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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.



New Programs

Register by calling the library at (973) 835-5044,  or click if there is a link for the program to register through our Event Calendar.

Download or print our program brochrue for January through April 2021 Adult Programs. In "Better Together Programs" Riverdale Public Library is partnering with Butler, Kinnelon, and Pequannock Public Libraries in virtual programming. See events below.


Gentle Yoga

Fridays at 10 a.m., January 8 through March 26
Beginner/Senior Friendly. No matter what physical ability you enter class with, there will ALWAYS be a modification that’s perfect for you, today, in your body. You will learn how to listen to your body and honor where you are, today. You will also learn how to explore the breath and how it affects the way you move. Meditation and pranayama (breathing practices) may also be explored. No prior yoga experience is necessary, all levels are welcome.


Radio Theater: Winter Mysteries – Wednesday, February 10th, 7:00 p.m. Presenting Poltergeist, an episode from the hit series Lights Out! Originally broadcasted in 1936, the episode opens with three women taking a trip to the country during holiday break. By unknowingly dancing on a grave, the heroines awaken a malevolent spirit. In Return Trip, an episode from the famous drama series Suspense, originally broadcasted in 1946, passengers on a bus become paranoid with a murderer among them. Who done it? And who will be next? Enjoy these classic mysteries while in the comfort of your home!

Better Together Programs Winter 2021 - Four local libraries collaborate to offer our patrons interesting and fun virtual programming.

Staying Positive during Trying Times
Thursday, January 21, at 6:30 pm.
Diane Lang, a positive motivational speaker
Register at www.kinnelonlibrary.org

Selling on eBay Workshop
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Presented by Rick Feingold
Sponsored by The Friends of the Butler Public Library
Millions of people earn a part-time or full-time income on eBay and you could, too. Learn from an eBay PowerSeller how to sell successfully--from start to finish. Topics include: How eBay works, safe trading, registering on eBay, selecting items to sell, learning the value of your items, pricing your merchandise, writing a description, photos, using a PayPal account to process payments, shipping your goods, eBay and PayPal fees, collecting payment, delivery confirmation, handling feedback, and more. Rick Feingold is an Education Specialist trained by eBay. He operates an online eBay store and is an eBay PowerSeller. MBA, Penn State University. BA, Rutgers University. Please visit: www.butlerlibrary.org for Zoom link information.

The Art of Crossword Puzzle Construction
Thursday March 4 at 7:00 p.m.
If you want to know how crossword puzzles are constructed, or to try your hand at making your own, this program is for you.
Ruth B. Margolin broke into the field of crossword puzzle construction in 2014. She has had twelve puzzles published in the New York Times, including five Sunday puzzles. In addition, she has had two puzzles in the Wall Street Journal, one in USA Today, and - on a lighter note - she has constructed a puzzle for a commercially available crossword mug and for a college alumni publication. She was also invited to participate in a national group of women constructors creating a puzzle packet to raise funds for women's causes. Ruth has served as an Official at the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament for several years. In her professional life, Ruth was the director of a variety of educational programs and schools over the past several decades. She now spends her time involved in intensive volunteer work in the community, and she writes puzzles as a hobby. With a love of words and an empty nest, Ruth enjoys the creativity of making puzzles, and she gets a kick out of the conversations that result from her unusual response to the inevitable small talk question: "So, what do you do?" Register for this program at www.pequannocklibrary.org

History of the Jersey Shore
Wednesday, April 14 at 7 p.m.

Join author and photographer Kevin Woyce for a colorful tour of New Jersey's coastal history, from the long-ago days of lighthouses and shipwrecks to the founding of today's most popular summer resorts. The slide show includes my original photography of Jersey Shore lighthouses, amusement parks, boardwalks, and hotels, plus vintage maps and images of historic people, places, and events. Presented by Riverdale Public Library


Ongoing Programs

See the events calendar for current dates and specific information.

Book Discussion

Join us online for a book discussion. Download or print the 2021 Book Discussion Group flyer.  For more information on how to join, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upcoming Book Discussion Dates:

2021 Book Club Selections

January 25- An Invisible Thread by Laura Shroff
February 22- The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman
March 22- The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
April 26- The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
May 24 - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
June 28- Olive Again by Elizabeth Strout
July 26 - Shakespeare play Reading by book discussion group members
August 23 - The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
September 27 - The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
October 25 - The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue
November 22 - The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
December 13 - Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

Previous Years Book Selections

Photography Club

From experts to beginners, this is the place for photographers to share information and discuss tips and tricks.
When: Usually the 4th Monday of each month. 6:30 – 7:45 PM but call re current Zoom meeting scheduling

 Computer Classes (Temporarily Discontinued)

We offer a variety of computer instruction classes. Call the library or stop by to register (973) 835-5044.

Personal Computer Tutoring (Temporarily Discontinued)

Riverdale Library card holders can meet with a librarian for a 30 minute individual session on email basics or for an introduction to the computer. Please call the library for an appointment.


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


A Private Cathedral by James Lee Burke

Choppy Water by Stuart Woods

The Only Good Indians: a novel by Stephen Graham Jones

Motherland: a novel by Leah Franqui

Sucker Punch by Laurell K. Hamilton


Lights Out: pride, delusion, and the fall of General Electric by

The Indomitable Florence Finch by Robert J. Mrazek

Breath: the new science of a lost art by James Nestor

Carville’s cure: leprosy, stigma, and the fight for justice by Pam Festor

Butch Cassidy: The true story of an American outlaw by Charles Leerhsen


Near Dark: a thriller by Brad Thor

His & Hers by Alice Feeney

1st Case by James Patterson

Muzzled by David Rosenfelt

The Midwife Murders by James Patterson

A Walk Along the Beach by Debbie Macomber

Half Moon Bay by Jonathan Kellerman

The Order by Daniel Silva

Cajun Justice by James Patterson

If it Bleeds by Stephen King


Sorry we missed you Rated NR

The Greatest Bond Rated PG

The Forgotten Mountain Rated NR

Promise at Dawn Rated NR

Scoob! Rated PG

Harley Quinn. The complete first season Rated TV-MA

Saint Francis Rated NR

Abe Rated NR

The Short History of the Long Road Rated NR

Four Kids and It Rated PG


Hotdog! by Anh Do

The book of fatal errors by Dashka Slater

Bo the brave by Rebecca Elliott

Star Showers by Melody Mews

Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket by Chris Grabenstein< /p>


Accidental by Alex Richards

The Assignment by Liza Wiemer

The Witch’s Hand by Nathan Page and Drew Shannon

Ever Cursed by Corey Ann Haydu

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust