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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

Vie-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 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 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 10, 2019
July 8, 2019
August 12, 2019
September 9, 2019
October 21, 2019
November 11, 2019
December 9, 2019
January 13, 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:

Crucible by James Rollins

The Current by Tim Johnston

The Eulogist by Terry Gamble

Golden State by Ben Winters

The Golden Traces of the Dead by Alan Bradley

Non-Fiction:

The Enchanted Hour by Meghan Cox Gurdon

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer

Maid by Stephanie Land

Soul Full of Coal Dust by Chris Hamby

Unexampled Courage by Richard Gergel

Audio

The Big Fella by Jane Leavy

Bookends by Michael Chabon

Crucible by James Rollins

The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

The First Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer

The Gown by Jennifer Robson

Judgement by Joseph Finder

Late in the Day by Tessa Hadley

A Time to Scatter Stones by Lawrence Block

Movies

The Bookshop

Boy Erased

First Man

The Hate U Give

Hunter Killer

Indivisible

Johnny English Strikes Again

Jonathan

The Old Man and the Gun

The Wife

Juvenile

Children’s:

Hats Off to Mr. Pockles! by Sally Lloyd-Jones

One-third Nerd by Gennifer Choldenko

Perfect by Max Amato

When Sadness Is At Your Door by Eva Eland

Worst Mascot Ever by James Preller

Teen:

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

Only A Breath Apart by Katie McGarry

Wires and Nerve, Vol. 2 by Marissa Meyer