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The Riverdale Public Library will be closed Friday, April18, 2014. We will be open regular hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, April 19, 2014.


The Riverdale Public Library Newsletter

New Databases

Through the Morris Automated Information Network (M.A.I.N.), two new databases are now available.

Pronunciator: Learn a New LanguageWelcome 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.


World Vital RecordsInterested 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.



Zinio for people who love magazines

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 

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.

Tax Help

Federal tax forms and instruction booklets are available at the library. Stop by to pick up tax forms, instructions and schedules for the 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ. 

For helpful phone numbers and tax assistance services and locations for the IRS or for New Jersey taxes, click here.

Adult Programs

View or download our Spring 2014 program brochure for adults

Register for one or more of our programs

Poetry Workshop with Michelle Ovalle
NJ poet and teacher Michelle Ovalle will be holding an Image and Literacy Workshop on Monday, April 21, 2014, 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Inspired by the central image of a poem, and by art prints, you will create your own poetry. All writing skill levels from ages 14 and up are welcome.
History of the Glenburn
Ruth Pasquariello, town historian, presents the fascinating history of Riverdale’s own Glenburn Estate on Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Movie Matinees -

Family Movie: “Frozen” - Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:00 p.m. In this Disney film based on Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen, Princess Anna of Arendelle undertakes an epic journey to rescue her sister, Elsa, whose special powers have plunged the kingdom into perpetual winter. Rated PG, 102 minutes.

Computer Classes 

We offer a variety of computer instruction classes.Click here to view or download our computer classes offered from April through June. Call the library or stop by to register - 973-835-5044.

E-Book News

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.
New e-book titles purchased for our patrons. Available through DigitalLibrary NJ. Sign into your account to access these best-selling e-books and avoid the wait lists! 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.

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!

Fiction Bestsellers

Non-Fiction Bestsellers

New Reads @ the Riverdale Public Library