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Download 5 free songs a week at: Freegal Music

Learn a language with Mango and the upper Saddle River Library

Little Pim Fun with Languages


Visit the Library's Career Center page for Career Search, Test Prep, Resume Writing and more:

Expert Tutor Help



Made available by the generous support of The Friends of the Upper Saddle River Library.

College Corner

Harvest Festival & Scarecrow Contest

Sunday, October 26 • 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

The Friends of the USR Library and the USR Historical Society are cosponsoring the annual Harvest Festival. Walk between planned activities at the library and at the Hopper–Goetschius House. The library will be closed this day.

View the complete schedule.

Download a form for the: Apple Pie Contest | Chili Cook-off Contest | Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Instructions Not Included

Meet the Author

Tuesday, October 28 • 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

“Instructions Not Included: A Pediatrician’s Prescription for Raising the Best Kids on the Block”

Dr. Irwin Berkowitz, one of the “Top Docs” in the New York Metropolitan area, is offering advice from his new book. Dr. Berkowitz has 40 years of experience both practicing at Chestnut Ridge Pediatrics and teaching at New York Medical College. His book covers child care from infants to adolescents, answering questions about vaccines, illness and more.

Musical Munchkins

Visit Our Haunted House!

Thursday, October 30 • 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

A Drop-in program for all ages! Take a stroll through our haunted house–if you dare! Each room has a different theme... prepare yourself! Wear a costume and receive an extra treat! For USR cardholders only.

Book and Bake Sale

Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale
Tuesday, November 4 • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Buy a book and a treat! Buy, freeze homemade baked goods and plan ahead for the holidays! Show off your culinary talents and donate to our bake sale. Drop off at the library pies, cakes and cookies on Mon., Nov. 3 or Tues. morning, Nov. 4.

Thank you for supporting the Friends!

Games Day

International Games Day

Saturday, November 15 • 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
All Ages

Your family is invited to drop-in and join us for an afternoon of fun and games originating from every corner of the world! Light snacks and refreshemnts will be provided. Hope to see you!

More Kids Programs and Services

Kids Infobits

Kids InfoBits

Visit our new database just for kids! An easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content. Kids InfoBits helps kids learn and conduct research – and makes it fun!

Use your Library card number to log into Kids InfoBits


Borrow Digital Video, Music and Audiobooks from Hoopla

Cardholders enjoy thousands of titles available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to your smartphones, tablets and computers.

Tutor™– Unlimited Sessions!

The USR Library now offers unlimited FREE academic and career resources and tutoring from™ for all students and adults! K–12 and college students can get help with homework, studying, projects, essay writing and test prep in every subject. Adults can get help with resume writing, GED prep, and academic support. All sessions are online and one-to-one with a live tutor.

Download a “How it Works–Using the Student Center” overview sheet. A USR Library card is necessary to log on

View more online services available with your library card.


Download 5 Free Songs a Week!

With your USR Library Card. Visit Freegal to download.


Text Notifications Now Available From BCCLS!

Receive a text message from BCCLS when:

  • a hold is ready to be picked up and or cancelled
  • when an item is overdue.

You can opt into receiving text notifications from within the library catalog by following the steps in the link: BCCLS TXT Notifications Now Available

Support the library by making a tax deductible contribution to The Friends of the Library.
The Donation categories below entitle you to a year-long membership with the Friends.
$15.00 Senior Member
$50.00 Family Membership
$100.00 Patron
$250.00 Sponsor*
$500.00 or greater, Benefactor*
*Sponsors and greater will have their name inscribed on a blossom on our giving tree.


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