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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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Announcements

The Riverdale Public Library will open for browsing and checkout on Monday, July 6.

The library will resume our regular summer hours.

You will be able to borrow books, DVDs, audiobooks, and other library materials, owned by the Riverdale Public Library.

You must wear a facemask and maintain safe social distance when you are visiting the library.

At this time there is no computer usage.

There is currently no delivery service. As of July 6, MAIN cardholders can place holds on other library items, and select a pick up library.  Please understand you will have to travel to that library for both pick up and drop off of materials.

Curbside Pickup Still Available

Riverdale patrons can put holds on items in our online catalog, found at https://catalog.mainlib.org/?ctx=65, or click on the link on the catalog link on our website, www.riverdalelibrary.org

Riverdale Patrons can also send an email request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 973-835-5044 for Riverdale items. Your usual notification method will let you know when the item(s) are ready for pickup.

Returning Materials

Please do not use the usual book drop at this time.  During library open hours, a rolling bin and temporary media drop will be available outside. Please return items to these bins. We will continue to quarantine all returned materials for your safety. Items will be quarantined for one week, and then will be checked in. Only then will the item be removed from your card.

Fines are suspended through Tuesday, September 8th.

 

Are you a Riverdale resident who would like to access our digital ebooks, audiobooks, digital magazines, and movies, music and more in Hoopla, but you don't have a library card? You can register through a link in our catalog, and we'll contact you with a temporary library card you can use to access all our digital offerings. Go to the Accounts page of the catalog to see more information or click here to be brought directly to the registration page. 
 

In Response to COVID-19 from MAIN

 

 

 

 

In response to the recent COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in our state, and the suggested
social distancing by the CDC, all MAIN Libraries have implemented the following policies to
make sure that our patrons can take advantage of our library services while remaining safe
and worry-free:

FINE FREE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 8TH
MAIN Libraries will be fine-free until September 8th. Please do not rush to bring items
back to the library!

CHECK OUT UP TO 10 eAUDIO / eBOOK ITEMS

all MAIN member library patrons will be able to check out up
to 10 eAudio / eBook items in cloudLibrary instead of the customary three. This service
is available remotely 24/7. Anyone with a MAIN member library card will have access to these resources, regardless of your current fine balance or library card expiration date, through 9/8.  
 
  The cloudLibrary app is available for the following devices:
                  • On your Apple iOS device, download on the App Store
                  • On your Android device, get it on Google Play
                  • For your PC, it is available on Windows
                  • On a Mac, it is available for Mac OS
                  • Available for your fire device
                  • Download it to your nook
                  • Available in the Chrome web store
 

Borrow Books and Audiobooks at Home!

The Riverdale Public Library offers three online platforms for audiobook and ebook borrowing.

Hoopla —Through hoopla, using your Riverdale Library card, you can access and enjoy nearly half a million titles from six different formats: Movies, TV, Music Albums, eAudiobooks, eBooks, and Comics/Graphic Novels - all in one location: from your computer, tablet or Smartphone! Made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Riverdale Public Library. This service is for Riverdale patrons only.

The Hoopla App is available via the App Store on Apple devices and through the Google Play Store on all Android devices.

Cloud Library —The Cloud Library is the home of the Riverdale Library's circulating e-book collection and a collection of downloadable audiobooks. The Cloud Library enables members to browse, borrow, and read a collection of titles. Books can be read—or listened to—on personal devices, such as iPads, iPhones, Android devices, Nook, Kindle Fire, PC, and Mac OS. This service is for both MAIN and Riverdale patrons.

The Cloud Library is available via the App Store on Apple devices and through the Google Play Store on all Android devices.

Tumblebooks —Tumblebooks is an online collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eReadAlongs, graphic novels, National Geographic videos, interactive games, and more that teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Picture books, chapter books, with games, puzzles and quizzes are available on your computer or device. At home, use your library barcode on the back of your card, without spaces, to access this resource. This service is for both MAIN and Riverdale patrons.

Tumblebooks is available via the App Store on Apple devices and through the Google Play Store on all Android devices.

RomanceBookCloud

This service provides a collection of Romance novels for adults.

    


Children and Teen Programs 

Check out the wonderful programs for children and teens by clicking on the Kids or Teen tabs above. Call the library at (973) 835-5044 or use the Event Calendar above to register for programs.

 

Adult Programs

Register online by clicking on the program link on the event calendar or go to our program page with online registration links. Of course, you can always call the library to register or stop by. Download or print our adult programs for January through May 2020.

 

Upcoming Programs

Go to our program page, with online registration links to register, or call us at (973) 835-5044.

