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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
Linda Anders President 2025
Gerry Mahler Vice-President 2023
Catrina Purcell Treasurer 2022
Kathy Olsen Trustee 2021
Jean Blakley Secretary 2024
Dennis Harsley Trustee, President, Friends 2024
Rosann Youngstein Trustee 2024
Paul M. Carelli Ex-Officio - Mayor  
  Ex-Officio - Superintendent of Schools N/A
Paul Purcell Council Liaison N/A
  Alternate for Superintendent of Schools  

Ex Officio Members of the Board as of January 1, 2021

Mayor Paul Carelli
Delegate: TBD

Superintendent interim: 
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 PM at the library and are open to the public. Minutes are available upon request with a fee of $15 per copy. Currently, all meetings are being held online. Register on our event calendar for the  Zoom Meeting and you will be sent the Zoom link. Meetings in 2021 and the first meeting of 2022 are scheduled as follows:

January 11, 2021

February 8, 2021

March 15, 2021

April 19, 2021

May 17, 2021

June 21, 2021

July 19, 2021

August 16, 2021

September 20, 2021

October 18, 2021

November 15, 2021

December 20, 2021

January 10, 2022

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