Welcome to Kids @ Ridgefield Park Library!

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Welcome to the children’s department where our goal is to provide a safe, inviting space for children from babies through sixth grade to explore everything the library has to offer.  We strive to offer something for everyone.  We have board books, picture books, easy readers,fiction and non-fiction books that cover a wide range of interests. Magazines, DVD's, music CDs, books in Spanish and Korean and the very popular and growing shelf of video games available for borrowing.  If your child would like to learn another language, we have materials available to assist them including the popular Muzzy brand.  A great way help your child become a lifelong reader is to use the library, take books home and let the child see that it is important to you. A wide range of parent/caretaker and teacher books are also available.

The Children's department has adopted an African Elephant from the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee.  Her name is Flora.

Flora

Flora was born in 1982 in the wilds of Zimbabwe, Africa. She was orphaned at age two and brought to the United States after being separated from her family herd.

After years under the big top, Flora began to mature, and her owner realized that she no longer enjoyed performing. In 2001, he began to research options for her retirement. Flora resided temporarily at the Miami Metro Zoo in Florida while Balding sought a permanent home for her. He hoped Flora could be returned to Africa and re-introduced into the wild, but that option proved unrealistic.

The Elephant Sanctuary, which was in the process of creating an African elephant habitat, offered to expand their construction plans and give Flora a permanent home.

If you want to learn more about African Elephants, stop by the children's department for some awesome books.  In addition, check out the Elephant Sanctuary's website.

Community Partners & Sponsors

The children's department is grateful for the community partners and sponsors who help us with funding, and program opportunities so we can provide the awesome educational and fun programs for the children of Ridgefield Park.

When visiting any of these organizations, please thank them for their awesomeness!

The Friends of Ridgefield Park Library

Suez Water

Field Station: Dinosaurs

ShopRite of South Hackensack

Hackensack Medical Center

Erika Lannaman, R.D. ShopRite Nutritionist 

Home Depot of Lodi

J's Bagels & Cafe in Emerson

Kings of Hillsdale

Bergen County Department of Health Services

Bergen County Utilities Authority

Bonne the Clown from Ridgefield Park

Bureau of Fire Prevention, Village of Ridgefield Park

CarePlus New Jersey

Holy Name Medical Center

Texas Roadhouse of Teterboro

Bowler City of Hackensack

Updated  5/23/19 deb fagnan