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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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Summer Reading Kick-off Party!

Face painting, balloon animals, crafts and more!

Don't miss the kick-off party for our annual Summer Reading Club on Monday, June 26th at 2:00 pm! And stay to welcome Bash the Trash to Riverdale for the first time! Using musical instruments made from trash, this concert at 4:00 pm will be full of fabulous songs and science fun! Concert generously sponsored by the Riverdale Department of Public Works.

While the kick-off party is open to all ages, the concert is recommended for families and ages 4 and up. Let us know in the comments of your registration if you are interested in registering for both the party and the kick-off or one or the other. Thank you!

***Please note: by registering for this program, you are only registering for the day's activities and not the overall Summer Reading Club during which children who read throughout the summer are eligible for weekly prizes as well as the chance to win bigger raffle prizes. In order to participate in this aspect of Summer Reading, in-person registration is required and will begin Monday, June 26th at 10:00 am.***

Click here or on the flyer below to register. Call the library or email Youth Services Librarian Ms. Kate with any questions or for more information. Thank you!

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Touch the Music: Drums From Around the World!

Join us for another of Ms. Claudia's exceptional Touch the Music programs when she brings drums from around the world for everyone to try on Tuesday, June 27th at 11:00 am. 

This hands-on program will allow participants to experience basic rhythms and drum as a group. A non-verbal actvitiy, drumming can enhance both fine motor skills and self-expression. Drumming can even foster a connection between ourselves and others and help us feel happier.

Everyone loves to drum!

Open to ages 3-5.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below.

touch the music drums around the world june 2017

 

Summer Storytimes!

Preschool Pals

This storytime is full. Thank you!

Preschoolers will develop school readiness skills by listening to longer picture books, making new friends, and creating a craft at this storytime which will meet on Tuesdays, June 27th until August 1st at 10:15 am.

***Please note: We will not meet when the library is closed on Tuesday, July 4th.***

Open to ages 3-5 with a caregiver.

By clicking here to register you are signing up for the whole five-week session.

 

Baby Time

This storytime including simple books, songs, bubbles, parachute fun, and free play will allow your little one to start becoming familiar with the library and will meet on Wednesdays, July 5th until August 2nd at 10:15 am.

Open to infants and toddlers up to 18 months with a caregiver.

By clicking here to register you are signing up for the whole five-week session.

 

Toddler Time

Complete with songs, picture books, and a craft, this storytime is designed to help your toddler take steps towards early literacy and will meet on Wednesdays, July 5th until August 2nd at 11:15 am.

Open to ages 1 1/2 to 2 years with a caregiver.

By clicking here to register you are signing up for the whole five-week session.

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Owliver's Birthday Storytime

Owliver the Library Owl will be making a special visit to the library to enjoy stories and crafts in celebration of his July birthday. Bring your stuffed friends and join the fun on Thursday, July 6th at 6:30 pm! Then let your friends stay overnight at the library.

Open to ages 2 and up.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below.

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Drop-in Movies!

 

The Lorax

Escape the heat on Friday, July 7th at 3:00 pm and come to the library to watch The Lorax (rated PG, 1 hr. 35 min.). Open to all ages.

No registration necessary! 

 

The LEGO Movie

Escape the heat on Friday, July 21st at 2:00 pm and come to the library to watch The LEGO Movie (rated PG, 1 hr. 41 min.). Open to all ages.

No registration necessary!

 

Wall-E

Escape the heat on Friday, August 4th at 2:00 pm and come to the library to watch Wall-E (rated PG, 1 hr. 44 min.). Open to all ages.

No registration necessary!

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Healthy Eyes Storytime and Eye Screening

Join us for a very special storytime with our friends from the Health Department. Then stay for a free professional preschool eye screening for your little one on Tuesday, July 11th at 2:00 pm.

Open to ages 3-5.

Please register for this program by clicking here or on the flyer below.

healthy eyes storytime eye screening july 2017

 

Drop-in Star Wars Morning!

