Storytime Dates for May & June
Paint & Piano
"Imagine" creating a beautiful painted masterpiece while a pianist plays all of John Lennon's music!
Saturday, April 30th
1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Grades 3 and UP
Registration required due to limited capacity.
To take advantage of the live music, we invite the grown-ups to stay and enjoy coffee and light snacks while relaxing with puzzles and coloring.
EVENING BOOK CLUB
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 7 PM
The Signature of All Things: A Novel (2013) by Elizabeth Gilbert
MORNING BOOK CLUB
It’s a Blooming Book Give-Away!
Come and enjoy another round in the Advance Reader Copy Book Giveaway program, whereby any patron who checks out two (2) or more books gets to keep one of the books on display, which are wrapped with a tag suggesting the type of book it is.
The Library's principal book distributor, Baker & Taylor, provides these copies for free.
Rabbit Ears Reading
On Monday, April 18, 2016 at 7 p. m. the Library held a celebration of and reading from the publication Rabbit Ears (New York, NYQ Books, 2015), an anthology of poetry about television, the first of its kind. Local contributors Joel Allegretti, the editor of the anthology; Josh Humphrey, Director of the Kearny Public Library; David Messineo; Rick Mullin; Susanna Rich, who appears annually at Oradell Public Library for her poetry performances and lectures; John J. Trause, Director of Oradell Public Library; David Vincenti; and George Witte; presented their poems and that of some of the other contributors at the event to a very appreciative audience. The Friends of the Library, who sponsored the event, provided a Rabbit Ears cake.
Best Town in New Jersey
New Jersey Family magazine in its April 2016 issue voted Oradell the best town in New Jersey for families, something we already knew.
The Library received special mention.
Read the Article
Ellsworth Kelly's Photographs on View
at Matthew Marks Gallery
Internationally renowned artist and former Oradell resident Ellsworth Kelly has a posthumous exhibition of his photographs at Matthew Marks Gallery. Remember that one of Kelly's earliest paintings is of a barn in Oradell and that he first developed his love of shape and color in Oradell as a child.
Download gallery announcement
Download review in The New York Times
Happy Family Toolkits
Games And Activities that
Reduce Stress and Add Joy
To learn more about this new collection that can be checked out, click here for more information.
Happy Family Toolkits is funded thanks to the generosity of the Oradell Kids Foundation.
Large and Small Display Cases
On exhibition from March 2016 through April 2016 in both the large and small display cases is “Fly Fishing”, featuring a selection of artificial flies, equipment, photographs, books, and other items related to fly fishing and fly tying.
The Friends of Oradell Public Library are selling convenient little flashlights to benefit the Library
They are now available for sale!
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
The Oradell Public Library is thrilled to be an official participating library in this national program with one very simple goal: to create lifetime readers starting at a very early ages. To learn more about all the benefits, as well as how to get started, please visit our page for more information.
Oradell Public Library
Patron Experience Survey
In an effort to better understand the needs and preferences of its patrons, the Oradell Public Library proactively undertook a Patron Experience Survey from January 30 – March 15, 2015.
Play with our ActivTable
Visit the Junior Room to play with our new Promethean ActivTable. This table, made possible thanks to the Oradell Library Foundation's School of Fish fundraiser, is a collaborative touchscreen learning table that allows up to six students to play and create a whole variety of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) educational games and activities.
American Museum of Natural History
and Other Museums
Free to Oradell Residents!
Thanks to the Friends of Oradell Public Library passes to the following institutions are available through the Library’s 2015-2016 Museum Pass Loan Program: American Museum of Natural History; The Frick Collection; Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum; and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
at Oradell Public Library
The Library offers notary service. A Library staff member, who is a Notary Public, is offering this service to the community. Notary Services will be available:
Third Wednesdays of the month 5:00 p. m. - 8:00 p. m.
Tuesdays 10:00 a. m. - 1:00 p. m.
Please call the library at (201) 262-2613 to confirm that the notary is in or to request an appointment.
Hoopla is now live and available to all patrons of BCCLS libraries! Download films, television programs, audiobooks, music, spoken word recordings, ebooks, comics, and more. Each library cardholder is limited to 20 downloads per calendar month (double what was originally offered!).
ORADELL PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF MANGO LANGUAGES
Thanks to the Generosity of
the Oradell Public Library Foundation
Oradell Public Library
375 Kinderkamack Road
Oradell, NJ 07649
Mon. - Wed. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Library)
Mon. - Wed. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thurs. - Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
(Closed Saturdays and Sundays Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend)
375 Kinderkamack Avenue, Oradell, NJ 07649
Bring your wireless laptop and surf the Internet anywhere in the Library.
Please write to Director John J. Trause (trause @oradell.bccls.org) with your name and email address, if you wish to receive weekly news from the Library.
The Friends of the Library meet the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.
The Board of Trustees meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.
Downloadable E-Books, Music and Spoken Word
Learn about the online eBook and audio resources available at your fingertips. Read more.
Oradell Public Library is a "Job Seeker Library"
Oradell Public Library has been designated a “Job Seeker Library” by the New Jersey State Library and the New Jersey Library Association in their public relations campaign, advocacy, and lobbying efforts with the New Jersey State Legislature. Read more.
Become a Library Champion
Library Champions are patrons who love their libraries and want to be in the know about issues that may affect them. Read more.