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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
July 22 Grief Support Cancelled
Due to some schedule conflicts, the Next Chapter Grief Support Social session scheduled for Monday, July 22, at 7 pm has been cancelled. An August date will be announced soon - stay tuned.
Library Closed on Saturdays through August
The library will be closed on Saturdays throughout July and August. Saturday hours, 10 am to 3 pm, will resume on September 7.
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.
Mad Science Show
Mad Science of New Jersey returns to the library on Monday, July 22, at 1:30 pm with another educating and entertaining children's science program! RSVP on the home page of our website. RSVP on our website under Event Registration.
Wanted: Summer Story Time Guest Readers
Independent readers (grades 2-12): sign up as a Guest Reader now through August 1 during our Book Babies Story Time any Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday 9:30-10 am. Gain confidence and practice reading/public speaking in a relaxed setting. Our Guest Readers will read one or maybe two books, which will count toward the summer reading program. Sign up for as many sessions as you like! Email library assistant Lauren Seiner at to schedule your date(s).
Register Our Summer Reading Program
Registration is now open for "A Universe of Stories," the 2019 Summer Reading Program for kids. Stop by the circulation desk anytime during our regular hours to sign up and receive your goodie bag, reading log, and other registration materials. 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.
Summer Drop-In T'ai Chi Chih
Summer Drop-In T'ai Chi Chih with accredited instructor Lee Bergman is offered every Tuesday through August 20. Beginners start at 10:15 am and returning students follow at 10:30 am. $10 per session - attend as many as you wish!
Matinee Mondays
Our Monday afternoon movies continue this Monday, July 22, at 1 pm with the 2017 comedy drama The Upside, about the bond between a wealthy quadriplegic and the unemployed ex-con who is hired to help him. Movie runs for 2 hours. No RSVP needed, popcorn will be served.
Guided Meditation Classes
Treat yourself to some personal time with some guided meditation classes! Upcoming classes: Thursday, August 15, at 10 am & 7 pm. RSVP on our website, under Event Registration.
Walking for Fitness Mondays & Wednesdays
This group fitness activity meets every Monday and Wednesday 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.
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 Through 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 now through Labor Day! NOTE: Only valid for books and DVDs that belong to the Roseland Free Public Library.
Wednesday Nite Bookworms
Our Library Book Club will meet on Wednesday, August 21, at 7 pm to discuss this month's book, Buccaneers, Edith Wharton's final and unfinished novel. See how Wharton scholar Marion Mainwaring used Wharton's notes as a guide to complete the novel.
Fruit Art Photography Exhibit Extended Through August
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 August. Some new pictures will be added to this exhibit soon...stay tuned for further details!
Knitting & Crochet Club
Enjoy an evening of knitting and crocheting at the library on Monday, August 19, starting at 7 pm. New members, all levels welcome.
Adult Mat Yoga Resumes August 7
Weekly adult mat yoga classes on Wednesdays at 11 am will resume on August 7. Led by certified instructor Danielle Masa. Bring mat, water, and towel. RSVP on our website.
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 > 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 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.

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