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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.




1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

We are pleased to continue 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten at Riverdale Public Library! 

This program, started in January 2016, has been on-going as participants engage with it at their own pace; caretakers and their pre-kindergartners are encouraged to read together until they reach 1,000 books read.

Anyone can register their little one to be eligible for reading incentives. Just call the library or email Ms. Kate to register.

Then pick up a reading log, record your books, and visit the library each time you read 100 books to receive a small prize. Check out the official 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten website here for more information about this wonderful national initiative. 

Happy Reading!

1000 books jan 2016 FLYER3

Spring Storytimes

In anticipation of the inclement weather on Wednesday, March 21st, our Preschool Pals and Baby & Me storytimes are cancelled for tomorrow. 

Toddler Time 

Let's get reading and singing! Bring your toddler on Tuesdays, March 6th to April 10th at 10:30 am for songs, shorter books, rhymes and a craft.

Open to ages 3 years and younger with a caregiver.

Please register by clicking here.


Preschool Pals

Can you sit for longer stories? Enjoy crafts? Then come for songs, longer books, and a craft all while getting school-ready with friends on Tuesday afternoons, March 6th to April 10th at 1:30 pm OR Wednesday mornings, March 7th to April 11th at 11:30 am.

Open to ages 3 and up with a caregiver.

Please register for Tuesday afternoons by clicking here OR for Wednesday mornings by clicking here.


Baby & Me

Bring your baby for this lapsit storytime when we explore very simple books and enjoy singing classic songs, popping bubbles, and playing all while becoming familiar with the library on Wednesday mornings, March 7th to April 11th at 10:15 am.

Open to infants up to 23 months.

Please register by clicking here.

regular storytimes march thru april 2018 FLYER revised

Music & Movement: Wiggle & Grow (April)

Ms. Cindy continues to bring her Kindermusik to Riverdale this spring!

Enjoy songs, rhymes, stories, and instrument play with friends on Tuesday, April 3rd at 11:15 am.

Open to ages 18 months to 3 years old.

Please let us know you're coming and register by clicking here or on the flyer below!

music movement wiggle and grow april 2018 FLYER revised again

Messy Monday (April)

Let's get messy!

Join Ms. Kate for a story and toddler-friendly art projects on Monday, April 9th at 11:00 am. Just be sure to come dressed for a mess!

Open to ages 2-5.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below.

messy monday april 2018 FLYER

Melody Mom Music Fun (April) FULL

This program is full. Thank you!

Let's have fun when we welcome Melody Mom back to Riverdale on Monday, April 16th at 11 am! Enjoy even more dancing and singing with new friends!

For ages 2 and up.

melody mom march april 2018 FLYER

Little Scientists

Let's try some science, technology, engineering, and math!

Join us for a story and preschool-friendly science projects and experiments on Monday, April 23rd at 11 am!

Open to ages 3-5.

Please let us know you're coming and register by clicking here or on the flyer below.

little scientists april 2018 FLYER

Hairbraiding with Ms. Michele! (4-7) FULL

This program is full. Thank you!

Come to learn basic braids with Mom and/or Dad on Saturday, April 28th at 10 am!

Just be sure to bring your own brush (elastics and combs will be provided).

Open to ages 4-7.

hairbraiding ages 4 to 7 april 2018 FLYER





Questions? Contact Youth Services Librarian Ms. Kate at 973-835-5044 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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


An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

The French Girl by Lexie Elliott

Girl Unknown by Karen Perry

Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

Sunburn by Laura Lippman


Directorate S: The C. I. A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Steve Coll

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

Enough As She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy, and Fulfilling Lives by Rachel Simmons

I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara

Wallis in Love: The Untold Life of the Duchess of Windsor, the Woman Who Changed the Monarchy by Andrew Morton


An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard

The Gatekeeper: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery by Charles Todd

Girl Unknown by Karen Perry

Hello Stranger by Lisa Kleypas

The Hush by John Hart

The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers

Rosie Colored Glasses: A Novel by Brianna Wolfson

Sunburn by Laura Lippman

The Woman in the Water by Charles Finch

Movies & Television:

The Ballad of Lefty Brown

Daddy’s Home 2

Darkest Hour

Homeland, Season 6

Murder on the Orient Express

Only the Brave

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Same Kind of Different as Me

Stranger Things, Season 1

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


Anthology of Amazing Women: Trailblazers Who Dared to Be Different by Sandra Lawrence

Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia

Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi

Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein: Based on a True Story by Ali Fadhil and Jennifer Roy

A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard

The Serpent's Secret by Sayantani DasGupta

Stella Diaz Has Something to Say by Angela Dominguez

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper

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