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LIBRARY HOURS

  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.

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On a monthly basis the Riverdale Public Library donates books to children through the Riverdale Food Bank.

The Riverdale Public Library also performs programs upon request for community groups. If you have a group in the Riverdale community that would like to orchestrate a children's program with the Riverdale Public Library, please do not hesitate to contact Therese McClachrie, Library Director, at 973-835-5044 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Infant and Pre-School Programs      Programs for School Age Children      Children's Program Home

 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

We are pleased to continue 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten at Riverdale Public Library! 

This program, started in January 2016, has been on-going as participants engage with it at their own pace; caretakers and their pre-kindergartners are encouraged to read together until they reach 1,000 books read.

Anyone can register their little one to be eligible for reading incentives. Just call the library or email Ms. Kate to register.

Then pick up a reading log, record your books, and visit the library each time you read 100 books to receive a small prize. Check out the official 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten website here for more information about this wonderful national initiative. 

Happy Reading!

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Crafting Rocks!

Join us for this end of summer craft-o-palooza to clean out Ms. Kate’s closets of craft kits and almost-empty supplies that she has had for nearly three years! Come and go as you please on Thursday, August 30th at 3:00-6:00 pm.

Open to all ages.

No registration necessary!

crafting rocks august 30 FLYER

Music & Movement: Wiggle & Grow (Sept)

Join us when Ms. Cindy returns with her Kindermusik experience for our littlest patrons on a new day this fall!

This music-filled class will use songs, rhymes, stories, vocal and instrument play as well as focused listening activities to explore fun themes with new friends on Monday, September 10th at 11 am!

Open to ages 18 months to 3 years old.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below.

music movement wiggle and grow sept oct 2018 FLYER

Little Scientists (Sept)

Let's try some preschool-friendly science, technology, engineering, and math!

Join us for a story and preschool-friendly science projects and experiments on Tuesday, September 11th at 11 am.

Open to ages 3-5.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below.

little scientists sept oct 2018 FLYER

Fall Storytimes

Baby & Me

Bring your baby to this storytime where we explore simple books, sing classic songs, enjoy bubbles, and play all while becoming familiar with the library starting Wednesdays, September 12th to October 31st at 10:15 am.

Open to infants and toddlers up to 23 months old with a caregiver.

Please register by clicking here.

 

Bookworms

Let's get reading and singing!

Come for songs, books, and a craft all while getting school ready with friends on Wednesdays, September 12th to October 31st at 11:30 am.

Open to ages 5 and younger with a caregiver.

Please register by clicking here.

storytimes fall 2018 FLYER

Drop-in Baby Playgroup!

Come to play and meet new friends on Saturday, September 15th at 10 am.

Open to ages 6-23 months.

No registration necessary, come and go as you please!

baby playgroup fall 2018 FLYER

Messy Monday (Sept)

Let's get messy this fall!

Join Ms. Kate for toddler-friendly art projects on Monday, September 17th at 11 am.

Open to ages 2-5.

Please let us know you're coming and register by clicking here or on the flyer below.

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Questions? Contact Youth Services Librarian Ms. Kate at 973-835-5044 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Child with Book

Children's Programs

Registration is required for most programs.
Please click on the flyers below or call the library to register.
 
 

LEGO Lab (August)

Come build with your friends one more time this summer on Wednesday, August 29 at 4 pm! We’ll provide a great story and the LEGOs!

Open to ages 5 and up.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below.

lego lab august 2018 FLYER

Crafting Rocks!

Join us for this end of summer craft-o-palooza to clean out Ms. Kate’s closets of craft kits and almost-empty supplies that she has had for nearly three years! Come and go as you please on Thursday, August 30th at 3:00-6:00 pm.

Open to all ages.

No registration necessary!

crafting rocks august 30 FLYER

Paws to Read: Tales to Tails (Sept)

Readers of all levels get to practice reading to a friendly canine listener on Wednesday, September 12th at 4 pm.

Open to ages 5 and up.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below.

paws to read sept 2018 FLYER

Silly Science (Sept)

Calling all budding scientists!

Join Ms. Kate to get your science on Saturday afternoons this fall. We’ll try our hands at fun and silly experiments starting on Saturday, September 15th at 2 pm.

Open to ages 5 and up.

Please let us know you're coming and register by clicking here or on the flyer below.

silly science saturdays sept oct 2018 FLYER

 LEGO Lab (Sept)

Bring your imagination; we’ll supply the LEGOs & a great story on Wednesday, September 19th at 4 pm.

