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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.

Closed for Labor Day Weekend Sept.5-7
We will reopen on Sundays, beginning Sept. 20th.

End of Summer party

End of Summer Reading Party with Storyteller LuAnn Adams

Tuesday, September 1st • 4pm – 5pm

An afternoon of fun and prizes! Listen and participate in the imaginative stories of professional storyteller Luanne Adams and will create their own ice cream sundaes!

Summer program raffles will be limited to children who completed the minimum required reading in the “Every Hero has a Story” reading program.

Registration is required.

Record Reading

Count Your Summer Reading Minutes!


The Last Day to Count Minutes and Redeem Coins for the Summer Reading Program is Monday, August 31st!



ice cream party

Back-to-School Ice Cream Party!

Thursday, September 10 • 3 pm

Grade 6 & up

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

No Diet

Never Diet Again

7 Breakthrough Strategies for Pleasurable Weight Loss

Thursday, Sept. 10 • 7pm – 8:30pm

Are you fed up with the diet and deprivation that is equated with healthy eating? Do you feel like your metabolism is broken? Is your relationship with food filled with guilt and frustration? Join Christine Okezie, Natural Foods Chef, Integrative Nutrition Coach and author of “The No Diet Cookbook” and get an empowering perspective on food, weight and health. A simple food demonstration and tasting is included. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

summer reading

Every Hero Has a Story
Summer Reading at the Library

“Every Hero has a Story,” for students in grades 2–5, is designed to encourage the joy of reading through activities, games, incentives and a summer full of special programs. Younger siblings ages 3 yrs.–1st. grade can join in the fun too, with the Library’s “Read to Me” portion of the program.

“Unmask” is a reading club with programs just for teens in grades 6 and up.

New skills. Improved skills. Learn technology, creative and business skills you can use today.

We are excited to announce the availability of, a new online resource. helps anyone learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals. You’ll receive unlimited access to a vast library of high quality, current, and engaging video tutorials taught by great teachers who are also working professionals. Log on with your USR library card from your PC or mobile device. Sponsored by the Friends of the Upper Saddle River Library.

Start Learning

1000 Books

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Be a part of the national and BCCLS-wide initiative: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten! The concept is simple, but the rewards are priceless. A free program which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she begins kindergarten. Download Instructions | Best Books for Young Children: Reading Lists Found on the Internet | Books Your Child Should Hear Before Kindergarten | 1000 Books Log

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports Online®

Exclusive for USR Patrons, only available in the library.

Product Ratings/Comparison, Expert Buying advice, User Review, search and links to shop local retailers.

See a Reference librarian for access in the library.




The Library’s newest e-magazine service Zinio™ offers full color, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment. Browse from our library’s collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. Read these full digital copies of magazines on your computer, tablet or mobile device!



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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