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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: 10:00 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


StoryBreaks

Date(s): Mondays, January 4 to March 29
Time: First released at 10:30 a.m., then available ongoing
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, January 6 to March 31
Time: First released at 10:30 a.m., then available ongoing
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


Passport Pals - Quick Trips

Date(s): Tuesdays, January 12, February 9, March 9
Time: First released at 4:30 p.m., then available ongoing
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


STEAM Explorers Snippets

Date(s): Tuesdays, January 26, February 23, March 23
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


Winter Wonderland

Date(s): Monday, February 1 to Monday, March 1
Time: Ongoing
Who: Grades PreK to 12

How are you staying warm this winter? Do you like the cold weather? Do you like snow? Show us how you are celebrating winter this year by taking photos and writing short stories. For example, if you took a photo of a snowman you built, you could write a short story about how you made the snowman, what the snowman’s name is, and how you gave the snowman your favorite hat to wear. Use your imagination! Please send your photos and short stories to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address). We will share your photos and short stories on our Facebook Page (Randolph Township Library).

Registration Necessary: No


Adopt-a-Leprechaun-Bear

Date(s): Monday, March 1+
Time: 9:00 a.m. to closing
Who: Ages 3 to 5

Distribution begins on Monday, March 1 and continues while the supply lasts.

Give a leprechaun bear (a stuffed one, not a real one!) a home for Saint Patrick’s Day! Adopt a leprechaun bear and we’ll give you an adoption certificate. Program is limited to Randolph residents only. Take your leprechaun bear home and send us photos of how well your new friend is fitting into your family! Write a short report about your new friend. What is the name of your leprechaun bear? Are they behaving or are they mischievous like leprechauns? Where in Randolph has your leprechaun bear visited? What places in Randolph do you think your leprechaun bear would like to see? Would your leprechaun bear like to see the library? Please send your photos and reports to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address). We will share your photos on our Facebook Page (Randolph Township Library). You may pick up a leprechaun bear, while supplies last, beginning on Monday, March 1 at 9 a.m. at the Circulation Desk. Leprechaun bears are limited to one per family. On Monday, March 1 at 9 a.m., you may call and reserve a leprechaun bear for SAME DAY PICKUP.  If the leprechaun bear is 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).

Registration Necessary: No


Take It and Make It Spring Craft

Date(s): Monday, March 15+
Time: 10:00 a.m. to closing
Who: Ages 3 to 5

Distribution begins on Monday, March 15 and continues while the supply lasts.

Celebrate Spring with a Rainbow Streamer. Craft kits will be available, while supplies last, at the library. There will be a Take It and Make It Spring 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