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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 2020
Gerry Mahler Vice-President 2024
Catrina Purcell Treasurer 2023
Kathy Olsen Trustee 2021
Jean Blakley Secretary 2019
Dennis Harsley Trustee, President, Friends 2021
Rosann Youngstein Trustee 2019
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, 2019

Mayor Paul Carelli
Delegate: TBD

Superintendent Dr. Geoffrey Gordon
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. Meetings in 2019 and the first meeting of 2020 are scheduled as follows:

January 14, 2019
February 11, 2019
March 11, 2019
April 8, 2019
May 13, 2019
June 17, 2019
July 15, 2019
August 19, 2019
September 16, 2019
October 21, 2019
November 18, 2019
December 16, 2019
January 20, 2020

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:

Mumbo Gumbo Murder by Laura Childs

The Andromeda Evolution by Michael Crichton

Sarah Jane by James Sallis

Murder at Whitby Abbey by Cassandra Clark

Let it Snow by Nancy Thayer

Non-Fiction:

Know my name: a memoir by Chanel Miller

Edison by Edmund Morris

Inside out: a memoir by Demi Moore

The Education of an Idealist by Samantha Power

The Body: a guide for occupants by Bill Bryson

Audio

Blue Moon: a Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child

Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris

Noel Street by Paul Richard Evans

Final Option by Clive Cussler

Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry by Mary Higgins Clark

A Cruel Deception by Charles Todd

Let it Snow by Nancy Thayer

Agent Running in the Field by John Le Carre

Christmas Cocoa Murder by Carlene O’Connor

Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren

Movies

Veronica Mars. Season 1 Rated NR

Red Joan Rated R

Framing John Delorean Rated NR

Lion King Rated PG

Crawl Rated R

Itsy Bitsy Rated NR

Aladdin Rated PG

Anna and the Apocalypse Rated R

Rock Paper Scissors Rated R

Good Fight. Season 3 Rated NR

Children’s:

The Last Human by Lee Bacon

The Magic Misfits: The minor third by Neil Patrick Harris

Loki by Mackenzi Lee

Black Canary: ignite by Meg Cabot

Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard

Teen:

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

Jackpot by Nic Stone

The Secret Commonwealth by Phillip Pullman

Our Wayward Fate by Gloria Chao

The Silent Thaw by Erin Hunter