Riverside Public Library's Mission Statement
The Riverside Public Library serves the Village of Riverside by providing access to sources of knowledge and information gathering. Emphasis is placed on encouraging young people to develop an interest in reading and learning; supporting individuals of all ages in the pursuit of independent learning; providing up-to-date reference and current interest materials; and maintaining a unique collection on local history. The library promotes technological access to materials while, at the same time, fostering the landmark building's atmosphere of grace. The library offers a wide array of informational and cultural programs as well as special programming and services for children and adults.