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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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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!

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Fall Storytimes

Baby & Me

Bring your baby when we explore simple books, sing classic songs, enjoy bubbles, and play all while becoming familiar with the library this fall on Wednesday mornings, September 11th to October 30th at 10:15 am.

Open to infants and toddlers up to 23 months with a caretaker.

Please let us know you're coming and register by clicking here.

 

Toddler Time

Feeling too big for baby storytime but not quite ready for Bookworms? Then join us to hear short books, sing silly songs, and try simple crafts this fall on Wednesday mornings, September 11th to October 30th at 11:30 am.

Open to toddlers 2-3 years old with a caretaker.

Please register by clicking here.

 

Bookworms

Let’s get reading and singing this fall!

Come for books, songs, and a craft with friends on Thursday afternoons, September 12th to October 31st at 1:30 pm.

Open to preschoolers up to 5 years old with a caretaker.

Please register by clicking here.

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5th Annual Pumpkin Decorating!

We’ll bring the pumpkins, you bring the creativity on Saturday, October 19th.

Open to families and all ages.

Both sessions of this program are now full - call the library to be put on a waiting list!

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Little Scientists (Oct)

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

Join us for a story and preschool-friendly projects and experiments on Tuesday, October 29th at 11 am.

Open to preschoolers ages 3-5 years old with a caretaker.

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

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Melody Mom Music Fun! (Nov)

Let's have fun when we continue to welcome Melody Mom to the library this fall!

Enjoy more dancing, singing, and parachute play with new friends on Tuesday, November 5th at 10:15 am.

Open to ages 2 and up with a caretaker.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below.

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Music & Movement with Ms. Cindy (Nov)

Join us when Ms. Cindy continues to visit us this fall!

This music-filled class uses songs, rhymes, stories, vocal and instrument play as well as focused listening activities to explore fun themes with new friends! Join the musical fun on Monday, November 11th at 11 am.

Open to ages 18 months to 3 years with a caretaker.

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

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Bach to Rock Music Class!

We're bringing Bach to Rock and their high-energy music and movement class to Riverdale for the first time!

You'll get to move to music, enjoy singalongs, explore instruments, and more on Wednesday, November 13th at 10:30 am.

Open to ages 6 months to 3 years old with a caretaker.

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

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Stuff Your Own Turkey!

Get into the Thanksgiving spirit!

Come hear a seasonal story and stuff your very own adorable stuffed animal turkey on Saturday, November 16th at 11 am!

Open to families and all ages.

Space and supplies are limited - please register by clicking here or on the flyer below!

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More Fall Storytimes!

Baby & Me

Bring your baby when we explore simple books, sing classic songs, enjoy bubbles, and play all while becoming familiar with the library this fall on Wednesday mornings, November 20th to December 11th at 10:15 am.

Open to infants and toddlers up to 23 months with a caretaker.

Please let us know you're coming and register by clicking here.

 

Toddler Times

Feeling too big for baby storytime but not quite ready for Bookworms? Then join us to hear short books, sing silly songs, and try simple crafts this fall on Tuesday mornings, November 19th to December 10th at 11:30 am OR Wednesday mornings, November 20th to December 11th at 11:30 am.

Open to children 2 years old and up with a caretaker.

Please register for the Tuesday storytime by clicking here OR for the Wednesday storytime by clicking here.

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Music & Movement with Ms. Cindy! (Dec)

Join us when Ms. Cindy continues to visit us this fall on Monday, December 9th at 11 am!

This music-filled class uses songs, rhymes, stories, vocal and instrument play as well as focused listening activities to explore fun themes with new friends!

Open to ages 18 months to 3 years old with a caregiver.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below.

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Melody Mom Music Fun! (Dec)

Let's have fun when we continute to welcome Melody Mom to the library this fall!

Enjoy dancing, singing, and parachute play with new friends on Tuesday, December 17th at 10:15 am.

Open to ages 2 and up with a caregiver.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below.

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Dance Party Storytime with Miss Jolie!

Come hear Miss Jolie read her book, Georgie and the Ants in the Pants, and then embrace the ants in your own pants with singing and dancing on Wednesday, December 18th at 10:30 am!

Miss Jolie will also bring her ukelele to sing original songs based on her book. Don’t miss the musical storytime fun!

Open to ages 2-7 with a caregiver.

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

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Drop-in Snowflaking!

Get ready for the snowy days ahead with all sorts of snowflake crafts again this December!

Come for snowflake cookie decorating, coffee filter snowflakes, and more when school is closed for the holiday break on Friday, December 27th at 11 am!

Open to all ages and families.

No registration necessary!

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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

Fiction:

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle

The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa

The Reckless Oath We Made by Bryn Greenwood

Knaves Over Queens by George R. R. Martin

Non-Fiction:

Chase Darkness With Me by Billy Jensen

My Friend Anna by Rachel Deloache Williams

Scam Me If You Can by Frank W. Abagnale

Black Site by Philip Mud

The Borgias by Paul Strathern

Audio

Akin by Emma Donoghue

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Contraband by Stuart Woods

How Happiness Happens by Max Lucado

The Titanic Secret by Clive Cussler

What Rose Forgot by Nevada Barr

Vendetta in Death by J.D. Robb

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

Movies

Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups Rated NR

American Gods: Season 2 Rated MA

A Dog’s Journey Rated PG

Mary Queen of Scots Rated R

Wonder Park Rated PG

The Spanish Princess: Season 1 Rated MA

The Best of Enemies Rated PG-13

Last Black Man in San Francisco Rated R

Godzilla: King of the Monsters Rated PG-13

Styx Rated NR

Children’s:

Broken Strings by Eric Walters

The Magic Mirror by Anna Staniszwski

More to the Story by Hena Khan

Stargazing by Jen Wang

Strange Birds by Celia C. Pérez

Teen:

Suggested Reading by Dave Connis

Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab

Vow of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson

Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick

The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee