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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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All Youth programs have been cancelled thru the end of April. Thank you for your continued understanding.

 

 

YouTube Channel Now Public!

Our youth services YouTube channel is now public! Youth newsletters will still be mailed out twice a week and will continue to include recommended digital and literary resources and storytime and craft videos from Ms. Kate. But if you are keen to just get those storytime and craft videos, look no further: click and subscribe here!

 

Craft for Monday, April 6th

Click below to watch our latest craft video!

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Virtual Tiny Poets Time from Poets House!

Also, Happy National Poetry Month, folks! Could there be a more perfect time for a virtual poetry offering for our littlest patrons?

From Poets House in NYC comes Virtual Tiny Poets Time! "Bring your poet ears and dancing shoes" every day with this free video series. Charles Waters will perform favorite books, poems, and sing-alongs "to get little minds thinking and little feet moving, using rhyme and rhythm to make poetry accessible to even the youngest budding poets." Find previous recordings here.

 

Virtual Sewing Workshop with Ms. Ellen!

We might not have had one of Ms. Ellen's sewing workshops on our spring schedule but did you tune into her InstagramLive on, Friday, April 3rd at 3:30 pm to learn how to hand-sew an adorable stress ball with materials you probably already have on-hand at home?! This project was ideal for adults and young adults alike! 

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Youth Newsletters Going Strong!

Are you getting our youth e-newsletters yet?! Here's the link to the latest.

 

Parent Resouces Page (Finally!) Updated

We have (finally!) updated the Parent Resources page on our website!

Please consult this page for links to online resources that we think could be useful to you and your kids while the library remains closed.

 

Scholastic Launches Dav Pilkey at Home!

Check out Dav Pilkey at Home! Starting Friday, April 3rd, Scholastic will be offering this free online video series to young readers everywhere. Join Dav for drawing lessons, readalouds, tips for acting out your favorite Dog Man scenes, and more!

 

Craft for Monday, March 30th

Check out the latest craft video in which you can learn how to assemble a paper book. This very simple paper book is made from a single sheet of paper and can be made multiple times if you want to add pages.

Then decorate your book and use it as a notebook to write or draw your stories about Owliver the Library Owl!

Or go on a walk outside and use it to record all the different flowers, animals, and bugs you see. Maybe you will want to open it once a day to write about all the yummy snacks you got to eat...The stories and possibilities are endless when you have a pen and paper!

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Recorded Storytimes for Week 2...

...went out in our March 25th newsletter. Check them out here!

For our babies and younger toddlers

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For our preschoolers, kindergarteners, and older friends

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(Re)introducing Owliver the Library Owl!

Check our Instagram for photos of Ms. Kate’s ”pet owl” and tell your own stories about him and his pictured adventures! Share your stories in writing, drawings, or your own recordings and send them to Ms. Kate starting with these photos today OR share on your own terms - just tag us @riverdalelibrarynj and #owliversfirststorychallenge #owliverthelibraryowl

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First Recorded Storytime & Craft...

...linked below!

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In case you missed it...

...we were able to get a youth e-newsletter to your inboxes on March 18th to provide information on how you can access new resources (especially those from Tumblebooks) so you can get e-books and e-audiobooks at home without a library card thru our website.

Ms. Kate was also able to record a storytime presentation for our young patrons and hopes to continue providing similar recordings alongside craft videos and more worthwhile author and online resources via additional e-newsletters next week.

So, please don't hesitate to email her if you wish to be put on our youth newsletter recipient list and know that we hope to do our best not to overwhelm but to provide what we can alongside some continuity and calm for our young patrons during this challenging time.

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Library Resources for Home!

While the library remains closed during this challenging time, we want to encourage you and your kids to stay connected to resources and books that can enrich your time while staying safe at home. As always, our ebook platform, TumbleBooks, is available to our young patrons.

TumbleBooks

An online collection of animated picture books that teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love

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And now on-offer thru August 31, 2020...new TumbleBooks services are accessible without a library card from home! Use the buttons below to access these new resources with just one click whenever, how often, and on any device you want. Titles will be available instantly.

 

TumbleMath

Math ebooks for grades K-6

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TeenBookCloud

Ebooks for grades 7-12

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AudioBookCloud

Audiobooks for all ages

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All Youth programs have been cancelled through the end of March. Thank you for your understanding.

 

2020 Award Winners!

Come check out the most recent award-winning titles in our collection - our display has been updated but we still have many of this year's award winners on our shelves!

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Page updated April 7, 2020

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

Fiction:

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy

When We Believed in Mermaids by Barbara O’Neal

Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah

Almost Just Friends by Jill Shalvis

The Decent Inn of Death by Rennie Airth

Non-Fiction:

Father of Lions by Louise Callaghan

Mengele by David G. Marwell

Slaying Goliath: the passionate resistance to privatization and the fight to save America's public schools by Diane Ravitch

The third rainbow girl: the long life of a double murder in Appalachia by Emma Copley Eisenberg

Tightrope: Americans reaching for hope by Nicholas D. Kristof

Audio

Boys & Sex by Peggy Orenstein

Hindsight by Iris Johansen

Into the Fire by Gregg Hurwitz

Last Day by Luanne Rice

The Museum of Desire by Jonathan Kellerman

The River Murders by James Patterson

Long Bright River by Liz Moore

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

Galway Girl by Ken Bruen

A long petal of the sea by Isabelle Allende

Movies

Code 8 Rated NR

Zombieland: Double Tap Rated R

The Addams Family Rated PG

Butterbean’s Café: Let’s Get Cooking! Rated NR

The Death & Life of John F. Donovan Rated R

Turkey Bowl Rated R

Mine 9 Rated NR

I See You Rated R

Pain and Glory Rated R

Terminator: Dark Fate Rated R

Children’s:

Baby Shark! by Steve Lewis

The Big Race Lace Case by Paul Dubois Jacobs

Boxitects by Kim Smith

The Button Book by Sally Nicholls

Catherine’s War by Julia Billet

Teen:

Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown

Blank Canvas: My So Called Artist’s Journey 1 by Akiko Higashimura

Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore

A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

Just Breathe by Cammie McGovern