We are initiating an Advance Reader Copy Giveaway, wherein, we allow patrons who check out two or more adult books to choose one advance reader copy of soon-to-be-released adult books that we received for free from Barnes & Noble. Each book is wrapped with a tag noting what type of book it is. The selections are made available on the shelves under the book display counter near the new book area. Supplies are limited.


Important Article on Library Funding: Bergen County’s public libraries need our support

Please read this important article written by Amy Syracuse, a trustee of the Oradell Public Library, and published in The Record about the funding of Bergen County's public library. Read article.

new hours at oradell public library

Because of necessary cuts in the Library budget, Oradell Public Library is announcing the following changes in the operating hours.

The Library will be closed on Saturdays from Memorial Day Weekend (May 24, 2014) through Labor Day (August 30, 2014).

The Junior Room will close at 7:00 p. m. Monday – Wednesday year-round starting June 2014. Patrons may ask in advance of 7:00 p. m. that Junior Room materials be held for them at the first-floor circulation desk.

For further information, please see the Letter to the Editor in Town News Thursday, May 22, 2014, page 8.

Registration for Summer Reading Program Starts NOW!

Visit the Junior Room to register or sign up online. Please click here to sign up. For more information about our summer reading programs, click here.




BCCLS 35th Anniversary sUmmer 2014 scavenger hunt

As of a way celebrating the 35th birthday of BCCLS (1979 – 2014), the Oradell Public Library is participating in a summer scavenger hunt from July 1, 2014, through August 31, 2014.

Visit 10 different BCCLS libraries, find the “35” in each library, receive a stamp on your entry form and be entered in our raffle. There will be two winners picked from eligible entries - one adult (18 and over) and one for those 17 and under. The prize in each category will be an American Express Gift Card. Collect stamps on the Scavenger Hunt from 35 different libraries and you will be entitled to 2 entries!

Come have fun, explore new libraries, and join us in saying “Happy Birthday” to BCCLS! Stop in to pick up your entry form and start your hunt!



Oradell Public Library has started a new film discussion group, modelled on our two successful book discussion groups, the Morning Book Club and the Evening Book Club. The IFC (Independent * Foreign * Classic) Film Club meets on fourth Mondays of the month.

The film chosen for the next session on Monday, August 25, 2014, was A Double Life (1947), in which an actor becomes so obsessed with his role as the character Othello that he becomes a threat to those around him.

If you are interested in attending and participating, please watch the film on your own before the first session. Copies of this film are available in the BCCLS catalog in the DVD format.

There is also an opportunity to help decide with your fellow cineastes (film buffs) what independent, foreign, or classic films you would like to choose to discuss. The program is free and open to anyone interested, so come to the North Reading Room for the next meeting. Download flyer.

The Mobile BCCLS PAC is Alive!

When you, our patrons, visit the Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS) website or the online catalog from a mobile device, you should now automatically be redirected to the mobile catalog.

A link to the mobile catalog has also been added to the top right corner of the BCCLS homepage ( If you access the online catalog from a non-library PC, you will also see a "Mobile" link as a tab at the top left.

You may download a flyer here.

Would You Like to Help Out a Neighbor?

We still need volunteers!

Oradell Public Library is pleased to have such a successful program offering conversation classes for those learning English as a Second Language (ESL). We are gratified to see how residents are paired up with their fellow residents to engage in conversation aimed at helping those who are learning English improve their speaking and comprehension skills.

We still need community volunteers to devote some time each week to sit and converse with those learning to speak English. Volunteers need not have prior ESL training or experience, though these are fine. We will provide some materials that will be helpful in sparking conversation with the patrons who need help with learning conversational English.

Please contact Information Services Librarian Linda Pabian at the Library, if you are interested in volunteering and serving in this exciting venture: (201) 262-2613. Download the flyer.

Telesensory Machine for the Visually Impaired

Thanks to the generosity of Library Board Secretary Claire Beslow and her husband Edward, the library received the donation of a Telesensory Machine with a 19-inch monitor, which magnifies printed text for the ease of reading by patrons who are visually impaired or who just need extra help. We invite anyone who may need such assistance to visit the Library and use the machine, which sits at the end of the row of computers on the lower level of the Library. An unexpected benefit to our community is that Borough Archivist George Carter has found the machine to be of use in deciphering the handwritten Chapin letters on which he and his interns have been working in the Local History Room.

Gateways on Display

A new display stand has been provided by Getaways on Display. Patrons can now browse through and take brochures and catalogs on travel destinations. Many of the brochures are for destinations that are within a driving distance of Oradell. The display will be updated every six weeks. The stand is located on the first floor, by the public copier and bulletin board.

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. Library Champions' email addresses will be entered into a private, not-to-be-shared distribution list. When important library issues arise, BCCLS will email the Library Champions. Learn more about this program and to sign up to become a Library Champion. Read more. Robust Genealogical Database Returns Online at Oradell Public Library

Thanks to the generous support from the Oradell Public Library Foundation and its on-going commitment to supporting local history resources Library users can now access at the Oradell Public Library, which renewed the digital subscription in early May, 2011. The genealogical database can be accessed using public access computers located on the main floor and lower level.

In addition to indexing vital records like birth, marriage and death, census and voter lists, and immigration and travel documents, the database can search New York, Boston, New Orleans, and Philadelphia passenger lists from 1800-1945, WWI draft registration cards, French, German and Austrian concentration camp records, military photographs, Slave Manifests, Hispanic Surnames, U. S. Veterans Gravesites and U. S. school yearbooks.

Also downloadable family tree forms and ancestral charts are available to help amateur genealogists organize their family histories. Library users are welcome to contact Linda Pabian, Information Services Librarian for individualized instruction at 201 262 2613.


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. This designation gives Oradell Public Library the opportunity to serve those who may be recommended by the State Legislators.

Information Services Librarian Linda Pabian looks forward to serving anyone who is job searching, working on a résumé, or looking to hone computer skills.

We look forward to seeing and serving you at Oradell Public Library.

DOWNLOADABLE E-Books, Music and Spoken Word

The NJNW catalog contains Audio Books and e-books. Go to Naxos for music, spoken word and e-books.

Do you have a compatible device? Click here to review a list of compatible e-book, electronic audio and video devices.

Need more help? Contact the library at 201.262.2613.