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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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Mission

The mission of the Riverdale Public Library is to provide educational, informational, recreational, and cultural materials and services to all residents of the community.

Goals

The goals of the Riverdale Public Library are to:

  • Create and maintain a comprehensive collection of materials reflecting the needs and desires of the people in the community.
  • Extend the library’s visibility in the community.
  • Nurture in children the desire to be lifelong users of the library.
  • Offer enjoyable and informative programs and exhibits that attract diverse groups to the library.
  • Provide a meeting place for residents and local businesses.
  • Provide equal access to information and services for all members of the community.
  • Support the continuing professional development of all staff.
  • Provide access to technology for processing data and facilitating the learning experience.
  • Use technology to expand and facilitate access to worldwide information.
  • Serve as a link to other libraries throughout the state.

Role

The role of the library includes the following:

  • Popular Materials: The library shall feature current, high-demand, high-interest materials in a variety of formats for borrowers of all ages.
  • Preschoolers’ Invitation to Learning: The library shall encourage young children to develop an interest in reading and learning through services for children and for parents and children together.
  • Reference Library: The library shall actively provide timely, accurate and useful information for community residents.
  • Independent Learning Center: The library shall support individuals of all ages pursuing a program of independent learning accredited by any educational provider.
  • Community Information Center: The library shall serve as a clearinghouse for current information concerning current organizations, issues, and services.

Policies About:

Collection
Gifts
Internet
Library Behavior
Loan Period
Local History
Patron Concerns
Patron Records
Unattended Children

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

Fiction:

The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

The Sinners by Ace Atkins

The Woman in the Woods by John Connolly

There There by Tommy Orange

Tom Clancy Line of Sight by Mike Maden

Non-Fiction:

Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything by Randi Hutter Epstein M.D.

Conan Doyle for the Defense: The True Story of a Sensational British Murder, a Quest for Justice, and the World's Most Famous Detective Writer by Margalit Fox

The Plot to Destroy Democracy: How Putin and His Spies Are Undermining America and Dismantling the West by Malcolm Nance

Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America by Alissa Quart

Unbeaten: Rocky Marciano's Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World by Mike Stanton

Audio

All We Ever Wanted: A Novel by Emily Giffin

Before and Again: A Novel by Barbara Delinsky

Between You and Me by Susan Wiggs

The Good Fight: A Novel by Danielle Steel

Liar, Liar by Lisa Jackson

Murder in Paradise by James Patterson

The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand

The Pharaoh Key by Douglas Preston

Spymaster: A Thriller (The Scot Harvath Series) by Brad Thor

When We Found Home by Susan Mallery

13 Reasons Why: Season 1

Blank Panther

Death Wish

The Endless

Game Night

In Darkness

Love, Simon

Midnight Sun

Paul, Apostle of Christ

Unsane

The Art of French Kissing by Brianna Shrum

The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell

Cece Loves Science by Kimberly Derting, Shelli R. Johannes, Vashti Harrison

Dummie the Mummy and the Golden Scarab by Tosca Menten, Elly Hees

The Enchantress Returns (The Land of Stories) by Chris Colfer, Brandon Dorman

Everything I Know About You by Barbara Dee

The Legend of Greg by Chris Rylander

Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl

A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes) by Sabaa Tahir

Smoke in the Sun (Flame in the Mist) by Renée Ahdieh



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