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Roxbury Public Library July Gazette

Youth Services July Programs

Olde Suckasunny Day Booth Application

Employment Opportunity: Sr. Library Assistant—Part-time

Employment Opportunity: Adult Services Librarian-Part-Time


Fizz, Boom, Read! and Spark a Reaction
Children and Teens Summer Reading Programs

Fizz, Boom, Read!Register here for children (birth-entering 6th grade)
and here for teens (entering 7th-12th grades).

Registration for programs at the library will begin 2 weeks before each program.




Literary Elements Adult Summer Reading Program
Sci-fi Movie Fridays
Fridays at 1PM

Sci-Fi FridaysCelebrate the Roxbury Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program “Literary Elements” with a summer of sci-fi. Every Friday at 1PM the library will be showing old and new science fiction films.

Friday, July 25 at 1PM--Children of Men
Friday, August 1 at 1PM--District 9
Friday, August 8 at 1PM-Ender's Game
Friday, August 15 at 1PM--Her

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.




Computer Classes

Computer ClassesIntroduction to Facebook on July 10 at 2PM
Participants in this class who do not have a Facebook account should bring their email address and password, a Jpeg photo file for their profile is optional. Patrons will be able to leave at the end of the class with a Facebook page.   Mouse skills required.

Introduction to Excel 2013 on Saturday, July 12 at 11 AM
A beginner’s class for those with no experience with Excel. Mouse skills required.

Intermediate Excel on Saturday, July 26 at 11AM
For Excel users who would like to learn more. Participants must have some working knowledge of Excel.

Advanced Facebook July 24 at 2PM
An Advanced Facebook class will be offered on Thursday, July 24 at 2 p.m. Participants should email there questions prior to the class, (the earlier the better), to Both classes are interactive.

Registration is required.  To register, call the library at 973-584-2400 ext. 501 or e-mail  Classes are for Roxbury cardholders only.




Medicare Workshop
Tuesday, August 12 at 2PM

Medicare WorkshopNow that it's your birthday... Learn the ABCD's of Medicare! Learn about the new guidelines for Medicare Reform announced by the President.

* Make sure you agency's primary business is Medicare.
* Make sure there is a dedicated staff to resolve issues.
* Make sure the agency has a variety of insurance carriers to select from.
* Work with a team that will be there today and tomorrow!

Keynote speakers will be the prestigious Carolyn J. King and Roy Goldschmidt who together have many years in the health insurance field and the senior markets in New Jersey. Both are members of the National Association of Health Underwriters, a national consumer advocate group. Registration is requested. Register here.




End of Summer Bash
Featuring "Music of the Movies" Performed by David Podles
Friday, August 15 at 7:30PM

David PodlesOur 2014 Adult Summer Reading Program ends with a performance of “Music of the Movies” by acclaimed violinist David Podles. Showcasing some of the most unforgettable and famous movie themes from the 1940s to the 1990’s, this concert will feature music from movies such as "The Godfather", "The Thomas Crowne Affair", "Love Story, "The Professional" and "Titanic.
Acclaimed international concert violinist David Podles of Riga, Latvia, is laureate of 3 prestigious international competitions and received PhD in violin from conservatory in Riga. He performed in symphony, chamber, opera and ballet theater orchestras both solo, in orchestra and on tour across Russia, including Bolshoi and Kirov and throughout Europe and the U.S.
Doors open at 7:00PM and the music starts at 7:30PM. Refreshments will be served.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.




Pronunciator Now Available

Learn a new language with Pronunciator!Pronunciator is a fun and easy way to learn any of 80 languages.

Register for free and start learning — at your own pace!

Access Pronunciator here.




World Vital Records Now Available

World Vital RecordsFind your family history with affordable access to over 4 billion names from the united states and around the world.

You can access World Vital Records here.





Zinio for Libraries
Digital Magazines

Zinio\In partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books we are pleased to announce the availability of Zinio for Libraries, the world’s largest newsstand.

Through our website, you will have unlimited multi-user access to complete digital magazines, easily viewed on most Internet-enabled devices.

You can access Zinio here. If you have an Apple or Android device, please click here for instructions. If you heve a Kindle Fire, click here.




eBooks and Audiobooks

One Click DigitalIn partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books we are pleased to announce the launch of OneClickdigital, an online service that allows patrons to check out eAudiobooks and eBooks, including best-sellers, Recorded Books exclusives, classics, selections for children and young adults, and much more.

Access eAudio and eBooks at home, in the library, or on the go. OneClickdigital is compatible with all popular listening devices, and mobile apps are available for the iPhone®, Android™, and Kindle Fire. OneClickdigital features an easy-to-use interface with streamlined navigation, fast downloads, and automatic software updates.

Details on how to access OneClickdigital may be found at here.




Never forget your library card again!

cardstarStore your library card number in your Smartphone with the CardStar App!

Directions for storing your library card can be found here.





Lego Duplo Free Play
Thursdays at 10:30AM

Drop in any time during this hour long program to let your children play with our Lego Duplos! During this free play time, kids will have a chance to socialize with other children their age and parents will have an opportunity to socialize with each other. 
*We are currently accepting donations of Lego Duplos

 Now Available in the Roxbury Library!

Ancestry.comThink you could be related to a famous person? Want to find out the truth behind the old family legend about your great Aunt Bertha’s exploration of the Wild West? Explore your family history with the powerful tools provided by Library Edition. Powered by, the world’s largest online family history resource, Ancestry Library Edition allows you to research U.S. birth, marriage, and death records, immigration records, Census records, family histories, court records, directories, photos, and military records. Start exploring your family here.

