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Roxbury Public Library April Gazette

Youth Services April Programs


Parents and caregivers: Please take this quick 5 question survey so we can know what kind of programs YOU want during the summer!



Spring Book Sale Collection
Thursday, April 17 to Monday, April 28

Book Sale CollectionDoing some spring cleaning? Collection for the Spring Book Sale begins April 17 and ends April 28. So clean out those bookcases and bring your gently-used books to the library!

Donation Rules:Books- hardcover, paperback and textbooks in good condition, DVD's, CD's and Books-on-Tape are accepted.

We do not accept VHS Tapes, magazines, Readers Digest Condensed Books or X-rated material.

Please don't donate books that are moldy, wet, have torn pages, are in poor condition or have an odor. 

Book sorters are also needed! If you would like to volunteer, please e-mail




Yoga Classes for Beginners at the Roxbury Public Library
Mondays at 8AM from May 12 until June 23*

YogaJoin us for a six week course of yoga instruction for beginners at the Roxbury Public Library. Classes run for one hour and participants must bring their own yoga mat. The cost is $36 for the six sessions and must be paid in full at the time of registration. A release form must also be completed at registration. The instructor is a member of the Yoga West Holistic Center staff. Attendees who cannot make a particular date during the course may take the class at the Yoga West Holistic Center within the timeframe of the six class schedule. Classes are limited to Roxbury cardholders only. Registration is required. Stop by the Reference desk to register, make payment and sign a release form. For more information call the library at 973-584-2400 ext. 501 or e-mail

*No class on Memorial Day.

This program is made possible by the generosity of the Friends of the Roxbury Public Library.




Take a Computer Class at the Roxbury Public Library

Computer classesThe Roxbury Public Library is accepting registrations for computer classes.  Classes are:

      • Intermediate Excel on April 30 at 6:30PM
      • Computers 101 on May 1 at 2PM
      • Intermediate Powerpoint on May 3 at 11AM
      • Introduction to Word on May 8 at 2PM
      • Intermediate Word on May 15 at 2PM
      • Introduction to Excel on May 17 at 11AM
      • Intermediate Excel on May 28 at 6:30PM

Class descriptions can be found here. Registration is required. Only Roxbury Library Cardholders can register. For more information about this program or to register please call the library at 973-584-2400 or email




Step into a Story
May 11 - 17

Step Into a StoryIn honor of Children’s Book Week (May 11-17), the Morris Area Youth Services Committee (MAYS) brings you a week-long program where you can visit local libraries and step into your favorite children’s books. Participating libraries have chosen to decorate portions of their children’s spaces to represent a favorite children’s book or series. Roxbury Library will be highlighting Where the Wild Things Are. At each library, you’ll have the chance to enter to win a prize. You can only enter once per library, so the more libraries you visit, the better your chances of winning! Patrons must be 18 years old or younger and be in possession of or have a parent in possession of a valid M.A.I.N. library card to enter. Find more information here.




Exploring Myanmar
Tuesday, May 13 at 7PM

Exploring MyanmarA country where cell phones and credit cards are largely useless, Myanmar, previously called Burma, has been a country “lost in time,” only recently opening itself up to the outside world after decades of tight military control.  On Tuesday May 13 at 7PM Dr. Roger McCoach will take you on a tour of Myanmar’s golden temples, houses built on stilts, and fascinating floating gardens.  Experience a hot air balloon ride over thousands of temples, see workers rolling cigars, artwork and much more. Registration is requested. Register here.




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. For more information on how to use this service please 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.





Crafts for Kids
Tuesdays at 4PM

Come in after school every Tuesday to make a new craft! Coming up this month are monster bookmarks, scratch art, and watercolor initials. All ages can participate but young children may need help from an adult. 






Lego Duplo Free Play
Thursdays at 10:30AM

Drop in any time during this hou 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.