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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


STEAM Explorers

Date(s): Tuesdays, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 22, Dec. 20
Time: 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 2

Have fun with STEAM at this interactive, hands-on program. Registration for children is one week prior to each program date.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: September 13


Home for the Holidays: Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop

Date(s): Thursday, December 15
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 and up

Join Marianne Ciffer from Edible Arts as she leads Randolph families in decorating their own personal Gingerbread Houses. Note: All houses and some of the candies are processed in a facility that may use nuts. Randolph residents only. Please call the Library to register beginning December 8.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: December 8


Take It and Make It Craft: Winter

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

For grades PreK to 2. Help us celebrate winter with a craft. Craft kits will be available in the lobby while supplies last.

Registration Necessary: No


Weis Cooking and Food Class

Date(s): Thursday, January 12
Time: 10:45 to 11:15 a.m.
Who: Ages 3 to 5

Come and try a healthy snack recipe! Registration for children is required.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 5


Cinderella, Cinderella

Date(s): Saturday, January 14
Time: 3:00 to 3:45 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 and up

Join us as Trilogy Repertory presents this live action, interactive favorite. Registration for adults and children is required.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 6


Math Mania

Date(s): Tuesdays, Jan. 17, Feb. 7, Mar. 7
Time: 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 2

Have fun with math at this interactive, hands-on program. Registration for children is one week prior to each program date.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 10


Build It! Family Fun

Date(s): Thursdays, Jan. 19, Feb. 9, and Mar. 9
Time: 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 and up

Ages 4 and up. Come and enjoy building with our Legos, Brain Flakes, Straws and Connectors, and other building toys. You supply the fun, skill, and imagination. No registration required.

Registration Necessary: No


Magic Workshop for Beginners

Date(s): Thursday, January 26
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 6 and up

Ages 6 and up. In this hands-on workshop, kids learn amazing magic tricks with common household objects. Registration for children is required.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 19


Weis Cooking and Food Class

Date(s): Tuesday, January 31
Time: 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 3

Come and try a healthy snack recipe! Registration for children is required.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 24


Take It and Make It Craft: Valentine’s Day

Date(s): Monday, February 6
Time: 9:00 a.m. to closing
Who: Grades PreK to 2

For grades PreK to 2. Help us celebrate Valentine’s Day with a craft. Craft kits will be available in the lobby while supplies last.

Registration Necessary: No


Weis Cooking and Food Class

Date(s): Tuesday, February 21
Time: 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 3

Come and try a healthy snack recipe! Registration for children is required.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 14


Weis Cooking and Food Class

Date(s): Thursday, February 23
Time: 10:45 to 11:15 a.m.
Who: Ages 3 to 5

Come and try a healthy snack recipe! Registration for children is required.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 16


Weis Cooking and Food Class

Date(s): Thursday, February 23
Time: 10:45 to 11:15 a.m.
Who: Ages 3 to 5

Come and try a healthy snack recipe! Registration for children is required.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 16


Take It and Make It Craft: St. Patrick’s Day

Date(s): Monday, March 6
Time: 9:00 a.m. to closing
Who: Grades PreK to 2

For grades PreK to 2. Help us celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a craft. Craft kits will be available in the lobby while supplies last.

Registration Necessary: No