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  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.



New Programs

Register by calling the library at (973) 835-5044,  or click if there is a link for the program to register through our Event Calendar.

Download or print our program brochrue for January through April 2021 Adult Programs. In "Better Together Programs" Riverdale Public Library is partnering with Butler, Kinnelon, and Pequannock Public Libraries in virtual programming. See events below.

Gentle Yoga

Fridays at 10 a.m., April 16 - July 2
Beginner/Senior Friendly. No matter what physical ability you enter class with, there will ALWAYS be a modification that’s perfect for you, today, in your body. You will learn how to listen to your body and honor where you are, today. You will also learn how to explore the breath and how it affects the way you move. Meditation and pranayama (breathing practices) may also be explored. No prior yoga experience is necessary, all levels are welcome.


“In the Course of Human Events” American Historical Theater presents Thomas Jefferson Wednesday, June 16, 7 p.m.

Join us for this first person interpretation of Thomas Jefferson. Actor Steven Edenbo shares Jefferson’s love of reading, writing and good wine, as well as love of the outdoors and the need to balance intimate friendships with solitude.

Steven Edenbo has interpreted Thomas Jefferson at Monticello; The National Archives, DC and NYC; Independence National Historical Park, and other major venues. This program is made possible through the support of the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History

Radio Theater: A Summer of Suspense!

Wednesday, June 23, 7 p.m.
Presenting two half-hour radio dramas from the 1940s, featuring Judy Garland in The Drive-in and Cabin B13. Indulge yourself in these suspenseful tales this summer evening! We bring you stories about a cruise gone horribly wrong, and a woman suspicious about the man giving her a ride home late one night. These broadcasts are guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat!

Tempestuous Beauty: How Artists throughout the Ages Were Inspired by Flowers and Gardens July 7, 7:00 PM

Presenter: Janet Cohen Mandel. Artists have long been drawn to the natural world to stimulate their creativity. The rich symbolism, diverse color palettes, and delicate, changing nature of flowers have been a source of inspiration across cultures for centuries. Come join us for this talk; we will be introduced to an array of astonishing images from throughout art history, some iconic and some unfamiliar, reminding us why flowers and gardens give us hope, nourish our souls, and elicit pleasure and happiness. You can register on Zoom by clicking on the program title.

Adult Summer Reading 2021 Bingo – Tuesday, June 1 – September 7

A Tale of Tails is our theme this year!

Keep track of books you read from June 1 to September 7th by writing the title and author in the matching square. Bingo cards with this year’s squares will be available Tuesday, June 1. Need suggestions for your squares? Ask a Riverdale Public Library staff person for recommendations! Sign up for our adult summer reading newsletter which will also provide you with ideas for your next read.
How do I win?
Bingo: Complete a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line! Turn in your card and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card (8 winners).

Blackout: Complete all 25 squares! Turn in your card and you’ll be entered in a drawing for the grand prize – a bag of advanced reader copies from big publishers, and a $50 Amazon gift card (two winners)

Book titles may be used only once per card, and only one entry per person

How do I submit my board for the prize drawing?
Submit your completed card (with either bingo or a blackout) by Tuesday, September 7th. Entries can be delivered in person to the library, or scanned and emailed to:

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or mailed to:
Riverdale Public Library, 93 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale NJ 07457


Ongoing Programs

See the events calendar for current dates and specific information.

Book Discussion

Join us online for a book discussion. Download or print the 2021 Book Discussion Group flyer.  For more information on how to join, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upcoming Book Discussion Dates:

2021 Book Club Selections

January 25- An Invisible Thread by Laura Shroff
February 22- The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman
March 22- The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
April 26- The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
May 24 - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
June 28- Olive Again by Elizabeth Strout
July 26 - Shakespeare play Reading by book discussion group members
August 23 - The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
September 27 - The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
October 25 - The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue
November 22 - The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
December 13 - Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

Previous Years Book Selections

Photography Club

From experts to beginners, this is the place for photographers to share information and discuss tips and tricks.
When: Usually the 4th Monday of each month. 6:30 – 7:45 PM but call re current Zoom meeting scheduling

 Computer Classes (Temporarily Discontinued)

We offer a variety of computer instruction classes. Call the library or stop by to register (973) 835-5044.

Personal Computer Tutoring (Temporarily Discontinued)

Riverdale Library card holders can meet with a librarian for a 30 minute individual session on email basics or for an introduction to the computer. Please call the library for an appointment.


  1. Books
  2. Audio
  3. Movies
  4. Youth


The Duke and I by Julia Quinn

Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay

The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth

The Lamplighters byEmma Stonex

Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia


Antitrust by Amy Klobuchar

Buses Are a Comin’ by Charles Person

The Haunting of Alma Fielding by Kate Summerscale

The Hero Code by William H. McRaven

The Next Everest by Jim Davidson


Eternal by Lisa Scottoline

A Gambling Man by David Baldacchi

The Red Book by James Patterson

Sooley by John Grisham

Troubled Blood by Galbraith

Turn a Blind Eye by Jeffery Archer


Greenland Rated PG-13

News of the World Rated PG-13


Our Friend Rated R

Zappa Rated NR

Promising Young Woman Rated R

Wonder Woman 1984 Rated PG-13


Hotdog! by Anh Do

The book of fatal errors by Dashka Slater

Bo the brave by Rebecca Elliott

Star Showers by Melody Mews

Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket by Chris Grabenstein< /p>


Accidental by Alex Richards

The Assignment by Liza Wiemer

The Witch’s Hand by Nathan Page and Drew Shannon

Ever Cursed by Corey Ann Haydu

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust