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Welcome!

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.

LIBRARY HOURS: MONDAY-THURSDAY, 9 AM-9 PM; FRIDAYS, 9 AM-5 PM; SATURDAYS, 10 AM-3 PM

NO SATURDAY HOURS DURING JULY & AUGUST

 


News & Announcements
Driving Clinic for Senior Citizens
Driving instructor Michael Moran will present an informative session especially geared toward senior citizen drivers on Tuesday, June 18, at 7 p m. Topics will include state re-examination, road test requirements, avoiding ticketing, common mistakes, driving law misconceptions, and other pertinent issues specific to older drivers. RSVP on our website under Event Registration.
Annual Summer Book Sale
The Friends of the Library Annual Summer Book Sale is set for 9 am-9 pm on Wednesday & Thursday, June 19 & 20, and 9 am-5 pm on Friday, June 21. Children's books and DVDs, 50 cents; paperbacks and hardcovers, 50 cents to $2; fill-a-bag, $8. There will be door prizes, too! Donations still being accepted - please bring your donations INSIDE the library during our regular hours. Donations left outside will get too damaged to sell.
Friends of the Library Pizza Fundraiser
Order any menu item (except specials) from Frank's Pizza (14 Eisenhower Parkway, Roseland) Mondays-Wednesdays 4-8 pm now through the end of July and help raise funds for the library! Also good for Saturdays & Sundays 11 am-closing, but only for pizza, including gluten-free. Frank's will donate 15% of your purchase to The Friends of the Roseland Free Public Library (there will be no extra fees). Be sure to mention the Friends or bring the flyer downloadable on this website.
Summer Reading Program Registration
Sign up for "A Universe of Stories," the 2019 Summer Reading Program for kids, on Thursday, June 20, 1-4 pm or any time after. Enjoy a down-home BBQ, Italian ices, bounce house, pie eating contest, and other entertainment the afternoon of the 20th - RSVP on our website. FOR ROSELAND RESIDENTS ONLY PLEASE!! This is a national reading program, so non-Roseland residents should register at their own local library. RSVP on our website.
No Walking for Fitness on Wednesday, June 19
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. Note: This event will meet on both Mondays & Wednesdays at 10 am starting in April!
No Adult Mat Yoga on Wednesday, June 19
We are offering free weekly adult mat yoga classes on Wednesdays at 11 am now through July 3 with certified instructor Danielle Masa. Bring mat, water, and towel. Please note there will be no class on June 19 due to the Library Book Sale. RSVP on our website.
Next Chapter Grief Support Social
The Next Chapter provides an informal setting for connecting with others who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Next meeting is Tuesday, June 18, at 7 pm. No RSVP needed.
Harry Potter Movie Marathon
Celebrate the start of summer vacation with a lazy day of back-to-back Harry Potter Movies starting at noon on Tuesday, June 25. Harry Potter-themed snacks will be served. RSVP on our website under Event Registration.
Homebound Delivery Service
Stuck at home with an injury or other situation that makes getting to the library impossible, and are eager for a certain book or DVD? Try our Homebound Delivery Service! Call the library at 973-226-8636 and arrange to have your items delivered to your home! PLEASE NOTE: THIS SERVICE IS FOR ROSELAND FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY PATRONS WHO ARE ROSELAND RESIDENTS ONLY.
Fine Forgiveness June 20-September 2
ROSELAND FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY PATRONS WHO ARE ROSELAND RESIDENTS ARE ELIGIBLE: We are instituting fine forgiveness for any overdue baby, kid, or young adult books and DVDs starting on the day of our Summer Reading Kickoff (June 20) all the way through Labor Day! NOTE: Only valid for books and DVDs that belong to the Roseland Free Public Library.
Matinee Mondays
Our Monday afternoon movies continue this Monday, June 24, at 1 pm with Vice, the 2018 comedy/drama starring Christian Bale as former US Vice President Dick Cheney. Movie is rated R and runs for 2 hours and 13 minutes. No RSVP needed, popcorn will be served.
Wednesday Nite Bookworms
Our library book club will meet to discuss this month's book, The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See, on Wednesday, June 26, at 7 pm. This novel takes a close look at the spunky female divers of Korea's Jeju Island, their sense of kinship, and the extraordinary forces that helped shaped those friendships.
Fruit Art Photography Exhibit Through July
Not all love letters are ink on paper...some are fruit on a plate! Husband-and-wife creative duo Marshall Norstein and Elaine Durbach treat us to some funky fruit art in a new summer exhibit, on display in our community room through the end of July.
Guided Meditation Classes
Treat yourself to some personal time with some guided meditation classes! Upcoming classes: Thursday, June 27, 10 am & 7 pm. RSVP on our website, under Event Registration.
Knitting & Crochet Club
Enjoy an evening of knitting and crocheting at the library on Monday, June 17, starting at 7 pm. New members, all levels welcome.
Summer Drop-In T'ai Chi Chih
Summer Drop-In T'ai Chi Chih with accredited instructor Lee Bergman begins on Tuesday, July 9, and continues every Tuesday through August 20. Beginners start at 10:15 am and returning students follow at 10:30 am. $10 per sessions - attend as many as you wish!
De-Stress with Mindful Coloring for Adults
Escape the stress of everyday life and color your troubles away every Tuesday at 1 pm. Join us for an afternoon of serenity, coloring, herbal tea, snacks, and meditative music. RSVP on our website.
Chair Yoga Mondays
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.
Reserve Your Museum Passes Online
Patrons can borrow passes for themselves and/or their families for Montclair Art Museum, Morris Museum, Grounds for Sculpture, The Golf Museum, 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."
Pay Your Fines Online
Roseland Free Public Library patrons can now pay any library fines online! Just go to www.bccls.org > 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: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/playback/Playback.do?id=7bt56n. The app is available at this website: ebccls.overdrive.com. If you need one-on-one help getting started, see our library assistants.
HOOPLA is Back!
HOOPLA is back for our patrons! Go to www.hoopladigital.com 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 who are Roseland residents! Available to patrons 18 or older with a valid driver's license and valid Roseland Free Public Library card. 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 and $100 replacement fee if lost.


Frank's Pizza Fundraiser (pdf)
June2019Kids (pdf)
July2019Kids (pdf)
August2019Kids (pdf)
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