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Download 5 free songs a week at Freegal and new stream up to 3 hours a day!

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Learn a language with Mango and the upper Saddle River Library


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.

Library Closed Labor Day Weekend: Sat., Sept. 3 - Mon., Sept. 5

Gardening club party

Gardening Club Party

Thursday, September 1 @ 3 pm

4th Grade and up

Did you participate in our gardening club over the summer?

Register for our back to school party where we will use what we grew in the garden to make some fun treats!

Registration is required.


Murder Mystery

End of Summer Reading Party

Tuesday, September 6 • 4:30 p.m.

Open to all Summer Reading Program participants

Let’s bring summer to a close by chilling out with fellow readers as Wondergy presents it’s CoolScience program. Watch as objects freeze in an instant or liquid nitrogen heats up until it explodes from it’s container! For the finale, they will bring together fresh cream, milk, sugar, and flavorings to make the freshest ice cream you’ve ever had! Prizes and raffles will be limited to those who completed the minimum required reading in the summer reading program.

Registration is required.

Shadow Puppet

Children’s Department Fall Kickoff!

Shadow Puppet Show
with Master Storyteller Ron Sopyla

Monday, September 12 • 6 pm • for ages 4 & up

Join us for this very special evening fall kickoff program as we welcome Ron Sopyla, master storyteller, and his fantastic shadow puppets, who will mesmerize and entertain us with their stories of adventures in foreign lands. Program is limited to USR cardholders. Registration is required

Pickle Ball

Pickleball, Any One?
What it is and How to Play

Monday, September 19 • 7 pm

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in America–and it can be played by just about anyone! This simple paddle game is played using a perforated, slow-moving ball over a tennis-type net on a badminton-sized court. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn. George Cheah, President of the New Jersey Pickleball Assoc. willbe here to demonstrate the game. Registration is required.

Ice Cream Party

Back-to-School Ice Cream Party!

Thursday, September 15 @ 3 pm

for grades 6 & up

Missing summer already? Come in for a sweet treat and catch up with friends. The top three winners of the “Get in the Game READ” summer reading program will also receive their prizes. Registration is required.

Lonely Planet Travel Guides

Lonely Planet Travel Guides

25 of the popular Lonely Planet Travel Guides ebooks are available on Download these guides to your personal device and bring them with you when you travel.

Available to BCCLS library cardholders.



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Freegal Music - Now with 3 Hours of Streaming per day!

Freegal® is a free music service available to USR library cardholders. All you need to download music is your library card number. Freegal® offers access to about 9 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 15,000 music videos.

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Explore NoveList Plus
A Reader's Advisory for Fiction

With your Library card number (Patron ID) you can explore NoveList, a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, What We're Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists. The NoveList database is reached through the EBSCO port which will ask for your library card number ( Patron ID).

NoveList K-8

New York Times Bestsellers

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

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