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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
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The Riverdale Public Library will be closed Saturday, August 30 and Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Riverdale Public Library Newsletter

Children and Teen Programs

Summer Reading programs are wrapping up. Teen bookmarks can be submitted through September 2. Check out events and opportunities on the Kids and Teen pages of our website.

Adult Programs

Register for one or more of our programs

spring bulbsFall Planting for Spring Blooms – Thursday, Sept. 4, 7:00 p.m.
Marc Zukovich, President of Sterling Horticultural Services, will give practical advice for your garden, present slides of garden ideas, and discuss how to prepare your garden this fall so that you can enjoy a showcase of beautiful blooms in the spring. Mr. Zukovich, known as “the Garden Coach,” will discuss what you need to know to prepare the garden bed, use the best planting techniques, and make good plant and bulb choices.
Organized October - Professional organizer Linda Anders offers three programs in October:
An Organized Student = A Less Stressed Parent …and Student Too!”. This hour long power point program will cover time management, using a planner, long term projects, the best school supplies to be organized, organizing your back pack and more! Program is geared for parents and children grade 4-12. Thursday, October 2, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Conquer Clutter - Drowning in paper?  Feel like you’re headed for Hoarders if you don’t get it together? Let  a professional organizer help you manage your ‘stuff” and get peace  of mind. Wednesday, October 8,  7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Organizing for the Holidays Sick of the chaos and craziness? Thanksgiving a rush?   Realizing that you only have four gifts for Hanukkah and not eight? Wrapping on Christmas Eve and find 12 rolls of scotch tape and not enough wrapping paper?  This hour long power point program will help make the holidays a time of joy and contentment by organizing now, for peace later. Wednesday,  October 15,  7:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

Computer Classes 

We offer a variety of computer instruction classes. View or download our schedule of computer classes, from September through December Call the library or stop by to register - 973-835-5044.


Friday Matinees:  Second Fridays of the month at  1:00 p.m. Recent blockbuster movies shown on the big screen. Refreshments served. Call the library for the movie title and to register.

Family Movies: Saturday, October 11, and Saturday, December 20

E-Book News

Just purchased! New e-book titles for Riverdale patronsTakedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, and The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty. Available through DigitalLibrary NJ. Sign into your account to access these best-selling e-books and avoid the wait lists! Also available only to Riverdale library patrons: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, The Dinner by Herman Koch, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis, A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchey, The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout,  Deep Down by Lee Child, Guilt by Jonathan Kellerman, Inferno by Dan Brown, Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovitch, Until the End of Time by Danielle Steele, Bad Monkey by Carl Hiassen, Zealot by Reza Aslan.
E-Readers Pre-Loaded with Bestsellers - Want to borrow an e-book through the library system, but on a waiting list? We have e-readers to borrow, pre-loaded with bestsellers.Borrow the e-reader, read the books already on the device, and return to us within two weeks. No investment in a device and  no waiting. No kidding! 
Right now, our Kindles and Nooks are loaded with books like Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and The Racketeer by John Grisham. Stop by and see what's available.

New Databases

Through the Morris Automated Information Network (M.A.I.N.), two new databases are now available.

Pronunciator: Learn a New LanguageWelcome to the world's largest-language learning center, with over 80 languages, and 50 ESL for non-English speakers offered. Pronunciator provides up to 10,000 phrases to learn per language; 3,000,000 vocabulary words across the languages; up to 350 hours of downloadable audio lessons per course; 2,000 downloadable PDF phrasebooks; and 20,000 photos and custom illustrations to complement learning. Click on the Pronunciator image to start learning a new language.


World Vital RecordsInterested in geneaology? Access World Vital Records for:

birth, marriage, death, and other vital records from many countries, over 1.1 billion exclusive names from family trees worldwide, US Censuses from 1790 to 1940,and many other key indexes. Click on the World Vital Records image at left to start researching your ancestors.



Zinio for people who love magazines

Digital Magazines Available - Through the Morris Automated Information Network (MAIN) library consortium, digital issues of popular magazines are available to read on your computer, tablet, or e-reader or Smartphone device.

Popular Mechanics, Martha Stewart Living, The Economist, The Food Network Magazine are just some of the magazines available. Click here for a complete list.

Always available, and you have it as long as you like - once downloaded, it's yours!  Click the Zinio logo above to start downloading, or go to 

Click here for additional instructions, or stop in at the library for help.


A new audio book format is available at the library - the playaway. It's an audio book and player - one book per device, no other player needed. Just pop in your headphones and listen to a great book. Easy to operate with buttons to press for forward, rewind, etc. Current titles are: The Lace Reader, Smokescreen, The Lost Quilter, Days of Gold, Cream Puff Murder, Carrot Cake Murder, The Other Queen, The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday, The Laughter of Dead Kings, Handle with Care, The Lonely Polygamist. Stop my and check them out.

Wireless Hot Spot

The Library has wireless access throughout the building so you can bring your laptop!

Download audio and eBooks

Through DigitalLibraryNJ, you can use your library card to download audio or eBooks. Click on the hot link on the right of this page.

New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) discusses the challenges libraries face in providing e-content in  *When it Comes to eBooks, there's NOT eNOUGH!*

Finding a Good Book

Have you looked at our library catalog recently? All books added to our collection in the last month are featured in a "carousel" for you to browse through to see what's new and interesting. Click here to check it out!

Fiction Bestsellers

Non-Fiction Bestsellers

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