Ancestry Library Edition is only available INSIDE the library.





Family Pass Now Available

Morris MuseumThanks to the Friends of the Roxbury Library you are now able to borrow a family pass to the Morris Museum. The Museum pass is available for loan to any adult Roxbury Library Cardholder and can be reserved up to 1 month in advance.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Roxbury Library




Hours of Operation

Monday -Thursday


Labor Day-Memorial Day: 10:00AM-3:00PM
Memorial Day-Labor Day: 10:00AM-1:00PM

Labor Day-Memorial Day: 2:00PM-5:00PM
Memorial Day-Labor Day: Closed

  2014 Holiday Hours

Wednesday 1/1/14

New Year's Day


Monday 1/20/14

Martin Luther King Day


Monday 2/17/14

President's Day


Friday 4/18/14

Good Friday


Sunday 4/20/14



Sunday 5/11/14

Mother's Day


Saturday 5/24/14

Memorial Day Weekend


Sunday 5/25/14

Memorial Day Weekend


Monday 5/26/14

Memorial Day


Friday 7/4/14

Independence Day


Saturday 8/30/14

Labor Day Weekend


Sunday 8/31/14

Labor Day Weekend


Monday 9/1/14

Labor Day


Monday 10/13/14

Columbus Day


Tuesday 11/11/14

Veteran's Day


Wednesday 11/26/14

Thanksgiving Eve

Open 10:00AM-5:00PM

Thursday 11/27/14



Friday 11/28/14

Thanksgiving Friday


Wednesday 12/24/14

Christmas Eve


Thursday 12/25/14



Wednesday 12/31/14

New Year's Eve

Open 10:00AM-1:00PM

Thursday 1/1/15

New Year's Day





Driving Directions


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From the South:

Route 287 North to Route 206 North. Route 206 North to Route 46 East at the Netcong Circle.
Route 46 East to Route 10 East at the Ledgewood Interchange.
Left at the second traffic light (Hillside Avenue).
First right onto Main Street. Library is the second building on the left.

From the West:

Route 46 East to Route 10 East at the Ledgewood Interchange. Left at the second traffic light (Hillside Avenue). First right onto Main Street. Library is the second building on the left.

From the North and Northeast:

Route 80 West to Exit 30 (Howard Boulevard). Left onto Howard Boulevard.. Cross over Route 46. Make a left at the stop sign onto Main Street . Library is just past light on left side.

From the Southeast:

Route 10 West OR Sussex Turnpike West to Route 10. Right at Eyland Avenue. Left onto Main Street. Library is on the right, just beyond the churches.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a Roxbury Library Card?

Library cards are available at no charge to residents of Roxbury Township over the age of five, business owners who own or rent property, students not living in Morris County but attending Roxbury schools, and Roxbury Township employees.

At the time of registration, either a driver's license or Morris County Identification card must be provided as proof of residency. For more details, click here.

How do I find out if the library has a book, movie or CD that I want?

You can search the library catalog. For help using the library catalog, click here. To login to the catalog enter your library card number and your pin. You pin is usually the last 4 digits of you phone number. If you are unsure of your pin or have trouble logging in, please call the library at 973-584-2400.

The item that I want is in the catalog but is not in the Roxbury Public Library or it is checked out. How do I get it?

Your Roxbury Public Library card is accepted at all libraries that are part of the Morris Automated Information Network (M.A.I.N.). This gives you access to 2.5 million items in 37 municipal libraries and the Morris County Library. You can go to any of these libraries and check out your item.

If you do not wish to travel to another library or the item is checked out, you can request that the item be sent to the Roxbury Public Library by placing a request. You can place request online from the library catalog. Directions are here. Call the Roxbury Public Library at 973-584-2400 if you have problems with the catalog or are unsure of your PIN.

If you can't locate what you want in our catalog, give us a call or come in and we will try to find the item in a library outside of Morris County. A $3.50 per item fee will be charged to the patrons account on items that were not located within the NJ library network. If you are concerned about any possible fee, please call the library before placing any items on hold using Jersey Cat.

How do I reserve my favorite author's newest books?

Join the I.Queue Reserves Program.

I'm interested in joining a book discussion group. Do you have one at your library?

Both daytime and evening groups for adults meet monthly for stimulating discussion. Contact Adult Services at 973-584-2400 ext. 501 or email for more information.

Do you have photocopiers?

Black and white copiers are available. Copies cost $.15 per page for black and white. Students are entitled to 4 free copies from Reference Books.

Do you have computers for use by the public?

Computers are available for public use. In addition to Internet access, they also have MS Office, Photoshop and Adobe Reader available. Wireless Internet access is available for those who want to use their own laptops. Printing from our computers is available for a charge of $.15 per page for black and white copies and $1.00 for color.

Click here for more information about our computers and our computer classes.

Do you provide notary services?

There are notaries on staff at the library but their schedule varies. Please call 973-584-2400 to see when they are available. There is no charge for notary service. Click here for more information about notary service.

I would like to remember a loved on by donating a book or other item to the library in his or her name.

The library has a Memorial and Gift Program if you would like to give a special gift for a variety of occasions. Contact Susan Collins at 973-584-2400 ext. 502 for further details.

I would like to help support the library. How can I do so?

The Friends of the Roxbury Public Library (FRTPL) provide financial support to the Library and sponsor the semi-annual book sale. Membership applications are available at the Friends web site or at the Library front desk. Contact the Friends at 973-584-2400 ext. 401 for more details.