Calling Star Wars fan of all ages! Join us for a morning of Star Wars crafts, games, & most special of all, a visit from the 501st Legion! This dedicated group of Star Wars fans make their own authentic Star Wars costumes and will come dressed in them for the day on Saturday, July 15th at 10:00 am-12:00 pm!

Open to families and fans of all ages.

No registration necessary!

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Bella Princess: Moana!

We are excited to welcome Moana to Riverdale on Monday, July 17th at 10:30 am! All princes and princesses are invited to meet her when she brings stories, dancing, and songs to the library.

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Open to ages 2 and up.

Please register for this program by clicking here or on the flyer below.

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Block Party!

Come for stories and songs and to celebrate and play with all kinds of blocks on Monday, July 17th at 2:00 pm! Simple building challenges will be provided as well as the chance to play and build whatever you want! 

Open to ages 2 and up.

Please register for this program by clicking here or on the flyer below.

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Music & Movement: Move & Groove

Join us when we welcome Ms. Cindy from The Music Shop in Boonton who will bring her Kindermusik experience to the library on Tuesday, July 18th at 11:00 am. This class will engage everyone in activities that promote literacy and early math skills, coordination, vocabulary, and creativity that will set the stage for school success and future music lessons!

This class open to ages 4-5.

Please register for this program by clicking here or on the flyer below.

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Super Fun Bubble Times!

Super Fun Bubble Time 1

Everyone loves bubbles!

Come to enjoy music, games, comedy, and, of course, bubbles! Don't miss this chance to be entrapped and entranced by gazillions of bubbles on Thursday, July 20th at 6:00-6:30 pm.

Open to families and all ages.

Please register for this program by clicking here.

Super Fun Bubble Time 2

Everyone loves bubbles!

Come to enjoy music, games, comedy, and, of course, bubbles! Don't miss this chance to be entrapped and entranced by gazillions of bubbles on Thursday, July 20th at 6:30-7:00 pm.

Open to families and all ages.

Please register for this program by clicking here.

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Preschool of Rock!

Preschool of Rock is bringing a fabulous concert to Riverdale on Monday, July 24th at 11:00 am! You will get to sing, act like animals, use unique instruments, and learn to make animal sounds with your voice. This show is sure to please animal lovers of every age. Don't miss it!

Open to ages 2-6.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Please register for this program by clicking here or on the flyer below. 

preschool of rock july 2017 FLYER

 

Music & Movement: Wiggle & Grow!

Join us when Ms. Cindy from The Music Shop in Boonton returns with her Kindermusik experience for our littlest patrons at the library on Tuesday, July 25th at 11:00 am!

This music-filled class will use songs, rhymes, stories, vocal and instrument play as well as focused listening activites to explore fun themes with new friends.

Open to ages 18 months to 3 years. 

Please register for this program by clicking here or on the flyer below.

 

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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:

Come Sundown by Nora Roberts

A Dog’s Way Home by Bruce W. Cameron

Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Rich People’s Problems by Kevin Kwan

Non-Fiction:

Never Call Me a Hero by N. Jack Kleiss

Jackie’s Girl by Kathy Mckeon

The Jersey Brothers by Sally Mott Freeman

Rising Star by David J. Garrow

You Don’t Look Your Age and Other Fairytails by Shelia Nevins

Audio

Against All Odds by Danielle Steel

Almost Missed You by Jessica Strawser

Dead Zone by Stephen King

French Twist by James Patterson

Frozen Hours by Jeff Shaara

Full Wolf Moon by Lincoln Child

I See You by Clare Mackintosh

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick

Movies:

Doctor Strange

A Dog’s Purpose

Gold

La La Land

Masterminds

Resurrection of Gavin Stone

Rogue One

Unleashed Mr. Darcy

Victoria Season 1

Juvenile

7 ate 9 by Tar Lazar

Captain Awesome Takes Flight by Stan Kirby

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Junk Drawer Engineering by Bobby Mercer

Moo Moo in a Tutu by Tim Miller

Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wien

Rebel Rising by Beth Revis

Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby

Shawn Loves Sharks by Curtis Manley



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