Summer Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., from June through August.
Riverdale Public Library Newsletter
Children and Teen Programs
Summer Reading programs and activities are in full swing! Check out events and opportunities on the Kids and Teen pages of our website.
Register for one or more of our programs
New Jersey Aviators in the Great War – Thursday, August 7, 7:00 p.m. July 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of WW I, the Great War. Speaker Michael O’Neal’s presentation is based on 35 years of study and research, interviews with veterans in the 1970’s, correspondence, letters home, etc. Who were some of the New Jersey natives who flew, and what is their story? Hear about their experiences, and see the uniform worn by WWI aviator from Morris County. The WWI uniform pictured left was worn by a Booton New Jersey native, and will be on display at the presentation.
We offer a variety of computer instruction classes. Call the library or stop by to register - 973-835-5044.
Introduction to PowerPoint, Monday, August 18, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Requires familiarity with PC basics and Word.Design a PowerPoint presentation with text, clip art, and animation. You’ll learn about formatting, available design options, presentations views, and how to run a slide show.
Family Movie: The LEGO Movie - Thursday, July 24, 3:30 p.m Can an ordinary Lego minifigure named Emmet save the universe from the evil tyrant Lord Business? Rated PG, 100 min. (Sorry! This program is full.)
Friday Matinee: Noah - Friday, August 8, 1:00 p.m. Inspired by the Biblical story in the Book of Genesis, Noah stars Russell Crowe as Noah, Jennifer Connelly as his wife, Emma Watson as their adopted daughter and Anthony Hopkins as Methuselah, Noah's grandfather. Rated PG-13, 137 min.
Family Movie: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 - Thursday, August 21, 3:30 p.m. When he discovers that his machine is still operating and is now creating food creatures (“foodimals”), inventor Flint Lockwood and his friends must determine how to make peace with the creatures and save the island.Rated PG, 125 min.
Just purchased! New e-book titles for Riverdale patrons. Takedown 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.
Through the Morris Automated Information Network (M.A.I.N.), two new databases are now available.
Welcome 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.
Interested 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.
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 https://www.rbdigital.com/mainincnj/service/zinio/landing?
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!
New Reads @ the Riverdale Public Library