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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:

Willing to Die by Lisa Jackson

Cat Chase the Moon by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

Tightrope by Amanda Quick

Murder on Trinity Place by Victoria Thompson

The 18th Abduction by James Patterson

Non-Fiction:

H. H. Holmes: the True History of the White City Devil by Adam Selzer

Firefighting: the Financial Crisis and its Lessons by Ben Bernanke

Defying Hitler: the Germans Who Resisted Nazi Rule by Gordon Thomas

The Second Mountain: the Quest For A Moral Life by David Brooks

The Art of Happy Moving by Ali Wenzke

Audio

Sweeping Up the Heart by Kevin Henkes

Internment by Samira Ahmed

Slayer by Kiersten White

Neon Prey by John Sandford

I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney

Stone Bridges by Carla Neggers

The Wolf and the Watchman by Niklas Natt och Dag

Me For You by Lolly Winston

A Lethal Legacy by Heather Graham

California Girls by Susan Mallery

Movies

Artic

Escape Room

Destroyer

Justice League vs. the Fatal Five

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase

Escape at Dannemora

Glass

A Dog’s Way Home

Patrick

Children’s:

Bummer in the Summer! by Dan Gutman

Spill the Beans by Sarah Mlynowksi

Motor Mouse by Cynthia Rylant

The Hamilton-Burr Duel by Dan Gutman

Waylon!: the Most Awesome of All by Sara Pennypacker

Teen:

You Must Not Miss by Katrina Leno

Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett

Girls on the Verge by Sharon Biggs Waller

Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic by Michael McCreary

A Crystal of Time by Soman Chainani