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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:

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

All the Ways We Said Goodbye by Beatriz Williams

Blue Moon by Lee Child

Such a Fun Age: a novel by Kiley Reid

This is Happiness by Niall Williams

Non-Fiction:

Martha Stewart’s Organizing: the manual for bringing to your life, home & routines by Martha Stewart

Wild Game: my mother, her lover, and me by Adrienne Brodeur

The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom

A bookshop in Berlin : the rediscovered memoir of one woman's harrowing escape from the Nazis by Françoise Frenkel

The power of bad: how the negativity effect rules us and how we can rule it by John Tierney

Audio

How Not to Diet by Michael Greger M.D.

The World that We Knew by Alice Hoffman

The Wicked Redhead by Beatriz Williams

To the Land of Long Lost Friends by Alexander McCall Smith

Beating About the Bush by M.C. Beating

Under Occupation by Alan Furst

The Second Sleep by Robert Harris

Janis by Holly George-Warren

Sword of Kings by Bernard Cornwell

Meant to Be Yours by Susan Mallery

Movies

Linda Ronstadt: the sound of my voice Rated PG-13

Ad Astra Rated PG-13

Abominable Rated PG

Big little lies. Season 2 Rated TV-MA

The lighthouse Rated R

The Kill Team Rated R

Judy Rated PG-13

Downton Abbey Rated PG

Overcomer Rated PG

Once upon a time... in Hollywood Rated R

Children’s:

The Bad Guys in the baddest day ever by Aaron Blabey

Battle of the Bands by Jen Calonita

Bo's magical new friend by Rebecca Elliott

Bugs in danger: our vanishing bees, butterflies, and beetles by Mark Kurlansky

Dog driven by Terry Lynn Johnson

Teen:

Crown of oblivion by Julie Eshbaugh

Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Hearts, strings, and other breakable things by Jacqueline Firkins

Opposite of always by Justin A. Reynolds

Reverie by Ryan La Sala