Unique in Burlington County, we are both a library that is managed by a not-for-profit volunteer association as well as a branch of the Burlington County Library System

The web site is proudly sponsored by the Riverton Free Library Association

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Congratulations to Our New Web Manager!

The Riverton Free Library would like to say a special congratulations to our Web Intern, Emily Terifay, for recently successfully completing her M.A. in Library information Sciences at Clarion University! Emily has also received a B.S. in Business Administration from Old Dominion University and her Associate of Science from Tidewater Community College. We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful new addition to our RFL Team!  Congratulations, Emily!!
Kim Paulsen, President of the Riverton Free Library Association & its Board of Trustees

 

Historical Society of Riverton & Our Library

Headed by Keith Betten and Iris Gaughan of the Historical Society of Riverton, they have been hard at work coordinating volunteers to catalog the HSR Archives.  Of course, this includes what was already within the HSR collection as well as adding newly-found gems that had not made it into the collection.  The goal is make the collection available online once this project is completed.

One recent addition is a photo that was found in the “old basement” of the library.  This must be an early photo of the library — note that a rhododendron on the left has yet to be planted, yet the name above the door proudly displays the original name of the building — Edward H. Ogden Memorial Building, named after Riverton’s first mayor.  Our first library building was donated by his widow, Sarah Morris Perot Ogden.  For more history of our library check out our History page.

How Children Read Differently

Picture by Charlotte Mei

The New York Times, Perri Klass, wrote an article about how children read differently depending on what format they are reading in. Technology, especially social media, is meant to be read fast and quickly. It takes up little processing power and requires little attention. Meanwhile, books require more focus and require more processing power. This means children need to slow down when they are reading print books in order to fully understand them.