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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:

Crucible by James Rollins

The Current by Tim Johnston

The Eulogist by Terry Gamble

Golden State by Ben Winters

The Golden Traces of the Dead by Alan Bradley

Non-Fiction:

The Enchanted Hour by Meghan Cox Gurdon

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer

Maid by Stephanie Land

Soul Full of Coal Dust by Chris Hamby

Unexampled Courage by Richard Gergel

Audio

The Big Fella by Jane Leavy

Bookends by Michael Chabon

Crucible by James Rollins

The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

The First Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer

The Gown by Jennifer Robson

Judgement by Joseph Finder

Late in the Day by Tessa Hadley

A Time to Scatter Stones by Lawrence Block

Movies

The Bookshop

Boy Erased

First Man

The Hate U Give

Hunter Killer

Indivisible

Johnny English Strikes Again

Jonathan

The Old Man and the Gun

The Wife

Juvenile

Children’s:

Hats Off to Mr. Pockles! by Sally Lloyd-Jones

One-third Nerd by Gennifer Choldenko

Perfect by Max Amato

When Sadness Is At Your Door by Eva Eland

Worst Mascot Ever by James Preller

Teen:

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

Only A Breath Apart by Katie McGarry

Wires and Nerve, Vol. 2 by Marissa Meyer