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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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Children's Programs

Registration is required for most programs.
Please click on the flyers below or call the library to register.
 
 

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!

 

LEGO Lab (June)

Bring your imagination; we’ll supply the LEGOs & a great story on Wednesday, June 19th at 4 pm!

Open to ages 4 and up.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below.

lego lab june 2019 FLYER

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.

summer reading kickoff june 2019 FLYER

Space Snacks with Ms. Danielle!

This program is full. Thank you!

Challenge yourself to create universe-inspired snacks using only the foods Ms. Danielle, registered dietician at Shop Rite of Lincoln Park, provides at our most competitive nutrition program yet on Tuesday, June 25th at 3:30 pm!

Open to ages 5 and up.

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

space snacks june 2019 FLYERDrop-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.

drop in space rocket coloring summer 2019 FLYER

Dragon Masters Book Club! (June)

Grab a copy of the book and join Ms. Kate for a book discussion and related crafts on Thursday, June 27th at 4:15 pm.

Open to kids entering grades 1-3.

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

dragon masters book club june 2019 FLYER

Rizzo's Reptile Show!

This program is full. Thank you!

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.

rizzos reptile show june 2019 FLYER

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.

book parties summer 2019 FLYER

Silly Science: Space Edition

Let's try silly space experiments this summer!

Come to Silly Science on Tuesday, July 2nd at 3:30 pm to join the scientific fun.

Open to ages 5 and up.

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

silly science july 2019 FLYER

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!

drop in fourth of july crafts july 2019 FLYER

A Universe of Sounds!

Come to explore the sounds of space using unique instruments and sound processors!

Mr. Frank from Music Play Patrol is bringing the musical fun on Monday, July 8th at 5 pm. You'll also get to make music using a Theremin and change your voice to sound like aliens and creatures from beyond!

Open to ages 4 and up.

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

universe of sounds july 2019 FLYER

Super Fun Circus Stuff!

We're bringing pure circus entertainment to the library on Tuesday, July 9th at 3 pm! Come for the fun circus routines, audience participation, juggling, balancing, plate spinning, wire walking, and more!

Open to ages 4 and up.

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

Sponsored by the Riverdale Department of Public Works.

super fun circus stuff july 2019 FLYER

Paws to Read: Tales to Tails (July)

Our dog friends from Creature Comfort Pet Therapy return on Wednesday, July 10th at 4 pm so you can practice reading with the friendliest listeners during the summer too!

And remember, even if you can't read yet, you can still come to tell stories based on the pictures on the pages of a good book!

Open to ages 4 and up.

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

paws to read july 2019

Minute to Win It: Outer Space!

Do you have what it takes to win? What if you only have sixty seconds? Come to find out at our Minute to Win It: Outer Space edition on Monday, July 15th at 4 pm!

Open to ages 5 and up.

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

minute to win it july 2019 FLYER

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.

book parties summer 2019 FLYERMagic Workshop!

Come to learn from family magician Brian Richards on Tuesday, July 16th at 3:30 pm!

Mr. Brian will teach you how to do tricks with common household objects including a deck of cards, money, paper, and string. You'll also get the "real secrets" of the best ways to put on a successful magic show!

Open to ages 6 and up.

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

magic workshop july 2019 FLYERLEGO Lab (July)

Come for a story; stay for the LEGOs on Wednesday, July 17th at 4 pm!

Open to ages 4 and up.

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

lego lab july 2019 FLYER

Dragon Masters Book Club (July)

Grab a copy of the book and join Ms. Kate for another book discussion and related crafts on Thursday, July 18th at 4:15 pm.

Open to kids entering grades 1-3.

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

dragon masters book club july 2019 FLYER

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.

super fun bubble time july 2019 FLYER

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.

moon landing party july 2019 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

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