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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 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, 2020

Mayor Paul Carelli
Delegate: TBD

Superintendent interim:  Anthony Riscicia
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 2020 and the first meeting of 2021 are scheduled as follows:

January 13, 2020

February 10, 2020

March 16, 2020

April 20, 2020 - Being held online. Register on our event calendar for the  Zoom Meeting and you will be sent the password.

May 18, 2020

June 15, 2020

July 20, 2020

August 17, 2020

September 21, 2020

October 19, 2020

November 16, 2020

December 21, 2020

January 11, 2021

May 18, 2020

June 15, 2020

July 20, 2020

August 17, 2020

September 21, 2020

October 19, 2020

November 16, 2020

December 21, 2020

January 11, 2021

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:

Friends and strangers: a novel by J. Courtney Sullivan

Always the Last to Know by Kristan Higgins

The Black Swan of Paris by Karen Robards

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

I was told it would get easier by Abbi Waxman

Non-Fiction:

Thank You for Voting: The Maddening, Enlightening, Inspiring Truth About Voting in America by Erin Geiger Smith

The power of ritual: turning everyday activities into soulful practices by Casper ter Kuile

The brothers York: a royal tragedy by Thomas Penn

Lost companions: reflections on the death of pets by J. Moussaieff Masson

Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre by Max Brooks

Audio

Big Summer: a novel by Jennifer Weiner

Countdown 1945: the extraordinary story of the atomic bomb and the 116 days that changed the world by Chris Wallace

Hush by James Patterson

Credible Threat by Judith A. Jance

Tom Clancy: Firing Point by Mike Maden

The room where it happened: a White House memoir by John R. Bolton

The Lies That Bind by Emily Giffin

The Half Sister by Sandie Jones

If it Bleeds by Stephen King

A forgotten murder by Jude Deveraux

Movies

Final Kill Rated NR

The Song of Names Rated PG-13

Onward Rated PG

The Assistant Rated R

The Cold Blue Rated NR

The Adventures of Rufus the Fantastic Pet Rated PG

Buffaloed Rated NR

Once Were Brothers Rated R

LEGO Jurassic world: Legend of Isla Nublar Rated NR

Think Like a Dog Rated PG

Children’s:

The starkeeper by Faith Pray

Ways to Welcome by Linda Ashman

Nana Akua goes to school by Tricia Elam Walker

Brave Like That by Lindsey Stoddard

Tad by Benji Davies

Teen:

Burn by Patrick Ness

Agnes at the end of the world by Kelly McWilliams

Hood by Jenny Elder Moke

Girl, unframed by Deb Caletti

Queen's peril by E.K. Johnston