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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  
Dr. Geoffrey Gordon 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:

Willing to Die by Lisa Jackson

Cat Chase the Moon by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

Tightrope by Amanda Quick

Murder on Trinity Place by Victoria Thompson

The 18th Abduction by James Patterson

Non-Fiction:

H. H. Holmes: the True History of the White City Devil by Adam Selzer

Firefighting: the Financial Crisis and its Lessons by Ben Bernanke

Defying Hitler: the Germans Who Resisted Nazi Rule by Gordon Thomas

The Second Mountain: the Quest For A Moral Life by David Brooks

The Art of Happy Moving by Ali Wenzke

Audio

Sweeping Up the Heart by Kevin Henkes

Internment by Samira Ahmed

Slayer by Kiersten White

Neon Prey by John Sandford

I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney

Stone Bridges by Carla Neggers

The Wolf and the Watchman by Niklas Natt och Dag

Me For You by Lolly Winston

A Lethal Legacy by Heather Graham

California Girls by Susan Mallery

Movies

Artic

Escape Room

Destroyer

Justice League vs. the Fatal Five

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase

Escape at Dannemora

Glass

A Dog’s Way Home

Patrick

Children’s:

Bummer in the Summer! by Dan Gutman

Spill the Beans by Sarah Mlynowksi

Motor Mouse by Cynthia Rylant

The Hamilton-Burr Duel by Dan Gutman

Waylon!: the Most Awesome of All by Sara Pennypacker

Teen:

You Must Not Miss by Katrina Leno

Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett

Girls on the Verge by Sharon Biggs Waller

Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic by Michael McCreary

A Crystal of Time by Soman Chainani