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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:

Friends and strangers: a novel by J. Courtney Sullivan

Always the Last to Know by Kristan Higgins

The Black Swan of Paris by Karen Robards

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

I was told it would get easier by Abbi Waxman

Non-Fiction:

Thank You for Voting: The Maddening, Enlightening, Inspiring Truth About Voting in America by Erin Geiger Smith

The power of ritual: turning everyday activities into soulful practices by Casper ter Kuile

The brothers York: a royal tragedy by Thomas Penn

Lost companions: reflections on the death of pets by J. Moussaieff Masson

Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre by Max Brooks

Audio

Big Summer: a novel by Jennifer Weiner

Countdown 1945: the extraordinary story of the atomic bomb and the 116 days that changed the world by Chris Wallace

Hush by James Patterson

Credible Threat by Judith A. Jance

Tom Clancy: Firing Point by Mike Maden

The room where it happened: a White House memoir by John R. Bolton

The Lies That Bind by Emily Giffin

The Half Sister by Sandie Jones

If it Bleeds by Stephen King

A forgotten murder by Jude Deveraux

Movies

Final Kill Rated NR

The Song of Names Rated PG-13

Onward Rated PG

The Assistant Rated R

The Cold Blue Rated NR

The Adventures of Rufus the Fantastic Pet Rated PG

Buffaloed Rated NR

Once Were Brothers Rated R

LEGO Jurassic world: Legend of Isla Nublar Rated NR

Think Like a Dog Rated PG

Children’s:

The starkeeper by Faith Pray

Ways to Welcome by Linda Ashman

Nana Akua goes to school by Tricia Elam Walker

Brave Like That by Lindsey Stoddard

Tad by Benji Davies

Teen:

Burn by Patrick Ness

Agnes at the end of the world by Kelly McWilliams

Hood by Jenny Elder Moke

Girl, unframed by Deb Caletti

Queen's peril by E.K. Johnston