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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.



Summer Reading 2020 Plans Are Set!*

Please sign up for the reading logging portion of the program on our new READsquared platform: http://riverdalelibrary.readsquared.com. With READsquared, you will be able to keep track of your child's reading without worrying about having to check in each week at the library.

Virtual programming and the ability to log reading will be available for six weeks starting Monday, June 29 until Saturday, August 8. There will be no in-person youth programming this summer and prize details will be announced as the summer progresses. We will keep everyone informed via our website, email, and social media.

Registration will be required for just about all our offerings and to register either use the events calendar on the library website or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For most of these offerings, you will need access to the following:

  • ZOOM
  • Facebook
  • YouTube

Pre-assembled supply kits for certain programs will be available for pick-up at the library to registered patrons starting the Tuesday before those programs.

Needless to say, things are different this year but we believe we can still have a great summer! So, please let us know if anything is confusing or unclear. Thank you for your patience and flexibility amidst all these changes and new challenges.

And as always, stay safe and happy reading!

*Please note that many of our plans are subject to revision based on the directives we receive from the governor in regards to reopening the library. So please watch our website for changes or updates to these plans.


ZOOM Craft & Catch-up with Ms. Kate + To-Go Craft Kits!

Tween/teen craft kits will be handed out at the library to those who register ahead of time.

By registering you will also get the password to tune in to a crafting and catch up ZOOM session with Ms. Kate on Wednesdays, July 8th and August 5th at 4 pm. (The meeting ID will already be provided in each kit.)

Please do not return any material from these kits - everything will be yours to keep.

For weeks there are no craft kits, alternate virtual offerings will be available to those who register for them.

Best for ages 9-14. Please register by clicking the links below.


Teen Volunteer Opportunity! EXTENDED!

Write book reviews of books you read this summer! Type them up and email them to Ms. Kate. Then help brainstorm ideas for how to present your book reviews to others on a blog or the library website.

Volunteer credit will be awarded for each review written and submitted until Friday, August 28th.

Email Ms. Kate to get going today!

Great for ages 9-14.


Learn How to Hand Sew Your Own Cloth Face Mask!

Ms. Ellen Brown ran a virtual workshop to show Riverdale patrons how to hand-sew their own cloth face masks and we can now send you her detailed instruction packet.

What you need:

  • 2 pieces of lightweight WOVEN (not stretchy) fabric. The fabric can match or not match, its up to you. Fabric options: outgrown clothes; old pillowcases/sheets. Just nothing stretchy
  • A needle with an elongated eye like an embroidery needle. But a regular needle will work too.
  • Ribbon or shoelaces, etc for your tie straps - they can match or not match but you’ll need 80 inches altogether
  • All-purpose thread
  • Ruler
  • Chalk, a pencil, or pen to mark your fabric
  • A few pins or even safety pins
  • Scissors

Thank you to everyone who expressed an interest in this workshop and for supporting Ellen and her expertise at time when we are all trying to stay safe, continue to learn, and remain connected despite being apart!





Page updated August 3, 2020


  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