Welcome to Kids @ Ridgefield Park Library!

Four children sitting and reading books.

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.

Children's Visiting Guidelines

(Effective June 28, 2021)

Starting Monday, June 28 2021, the Children's department will be open for browsing for up to 30 minute to three families at a time. (See hours below)  Children up to 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.   There are no computers, video games, or toys available at this time.  Front door pick up will still be available.  

Browsing Hours

Monday - Thursday:  9:30 am - 8:00 pm

Friday:  9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday:  9:30 am - 1:00 pm


Programming events will be offered virtually, hybrid or in the library.  Programs in the library are  limited in size.  At times, we are offering these programs twice a week.  We also have STEM, Family and DIY Storytime kits to take home.  These kits have all the tools you need to have your own program at home.  These  storytime kits can be found by clicking here


Click here for our online calendar which will provide the most up to date list of programs. 


According to CDC recommendations, masks are still required for children ages 2 and up.

updated 9.30.2021 Ms. debbie

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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

Bureau of Fire Prevention, Village of Ridgefield Park

CarePlus New Jersey

Holy Name Medical Center

Texas Roadhouse of Teterboro

Bowler City of Hackensack

Paramus Miniature Golf Course

Updated 6/14/2021