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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:

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

All the Ways We Said Goodbye by Beatriz Williams

Blue Moon by Lee Child

Such a Fun Age: a novel by Kiley Reid

This is Happiness by Niall Williams

Non-Fiction:

Martha Stewart’s Organizing: the manual for bringing to your life, home & routines by Martha Stewart

Wild Game: my mother, her lover, and me by Adrienne Brodeur

The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom

A bookshop in Berlin : the rediscovered memoir of one woman's harrowing escape from the Nazis by Françoise Frenkel

The power of bad: how the negativity effect rules us and how we can rule it by John Tierney

Audio

How Not to Diet by Michael Greger M.D.

The World that We Knew by Alice Hoffman

The Wicked Redhead by Beatriz Williams

To the Land of Long Lost Friends by Alexander McCall Smith

Beating About the Bush by M.C. Beating

Under Occupation by Alan Furst

The Second Sleep by Robert Harris

Janis by Holly George-Warren

Sword of Kings by Bernard Cornwell

Meant to Be Yours by Susan Mallery

Movies

Linda Ronstadt: the sound of my voice Rated PG-13

Ad Astra Rated PG-13

Abominable Rated PG

Big little lies. Season 2 Rated TV-MA

The lighthouse Rated R

The Kill Team Rated R

Judy Rated PG-13

Downton Abbey Rated PG

Overcomer Rated PG

Once upon a time... in Hollywood Rated R

Children’s:

The Bad Guys in the baddest day ever by Aaron Blabey

Battle of the Bands by Jen Calonita

Bo's magical new friend by Rebecca Elliott

Bugs in danger: our vanishing bees, butterflies, and beetles by Mark Kurlansky

Dog driven by Terry Lynn Johnson

Teen:

Crown of oblivion by Julie Eshbaugh

Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Hearts, strings, and other breakable things by Jacqueline Firkins

Opposite of always by Justin A. Reynolds

Reverie by Ryan La Sala