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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.



Summer Reading 2020 Plans Are Set!*

Please sign up for the reading logging portion of the program on our new READsquared platform: http://riverdalelibrary.readsquared.comWith READsquared, you will be able to keep track of your child's reading without worrying about having to check in each week at the library.

Virtual programming and the ability to log reading will be available for six weeks starting Monday, June 29 until Saturday, August 8. There will be no in-person youth programming this summer and prize details will be announced as the summer progresses. We will keep everyone informed via our website, email, and social media.

Registration will be required for just about all our offerings and to register either use the events calendar on the library website or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For most of these offerings, you will need access to the following:

  • ZOOM
  • Facebook
  • YouTube

Pre-assembled supply kits for certain programs will be available for pick-up at the library to registered patrons starting the Monday before those programs.

Needless to say, things are different this year but we believe we can still have a great summer! So, please let us know if anything is confusing or unclear. Thank you for your patience and flexibility amidst all these changes and new challenges.

And as always, stay safe and happy reading!

*Please note that many of our plans are subject to revision based on the directives we receive from the governor in regards to reopening the library. So please watch our website for changes or updates to these plans.


ZOOM Craft & Catch-up with Ms. Kate + To-Go Craft Kits!

Tween/teen craft kits will be handed out at the library to those who register ahead of time.

By registering you will also get the password to tune in to a crafting and catch up ZOOM session with Ms. Kate on Wednesdays, July 8th and August 5th at 4 pm. (The meeting ID will already be provided in each kit.)

Please do not return any material from these kits - everything will be yours to keep.

For weeks there are no craft kits, alternate virtual offerings will be available to those who register for them.

Best for ages 9-14. Please register by clicking the links below.


Teen Volunteer Opportunity!

Write book reviews of books you read this summer! Type them up and email them to Ms. Kate. Then help brainstorm ideas for how to present your book reviews to others on a blog or the library website.

Volunteer credit will be awarded for each review written and submitted.

Email Ms. Kate to get going today!

Great for ages 9-14.


Learn How to Hand Sew Your Own Cloth Face Mask!

Ms. Ellen Brown ran a virtual workshop to show Riverdale patrons how to hand-sew their own cloth face masks and we can now send you her detailed instruction packet.

What you need:

  • 2 pieces of lightweight WOVEN (not stretchy) fabric. The fabric can match or not match, its up to you. Fabric options: outgrown clothes; old pillowcases/sheets. Just nothing stretchy
  • A needle with an elongated eye like an embroidery needle. But a regular needle will work too.
  • Ribbon or shoelaces, etc for your tie straps - they can match or not match but you’ll need 80 inches altogether
  • All-purpose thread
  • Ruler
  • Chalk, a pencil, or pen to mark your fabric
  • A few pins or even safety pins
  • Scissors

Thank you to everyone who expressed an interest in this workshop and for supporting Ellen and her expertise at time when we are all trying to stay safe, continue to learn, and remain connected despite being apart!





Page updated June 11, 2020


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


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


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


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


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


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


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