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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

As per Governor Murphy, effective Friday, March 20, 2020, all Municipal, County, and State Public Libraries are closed. The announcement can be found here. 

Additionally, click here for more information about COVID-19 (CoronaVirus), services, information, and updates from the New Jersey Department of Health.

 

April 2020 & May 2020 programs for adults, teens and children, are canceled.

 

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 MAY 30th
MAIN Libraries will be fine-free until May 30th. Please do not rush to bring items
back to the library!

CHECK OUT UP TO 10 eAUDIO / eBOOK ITEMS

Now through May 30th, 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 5/30.  
 
  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
 

STATEWIDE DELIVERY SYSTEM SUSPENSION
The Statewide delivery system is suspending operations on 3/17/20. Transporting items
between libraries will not be possible until further notice. Therefore, expect extended
wait times for items not held at your local library.

ITEMS ON HOLD
If you are waiting for an item on hold, you will not lose your spot in line. Everything is
simply being frozen for the time being.

We appreciate your patience, understanding, and continued support of our public libraries
during this unprecedented time. We will continue to update you as the situation evolves,
or if anything changes. Please check our website or social media for updates.
Our best wishes to you and your families.

 

The Riverdale Public Library will be closed to the public effective Monday, March 16 until further notice.

Please keep materials you have checked out until we reopen. The book drop will not be able to handle the capacity, and no fines are being levied or holds placed, so no need to hurry items back.


Information about the Coronavirus 

from the Pequannock Health Department
(which serves Bloomingdale, Lincoln Park, Kinnelon, Pequannock and Riverdale)

Click here for to learn more about the Coronavirus

Click here for Coronavirus Resources

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

 

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.

 

And now on-offer thru August 31, 2020, are new TumbleBooks services that are accessible without a library card from home. Use the buttons below to access these new resources with just one click whenever, how often, and on any device you want. Titles will be available instantly.

 

TumbleMath

Math ebooks for grades K-6

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TeenBookCloud

Ebooks for grades 7-12

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AudioBookCloud

Audiobooks for all ages

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RomanceBookCloud

This service provides a collection of Romance novels for adults.

    


Tax Forms Available! 

We now have the 2019 Federal Tax Forms and Instructions available at the Library. They are located on the main floor of the library. In addition, the 2019 New Jersey State Instructions are available for reference.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Friends of the Riverdale Public Library Book Sale - Postponed

Out of an abundance of caution for our Friends and patrons, the book sale will be held at a later date, to be announced.

 

Is Anybody Out There - the 1966 Wanaque UFO Sightings - Canceled

 

AARP Safe Driving Course - Canceled

 

Spring Cupcake Bouquet - 

Canceled

Wednesday, April 8, 7 p.m. Artist Bernadine Ferrari will guide you in creating decorated cupcakes for your spring table, using fondant and icing on prepared cupcakes. Registration begins Monday, March 2 for Riverdale Library card holders, Monday, March 16 for general registration.

Author Visit: RoseMarie Rubinetti Cappiello - Canceled

 

Nazis in Riverdale? - 

Canceled

Wednesday, April 29, 7 p.m. Local historian Tom Riley will trace the origins of Camp Bergwald on Federal Hill from the construction of the camp through its confiscation by the federal government. The connection of Camp Bergwald to the German American Bund and Nazi Germany will be fully explored.

 

Movies

Wednesday night or Friday afternoon at the movies: It’s popcorn, and a good movie on a 60" screen at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday night or the third Friday of the month, unless  otherwise noted. Upcoming movies:

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - Canceled

 

 

 

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. The Intrepid Air and Space Museum, Imagine That! Children's Museum, and Grounds for Sculpture are available now. How does it work? The Intrepid pass allows six people free entry using the one Riverdale library pass. The Grounds for Sculpture allows four people free entry. 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.

 

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is now availible with your MAIN library card!

 

Hoopla

Hoopla Hoopla is a new digital media service provided to our patrons through the generosity of the Friends of the Riverdale Library. 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! Go to hoopla at https://www.hoopladigital.com/ to sign up and start listening/watching/reading!

 

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.

 

TumbleBooks

 ClickTBimageClickTBimageTumbleBook Library is an online collection of 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. Tumblebook library is available through the MAIN consortium. No login or password is necessary in our library, and at home, use your library barcode to access this resource.


 

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

Fiction:

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy

When We Believed in Mermaids by Barbara O’Neal

Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah

Almost Just Friends by Jill Shalvis

The Decent Inn of Death by Rennie Airth

Non-Fiction:

Father of Lions by Louise Callaghan

Mengele by David G. Marwell

Slaying Goliath: the passionate resistance to privatization and the fight to save America's public schools by Diane Ravitch

The third rainbow girl: the long life of a double murder in Appalachia by Emma Copley Eisenberg

Tightrope: Americans reaching for hope by Nicholas D. Kristof

Audio

Boys & Sex by Peggy Orenstein

Hindsight by Iris Johansen

Into the Fire by Gregg Hurwitz

Last Day by Luanne Rice

The Museum of Desire by Jonathan Kellerman

The River Murders by James Patterson

Long Bright River by Liz Moore

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

Galway Girl by Ken Bruen

A long petal of the sea by Isabelle Allende

Movies

Code 8 Rated NR

Zombieland: Double Tap Rated R

The Addams Family Rated PG

Butterbean’s Café: Let’s Get Cooking! Rated NR

The Death & Life of John F. Donovan Rated R

Turkey Bowl Rated R

Mine 9 Rated NR

I See You Rated R

Pain and Glory Rated R

Terminator: Dark Fate Rated R

Children’s:

Baby Shark! by Steve Lewis

The Big Race Lace Case by Paul Dubois Jacobs

Boxitects by Kim Smith

The Button Book by Sally Nicholls

Catherine’s War by Julia Billet

Teen:

Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown

Blank Canvas: My So Called Artist’s Journey 1 by Akiko Higashimura

Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore

A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

Just Breathe by Cammie McGovern