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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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Mission

The mission of the Riverdale Public Library is to provide educational, informational, recreational, and cultural materials and services to all residents of the community.

Goals

The goals of the Riverdale Public Library are to:

  • Create and maintain a comprehensive collection of materials reflecting the needs and desires of the people in the community.
  • Extend the library’s visibility in the community.
  • Nurture in children the desire to be lifelong users of the library.
  • Offer enjoyable and informative programs and exhibits that attract diverse groups to the library.
  • Provide a meeting place for residents and local businesses.
  • Provide equal access to information and services for all members of the community.
  • Support the continuing professional development of all staff.
  • Provide access to technology for processing data and facilitating the learning experience.
  • Use technology to expand and facilitate access to worldwide information.
  • Serve as a link to other libraries throughout the state.

Role

The role of the library includes the following:

  • Popular Materials: The library shall feature current, high-demand, high-interest materials in a variety of formats for borrowers of all ages.
  • Preschoolers’ Invitation to Learning: The library shall encourage young children to develop an interest in reading and learning through services for children and for parents and children together.
  • Reference Library: The library shall actively provide timely, accurate and useful information for community residents.
  • Independent Learning Center: The library shall support individuals of all ages pursuing a program of independent learning accredited by any educational provider.
  • Community Information Center: The library shall serve as a clearinghouse for current information concerning current organizations, issues, and services.

Policies About:

Collection
Gifts
Internet
Library Behavior
Loan Period
Local History
Patron Concerns
Patron Records
Unattended Children

  1. Books
  2. Audio
  3. Movies
  4. Youth

Fiction:

Bone Music by Christopher Rice

Crimson Lake by Candice Fox

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

High Voltage by Karen Marie Moning

The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro

Non-Fiction:

China's Great Wall of Debt: Shadow Banks, Ghost Cities, Massive Loans, and the End of the Chinese Miracle by Dinny McMahon

The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth by Michio Kaku

Home Sweet Murder by James Patterson

Murder, Interrupted by James Patterson

No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria by Rania Abouzeid

Audio

Accidental Heroes by Danielle Steel

The Disappeared by C. J. Box

Red Alert: An NYPD Red Mystery by James Patterson and Marshall Karp

Sweet Vengeance by Fern Michaels

All the Beautiful Girls by Elizabeth J. Church

Home Sweet Murder by James Patterson

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book by Dan Harris, Jeffrey Warren, Carlye Adler

The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George

Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

The Woman Left Behind: by Linda Howard

Movies

The Breadwinner

Blue Planet II: Take a Deep Breath

Cars 3

Coco

Downsizing

Ferdinand

The Florida Project

Justice League

Pitch Perfect 3

Thor

Juvenile

A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena

The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science by Joyce Sidman

I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

In Search of Us by Ava Dellaira

The Last to Let Go by Amber Smith

The Legend of the Shark Goddess: A Nanea Mystery by Erin Falligant

The Mad Wolf's Daughter by Diane Magras

MARVEL's Black Panther: The Junior Novel by Jim McCann

Restore Me (Shatter Me) by Tahereh Mafi

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw



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