Open to ages 5 and up.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below.

lego lab sept 2018 FLYER

Puppet Theater Club!

 Let’s get playwriting!

Come to create your own puppets, write your own plays, build your own puppet theater, and then perform your plays with your puppets for your friends on Thursdays, September 20th to October 25th at 4 pm.

Open to ages 6 and up.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below.

puppet theater club fall 2018 FLYER

Drop-in After School Crafts!

Join us this fall for after school crafting fun on Wednesday, September 26th at 4 pm!

Open to ages 4 and up.

No registration necessary.

drop in after school crafts sept 2018 FLYER

  

Questions? Contact Youth Services Librarian Ms. Kate at 973-835-5044 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Talking Book and Braille Center - New Jersey State Library

The New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center (TBBC) (***LINK***) is a free resource for NJ children, teens and adults who cannot read conventional print books because of any type of disability. TBBC provides a range of services for children and adults including:

  • More than 60,000 book titles in audio, large print, or Braille
  • Machines needed to play audio material
  • More than 75 newspapers & magazines
  • Audiovision - newspaper reading service
  • Audiovision - Internet Streaming Service
  • Materials in Spansh and other languages

Service from the TBBC is source through the Library of Congress, is by postage-free mail with each book packaged in its own self-mailing container.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program - Library materials and assistive devices, such as TTY's, are available for one month loan.

Please contact the library through their website (***LINK***) or call 1-800-792-8322.

Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing: Libraries by Mail

Libraries By Mail is a free service for Morris County residents who are homebound, disabled or unable to get to their local library unassisted. The Morris County Library mails books, CDs, audio books, DVDs and more to your home with return postage pre-paid. You can make the selections yourself, or a librarian will make selections based on your profile.

For applications and to request materials, please call 973-285-6970.

Library-by-Mail Who can use the service?
All residents of Morris County who are home-bound, disabled or lack transportation to get to the library.

MCL Libraries-by-Mail

  • Select your own books or media (audiobooks, CDs, videos, music) or
  • Have librarians make selections based on your reading profile.
  • Selections are regular or large print and may include books borrowed from other libraries.
  • Request material by mail, phone, TTY, fax or e-mail.
  • Books are mailed to you with return postage pre-paid.
  • Ask reference questions by phone (973-285-6969), TTY, fax or e-mail.

How much does it cost?
There is no cost for this service, and postage is pre-paid by the library.

What are my responsibilities?
Handle the books with care; return books in the mail bags in which they are received (secure mailing labels); return books by due date. Thank you.

How do I sign up?
Contact Sydney Ladd, Services Coordinator (9am-5pm weekdays) 973-285-6970 or TTY (973) 285-6942.

Book Buggy Homebound Visits

Free home delivery of library materials to those Riverdale residents who are unable to visit the library. You may print the form, fill it in, and mail it to the library or call 973-835-5044. Click here for the Book Buggy Registration form.

Please note that all the services provided by the County and the State Library are available to those who cannot reach a library. A note from a doctor or social worker is required.

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

Fiction:

The Disappearing by Lori Roy

Every Time You Go Away by Beth Harbison

Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

She Was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell

An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

Non-Fiction:

Blood & Ivy: The 1849 Murder That Scandalized Harvard by Paul Collins

The Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump by Michiko Kakutani

The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast Michael Scott Moore

Devil's Mile: The Rich, Gritty History of the Bowery by Alice Sparberg Alexiou

JELL-O Girls by Allie Rowbottom

Audio

All We Ever Wanted: A Novel by Emily Giffin

Before and Again: A Novel by Barbara Delinsky

Between You and Me by Susan Wiggs

The Good Fight: A Novel by Danielle Steel

Liar, Liar by Lisa Jackson

Murder in Paradise by James Patterson

The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand

The Pharaoh Key by Douglas Preston

Spymaster: A Thriller (The Scot Harvath Series) by Brad Thor

When We Found Home by Susan Mallery

Movies

Beirut

Blockers

Finding Your Feet

Lean on Pete

A Quiet Place

Ready Player One

Super Troopers 2

Traffik

Where is Kyra?

You Were Never Really Here

Juvenile

All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold

Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge by Lisa Jensen

Big Box Little Box by Caryl Hart

Cat Wishes by Calista Brill

The Door to the Lost by Jaleigh Johnson

Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams by Lesa Cline-Ransome

I'm Not Missing by Carrie Fountain

Mermaid School by Joanne Stewart Wetzel

Nightbooks by J. A. White

Things Jolie Needs to Do Before She Bites It by Kerry Winfrey



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