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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.





Child with Book

Children's Programs

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


Annual Gingerbread House Decorating

The annual gingerbread house decorating for kids returns!

Melissa & Dennis Harsley, dedicated Friends of the Riverdale Library, will be back to help children create gingerbread houses during two decorating sessions on Saturday, December 2nd. Please register for one of the two sessions.

Open to children in grades K-8.

Click here to register for session 1 scheduled for 10:00 am-12:00 pm.

Click here to register for session 2 scheduled for 1:00-3:00 pm.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

  1. Books
  2. Audio
  3. Movies
  4. Youth


In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

Christmas at the Little Beach Bakery by Jenny Colgan

Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks

Hiddensee by Gregory Maguire

Artemis by Andy Weir


Singer: The Complete Guide to Sewing by Nancy Langdon

The Apparitionists by Peter Manseau

Bobby Kennedy by Chris Matthews

Food Can Fix It by Mehmet Oz, M.D.

The Last Republicans by Mark K. Updegrove


End Game by David Baldacci

Hardcore Twenty-four by Janet Evanovich

The Noel Diary by Richard Paul Evans

Typhoon Fury by Clive Cussler

What Unites Us by Dan Rather

Year One by Nora Roberts

Grant by Ron Chernow

Endurance by Scott Kelly

Every Breath You Take by Mary Higgins Clark

How the Finch Stole Christmas by Donna Andrews


The Glass Castle

The Show

Ingrid Goes West

Slamma Jamma

Wind River

Atomic Blonde

The Dark Tower

War for the Planet of the Apes

Spider-Man: Homecoming


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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