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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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Spring Storytimes (2)

Baby & Me

Bring your baby or toddler when we explore simple books, sing classic songs, enjoy bubbles, and play all while becoming familiar with the library on Wednesday mornings, May 2 to 23 at 10:15 am.

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

Please register by clicking here.

 

Bookworms

This storytime is full. Thank you!

Let's get reading and singing! Come for songs, books, and a craft all while getting school-ready with friends on Wednesday mornings, May 2 to 23 at 11:30 am.

Open to toddlers and preschoolers 5 years and younger with a caregiver.

Please register by clicking here.

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Melody Mom Music Fun (May)

Let's have fun when we welcome Melody Mom to Riverdale on more Mondays this spring! Enjoy dancing, singing, and parachute play with new friends on Monday, May 21st at 11 am.

Open to ages 2 and up.

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

melody mom may june 2018 FLYER

Family Fort Night

This program is full. Thank you!

Join Ms. Kate for stories, snacks, and strongholds!

We'll provide the building supplies, all you need are your fort engineering skills (but feel free to bring your own extra blankets and pillows) on Thursday, May 24th at 6:30 pm. Then enjoy hunkering down inside with a snack and a book or two. Don't miss the fort-filled fun!

Open to all ages and families.

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

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Messy Monday (June)

Let's get messy!

Join Ms. Kate for toddler-friendly art projects on Monday, June 4th at 11 am.

Open to ages 2-5.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below.

messy monday june 2018 FLYER

PJ Masks (Superhero) Party

This program is full. Thank you!

Love PJ Masks? Want to be like a superhero?

Then come for stories about being super and activities that will make you feel like a hero on Wednesday, June 6th 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.

pj masks superhero party june 2018 FLYERStorytime Yoga with Ms. Jaclyn

Join us when we welcome Ms. Jaclyn this spring and enjoy stretches and stories during her first yoga storytime at the library on Saturday, June 16th at 10:15 am.

Open to ages 2-5.

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

yoga storytime ms jaclyn june 2018 FLYER

Drop-in Father's Day Crafts

Here's to dads!

Join us for a craft for or with Dad just before Father's Day on Saturday, June 16th at 12 pm.

Open to all ages.

No registration necessary!

drop in fathers day crafts june 2018 FLYER

Melody Mom Music Fun! (June)

Let's have fun when we welcome Melody Mom to Riverdale on more Mondays this spring! Enjoy dancing, singing, and parachute play with new friends on Monday, June 18th at 11 am.

Open to ages 2 and up.

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

 melody mom may june 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.

 

 

 

Child with Book

Children's Programs

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

Chess Club

Want to learn how to play chess? Need someone to play against? Did you come earlier this year and want to keep playing this spring?

Then come to Chess Club (nearly) every Thursday at 4 pm in May and June (except 6/14)! Ms. Kate will be able to teach you the basics of the game, if you don't know them already, and will continue to provide the boards and competition.

Open to ages 6 and up.

Please register once for the entire seven-week session by clicking here or on the flyer below.

chess club may june 2018 FLYER revisedFamily Fort Night

This program is full. Thank you!

Join Ms. Kate for stories, snacks, and strongholds!

We'll provide the building supplies, all you need are your fort engineering skills (but feel free to bring your own extra blankets and pillows) on Thursday, May 24th at 6:30 pm. Then enjoy hunkering down inside with a snack and a book or two. Don't miss the fort-filled fun!

Open to all ages and families.

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

family fort night may 2018 FLYER

 

Spring Snacks with Ms. Danielle

Ms. Danielle, registered dietican at the Shop Rite of Lincoln Park, returns with scrumptious snacks for spring on Wednesday, June 6th at 4 pm. Don't miss the tasty fun!

Open to ages 5 and up.

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

spring snacks june 2018 FLYER

 

Paws to Read: Tales to Tails (June)

Love books? Love reading? Love dogs?

Then come to the library to practice reading to a friendly canine listener. Meet our dog friends from Creature Comforts and have fun reading to them on Wednesday, June 13th at 4 pm.

Open to ages 5 and up.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below.

paws to read june 2018 FLYER

 

Drop-in Father's Day Crafts!

Here's to dads!

Join us for a craft for or with Dad just before Father's Day on Saturday, June 16th at 12 pm.

Open to all ages.

No registration necessary!

drop in fathers day crafts june 2018 FLYER

LEGO Lab (June)

Bring your imagination; we'll supply the LEGOs and a great story on Wednesday, June 20th at 4 pm.

Open to ages 5 and up.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below.

lego lab june 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:

Bad Men and Wicked Women by Eric Jerome Dickey

Cave of Bones by Anne Hillerman

Circe by Madeline Miller

The Elizas: A Novel by Sara Shepard

Two Steps Forward: A Story of Persevering in Hope by Sharon Garlough Brown

Non-Fiction:

Daring to Drive: A gripping account of one woman's home-grown courage that will speak to the fighter in all of us by Manal Al-Sharif

Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright

A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey

Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering by Joanna Gaines

Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump by David Corn and Michael Isikoff

Audio

The Crooked Staircase: A Jane Hawk Novel by Dean Koontz

The 17th Suspect (Women's Murder Club) by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

After Anna by Lisa Scottoline

The Female Persuasion: A Novel by Meg Wolitzer

A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey

A Nantucket Wedding: A Novel by Nancy Thayer

Noir: A Novel by Christopher Moore

The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath by Leslie Jamison

Shattered Mirror: An Eve Duncan Novel by Iris Johansen

Twisted Prey (A Prey Novel) by John Sandford

Movies

All The Money In The World

Backstabbing for Beginners

The Commuter

The Greatest Showman

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Paddington 2

Peter Rabbit

Phantom Thread

The Post

Sweet Virginia

Juvenile

Curveball by Derek Jeter

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier

The Lifters by Dave Eggers

Rebound by Kwame Alexander

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

The Stone Girl's Story by Sarah Beth Durst

Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves by Kate T. Parker

Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce

Worlds Apart (Story Thieves) by James Riley



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