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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 2019 

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We have finalized our plans for Summer Reading 2019!

Starting Saturday, June 1st, you can sign up for the first week of Summer Reading programs, June 24th-28th, by calling the library or using our June event calendar here.

Then starting Monday, June 17th you can sign up for the rest of the Summer Reading programs by calling the library or using our event calendar. Start reading up on all we have to offer by visiting our July event calendar here so you're ready to sign up for everything you're interested in!

Remember, all our programs are open to both Riverdale residents and our friends from surrounding communities and will probably fill up quickly.

Then be sure to come to the library on Monday, June 24th to sign up in person for the reading and prize portion of the program; this way you will get your own reading logs and be eligible for weekly prizes!

We're excited to see you this summer! Happy Reading!

 

 

Summer Reading Kick-off Party!

This program is full. Thank you!

We're kicking off Summer Reading 2019 with balloon animals, crafts, and face painting for all ages on Monday, June 24th at 3-5 pm!

We're also excited to host a special vist from the 501st Legion of Star Wars characters at 4 pm!

Please join the fun and register by clicking here or on the flyer below starting Saturday, June 1st.

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Little Scientists (June)

Join us for a story and preschool-friendly science projects and experiments on Tuesday, June 25th at 11 am.

Open to ages 3-5.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below starting Saturday, June 1st.

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Polka Dot Concert!

Polka Dot is returning to Riverdale!

Don’t miss this upbeat, jump-out-of-your-seats-and-dance good time on Wednesday, June 26th at 12:30 pm!

Open to families and ages 2-6.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below starting Saturday, June 1st.

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Drop-in Space Rocket Coloring!

Cool down and color!

Every Thursday starting Thursday, June 27th until Thursday, August 1st at 2-5 pm, you can escape the heat and get artistic with space rocket coloring sessions this summer!

All ages are welcome.

No registration necessary!

Please note: there will be no coloring session on Thursday, July 4th.

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Rizzo's Reptile Show!

We're bringing Rizzo's wild reptiles and other animal friends back for a spectacular nature snow on Thursday, June 27th at 6 pm!

Open to families and ages 4 and up.

Sponsored by the Riverdale Department of Public Works.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below starting Saturday, June 1st.

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Out of This World Book Party #1

We're celebrating some of the best outerspace, astronaut, and star-filled books with special storytimes and extra special crafts this summer!

Join us for the first Out of This World Book Party on Tuesday, July 2nd at 11 am.

Open to all ages and families.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below starting Monday, June 17th.

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Baby & Me

Bring your baby when we explore simple books, sing classic songs, enjoy bubbles, and play all while becoming familiar with the library during the summer on Wednesday mornings, July 3rd - 31st at 10:15 am.

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

Please register by clicking here starting Monday, June 17th.

 

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 during the summer on Wednesday mornings, July 3rd - 31st at 11:30 am.

Open to toddlers 2 to 3 years old with a caregiver.

Please register by clicking here starting Monday, June 17th.

 

Bookworms

Let’s get reading and singing! Come for books, songs, and a craft with friends during the summer on Thursday afternoons, July 11th - August 1st at 1:30 pm.

Open to preschoolers 4 to 5 years old with a caretaker.

Please register by clicking here starting Monday, June 17th.

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Drop-in Fourth of July Crafts!

Come to get festive with crafts for the Fourth on Wednesday, July 3rd at 4 pm!

Open to all ages.

No registration necessary!

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Owliver's Birthday Storytime & Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Owliver the Library Owl will be making his special visit to the library in celebration of his July birthday on Monday, July 8th at 7 pm.

Bring your own stuffed friends and let them stay overnight at the library after stories and crafts!

Open to ages 2 and up.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below starting Monday, June 17th.

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Crafty Tots! (July)

Come to get artisty and crafty!

Ms. Kate will provide all the supplies, you just bring your creativity on Friday, July 12th at 11 am! Please come dressed for mess.

Open to ages 2 and up.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below starting Monday, June 17th.

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Music & Movement (July)

Join us when Ms. Cindy brings her music-filled class to the library this summer!

Come for songs, rhymes, stories, vocal and instrument play to explore fun themes with new friends on Monday, July 15th at 11 am.

Open to ages 18 months to 3 years old.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below starting Monday, June 17th.

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Out of This World Book Party #2

We're celebrating some of the best outerspace, astronaut, and star-filled books with special storytimes and extra special crafts this summer!

Join us for the second Out of This World Book Party on Tuesday, July 16th at 11 am.

Open to all ages and families.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below starting Monday, June 17th.

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Super Fun Bubble Time!

It's baaaack!

Everyone loves bubbles! Come to enjoy music, comedy, and, of course, bubbles on Thursday, July 18th. Don't miss the chance to be entrapped and entranced by gazillions of bubbles!

Open to all ages and families.

Please register starting Monday, June 17th. Click here to register for the 6:00-6:30 pm show and click here to register for the 6:30-7:00 pm show.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Apollo Moon Landing Anniversary Party!

We're celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with moon books, snacks, and crafts on Saturday, July 20th at 11 am!

Open to all ages and families.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below starting Monday, June 17th.

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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:

My Life As a Rat by Joyce Carol Oates

The Summer Country by Lauren Willig

Skin Game by Stuart Woods

The Friends We Keep by Jane Green

This Storm by James Ellroy

Non-Fiction:

Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff

Sand & Steel by Peter Caddick-Adams

The White Devil’s Daughter by Julia Flynn Siler

Sea Stories by William H. McRaven

Dragon's Jaw by Stephen Coonts

Audio

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

Unsolved by James Patterson

Queen Bee by Dorothea Benton Frank

Keep You Close by Karen Cleveland

Shortest Way Home by Pete Buttigieg

The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman

Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews

Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin

Before She Was Found by Heather Gudenkauf

The Never Game by Jeffery Deaver

Movies

Greta Rated R

Blaze Rated R

The Upside Rated PG-13

How to Train Your Dragon Rated PG

Isn’t it Romantic Rated PG-13

Bundy and the Green River Killer Not Rated

Ashes in the Snow Not Rated

Cold Pursuit Rated R

Happy Death Day 2U Rated PG-13

Fighting With My Family Rated PG-13

Children’s:

Who Was Stephen Hawking by Jim Gigliotti

Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris

How to be on the Moon by Viviane Schwarz

A Small Zombie Problem by K. G. Campbell

Camp Average by Craig Battle

Teen:

I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver

How It Feels to Float by Helena Fox

Again But Better by Christine Riccio

Dark Shores by Danielle Jensen

The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad