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  Monday 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
  Tuesday 10:00 AM  5:00 PM
  Wednesday 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
  Thursday 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
  Friday 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
  Saturday 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
  Sunday CLOSED  
June, July and Aug. Sat hours - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


The Riverdale Public Library will be closed on Monday, October 12, in observance of Columbus Day.

Children and Teen Programs

Check out the wonderful programs for children and teens by clicking on the Kids or Teen tabs above. Call the library at (973) 835-5044 to register for programs. Online registration is also available by clicking the Calendar above. Click the event you would like to register for, input your information, and click "Process Registration".                                      

Adult Programs

Coming soon! Call the library to register, or click on the Event calendar above for online registration.

Conquer Clutter — Wed., Oct. 14, 7:00 p.m. Drowning in paper? Feel like you’re headed for Hoarders if you don’t get it together? Let a professional organizer help you manage your ‘stuff” and get peace of mind. Presented by Linda Anders.

The Organized Student — Thurs., Oct. 22, 7:00 p.m. Linda Anders, professional organizer, provides tips and techniques to help students reach their potential. No more missed deadlines and lost homework! Parents and students grades 4–12 welcome.

Spooky Stories, Snippets and Snacks – Wednesday, October 28, 7:00 p.m. It’s back! For the adults who want some Halloween fun, once again, the Riverdale Public Library staff will be serving up a Halloween treat for adults, featuring tales of terror, spooky poems and bewitching refreshments. It’s a fun “ghouls” night out!

Halloween Movie Marathon for Adults - Horror Films of the 50's and 60's. Friday, October 30, starting at 10:15 a.m. with The Birds, 12:30 p.m. Them, 2:15 p.m. Invasion of the Body Snatchers, 3:30 p.m. Night of the Living Dead. View on our 60" screen, and enjoy Halloween-themed refreshments.

Making Prescriptions More Affordable – Rescheduled to Thursday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m. Learn what actions you can take to mitigate the cost of your prescription medications so that you can be sure that you are getting the most value for your money. Topics covered will include Medicare Part D (the “donut hole”); state programs such as Medicaid, PAAD & Senior Gold; programs offered by drug companies and retail stores; and the use of generic drugs. A list of resources (with websites & phone numbers) will be provided.

On Exhibit now through November 30 - Pastels by Karen Tighe

Karen Tighe PSA is a nationally recognized artist residing in Roxbury NJ, painting primarily in pastels. In addition to achieving Signature Artist stature from the Pastel Society of America, Tighe is also a Signature Inaugural member of the Pastel Society of New Jersey, and a juried member of the Degas Pastel Society. Recent awards include: The Pastel Society of America 42nd Annual Exhibition Enduring Brilliance at the National Arts Club in Gramercy Part, The Degas Pastel Society 15th Biennial Exhibit at the Garden District Gallery in New Orleans, The Connecticut Pastel Society 21st Annual Renaissance Exhibit a the Slater Museum in Norwich, CT, and several Best in Show awards at the PSNJ Annual exhibit at the Cranes Mill Gallery.

Computer Classes

We offer a variety of computer instruction classes. Call the library or stop by to register - 973-835-5044.

iPad and Tablet Users Group
New to using a tablet? Bring your device and learn the basics in this monthly workshop for tablet users looking to increase their skills and share knowledge and experience. Learn how to access public Wi-Fi, change settings, set up email, and install and remove apps. Attend once, or as many sessions as you need. Meets the third Friday of each month. Next meeting: Friday, October 16, 1 p.m.


Wednesday night at the movies: It’s popcorn, and a good movie on a 60" screen at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday night of the month. Upcoming movies: October 21, San Andreas.

E-Book News

3M CloudOur patrons are really enjoying how easy it is to download e-books and audiobooks to your PC, tablet, iPad, or phone. All the content is just for MAIN patrons. Click here to check it out! Need help getting started? Call the library to arrange a one-on-one session to help you download to your device.

Raise money for the Friends of the Library through your Amazon purchases

The Friends of the Library have created a Smile account with Amazon.  When you shop at smile.amazon.com and indicate the Friends of the Riverdale Library as your charity, each purchase will send a little money to our Friends organization.  Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchase.


 ClickTBimageClickTBimage TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated picture books that teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Picture books, chapter books, with games, puzzles and quizzes are available on your computer or device.


  1. Books
  2. Audio
  3. Movies
  4. Youth


Don’t Go Home by Carolyn Hart

The Shore by Sara Taylor

The Summer’s End by Mary Alice Monroe

The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows


Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh

Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers by Nick Offerman

Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship by Robert Kurson

Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Justice by Adam Benforado

All the Single Ladies by Dorothea Benton Frank

Finders Keepers by Stephen King

Piranha by Clive Cussler

American Sniper




Run All Night

Spongebob Movie

Ice Cream Summer by Peter Sis

Ninja, Go by Julia Marsh

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

Templeton Gets His Wish by Greg Pizzoli

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