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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:

Dreams of Falling by Karen White

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Lying in Wait: A Novel by Liz Nugent

Us Against You: A Novel by Fredrik Backman

When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger

Non-Fiction:

Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper

First in Line: Presidents, Vice Presidents, and the Pursuit of Power by Kate Andersen Brower

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan

The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke by Andrew Lawler

The Shipwreck Hunter: A Lifetime of Extraordinary Discoveries on the Ocean Floor by David L. Mearns

Audio

Fade to Black (Krewe of Hunters) by Heather Graham

The Gray Ghost (A Sam and Remi Fargo Adventure) by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell

The Moscow Offensive by Dale Brown

Navy Grooms by Debbie Macomber

The President Is Missing: A Novel by James Patterson and Bill Clinton

Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts

The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham

To the Moon and Back by Karen Kingsbury

Turbulence (A Stone Barrington Novel) by Stuart Woods

The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

Movies

12 Strong

Annihilation

Gringo

I Can Only Imagine

I Kill Giants

The Insult

Please Stand By

Red Sparrow

Thoroughbreds

Winchester

Juvenile

All Summer Long by Hope Larson

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Legendary: A Caraval Novel by Stephanie Garber

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty

Moonrise by Sarah Crossan

Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea by Lynne Rae Perkins

Shadowcaster (Shattered Realms) by Cinda Williams Chima

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson

The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo



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