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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:

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

Non-Fiction:

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

Audio

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

Movies:

Blade Runner 2049

Chasing the Dragon

The Foreigner

Goodbye Christopher Robin

IT

Jigsaw

Last Flag Flying

Loving Vincent

Marshall

Professor Marston & The Wonder Women

Juvenile

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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