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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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Board of Trustees

The Riverdale Public Library is governed by its Board of Trustees. The Trustees are responsible for setting overall policy and for overseeing the finances of the Library. Specific responsibilities of the Board are to:

  • Support the Library in its goal to provide excellent service to the community. The Trustees understand the community and work to ensure that the library meets those needs.
  • Establish policies that support the Library in achieving its goals.
  • Strive to obtain adequate financial support for the Library.
  • Hire a director who will provide professional guidance for the Library.

Each Trustee is appointed by the Mayor of the Borough of Riverdale for a 5-year term.

 Trustees

Trustee Office Term Ends
David Gourley President 2017

Linda Anders

Vie-President 2020

Kathy Olsen

Treasurer 2021

Gerry Mahler

Secretary 2018
Jean Blakley   2019

Rosann Youngstein

  2019
Paul M. Carelli Ex-Officio - Mayor  
Vickie Pede Ex-Officio - Superintendent of Schools N/A
Councilman Bradley Clinton Council Liaison 2017

Dennis Harsley

 President, Friends N/A
  Alternate for Superintendent of Schools  

 

Ex Officio Members of the Board as of January 1, 2017

Mayor Paul Carelli
Delegate: TBD

Superintendent Vickie Pede
Delegate:TBD

Board of Trustee Meetings

The Board of Trustees meets the second Monday of each month except where noted. Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. at the library and are open to the public. Minutes are available upon request with a fee of $15 per copy. Meetings in 2017 are scheduled as follows:

January 9, 2017
February 13, 2017
March 13, 2017
April 10, 2017
May 8, 2017
June 12, 2017
July 10, 2017
August 14, 2017
September 11, 2017
October 16, 2017
November 13, 2017
December 11, 2017
The first meeting in 2018 is scheduled for January 8, 2018.

Morris Automated Information Network, Inc. (M.A.I.N.)

The Riverdale Public Library is a member of MAIN which is composed of 38 public libraries in Morris County and surrounding areas. Each library is separate and independent and is supported by its own community. However, the libraries share the network and circulation system supported by MAIN. In addition, the libraries combine to purchase special online resources. Each MAIN library also shares its resources with other MAIN libraries.

Directories of Main Libraries 

  1. Books
  2. Audio
  3. Movies
  4. Youth

Fiction:

Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig

Heretics by Leoardo Padura

My Darling Detective by Howard Norman

There Your Heart Lies by Mary Gordon

A Twist in Time by Julie Mcelwian

Non-Fiction:

An American Sickness by Elisabeth Rosenthal

Martin Luther by Lyndal Roper

Nevertheless by Alec Baldwin

Road to Jonestown by Jeff Guinn

South and West by Joan Didion

Audio

All By Myself Alone by Mary Higgins Clark

Almost Missed You by Jessica Strawser

Black Book by James Patterson

Fast and Furious by Stuart Woods

If Not For You by Debbie Macomber

In This Grave Hour by Jacqueline Winspear

Lost Order by Steve Berry

One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline

Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve

Two Girls from Hummingbird Land by Lisa See

Movies:

Founder

Hidden Figures

In Dubious Battle

Lion

Miss Sloane

Office Christmas Party

Patriots Day

Silence

Split

Juvenile

Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken

Charlotte the Scientist is Squished by Camille Andros

Giant Jumperee by Julia Donaldson

Good Morning Superman! by Michael Dahl

Grendel’s Guide to Love and War by A.E. Kaplan

Hoot by Jonathan Litton

If Your Monster Won’t Go to Bed by Denise Vega

Little Wolf’s First Howling by Laura McGee Kvasnosky

Out of the Box by Jemma Westing

Stranger Things Have Happened by Jeff Strand



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