About the Riverdale Library
The Riverdale Branch of The New York Public Library was built in 1967 at the request of community residents to replace their small local library. The branch is a red brick, L-shaped building with vaulted wood ceilings; its exterior is enhanced by a garden and wrought iron fence, and is located in a residential neighborhood of single family houses with several apartment buildings scattered throughout the area.
The one-floor, air-conditioned branch is fully accessible to people who use wheelchairs, and houses a 60-seat meeting room available for branch programs. It has book collections for adults, young adults, and children, as well as videos, DVDs, CDs, recorded books for borrowing, and a small collection of material in languages other than English, with an emphasis on Russian books.
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