JULY

Radio Theater: Tales of Fantasy & Science Fiction

Thursday, July 9, 7 p.m.
Presenting two half-hour radio dramas from the 1940's and 50's. Escape to London in a world made strange and terrifying by the workings of an ancient curse in Casting the Runes, based on the work by Montague R. James. Travel forward in time to the year 100050 in The Time Machine based on the H.G. Wells novel.

Yoga

Fridays, July 10 - August 14, 10 a.m.
This beginning/senior friendly chair yoga class will adapt a wide-range of traditional mat-based poses to the chair, giving you a variety of options on how to move the arms, torso and lower body. No matter what physical ability you enter the class with, there will ALWAYS be a modification that's perfect for you. 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. Instructor Gail Gratzel became a certified yoga teacher after her retirement from the public health field.

Healthy Bar-B-Que Cooking Class

Wednesday, July 22, 7 p.m.
Join Danielle Buonforte from Lincoln Park Shoprite in an online cooking class. Watch Danielle create a healthy dish to bring to your next event, or cook along with her (ingredient list will be sent to you prior to the program).

AUGUST

Bookmark Portfolio

Saturday, August 8, 11:00 a.m.

Artist Lisa Madson returns to help you craft book marks and an accordion portfolio to keep them. Using stamping and watercolors create unique bookmarks with beautiful tassels. Registrants can pick up their materials prior to the workshop, and follow along with Lisa in the Zoom meeting. Please call the library at 973-835-5044 to register.

Art While We're Apart

Thursday, August 13, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Pick up your supplies and then join artist Bernadine Ferrari on Zoom as she leads you in creating a summer themed decorated wood panel with shells. After registration for the program, you'll receive information on picking up the supplies needed, and the live workshop link. Please call the library at 973-835-5044 to register.

Radio Theater: Tales of Daring Adventure & Thrills

Thursday, August 20, 7 p.m.
Presenting two half-hour radio dramas from the 1940's and 50's. To go along with our summer reading theme - "imagine your story", meet us online via Zoom and get swept up in these two thrilling adventure stories this summer evening.
The Most Dangerous Game (1943) features a big-game hunter who falls off a yacht and swims to what seems to be an abandoned and isolated island in the Caribbean, where he is hunted by a Russian aristocrat. Based on the short story by Richard Connell. Starring Orson Welles.

Then, listen to the exciting story about a pirate curse in The Treasure Chest of Don Jose (1952). Set in 1950's Cape Cod, treasure was left there many years earlier by the King of Pirates. The problem is that he and his descendants have been cursed. So, retrieving the buried chest turns out to be tricky for the pirate's great-grandson. Starring J. Carrol Nash.

 

Better Together Programs

Butler, Kinnelon, Pequannock, and Riverdale Libraries join together to bring you 4 summer programs, via Zoom, FREE to our patrons.

It's All Relative

Wednesday, July 15, 7 p.m.
Eric Migdal, of It's All relative LLC, will discuss his story and how he got interested in genealogy. As an adoptee, how he found his biological family and records to help him understand the family relationship. He'll discuss the importance of searching for records for clues to your family's history, including census records, Military records, birth, marriage and death records, obituaries, online family trees and online family history websites. Centimorgans and how they are used in deciphering family relationships, building of family trees and using ethnicity estimates in your research will also be a part of the discussion.

Summer Declutter

Thursday, July 23, 6:30 p.m.

Sort your paperwork in the sunshine, clear out closets, and much more during this program. Join organizing humorist and author of Keep This, Toss That Jamie Novak for this laugh-out-loud funny decluttering program. There will be a short guided organizing task and Jamie will share a bunch of clever hints and valuable resources. Spaces are limited so register soon. For more information, or to register, visit www.kinnelonlibrary.org

Perseverance - The Mars 2020 Rover

Thursday, August 6, 7 p.m.

Join Paul Cirillo as he tells us all about NASA’s next mission to Mars! The Mars 2020 Rover is part of NASA's long-term effort of robotic exploration of the Red Planet. Its mission will be to seek for signs of habitable conditions on Mars in the ancient past as well as for signs of life itself.

Paul has been fascinated by astronomy and space missions all his life and enjoys sharing his knowledge with the public. Paul is a member of the NJ Astronomical Assoc. He has a BA of Science from Rutgers University and is a volunteer outreach “Ambassador” for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His presentations always include the very latest astronomical images from observatories both on and off the Earth! To register, please visit: https://pequannocklibrary.org/

Living Many Lives - Past Life Regression

Tuesday, August 11, 6 p.m.

Ever wonder who you were in a past life? Or how or if another lifetime is affecting you now? Join RoseMarie Rubinetti Cappiello for this transformational and life-changing program and access parts of your self that you did not know existed. This is a first come first serve on Zoom. To register, please visit www.butlerlibrary.org.

 


Adult Summer Reading

Summer Reading begins Tuesday, May 26th, but join anytime this summer!

