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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!

1000 books jan 2016 FLYER3

  

Fall Storytimes (2) 

Toddler Time 

Complete with songs, picture books, and a craft, this storytime as part of our second four-week fall storytime session will help your toddler take initial steps towards early literacy and will run weekly from Tuesday, October 10th to Tuesday, October 31st at 10:30 am.

Open to ages 18 months to 2 years old.

Please register for this program by clicking here.

 

Baby & Me

This storytime as part of our second four-week fall storytime session will include simple books, songs, and play that will allow your little one to start becoming familiar with the library and will run weekly from Wednesday, October 11th to Wednesday, November 1st at 10:15 am.

Open to infants up to 18 months old.

Please register for this program by clicking here. 

 

Preschool Pals

Preschoolers will develop school readiness skills by listening to longer stories, making new friends, and creating a craft at this storytime, part of our second four-week fall storytime session which will meet weekly starting on Wednesday, October 11th until Wednesday, November 1st at 11:30 am.

Open to ages 3 to 5 years old.

Please register for this program by clicking here. 

fall storytimes session 2 2017 FLYER

 

Halloween Storytelling! 

This program is full. Please call the library to be put on our waiting list. Thank you!

Join us when Master Storyteller Ms. Cheryl of Currier's Magical Mania shares tales of make believe with a spooky twist...just in time for the spookiest time of the year on Thursday, October 19th at 6:30 pm! Balloon sculptures will be supplied after the show.

Open to ages 4 and up.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Please register for this program by clicking here or on the flyer below. 

halloween storytelling october 2017 FLYER

 

Yoga with Ms. Michele (October) 

Join us for stretches when Ms. Michele returns for yoga this fall! Her second class will be on Saturday, October 21st at 10:15 am. Don't miss it!

Open to ages 2-6.

Please register for this program by clicking here or on the flyer below. 

yoga with ms michele oct 2017 FLYER

 

Pumpkin Decorating! 

This program is full. Thank you!

We'll bring the pumpkins, you bring the creativity at our 3rd annual pumpkin decorating on Saturday, October 21st at 11:00 am.

Open to all ages.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Please let us know you're coming and register here so we have enough paint and pumpkins for everyone!

pumpkin decorating oct 2017 FLYER

 

Drop-in Toddler Free Play

Play inside when it gets chilly outside!

Join us when we empty the program room of everything but favorite library toys, puppets, and noisemakers so your toddlers ages 1-5 can play safely inside with their friends on Friday, November 3rd at 10:00 am.

No registration necessary!

toddler free play nov 3 2017 FLYER

 

Music & Movement: Wiggle & Grow (Nov)

Ms. Cindy from The Music Shop in Boonton returns with her Kindermusik experience for our littlest patrons this fall! Her third class will meet on Tuesday, November 14th at 11:15 am.

You will use songs, rhymes, stories, vocal and instrument play as well as focused listening activities to explore fun themes with new friends!

Open to ages 18 months to 3 years old.

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

music movement wiggle and grow nov 2017 FLYER

 

Fall Mason Jar Luminaries!

Join us when we get crafty in prep for Turkey Day! We'll provide the jars, tea lights, and tissue paper; you just bring your creativity to make mason jar luminaries on Tuesday, November 21st at 3:30 pm.

Open to all ages.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below as supplies are limited.

fall mason jar luminaries nov 2017 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.
 
 

LEGO Lab (Oct) 

Bring your imagination; we'll supply the LEGOs and a great story at LEGO Lab on Wednesday, October 18th at 4:00 pm.

Open to ages 5 and up.

Please register for this program by clicking here or on the flyer below. 

lego lab oct 2017 FLYER

Halloween Storytelling! 

This program is full. Please call the library to be put on our waiting list. Thank you!

Join us when Master Storyteller Ms. Cheryl of Currier's Magical Mania shares tales of make believe with a spooky twist...just in time for the spookiest time of the year on Thursday, October 19th at 6:30 pm! Balloon sculptures will be supplied after the show.

Open to ages 4 and up.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Please register for this program by clicking here or on the flyer below. 

halloween storytelling october 2017 FLYER

 

Yoga with Ms. Michele (Oct) 

Join us for stretches when Ms. Michele returns for yoga this fall! Her second class will be on Saturday, October 21st at 10:15 am. Don't miss it!

Open to ages 2-6.

Please register for this program by clicking here or on the flyer below. 

yoga with ms michele oct 2017 FLYER

Pumpkin Decorating!

This program is full. Thank you!

We'll bring the pumpkins, you bring the creativity at our 3rd annual pumpkin decorating on Saturday, October 21st at 11:00 am.

Open to all ages.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Please let us know you're coming and register here or by clicking on the flyer below so we have enough paint and pumpkins for everyone!

pumpkin decorating oct 2017 FLYER

 

Maker Monday: Slime!

This program is full. Thank you!

Just before Halloween is just the right time to get your slime on! You'll even have the chance to make your slime creation glow-in-the-dark at this maker meeting on Monday, October 30th at 4:00 pm!

Open to ages 6-12.

Please register for this program by clicking here or on the flyer below. 

maker monday slime oct 2017 FLYER

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party

Join Ms. Kate for crafts, games, and all things Wimpy Kid on Thursday, November 2nd at 4:00 pm just in time before the twelfth book comes out on November 7th!

Open to ages 7 and up.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below.

diary of a wimpy kid party nov 2017 FLYER

 

Paws to Read: Tales to Tails (Nov)

Love books? Love reading? Love dogs? Then you don't want to miss Paws to Read!

Readers of all ages can practice reading to a friendly canine listener on Wednesday, November 8th at 4:00 pm. Come to meet our dog friends from Creature Comforts and have fun reading to them.

Open to readers ages 5 and up.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. Woof!

paws to read nov 2017 FLYER

 

LEGO Lab (Nov)

Bring your imagination; we'll supply the LEGOs and a great story at LEGO Lab on Wednesday, November 15th at 4:00 pm.

Open to ages 5 and up.

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

lego lab nov 2017 FLYER

 

Fall Mason Jar Luminaries!

Join us when we get crafty in prep for Turkey Day! We'll provide the jars, tea lights, and tissue paper; you just bring your creativity to make mason jar luminaries on Tuesday, November 21st at 3:30 pm.

Open to all ages.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below as supplies are limited.

fall mason jar luminaries nov 2017 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:

Come Sundown by Nora Roberts

A Dog’s Way Home by Bruce W. Cameron

Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Rich People’s Problems by Kevin Kwan

Non-Fiction:

Never Call Me a Hero by N. Jack Kleiss

Jackie’s Girl by Kathy Mckeon

The Jersey Brothers by Sally Mott Freeman

Rising Star by David J. Garrow

You Don’t Look Your Age and Other Fairytails by Shelia Nevins

Audio

Against All Odds by Danielle Steel

Almost Missed You by Jessica Strawser

Dead Zone by Stephen King

French Twist by James Patterson

Frozen Hours by Jeff Shaara

Full Wolf Moon by Lincoln Child

I See You by Clare Mackintosh

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick

Movies:

Doctor Strange

A Dog’s Purpose

Gold

La La Land

Masterminds

Resurrection of Gavin Stone

Rogue One

Unleashed Mr. Darcy

Victoria Season 1

Juvenile

7 ate 9 by Tar Lazar

Captain Awesome Takes Flight by Stan Kirby

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Junk Drawer Engineering by Bobby Mercer

Moo Moo in a Tutu by Tim Miller

Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wien

Rebel Rising by Beth Revis

Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby

Shawn Loves Sharks by Curtis Manley



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