Free Spanish Classes
On Wednesdays at 11 a. m., George Materon of the Friends of the Library continues to offer free Spanish classes at the advanced level to Oradell residents.
Read to a Dog
Read to Daisy, a certified therapy dog, who loves being read to by children.
Tuesday, April 23rd
5:00, 5:15, 5:30, 5:45 PM
Registration is required by calling us at 201-262-2613.
Lecture: Producing and Writing for Television: Mister Rogers and the Road to Get There
On Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 7 p. m. JoAnn Young of Oradell presented her excellent and informative lecture “Producing and Writing for Television: Mister Rogers and the Road to Get There” at the Library, where it was covered by Oradell Public Television (OPTV). Please stay tuned...
Mr. Chris is in Oradell on the following date!
Thursdays at 10:30 AM:
Join us for music, tons and tons of movement, and high-energy fun.
Perfect for Toddlers and Preschoolers.
No registration, all are welcome
Magical Melodies is sponsored by the Friends of the Oradell Public Library.
Games, challenges, and activities that use coding principles.
Recommended ages: 5 - 11
Saturday, April 27th at 2:30 PM
Baby & Me: Ages 0 - 2
Mondays @ 10:30 AM:
April 29, May 6, May 13, & May 20
Two, Three, More: Ages 2 +
Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM
May 1, May 8, May 15, May 22,
All are welcome, no registration necessary!
Learn about lungs, the respiratory system, and pressure with this hands-on activity!
Open to students in grades K - 5
Monday, April 29th at 4:00 PM
MORNING BOOK CLUB
Teen Trivia Night
Test your trivia skills!
We'll have snacks for all and prizes.
Students in grades 6 - 12
Tuesday, April 30th at 7:00 PM
Star Wars Day
We're celebrating a day early!
Friday, May 3rd, 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Train to be a Jedi by:
Making a Lightsaber, Crafts, Activities, and more!
Earn volunteer credit and have fun!
Tuesday, May 9th at 7:30 PM
Grades 6 - 12
Be Smart Gun Safety
On Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7 p. m. the group Moms Demand Action will a present a program, “Be Smart Gun Safety.”
EVENING BOOK CLUB
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 7 PM
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal (2014) by Ben Macintyre
E. Zoe Hassman
On Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 2 p. m., in a rare weekend program for all ages, we invited E. Zoe Hassman, a cellist who has been featured in The New York Times, to entertain our audience with her mix of classical and standard music.
IFC Film Club
IFC Club, which meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7 p. m., is celebrating its fifth anniversary of engaging conversation. All are welcome to attend and explore the modern classic selected.
The film chosen for the next session on Monday, May 20, 2019 (a third Monday to avoid Memorial Day) is a “short and a feature”, La jetée (1962) and 12 Monkeys (1995), two films this month, a French science-fiction short and the American film, starring Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt, which the previous film inspired, both alluding to a key scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s mysterious masterpiece Vertigo (1958).
Looking for New Members!
In addition to the two Book Clubs (Evening Book Club and Morning Book Club), Oradell Public Library offers a Cookbook Club on Third Tuesdays of the month at 7 p. m.
The Cookbook Club is looking for new members. If interested, please email Linda Van Valkenburgh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cookbook chosen for the next session on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 is Ali Rosen’s Bring It: Tried and True Recipes for Potlucks and Casual Entertaining (2018).
Cyber Security for Seniors and Everyone
On Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7 p. m. the Generation Coders Club from Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, N. J. will present a workshop on Cyber Security geared towards seniors, but open to everyone.
Adult Coloring Club
Every Thursday from 10:30 a. m. to 12 noon, the Adult Coloring Club will be meeting to engage in this relaxing and meditative artistic practice in the lower level meeting room.
Thursday, May 2, 2019
10:00 a. m. - 11:30 a. m.
for Staff Training
We look forward to serving you after 11:30 a. m.
Remember that the Library website and BCCLS Catalog are open 24/7.
Design a Bookmark Contest
Design our next bookmark! Winners will be selected in the following age categories:
Ages 3 - Kindergarten
Grades 1 - 5
Grades 6 - 8
Grades 9 - 12
Entries will be accepted through April 27th in the Junior Room.
Please download the entry form, which also contains all the rules.
The BookMark Library Newsletter
By now residents of Oradell have received, delivered to their home, a print copy of the Library's newsletter, The BookMark February 2019. Copies are still available for pick-up at the Library.
Or, you can download a copy here:
It’s a Blooming Book Give-Away!
The display near the New Books area, aside from the jigsaw puzzles on display for circulation, is “It’s a Blooming Book Give-Away!”, another round in our Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) book giveaway, whereby any patron who checks out two or more books gets to select a wrapped book with a legend on it suggesting what type of book it is.
Large Display Case
Embroidery by Miriam Taub
For the months of March and April 2019, the large display case is showcasing beautiful free-form embroidery, handcrafted by Miriam Taub of Teaneck. Miriam first picked up an embroidery needle when working on the “sewing” badge as a member of the Girl Scouts.