Play Adult Summer Reading Book Bingo
Keep track of books you read from may 26th to September 8th by writing the title and author in the matching square. Book titles may be used only once per card, and only one entry per person.

Sign up for our adult summer reading newsletter which will provide you with ideas for your next read.
Register online, or call to register (973) 835-5044.

How do I win?

Bingo: Complete a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line! Turn in your card and you'll be entered into a drawing for an Amazon gift card (4 winners).
Blackout: Complete all 25 squares! Turn in your card and you'll be entered in a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card (4 winners).


How do I submit my board for the prize drawing?

Submit your completed card (with either bingo or a blackout) by Tuesday, September 8th. Entries can be delivered in person to the library, scanned and emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or mailed to: Riverdale Public Library, 93 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale NJ 07457.

 

Need help filling your bingo board? Check out some our staff's favorite books for July!

Missed June's recommendations? Check them out here!


Information about the Coronavirus

Click here for additional information regarding the Coronavirus from the NJ State Library

 

Raise money for the Friends of the Library through Amazon

The Friends of the Library have created a Smile account with Amazon. When you shop at smile.amazon.com and indicate the Friends of the Riverdale Library as your charity, each purchase will send a little money to our Friends organization. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchase.

 

Museum Passes

(For Riverdale Library cardholders only)

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Riverdale Public Library, the library has museum passes for circulation for Riverdale patrons.  Imagine That! Children's Museum, is available now. How does it work?  Imagine That! museum pass allows free entry for four people. Riverdale cardholders must reserve the pass either by phone or by walk-in and can keep the pass for up to three days. Stop by or call us with any questions.

 

The Best Seller's Club for Riverdale Library Patrons

Register with us to have requests placed automatically for your favorite authors for their upcoming publications. Once registered, you will be on the waiting list for all future titles. Fifteen authors are available - don't miss their next book! Register in the library or online here.


Mometrix

Mometrix eLibrary is an online test preparation database with study guides, practice questions, and flashcards for over 1,800 different standardized exams. Available through MAIN.

 

Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone Logo Language Learning - available through the NJ State Library. Choose from 30 languages! Available for use on your computer, tablet or mobile device.

 

HeritageQuest

HeritageQuest Online is now availabe for library card holders. Click here to explore this database. HeritageQuest Online provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.

 

Small Business Builder

Gale Small Business BuilderNew Database! Available through a partnership between MAIN and Morris County Economic Development Corporation (EDC). Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage  your small business. Resources include; sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.

 

E-Book News

3M CloudOur patrons are really enjoying how easy it is to download e-books and audiobooks to your PC, tablet, iPad, or phone. All the content is just for MAIN patrons, with some titles priority just for Riverdale patrons. Click here to check it out! Need help getting started? Call the library to arrange a one-on-one session to help you download to your device.

 


 

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

Fiction:

Friends and strangers: a novel by J. Courtney Sullivan

Always the Last to Know by Kristan Higgins

The Black Swan of Paris by Karen Robards

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

I was told it would get easier by Abbi Waxman

Non-Fiction:

Thank You for Voting: The Maddening, Enlightening, Inspiring Truth About Voting in America by Erin Geiger Smith

The power of ritual: turning everyday activities into soulful practices by Casper ter Kuile

The brothers York: a royal tragedy by Thomas Penn

Lost companions: reflections on the death of pets by J. Moussaieff Masson

Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre by Max Brooks

Audio

Big Summer: a novel by Jennifer Weiner

Countdown 1945: the extraordinary story of the atomic bomb and the 116 days that changed the world by Chris Wallace

Hush by James Patterson

Credible Threat by Judith A. Jance

Tom Clancy: Firing Point by Mike Maden

The room where it happened: a White House memoir by John R. Bolton

The Lies That Bind by Emily Giffin

The Half Sister by Sandie Jones

If it Bleeds by Stephen King

A forgotten murder by Jude Deveraux

Movies

Final Kill Rated NR

The Song of Names Rated PG-13

Onward Rated PG

The Assistant Rated R

The Cold Blue Rated NR

The Adventures of Rufus the Fantastic Pet Rated PG

Buffaloed Rated NR

Once Were Brothers Rated R

LEGO Jurassic world: Legend of Isla Nublar Rated NR

Think Like a Dog Rated PG

Children’s:

The starkeeper by Faith Pray

Ways to Welcome by Linda Ashman

Nana Akua goes to school by Tricia Elam Walker

Brave Like That by Lindsey Stoddard

Tad by Benji Davies

Teen:

Burn by Patrick Ness

Agnes at the end of the world by Kelly McWilliams

Hood by Jenny Elder Moke

Girl, unframed by Deb Caletti

Queen's peril by E.K. Johnston