Big Library Read - Join millions of eBook readers around the world reading one book. Thousands of library patrons around the world are participating in the first ever Big Library Read of an eBook, and you are invited to join in the fun. The Four Corners of the Sky is master storyteller Michael Malone's novel of love, secrets, and the mysterious bonds of families. Malone brings characters to life as only he can, exploring the questions that defy easy answers: Is love a choice or a calling? Why do the ties of family bind so tightly? And is forgiveness a gift to others...or a gift we give ourselves?
Program runs May 15 - June 1. Click on DigitalLibraryNJ to access this e-book. No holds, no waiting!
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
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Author Talk - The Last Box by Marianne Previty. Author talk, comedic performance by local actors, signed books available, on Wednesday, June 12, 6:30 p.m.
Job Hunter's Workshop - For area residents looking for employment, on the second Friday of each month. Upcoming workshop is June 14, from 3 - 4 p.m. Learn job serarch techniques and interview skills.
Friday Movie Matinee - "Oz the Great and Powerful", Friday, June 28, 1 p.m. Rated PG, 130 minutes.
Beginner's Feng Shui - Learn about the bagua (the Feng Shui floor plan) and how it fits into your apartment or home. Wednesday, July 10, 6 p.m.
We're Talking Baseball - Dr. James P. Kane presents a slide lecture and audio program about the historic Brooklyn Dodgers on Wednesday, July 31, 6:30 p.m.
Riverdale 75th Anniversary Books are being sold, for just $1, by the Friends of the Riverdale Public Library. Stop by and get your copy of this informative book which traces the history of Riverdale, and contains many photos of early Riverdale.
New Database - In the wake of one of our state’s worst natural disasters, EBSCO Publishing has generously donated the Home Improvement Reference Center™ to libraries in the New Jersey Library Network to aid our residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. Home Improvement Reference Center™ is a resource which provides detailed, user-friendly, “how-to” information about home improvements and repairs. This valuable information will be available to library patrons as they rebuild to ensure those making their own repairs or faced with clean up or do-it-yourself renovations have the know-how to handle these tasks. Access it at JerseyClicks, The database will be available through June 30, 2013.
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!