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Welcome to the Roseland Free Public Library website! We are continuously working to update and include all the information you are looking for. Check back often for new events and information. Also, be sure to look at our pages and calendars for Children, Teens, Adults, Wellness, and Friends of the Library for extra events that may not appear on our home page.

To register for an event online, go to Event Registration on the right of our homepage.
Need more information? Call us at 973-226-8636.




News & Announcements
December Holiday Schedule
The library will be closed on the following days: Monday, December 24; Tuesday, December 25; and Tuesday, January 1. There will be an early closing (5 pm) on Monday, December 31. Happy Holidays!
Holiday Train Preview Night
Friday, December 14, starting at 6:30 pm: Kids can get a sneak preview of our own Mr. Conductor’s Holiday Train Exhibit, watch “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” movie, and enjoy a visit from Mrs. Claus, who will do a special reading of The Sleigh Bell Letters by Leslie Lajewski. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served. Donation is $5 per child, and proceeds benefit the Friends.
Holiday Train Schedule Now Available!
Plan your visit to our Annual Holiday Train Exhibit! The exhibit officially opens to the general public between Saturday, December 15, and Monday, December 31, during select days/hours. Please check the December Children's tab for the exact schedule before you plan your visit!
Lego Brickheadz Are Here!
Anyone ages 8 through teen can check out our new Lego Brickheadz building sets on Wednesday, December 19, from 4 to 5 pm. Come get creative with us! RSVP on our website, under Event Registration.
Grief Support Group: The Next Chapter
The holidays can be difficult for those who are grieving, so we are continuing to fine-tune our new grief support group, The Next Chapter. Next meeting will be Wednesday, December 19, at 7 pm. Anyone who has experienced the loss of a child, spouse, sibling, parent, or dear friend is welcome to connect with others who can relate.
Wednesday Nite Bookworms
Wednesday Nite Bookworms, a fresh edition of our Library Book Club, is led by Wendy Macey, library staffer and avid reader! The group will meet on Wednesday, December 19, at 7 pm to discuss The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, a mystery by Stuart Turton.
Coding Classes for Kids
Brain Bytes, a coding and robotics learning center in Montville, will come to the library on Tuesdays, January 8-29, to teach kids ages 5-8 the basics of coding. Classes run from 4 to 5 pm and are limited to 15 students, so RSVP online early!
Walking for Fitness Resumes January 7
RESUMES JANUARY 7: This group fitness activity meets Mondays at 10 am. Jump-start your morning with a 45-minute low-impact workout that emphasizes walking (streamed on video). Also includes discussion and healthy recipe exchanges. Ideal for beginning fitness levels. Bring towel and water bottle. RSVP on website homepage.
Chair Yoga Mondays Resume January 7
RESUMES JANUARY 7: Join us for some chair yoga workouts (streamed on video) every Monday starting at 11 am. Bring towel and water bottle. Class size is now limited to 12. RSVP on website homepage.
Matinee Mondays Resume January 7
We will take a break from Matinee Mondays while the Holiday Train Exhibit is up and running in our Community Room, but our afternoon movies will resume on January 7 at 1 pm with the 2008 romantic musical Mama Mia! Movie is rated PG-13 and runs for 1 hour and 49 minutes.
Author Visit Focuses on Relationships
Tuesday, January 8, at 7 pm: Relationship expert Dr. Barbara Tucciarone will discuss Before You Love Again, her book on relationships which cover such topics as overcoming a breakup, breaking unhealthy patterns,and more. RSVP on our website. Copies of her book will be available for sale.
Guided Meditation Classes
Adult Guided Meditation classes will continue on Thursday, January 10, at 10 am & 7 pm. RSVP under Event Registration.
Winter T'ai Chi Chih
Winter T'ai Chi Chih with accredited instructor Lee Bergman runs Tuesdays, January 8-March 12, at 9:30 am for beginners and 10:30 am for returning students. $70 for all 10 weeks. This is not a library program, but a portion of the proceeds are donated to the library. RSVP/more info:
Knitting & Crochet Club
Enjoy an evening of knitting and crocheting at the library on Monday, January 14, starting at 7 pm. New members welcome.
Weekly Adult Mat Yoga
Our weekly Adult Mat Yoga Class will resume after the conclusion of our Holiday Train Exhibit in our Community Room. Check back for the new dates!
NEW! Reserve Your Museum Passes Online
Patrons can borrow passes for themselves and/or their families for Montclair Art Museum, Morris Museum, The Jewish Museum, the Children's Museum of Manhattan, Grounds for Sculpture, and Imagine That! Please use our new online registration feature - look for the link in the Museum Passes menu on the tab above, under "Policies & Online Reservations."
NEW! Pay Your Fines Online
Roseland Free Public Library patrons can now pay any library fines online! Just go to —> My Account —> Fines & Fees
Libby Has Arrived!
Libby by Overdrive is now available to our patrons for downloading audio and ebooks! Cut and paste this link on your browser to learn more about how it works: The app is available at this website: If you need one-on-one help getting started, see our library assistants.
HOOPLA is Back!
HOOPLA is back for our patrons! Go to and enter your library card information to download free music, movies, television programs, audiobooks, and ebooks with no late fees. Please note: each patron is entitled to any FOUR downloads per month at this time. If you need one-on-one help getting started, see our assistants Tami Jaegel and Scott Bergenfeld.
Leveled Reading List Books Available
Noecker Kids & Parents: We now have a list of books available at the library for the leveled reading system used at Noecker Elementary School. All you have to do is inquire at the Circulation Desk, and you can see a list of books at your child's current level that we have available.
Zac's Hacks - Computer Help
Library assistant Zac Cascio can show you the basics of Microsoft Word, Excel, and other tech resources Mondays or Fridays 9 am-noon. Safely navigate social media; create resume templates, letters, and spreadsheets; utilize cell phone, iPad, and Kindle features, such as calendars and more. Please note: RSVP needed for this drop-in instruction, go to "Even Registration" on the right-hand side of this homepage.
Mobile Hotspots Available
Mobile Hotspots are now available for our patrons to borrow! Available to patrons 18 or older with a valid driver's license and Roseland Free Public Library card in good standing. Each hotspot provides internet access for up to 10 devices. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis, and the loan period is 14 days. There will be a $5 per day late fee.

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