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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


Passport Pals

Date(s): Tuesdays, September 15, October 6, November 3, and December 8
Time: 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 2

Each month we’ll explore a different country. 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


StoryBreaks

Date(s): Mondays, September 21 to December 14
Time: 10:30 to 10:50 a.m.
Who: All ages

This storytime program has stories, songs, and fingerplays. This is a virtual program and will be posted on our Facebook Page (Randolph Township Library) and YouTube Channel (Randolph Township Library). No registration is required.

Registration Necessary: No


Preschool Play

Date(s): Wednesdays, September 23 to December 16
Time: 10:30 to 10:50 a.m.
Who: Ages 3 to 5

Listen to a story and enjoy a new fun activity. This is a virtual program and will be posted on our Facebook Page (Randolph Township Library) and YouTube Channel (Randolph Township Library). No registration is required.

Registration Necessary: No


Zoom Storytime

Date(s): Thursdays, September 24 to December 17
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 email on Wednesday afternoons. If you don’t receive one, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address).

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: Ongoing


STEAM Explorers

Date(s): Tuesdays, September 29, October 20, November 17 and December 22
Time: 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
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


Mummy at Mystery Mansion: A Spooky Adventure

Date(s): Sunday, October 18
Time: Ongoing
Who: Grades K to 5

Join us for a spooky adventure presented by Talewise. Frankie and Casey go to their uncle’s Halloween party, and find a creepy Mummy scaring everyone away! We’ll explore some exciting science concepts about blackouts, mummification, and more!

To enjoy this spooky adventure beginning October 18 and beyond, follow these steps:

1. Follow this link to the show on the Talewise online learning platform.

2. Click “Get Access,” then log in or create an account.

3. Enter the coupon code 13432 on the checkout page - no credit card info required.

Registration Necessary: No


Polka Dot Ron: Music, Comedy, and More!

Date(s): Sunday, November 1
Time: 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! No registration is required. This 30-minute virtual recorded video will be available Sunday, November 1 and beyond on our YouTube Channel (Randolph Township Library).

Registration Necessary: No


Take It and Make It Thanksgiving Craft

Date(s): Monday, November 23
Time: 10:00 a.m. to closing
Who: Ages 3 to 5

Distribution begins on Monday, November 23 and continues while the supply lasts.

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a turkey craft. Craft kits will be available, while supplies last, at the library. There will be a Take It and Make It Thanksgiving Craft basket in the outer vestibule of the library. Don’t forget to 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


Mini Gingerbread House Edible Craft

Date(s): Monday, December 7 +
Time: 10:00 a.m. to closing
Who: Grades Pre-K to 12

Distribution begins on Monday, December 7 and continues while the supply lasts.

Brighten the winter season with a mini gingerbread house edible craft! Everything you need to decorate your very own mini gingerbread house will be included in a craft kit. Craft kits will be available for pickup at the Circulation Desk, while supplies last. Craft kits are limited to one per child. Beginning Monday, December 7, you may call and reserve the craft kit(s) for SAME DAY PICKUP. If the craft kit(s) is/are not picked up on the same day, the reservation will be cancelled. Don’t forget to watch the short demonstration video that will be posted on our Facebook Page (Randolph Township Library) and YouTube Channel (Randolph Township Library). Please send photos of your completed mini gingerbread houses to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address). We will share your creations on our Facebook Page (Randolph Township Library).

Registration Necessary: No


Take It and Make It Winter Craft

Date(s): Monday, December 21
Time: 10:00 a.m. to closing
Who: Ages 3 to 5

Distribution begins on Monday, December 21 and continues while the supply lasts.

Celebrate the first day of winter with a fun craft. Craft kits will be available, while supplies last, at the library. There will be a Take It and Make It Winter Craft basket in the outer vestibule of the library. Don’t forget to 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