Children and Teen Programs
Check out the wonderful programs for children and teens by clicking on the Kids or Teen tabs above. Call the library at (973) 835-5044 or use the Event Calendar above to register for programs.
Register online by clicking on the program image, the link on the event calendar or go to our program page with online registration links. Of course, you can always call the library at (973) 835-5044 to register or stop by and see us.
Main Announces a New Language Learning Program
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The Riverdale Public Library offers three online platforms for audiobook and ebook borrowing.
Hoopla —Through hoopla, using your Riverdale Library card, you can access and enjoy nearly half a million titles from six different formats: Movies, TV, Music Albums, eAudiobooks, eBooks, and Comics/Graphic Novels – all in one location: from your computer, tablet or Smartphone! Made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Riverdale Public Library. This service is for Riverdale patrons only.
Libby is the home of the Riverdale Library and MAIN’s circulating e-book collection, e-audiobooks, and digital magazines. Download the Libby app on your device, find your library, login and start reading!
Tumblebooks —Tumblebooks is an online collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eReadAlongs, graphic novels, National Geographic videos, interactive games, and more that teach young children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love. Picture books, chapter books, with games, puzzles and quizzes are available on your computer or device. At home, use your library barcode on the back of your card, without spaces, to access this resource. This service is for both MAIN and Riverdale patrons.
New ebooks from Axis360 are available to New Jersey libraries through the support of the the New Jersey State Library. Read them on a computer or download the axis360 app – Find a title
Register with us to have requests placed automatically for your favorite authors for their upcoming publications. Once registered, you will be on the waiting list for all future titles. New Expanded author list! – don’t miss their next book! Register in the library or online here.
Consumer Reports offers consumer protection and product reviews and includes articles on health, public safety, marketplace economics, and the judicial and regulatory actions that effect consumers. Available issues from 1985 to present. Available through Main.
HeritageQuest Online is now available for library card holders. Click here to explore this database. HeritageQuest Online provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.
We are proud members of the Main Library Alliance, a nonprofit network of 49 public libraries located in Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset and Warren Counties. Main’s mission is to lead and encourage collaboration, resource sharing, staff development and innovation by providing high-quality, cost-effective shared services to member libraries for their communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and experiences within our network. As a member of Main, our patrons have access to over 3.1 million physical and digital items, including but not limited to eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music, games, and of course, books. Our library also participates in the NJ Open Borrowing program through Main, enabling patrons to borrow materials in-person from participating libraries outside the Main service area. Main maintains our libraries’ computer systems and
hosts a system-wide mobile app for patrons. Main’s commitment to cutting-edge technology inspires our patrons to "Listen, Read and Learn," enriching their lives. The
partnership and cooperation of Main’s member libraries and supporters make this all possible.