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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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Fall Storytimes (3)

Toddler Time

Complete with songs, picture books, and a craft, this storytime as part of our final four-week fall storytime session will help your toddler take initial steps towards early literacy and will run weekly from Tuesday, November 28th to Tuesday, December 19th at 10:30 am.

Open to ages 1 1/2 to 2 years old with a caregiver.

Please register for this program by clicking here.

 

Baby & Me

This storytime as part of our final 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, November 29th to Wednesday, December 20th at 10:15 am.

Open to infants up to 18 months old with a caregiver.

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 final four-week fall storytime session which will meet weekly starting on Wednesday, November 29th until Wednesday, December 20th at 11:30 am.

Open to ages 3 to 5 years old with a caregiver.

Please register for this program by clicking here.

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 Music & Movement: Wiggle & Grow (Dec)

Ms. Cindy continues to bring her Kindermusik to Riverdale!

Enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and instrument play with friends when Ms. Cindy runs her next class on Tuesday, December 12th at 11:15 am. Open to ages 18 months to 3 years old.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below.

music movement wiggle and grow dec 2017 FLYER

 

Holiday Concert with Polka Dot!

Ron Albanese aka Polka Dot returns to Riverdale with a high-energy, upbeat holiday concert for all ages and families on Saturday, December 16th at 11:00 am! Come dance in the holiday season!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

polka dot holiday concert dec 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, December 29th at 10:00 am.

No registration necessary!

toddler free play dec 29 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.
 
 

 

Paws to Read: Tales to Tails (Dec)

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, December 13th 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 dec 2017 FLYER

 

Holiday Concert with Polka Dot!

Ron Albanese aka Polka Dot returns to Riverdale with a high-energy, upbeat holiday concert for all ages and families on Saturday, December 16th at 11:00 am! Come dance in the holiday season!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 

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

polka dot holiday concert dec 2017 FLYER

 

LEGO Lab (Dec)

Bring your imagination; we'll supply the LEGOs and a great story at LEGO Lab on Wednesday, December 20th 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 dec 2017 FLYER

 

Holiday Minute to Win It

School's closed, library's open!

Come to compete in your favorite sixty-second challenges with a holiday twist on Wednesday, December 27th at 11:00 am.

Open to ages 6-12.

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

holiday minute to win it dec 2017 FLYER

 

 

Noah's Ark Stuffed Friends Winter Workshop

Come to hear a winter story and then make your very own stuffed friend (either a penguin or polar bear) on Thursday, December 28th at 4:00 pm! All materials including stuffing will be provided.

Open to ages 4-12.

Please let us know you're coming (supplies are limited) and register by clicking here or on the flyer below. 

noahs ark winter workshop dec 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:

The Girl in The Tower by Katherine Arden

Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini

American Drifter by Heather Graham and Chad Michael Murray

The Gift by Shelley Shepard Gray

Manhunt by James Patterson

Non-Fiction:

Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House by Donna Brazile

Capital Gaines by Chip Gaines

Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy

Nudge by Richard Thaler

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

Audio

Three More Reacher Novellas by Lee Child

Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson

Darker by E.L. James

The Whispering Room by Dean Koontz

Fever by Deon Meyer

The End of Summer by Rosamunde Pilcher

September by Rosamunde Pilcher

First Snow by Nora Roberts

Artemis by Andy Weir

Movies:

American Assassin

Better Watch Out

Crash Pad

Despicable Me 3

The Hitman’s Body Guard

Leap!

Logan Lucky

Jungle

Thumper

Juvenile

Becoming Kareem by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Spy School Secret Service by Stuart Gibbs

The Legend of Shadow High by Shannon Hale

365 Weird & Wonderful Science Experiments by Elizabeth Snoke Harris

The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris

My Journey to the Stars by Scott Kelly

Dance Party Countdown by Eric Litwin

Snow & Rose by Emily Winfield Martin

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Robots & Repeats by Gene Luen Yang



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