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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.

Designer Showhouse

Friends of the Upper Saddle River Library Book & Author Luncheon

Monday, October 26th • 11 am–2 pm
at the Designer ShowHouse of NJ

With Barbara Ostrom Interior Designer Author of “Curtain Up!: Thirty Years of Spectacular Showhouse Rooms”. Tickets are $40 and include: 11 am private tour of the Designer Showhouse, 12 pm Buffet luncheon, 1 pm presentation by Interior Designer Barbara Ostrom. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Download a ticket form.


Home Staging Techniques to Help Sell Your Home

Wednesday, October 7 • 7pm – 8:30pm

Join Lori Carbone for an interactive presentation on the secrets and techniques home staging professionals use.

Lori will discuss: Why home staging works; Staging to avoid price reductions; Ways to enhance curb appeal; decluttering, color and more. Bring your questions and a note pad for a great evening of information.

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

Sunday, Oct. 25 • 1pm – 4pm

The Friends of the USR Library and the USR Historical Society will cosponsor the annual Harvest Festival. Walk between planned activities at the library and at the Hopper–Goetschius House

Read more about the activities

Download Apple Pie Contest Form

Download Chili Contest Form

Download Pumpkin Carving Contest Form


Book Bundle

Book Bundles are 3 books on one topic for specific ages groups available in the Children's Department.


Homework & Study Help™ K-12 Student Center is a tutoring and skills center for Kindergarten–College. Sign in at™ with your USR Library card to receive free UNLIMITED one-on-one live help! Sessions with expert tutors are available from 10 am–10 pm.

24/7 access is available to thousands of resources including study guides, worksheets and more.

Download a “How it Works–Using the Student Center” overview sheet.

View more online services available with your library card.

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.

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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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