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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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The Friends of the Library will be meeting on Thursday, June 17 at 7 p.m. in-person at the library.

The Friends of the Riverdale Public Library have raised over $80,000 for the library since beginning in 2001.

Through their annual book sale, Amazon Smile account, and other activies, they have funded special programs, summer reading, purchased the media drop box, funded museum passes, and supported special collections in the library.

Won't you be a Friend?  Join us at our meeting.

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.

Summer Reading for Youth begins Tuesday, June 29.  Register on the ReadSquared website now or download the app. Once the program begins, you can log your reading and win prizes! There are programs for pre-school, school age and teens.

Upcoming 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 Adult Programs for May and June 2021. July and August too!

Go to our program page, with online registration links to register, or call us at (973) 835-5044. All programs are virtual and presented on Zoom, unless otherwise noted.

Gentle Yoga

Fridays at 10 a.m., April 16 - July 2
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.

“In the Course of Human Events” American Historical Theater presents Thomas Jefferson - Wednesday, June 16, 7 p.m.

Join us for this first person interpretation of Thomas Jefferson. Actor Steven Edenbo shares Jefferson’s love of reading, writing and good wine, as well as love of the outdoors and the need to balance intimate friendships with solitude.

Steven Edenbo has interpreted Thomas Jefferson at Monticello; The National Archives, DC and NYC; Independence National Historical Park, and other major venues. This program is made possible through the support of the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History

Radio Theater: A Summer of Suspense!

Wednesday, June 23, 7 p.m.
Presenting two half-hour radio dramas from the 1940s, featuring Judy Garland in The Drive-in and Cabin B13. Indulge yourself in these suspenseful tales this summer evening! We bring you stories about a cruise gone horribly wrong, and a woman suspicious about the man giving her a ride home late one night. These broadcasts are guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat!

Tempestuous Beauty: How Artists throughout the Ages Were Inspired by Flowers and Gardens July 7, 7:00 PM

Presenter: Janet Cohen Mandel. Artists have long been drawn to the natural world to stimulate their creativity. The rich symbolism, diverse color palettes, and delicate, changing nature of flowers have been a source of inspiration across cultures for centuries. Come join us for this talk; we will be introduced to an array of astonishing images from throughout art history, some iconic and some unfamiliar, reminding us why flowers and gardens give us hope, nourish our souls, and elicit pleasure and happiness. You can register on Zoom by clicking on the program title above.

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

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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.

Axis360 ThreeEasySteps Square AdNew ebooks from Axis360 are available to New Jersey libraries through the support of the  the New Jersey State Library. Read them on a computer or download the axis360 app - Find a title

 

 


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.


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Consumer Reports offers consumer protection and product reviews and includes articles on health, public safety, marketplace economics, and the judicial and regulatory actions that effect consumers. Available issues from 1985 to present. Available through MAIN.

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.

 

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.


 Information about the Coronavirus

New Jersey COVID-19 Information

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

The New Jersey Call Center for vaccine information can be reached seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., at 855-568-0545.

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

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

Fiction:

The Duke and I by Julia Quinn

Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay

The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth

The Lamplighters byEmma Stonex

Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia

Non-Fiction:

Antitrust by Amy Klobuchar

Buses Are a Comin’ by Charles Person

The Haunting of Alma Fielding by Kate Summerscale

The Hero Code by William H. McRaven

The Next Everest by Jim Davidson

Audio

Eternal by Lisa Scottoline

A Gambling Man by David Baldacchi

The Red Book by James Patterson

Sooley by John Grisham

Troubled Blood by Galbraith

Turn a Blind Eye by Jeffery Archer

Movies

Greenland Rated PG-13

News of the World Rated PG-13

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Our Friend Rated R

Zappa Rated NR

Promising Young Woman Rated R

Wonder Woman 1984 Rated PG-13

Children’s:

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>

Teen:

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