ms. Kerrie for details.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 22 at 10:00 a.m.


Riveting Reads

Date(s): Wednesdays, 9/14, 10/12, 11/16, and 12/14
Time: 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Who: Grades 5 and 6

Join us on a reading adventure as we discuss a different book each month. Books are provided and may be picked up at the Circulation Desk. Books should be read before each session. Registration for all sessions is required and is limited to 10 participants. All meetings will be held in the library. Please register for all sessions. Please contact Ms. Mary Ellen for details.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 22 at 10:00 a.m.


Tween Titles

Date(s): Thursdays, 9/15, 10/13, 11/17, and 12/15
Time: 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Who: Grades 7 and 8

Join us on a reading adventure as we discuss a different book each month. Books are provided and may be picked up at the Circulation Desk. Books should be read before each session. Registration for all sessions is required and is limited to 10 participants. All meetings will be held in the library. Please register for all sessions. Please contact Ms. Kerrie for details.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 22 at 10:00 a.m.