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
Saturday hours for June, July and August are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Riverdale Public Library Newsletter

A reminder that June, July and August Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The library will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independance Day.

Ancestry Library

Through the generous support of the Friends of the Riverdale Public Library, Ancestry Library is now available in the library.

Ancestry Library Edition, the largest online family history resource available, provides unprecedented access to family history via documents that record the lineage of individuals from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. Distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by, it brings the world’s most popular consumer online family history resource to your library. Answers await all your users—professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist orhistorian—inside the thousands of databases of family information. User-friendly search tools and comprehensive indexing make it easy to start discovering personal histories. Stop in and check it out.3M Cloud logo

E-Book News

The new e-book and audiobook provider is here - 3M Cloud. It is easier than ever to download e-books and audiobooks to  to your PC, tablet, iPad, or phone. All the content is just for MAIN patrons.  Click here to check it out!  Need help getting started? Call the library to arrange a one-on-one session to help you download to your device.

Children and Teen Programs

Summer storytimes and programs are coming up! Check out events and opportunities on the Kids and Teen pages of our website.

Adult Programs

Please call the library at (973) 835-5044 to register.

Coming up soon....

Paradise Gardens for Pollinators and Wildlife - Rescheduled to Wednesday, July 8,  7:00 p.m. Create a mini paradise in your back yard! Master Gardener Gail Di Domenico joins us to discuss how to attract butterflies,bees, dragonflies, hummingbirds and other wildlife to your garden,including plants that pollinators like and what those plants require to be successful in your garden.

Computer Classes 

We offer a variety of computer instruction classes. View or download our schedule of computer classes, from January through June. Call the library or stop by to register - 973-835-5044.

Coming up soon...

iPad and Tablet Users Group
New to using a tablet? Bring your device and learn the basics in this monthly workshop for tablet users looking to increase their skills and share knowledge and experience. Learn how to access public Wi-Fi, change settings, set up email, and install and remove apps. Attend once, or as many sessions as you need. Meets the third Friday of each month, January through June, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Friday Matinees:  Second Fridays of the month at  1:00 p.m.  Refreshments served.

American Sniper – Friday, June 12, 1:00 p.m. - U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle saves countless lives and survives four tours of duty in Iraq, but
has difficulty leaving the war behind when he finally returns home. Rated R, 134 minutes.

Learn a Language

Available through the Morris Automated Information Network (M.A.I.N.)

Pronunciator: Learn a New LanguageWelcome to the world's largest-language learning center, with over 80 languages, and 50 ESL for non-English speakers offered. Pronunciator provides up to 10,000 phrases to learn per language; 3,000,000 vocabulary words across the languages; up to 350 hours of downloadable audio lessons per course; 2,000 downloadable PDF phrasebooks; and 20,000 photos and custom illustrations to complement learning. Click on the Pronunciator image to start learning a new language.



Zinio for people who love magazines

Digital Magazines Available - Twenty two new magazines have been added for 2015. Through the Morris Automated Information Network (MAIN) library consortium, digital issues of popular magazines are available to read on your computer, tablet, or e-reader or Smartphone device.

Popular Mechanics, Martha Stewart Living, The Economist, The Food Network Magazine are just some of the magazines available. Click here for an updated list. Like to cook? Bon Appetit is now available!

Always available, and you have it as long as you like - once downloaded, it's yours!  Click the Zinio logo above to start downloading, or go to 

Click here for additional instructions, or stop in at the library for help.