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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.

The Library is closed Thursday, March 5 due to inclement weather.


9th Annual Read-a-thon!

USR Together is Better... Let’s Read!
Saturday, March 7 • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Pre-registration begins February 2nd
Check-in begins at 9:30 am. Breakfast & lunch is provided.Children 8 years old and up read continuously for 50 minutes with 10 minute breaks until 3 pm or one contestant is left. Prizes will be awarded at each break for those remaining. A Grand Prize will be awarded to one finalist. Refreshments are provided during the breaks. Contestants can start at any time, but only those starting at 10 am are eligible for the Grand Prize. Adults are invited to read along with the children. Sponsored by the JCO of Northern Bergen County.

Chanel Makeup

Chanel® Demonstration

Tuesday, March 10 • 7 p.m.

Join us for a presentation by a team from Chanel® Makeup. They will discuss applying makeup, the best makeup for adults of all ages, and how to enhance your best features. In addition, free make-overs will be available to attendees during the program. If you are interested in participating in a make-over, please arrive without any makeup on. Appointments will also be taken for free make overs at a later date at the Lord & Taylor Dept. store.

Registration is required.


Jersey Shore

History of the Jersey Shore

Thursday, March 12 • 7 p.m.

Have you ever wondered why there is an elephant-shaped building on the beach in Margate? A concrete ship stuck in the sand off Cape May Point? A town named Loveladies? Or Ship Bottom?

Kevin Woyce did and the result is this colorful tour of our coastal history, from the long-ago days of pirates, shipwrecks, and lighthouses to the founding of today’s most popular summer resorts. The slide show includes original photography of Jersey Shore plus vintage maps and images of historic people, places, and events.


St. Patrick

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

with Ian Gallagher, Irish Musician

Friday, March 13 • 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Registration is required.

Join us for an ‘after hours’ evening of entertainment with Irish musician, Ian Gallagher. With very fine voice deeply imbued with his Irish roots, Ian is not only a guitarist, singer, but an all-around entertainer who uses that personal touch to put a smile on the faces of his audience.

Ian is a favored Irish American entertainer of many celebrities, having performed at parties hosted or attended by Liam Neeson, Gabrial Byrne, Ellen Barkin, Mary Higgins Clark, Frank McCourt, to name just a few. Light refreshments will be served.

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.

Morningstar Research

Investment Research Center

A valuable online resource for new or seasoned Upper Saddle River investors is Morningstar® Investment Research Center. At Morningstar® find more than 23,000 stocks and mutual funds. Build and analyze an investment portfolio. Learn about stocks, mutual funds and portfolios–all from the privacy of your home!

Register for a FREE account with your USR library card or sign in at:



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!


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.



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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