River Vale Library Services
The library has high speed Internet access and Microsoft Office 2007 on 8 patron computers. Printing costs are $.20 per page for black and white and $.40 per page for color. Time restrictions for computer use will result if demand overtakes computer availability for the public. We also offer a wireless "hot spot" connections in conjunction with your own personal laptop computer.
The River Vale Library offers personal, one-on-one instruction in basic technology training. Sessions can cover broad topics: Internet, Microsoft Office, Basic Desktop/Windows functions, tablets, Email or the Library Catalog and Databases. Assistance is also available in helping you to utilize our digital library collections. Beginners and Intermediate users are welcome. Sessions are one-on-one for thirty minutes. Call the Library to register as session times vary.
Copier & Fax
The library has a copier that makes black and white copies for a charge of $.20 per copy. The copier also reduces, enlarges and collates material. A FAX machine (201-391-6599) is available for both sending and receiving faxes. The cost for sending is $1.00 for the first page to New Jersey numbers, $2.00 for numbers in the continental United States. There is no faxing outside of continental United States. There is a charge of $.50 per each additional page for all numbers. All incoming faxes cost $1.00 for the first page and $.50 for each subsequent page.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
The library encourages residents to undertake ESL training through the Literacy Volunteers of the Pascack Valley so that they may become volunteer tutors in the library's ESL program. The program provides one-on-one tutoring for residents needing assistance in learning the English language. Read More
Talking Book & Braille Collection
Do you know someone who has difficulty reading because of a temporary or permanent visual or physical limitation? The NJ State Library Talking Book & Braille Center offers access to a vast collection of books in Braille, cassette, and digital formats. Applications are available here at the River Vale Public Library. The eligibility requirements and application process will be explained by staff. The library has talking book machines available so you can decide which may be the most suitable to your needs.
One of our regular staff members is a Notary Public. Her notary services are available on a
walk-in basis. An appropriate donation to the library in return for this free service is welcomed but not required. Please call 391-2323 before visiting the library to make sure the Notary will be in the building at the time you plan to arrive.
The library's Community Room and ESL Small Conference Room are primarily for programs sponsored by the library and the Friends of the River Vale Library. When library activities are not scheduled, community groups engaged in educational, cultural, intellectual, charitable, or social activities may meet in these rooms. For more information and to check availability please call the library.
The River Vale Library is proud to announce the new Seed Library! Borrow a variety of herb, vegetable, and flower seeds to plant and grow at home. The Seed Library offers free seeds and resources for planting, growing, harvesting, and seed saving. Our Seed Library is about empowering community members to grow their own food, and reconnecting the community to the outdoors and the tradition of growing tasty, healthy food. Seeds are generously donated by Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, Burpee, High Mowing Organic Seeds, Hudson Valley Seed Company, and Territorial Seed Company.