Through the Morris Automated Information Network (M.A.I.N.), two new databases are now available.
Welcome to the world's largest-language learning center, with over 80 languages, and 50 ESL for non-English speakers offered. Pronunciator provides up to 10,000 phrases to learn per language; 3,000,000 vocabulary words across the languages; up to 350 hours of downloadable audio lessons per course; 2,000 downloadable PDF phrasebooks; and 20,000 photos and custom illustrations to complement learning. Click on the Pronunciator image to start learning a new language.
Interested in geneaology? Access World Vital Records for:
birth, marriage, death, and other vital records from many countries, over 1.1 billion exclusive names from family trees worldwide, US Censuses from 1790 to 1940,and many other key indexes. Click on the World Vital Records image at left to start researching your ancestors.
Digital Magazines Available - Through the Morris Automated Information Network (MAIN) library consortium, digital issues of popular magazines are available to read on your computer, tablet, or e-reader or Smartphone device.
Popular Mechanics, Martha Stewart Living, The Economist, The Food Network Magazine are just some of the magazines available. Click here for a complete list.
Always available, and you have it as long as you like - once downloaded, it's yours! Click the Zinio logo above to start downloading, or go to https://www.rbdigital.com/mainincnj/service/zinio/landing?
Click here for additional instructions, or stop in at the library for help.
A new audio book format is available at the library - the playaway. It's an audio book and player - one book per device, no other player needed. Just pop in your headphones and listen to a great book. Easy to operate with buttons to press for forward, rewind, etc. Current titles are: The Lace Reader, Smokescreen, The Lost Quilter, Days of Gold, Cream Puff Murder, Carrot Cake Murder, The Other Queen, The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday, The Laughter of Dead Kings, Handle with Care, The Lonely Polygamist. Stop my and check them out.
Federal tax forms and instruction booklets are available at the library. Stop by to pick up tax forms, instructions and schedules for the 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ.
For helpful phone numbers and tax assistance services and locations for the IRS or for New Jersey taxes, click here.
View or download our Winter 2014 program brochure for adults.
Register for one or more of our programs
Alzheimer’s Program - Thursday, March 6, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. A presenter from the Alzheimer’s Association will discuss the beginning signs of Alzheimer’s disease - when changes in memory, thinking, and communication become noticeable, and advise how to deal with family members showing symptons
The Canine Cure - Wednesday, March 19, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Do you want to say "Good dog!" and really mean it? Join dog trainer Mary Jean Alsina for a presentation on the basics of training for your pooch.
Intermediate Feng Shui with Vikki Anderson - Rescheduled to Wednesday, April 9th, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Our spring program about Feng Shui was a big success, so Vikki Anderson returns to discuss more about this traditional art and using it for peace and tranquility in your surroundings.
Jewelry Design - Rescheduled to Thursday, April 10, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Back by popular demand! Join us in creating a beautiful memory bracelet. Class is limited - sign up early!
Movie Matinees -
"Dispicable Me 2" - Saturday, March 8, 1:00 p.m. Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. PG, 98 min.
"Blue Jasmine" - Friday, March 14, 1:00 p.m. Socialite moves in with sister after marital break-up. PG-13, 98 min.
Friends of the Riverdale Public Library Annual Book Sale
Great books at great prices! Music and movies also! Friday, March 28, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, March 30, noon to 3 p.m. Donations accepted until March 22nd. Gently used fiction and non-fiction books in good condition, audio books and DVD's, and children's books are welcomed. We cannot accept text books, encyclopedias, VHS tapes or Cd's.
We offer a variety of computer instruction classes.Click here to view or download our computer classes offered from January to March. Call the library or stop by to register - 973-835-5044.
E-Readers Pre-Loaded with Bestsellers - Want to borrow an e-book through the library system, but on a waiting list? We have e-readers to borrow, pre-loaded with bestsellers.
Borrow the e-reader, read the books already on the device, and return to us within two weeks. No investment in a device and no waiting. No kidding!
Right now, our Kindles and Nooks are loaded with books like Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and The Racketeer by John Grisham. Stop by and see what's available.
New e-book titles purchased for our patrons. Available through DigitalLibrary NJ. Sign into your account to access these best-selling e-books and avoid the wait lists! Available only to Riverdale library patrons: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, The Dinner by Herman Koch, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis, A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchey, The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout, Deep Down by Lee Child, Guilt by Jonathan Kellerman, Inferno by Dan Brown, Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovitch, Until the End of Time by Danielle Steele, Bad Monkey by Carl Hiassen, Zealot by Reza Aslan.
Information About the Affordable Care Act
Have questions about the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? The federal government website, www.healthcare.gov, is the place for individuals or businesses to go for information about the ACA - the health insurance marketplace, subsidies, coverage options, etc. Click here to go to the www.healthcare.gov contact page for a live chat, or to answer a few quick questions to see what programs you may be eligible for, and for topics that matter to you most. You can also call 1-800-318-2596 (individuals), available 24 hours a day, or 1-800-706-7893 (businesses) available Monday through Friday, 9 to 5, EST.
Wireless Hot Spot
The Library has wireless access throughout the building so you can bring your laptop!
Downoad audio and eBooks
Through DigitalLibraryNJ, you can use your library card to download audio or eBooks. Click on the hot link on the right of this page.
New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) discusses the challenges libraries face in providing e-content in *When it Comes to eBooks, there's NOT eNOUGH!*
Finding a Good Book
Have you looked at our library catalog recently? All books added to our collection in the last month are featured in a "carousel" for you to browse through to see what's new and interesting. Click here to check it out!
New Reads @ the Riverdale Public Library