Small Display Case
We await a new exhibition soon.
Local History Collection Exhibition
125th Anniversary of Oradell
The exhibition from the Local History Collection on the lower level stairwell display case is a selection of books and historical pamphlets, which mark the 25th, 50th, 75th, and 100th anniversaries of the founding of the Borough of Oradell in 1894.
NEW! Launchpads Now Available to Check Out!
Playaway Launchpads come preloaded with a mix of educational and fun content centered on a theme. Our starting collection consists of 6 different Launchpads, each one focused on a different theme and ranging in ages from PreK-K, Grades K-2, and Grades 3-5.
They are 100% secure with no risk for unintended content and do not require an internet connection. Each tablet has a 7-inch screen and circulates with a protective bumper case.
Our initial collection of Launchpads is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Oradell Public Library. A huge thank you is owed to them for their support.
Come check them out today in the Junior Room! They are located in the video game section.
Meditation at the Library
Come to the Library and Relax... Free Guided Meditation every third Wednesday of the month at 7 pm.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing (sweatpants, leggings, etc.).
What's Old is New
We hope that you remember that Oradell Public Library is able to request materials via JerseyCat from outside of BCCLS, provided said items are not in BCCLS. The JerseyCat catalog includes the collections of almost all of New Jersey's public libraries as well as many colleges, universities, and schools.
for Oradell Public Library
Oradell Public Library is offering to its cardholders free access to Kanopy, the streaming service for a large variety of films and videos, many of which are not available on other streaming services.
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Oradell Public Library Still Offers Hoopla!
Five items per patron per month
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Learn Foreign Languages with Rosetta Stone
Oradell Public Library offers Rosetta Stone to learn a foreign language.
Helpful Information From BCCLS
Birthday Gift Opportunity
The Friends of the Oradell Public Library have old issues of Life Magazine. Some of them are in perfect shape, and others are not. We are offering to the Oradell community the first choice of purchasing a copy or more. We only have one per date, so they would make a great birthday gift for that hard to buy for person on your list! Perfect as a birthday gift!
We have issues from 1937 – 1972 available, but not every week is available. If you are interested in purchasing an issue with a specific date, please e-mail email@example.com to see if the date is available and to request a price. Prices will range from $5 - $50, depending on the issue date and condition.
Check Out a Puzzle!
The display in the New Books area is “Check Out a Puzzle!”, a collection of jigsaw puzzles that may be checked out for one week with one renewal.
Robert Milli Collection
of Films on DVD
We now make available to the public the Robert Milli Collection of films on DVD, which are housed in a separate shelf at the beginning of the regular first bank of DVDs on the lower level. The collection specializes in classic films, especially film noir.
Don't stand in line... Pay online!
Credit cards accepted for payment of Library fines.
Wireless Printing and Photocopying
Wireless printing and photocopying is available throughout the Library.
Electronic Charging Station
The Library now has a desktop electronic charging station for use by the public. Charge your devices by the bank of computers outside the South Reference Room.
The electronic charging station is generously funded by the Oradell Public Library Foundation.
OverDrive for eBooks and Audiobooks
Museum Pass Program Increased
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 2018-2019 Museum Pass Loan Program:
* American Museum of Natural History
* The Frick Collection
* Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
* Jewish Museum
* The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Want a free tool to help increase your business?
Oradell Public Library and the Oradell Chamber of Commerce co-sponsored a special program for local businesses with guest speaker Bill Loges of referenceUSA®.
Bill explained a powerful online research tool crucial to small businesses, which is available for FREE with your Oradell Public Library membership and other public library memberships.
If you missed the presentation and want to learn about this service, please contact the Information Services Librarian, Linda Pabian, at the Library.
The Friends of Oradell Public Library Seek Your Support
The Friends of Oradell Public Library welcome tax-deductible donations to help sustain and expand the Library's special collections, programs, and special events.
The Friends of the Library sent out invitations by mail to join the Friends by making a donation to them. Please consider joining the Friends through financial support.
Thank you to all those who have made their donations.
The Friends of the Library would also love to have more volunteers to help them in their mission.
Oradell Public Library Cookbook Club Cookbook
The Oradell Public Library Cookbook Club Cookbook, Recipes to Remember: Oradell Library Cooks is now available to purchase.
Oradell Public Library
375 Kinderkamack Road
Oradell, NJ 07649
Mon. - Thurs. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Library)
Mon. - Thurs. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fri. - Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
(Closed Saturdays and Sundays July through Labor Day)
Oradell Library Calendar
375 Kinderkamack Avenue, Oradell, NJ 07649
Bring your wireless devices 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.
Please write to Youth Services Librarian Robin Rockman (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name and email address, if you wish to receive news from the Junior Room.
The Friends of the Library meet the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. (Note new day).
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.
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