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  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.




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 Reading Club!

Introducing our first Winter Reading Club!

Come to the library anytime in the New Year to pick up a bingo board game piece and to start reading and winning prizes. Each time you check out and read a book described by a space on your bingo board you'll get one step closer to a bingo and great prizes starting Monday, January 8th until Friday, March 2nd.

More details will be provided when you sign up.

Come join the fun and curl up with great books all winter long!

Open to ages 2-12.

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Noah's Ark Snow Leopard Workshop FULL

This program is full. Thank you!

Come to hear a story and then stuff your very own snow leopard on Saturday, February 24th at 11 am! All materials, including stuffing, will be provided.

Open to all ages.

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

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Messy Monday (March)

Let's get messy!

Join Ms. Kate for a story and toddler-friendly art projects on Monday, March 5th at 11:00 am. Just be sure to come dressed for a mess!

Open to ages 2-5.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below.

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Spring Storytimes

Toddler Time 

Let's get reading and singing! Bring your toddler on Tuesdays, March 6th to April 10th at 10:30 am for songs, shorter books, rhymes and a craft.

Open to ages 3 years and younger with a caregiver.

Please register by clicking here.


Preschool Pals

Can you sit for longer stories? Enjoy crafts? Then come for songs, longer books, and a craft all while getting school-ready with friends on Tuesday afternoons, March 6th to April 10th at 1:30 pm OR Wednesday mornings, March 7th to April 11th at 11:30 am.

Open to ages 3 and up with a caregiver.

Please register for Tuesday afternoons by clicking here OR for Wednesday mornings by clicking here.


Baby & Me

Bring your baby for this lapsit storytime when we explore very simple books and enjoy singing classic songs, popping bubbles, and playing all while becoming familiar with the library on Wednesday mornings, March 7th to April 11th at 10:15 am.

Open to infants up to 23 months.

Please register by clicking here.

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Music & Movement: Wiggle & Grow (March)

Ms. Cindy continues to bring her Kindermusik to Riverdale this spring!

Enjoy songs, rhymes, stories, and instrument play with friends on Tuesday, March 13th at 11:15 am.

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 march 2018 FLYER

Drop-in St. Patrick's Day Crafts!

Get into the St. Patty's Day spirit with crafts for everyone on Friday, March 16th at 3 pm.

Open to all ages.

No registration necessary!

st patricks day crafts march 2018 FLYER

Melody Mom Music Fun! (March)

Let's have fun when we welcome Melody Mom to Riverdale on Monday, March 19th at 11 am! Enjoy even more dancing and singing with new friends!

For ages 2 and up.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. 

melody mom march april 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.


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Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

My Last Love Story by Falguni Kothari

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Still Me by Jojo Moyes


How Democracies Die by Daniel Ziblatt and Steven Levitsky

Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill by J. Randy Taraborrelli

Murder Beyond the Grave by James Patterson

Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say by Kelly Corrigan

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele


All-American Murder: The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderer's Row by James Patterson and Alex Abramovich

Dark in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel by J.D. Robb

Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee

Fall from Grace: A Novel by Danielle Steel

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff

Force of Nature: A Novel by Jane Harper

The Pope of Palm Beach: A Novel by Tim Dorsey

Sisters Like Us by Susan Mallery

White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht

The Wife: A Novel of Psychological Suspense by Alafair Burke


Blade Runner 2049

Chasing the Dragon

The Foreigner

Goodbye Christopher Robin



Last Flag Flying

Loving Vincent


Professor Marston & The Wonder Women


Black Panther The Young Prince (Marvel Black Panther) by Ronald L. Smith

Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship by Irene Latham and Charles Waters

Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano and Mirelle Ortega

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

My So-Called Superpowers by Heather Nuhfer

TBH, This Is So Awkward by Lisa Greenwald

Truly Devious: A Mystery by Maureen Johnson

The Unicorn Quest by Kamilla Benko

Zenith: A Space Marines Novella by James David Victor

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