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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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Winter Storytimes

Baby & Me

This half hour of simple books, songs, parachute play & free play allows your little one to start becoming familiar with the library on Wednesdays, January 16th to February 20th at 10:15 am.

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

Please register by clicking here.

 

Bookworms

Preschoolers can develop school readiness skills by listening to longer stories, making new friends, and creating a craft on Wednesdays, January 16th to February 20th at 11:30 am.

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

Please register by clicking here.

storytimes winter 2019 FLYERSock Snowmen!

This program is full. Thank you!

Come to transform a regular white sock into an adorable snowman when school is closed for the day on Monday, January 21st at 3 pm!

Open to all ages.

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

sock snowmen jan 2018 FLYER

 

Melody Mom Music Fun! (Jan)

Let’s have fun when we welcome Melody Mom back in the New Year!

Join us for singing, dancing, and parachute fun on Tuesday, January 22nd at 11:30 am!

Open to ages 2 and up.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. 

melody mom jan feb 2018 FLYER

Crafty Tots! (Jan)

Come to get artisty and craftsy in the New Year!

Ms. Kate will provide all the supplies, you just bring your creativity on Monday, January 28th 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.crafty tots jan feb 2019 FLYER

Stories & Cocoa

Join Ms. Kate on the eve of World Read Aloud Day on Thursday, January 31st at 6 pm!

You'll get to hear stories read out loud, share your own read-aloud favorites, and take part in a Story in the Round all while sipping delicious hot cocoa and staying warm and cozy at the library!

Pajamas and stuffed friends welcome.

Open to all ages and families.

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

stories cocoa jan 2019 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.
 
 

Breakerspace!

Join us to take apart electronics and appliances and see how they work and look inside at our first Breakerspace on Saturday, January 19th at 2 pm!

Tools and protective eyewear to be provided.

Open to ages 7 and up.

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

breakerspace jan 2019 FLYER revised

Mad Science Workshop: The Glow Show!

Calling all scientists! Let's welcome Mad Science back to Riverdale when school is closed for the day!

You’ll get to probe the properties of light, discover amazing things that glow in the dark, and explore unusual applications of glow-in-the dark technology at this workshop on Monday, January 21st at 11 am.

Open to grades K-5.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below.

mad science glow show workshop jan 2019 FLYER

Sock Snowmen!

This program is full. Thank you!

Come to transform a regular white sock into an adorable snowman when school is closed for the day on Monday, January 21st at 3 pm!

Open to all ages.

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

sock snowmen jan 2018 FLYER

Superbowl Fun: Snacks, Trivia, & More!

Think you know about the Superbowl? Have the best snacks to chow down on during the game?

Come to test your football facts and tasty game day recipes and to get a little crafty before the big game on Wednesday, January 30th at 4 pm.

Open to ages 5 and up.

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

superbowl fun jan 2019 FLYER

Stories & Cocoa

Join Ms. Kate on the eve of World Read Aloud Day on Thursday, January 31st at 6 pm!

You'll get to hear stories read out loud, share your own read-aloud favorites, and take part in a Story in the Round all while sipping delicious hot cocoa and staying warm and cozy at the library!

Pajamas and stuffed friends welcome.

Open to all ages and families.

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

stories cocoa jan 2019 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 Adults by Caroline Hulse

Body & Soul by John Harvey

Fire & Blood by George R. R. Martin

The Kinship of Secrets by Eugenia Kim

The Shadows We Hide by Allen Eskens

Non-Fiction:

There Will Be No Miracles Here by Casey Gerald

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Megan Mullally

Killing the SS by Bill O’Reilly

American Dialogue by Joseph J. Ellis

The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman

Audio

Accessory to War by Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

Desperate Measures by Stuart Woods

Elevation by Stephen King

Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

The next person you meet in heaven by Mitch Albom

Not Quite Over You by Susan Mallery

Under My Skin by Lisa Unger

Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

The Witch Elm by Tana French

Movies

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Hotel Artemis

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Skyscraper

The Catcher Was A Spy

The Spy Who Dumped Me

Three Identical Strangers

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Juvenile

Children’s:

Even Superheros Make Mistakes by Shelly Becker

History vs Women by Anita Sarkeesian

Made by Maxine by Ruth Spiro

Phoebe and Her Unicorn in Unicorn Theater by Dana Simpson

Thread of Love by Kabir Sehgal

Teen:

Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich

Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi