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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.



 The library will be closed Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Tax Assistance sites - This list is being compiled by NJ 211 and is being added to as sites become available.

Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale Information

We currently do not have a date scheduled for the Friends of the Riverdale Public Library Annual Book Sale.

We are unable to accept donations at this time.

Information about the Coronavirus

New Jersey COVID-19 Information

New Jersey COVID - 19 Vaccine Information (includes portal for vaccine registration)

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

MAIN announces a new MAIN Libraries App - Browse the catalog, place holds on items you want, and check your account

MAIN New App


The Riverdale Public Library is open for browsing and checkout.

Delivery has resumed! Catalog hold restrictions are removed. You will be able to borrow books, DVDs, audiobooks, and other library materials, from the 38 MAIN libraries, and have them delivered here.

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

At this time there is no computer usage.

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 readerservices@riverdalelibrary.org , 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. On check in, item return date will be backdated 7 days to ensure overdue fines are not levied for the quarantine period.

Overdue fines resume January 1, 2021.

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.

Upcoming Programs

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


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!

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.

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.


The Best Seller's Club for Riverdale Library Patrons

Newly Expanded! 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. New Expanded author list! - don't miss their next book! Register in the library or online here.


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 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.


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


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