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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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Family Fort Night

This program is full. Thank you!

Join Ms. Kate for stories, snacks, and strongholds!

We'll provide the building supplies, all you need are your fort engineering skills (but feel free to bring your own extra blankets and pillows) on Thursday, May 24th at 6:30 pm. Then enjoy hunkering down inside with a snack and a book or two. Don't miss the fort-filled fun!

Open to all ages and families.

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

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Messy Monday (June)

Let's get messy!

Join Ms. Kate for toddler-friendly art projects on Monday, June 4th at 11 am.

Open to ages 2-5.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below.

messy monday june 2018 FLYER

PJ Masks (Superhero) Party

This program is full. Thank you!

Love PJ Masks? Want to be like a superhero?

Then come for stories about being super and activities that will make you feel like a hero on Wednesday, June 6th at 11 am.

Open to ages 2-5.

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

pj masks superhero party june 2018 FLYERStorytime Yoga with Ms. Jaclyn

Join us when we welcome Ms. Jaclyn this spring and enjoy stretches and stories during her first yoga storytime at the library on Saturday, June 16th at 10:15 am.

Open to ages 2-5.

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

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Drop-in Father's Day Crafts

Here's to dads!

Join us for a craft for or with Dad just before Father's Day on Saturday, June 16th at 12 pm.

Open to all ages.

No registration necessary!

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Melody Mom Music Fun! (June)

This program is full. Thank you!

Let's have fun when we welcome Melody Mom to Riverdale on more Mondays this spring! Enjoy dancing, singing, and parachute play with new friends on Monday, June 18th at 11 am.

Open to ages 2 and up.

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

 melody mom may june 2018 FLYER

Summer Reading Kick-off Party & Concert with Mr. Kurt!

We're kicking off Summer Reading 2018 for all ages with crafts and face painting at 3 pm and then a classic concert from Mr. Kurt Gallagher at 4 pm on Monday, June 25th!

Come and join the festivities and register for Summer Reading!

Register by clicking here or on the flyer for the party and the concert starting Friday, June 1st.

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Zoom Balloons!

We'll keep the first week of Summer Reading going strong with a special balloon show for all ages from Mr. Earl on Tuesday, June 26th at 3:30 pm! This spectacular show will have you laughing, dancing, and jumping to your feet.

Don't miss the fun!

Register by clicking here or on the flyer below starting Friday, June 1st.

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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 on Wednesdays this summer, June 27th thru August 1st (except 7/4) at 10:15 am.

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

Please register by clicking here starting Friday, June 1st.

 

Bookworms

Let's get reading and singing!

Come for songs, books, and a craft all while getting school ready with friends on Wednesdays this summer, June 27th thru August 1st (except 7/4) at 11:30 am.

Open to ages 5 and younger with a caregiver.

Please register by clicking here starting Friday, June 1st.

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DIY Musical Instruments!

Come to make your own musical instruments out of recycled containers and other simple supplies on Wednesday, June 27th at 4 pm. Then decorate your instruments to your own liking. Join the musical & recycling fun!

Open to all ages.

Register by clicking here or on the flyer below starting Friday, June 1st.

diy instruments june 2018 FLYER

Owliver's Birthday Storytime & Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Owliver the Library Owl will be making his annual special visit to the library to enjoy stories and crafts in celebration of his July birthday!

Bring your own stuffed friends and join the fun on Thursday, June 28th at 6:30 pm! Then let your stuffed friends stay overnight at the library. Just remember to pick them up the next day!

Open to ages 2 and up.

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

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Kindness Rocks!

Decorate a rock (or two) with positive messages, happy faces, or just bright colors. Then place your rock where it can brighten someone's day or take it home to lift your own spirits whenever you need a reason to smile.

Come to decorate anytime all day from 10 am to 4 pm on alternating Fridays, June 29, July 13, July 27, & August 10.

Open to all ages.

No registration necessary!

kindness rocks summer 2018 FLYER

Drop-in Fourth of July Crafts!

Come to get festive for the Fourth on Tuesday, July 3rd at 11 am!

Open to all ages.

No registration necessary!

drop in fourth of july crafts july 2018 FLYER

Messy Monday! (July)

Let's get messy this summer!

Join Ms. Kate for even more toddler-friendly art projects on Monday, July 9th at 11 am!

Open to ages 2-5.

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

messy monday july 2018 FLYER

Music & Movement: Wiggle & Grow (July)

Join us when Ms. Cindy from The Music Shop in Boonton returns with her Kindermusik experience for our littlest patrons at the library this summer!

This music-filled class will use songs, rhymes, stories, vocal and instrument play as well as focused listening activities to explore fun themes with new friends on Tuesday, July 10th at 11:15 am.

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

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

music movement wiggle and grow july 2018 FLYER

What is Music: A Hands-on Exploration

Ms. Claudia of Touch the Music returns with a chance for you to explore where music comes from, how it affects our lives, and what people like about it!

You'll get to see a number of different musical instruments and have the chance to try them all on Monday, July 16th at 10:30 am.

Open to ages 3-5 with a caregiver.

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

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Super Fun Bubble Time

It’s baaack!

Everyone loves bubbles! Come to enjoy music, comedy, and, of course, bubbles! Don’t miss the chance to be entrapped and entranced by gazillions of bubbles on Thursday, July 19th!

Open to all ages.

Starting Friday, June 1st, please register for the 6:00 pm show by clicking here OR register for the 6:30 pm show by clicking here.

 

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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:

Bad Men and Wicked Women by Eric Jerome Dickey

Cave of Bones by Anne Hillerman

Circe by Madeline Miller

The Elizas: A Novel by Sara Shepard

Two Steps Forward: A Story of Persevering in Hope by Sharon Garlough Brown

Non-Fiction:

Daring to Drive: A gripping account of one woman's home-grown courage that will speak to the fighter in all of us by Manal Al-Sharif

Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright

A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey

Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering by Joanna Gaines

Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump by David Corn and Michael Isikoff

Audio

The Crooked Staircase: A Jane Hawk Novel by Dean Koontz

The 17th Suspect (Women's Murder Club) by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

After Anna by Lisa Scottoline

The Female Persuasion: A Novel by Meg Wolitzer

A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey

A Nantucket Wedding: A Novel by Nancy Thayer

Noir: A Novel by Christopher Moore

The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath by Leslie Jamison

Shattered Mirror: An Eve Duncan Novel by Iris Johansen

Twisted Prey (A Prey Novel) by John Sandford

Movies

All The Money In The World

Backstabbing for Beginners

The Commuter

The Greatest Showman

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Paddington 2

Peter Rabbit

Phantom Thread

The Post

Sweet Virginia

Juvenile

Curveball by Derek Jeter

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier

The Lifters by Dave Eggers

Rebound by Kwame Alexander

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

The Stone Girl's Story by Sarah Beth Durst

Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves by Kate T. Parker

Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce

Worlds Apart (Story Thieves) by James Riley



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