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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 Adults by Caroline Hulse

Body & Soul by John Harvey

Fire & Blood by George R. R. Martin

The Kinship of Secrets by Eugenia Kim

The Shadows We Hide by Allen Eskens

Non-Fiction:

There Will Be No Miracles Here by Casey Gerald

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Megan Mullally

Killing the SS by Bill O’Reilly

American Dialogue by Joseph J. Ellis

The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman

Audio

Accessory to War by Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

Desperate Measures by Stuart Woods

Elevation by Stephen King

Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

The next person you meet in heaven by Mitch Albom

Not Quite Over You by Susan Mallery

Under My Skin by Lisa Unger

Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

The Witch Elm by Tana French

Movies

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Hotel Artemis

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Skyscraper

The Catcher Was A Spy

The Spy Who Dumped Me

Three Identical Strangers

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Juvenile

Children’s:

Even Superheros Make Mistakes by Shelly Becker

History vs Women by Anita Sarkeesian

Made by Maxine by Ruth Spiro

Phoebe and Her Unicorn in Unicorn Theater by Dana Simpson

Thread of Love by Kabir Sehgal

Teen:

Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich

Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi