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  Monday 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
  Tuesday 10:00 AM  5:00 PM
  Wednesday 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
  Thursday 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
  Friday 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
  Saturday 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
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LOCAL HISTORY

Because of its rich history, Riverdale citizens have a strong bond with this community. The Library understands these ties and has developed a Local History Collection specifically for this reason. We want our patrons to have access to as much local history as is available!

In 2004, the Library received a generous donation from the family of the late Dorothea Walker, Borough Historian. The materials the Walker family contributed to our Local History Collection are extraordinary and would amaze even the most committed local historians.

Also in 2004, the Library's Local History Collection was evaluated by the New Jersey Historical Commission. The Library received very high marks for maintaining our materials in an acid and pollution free environment. This means that the materials in our collection are being preserved for generations to come.

Please come in to view local memorabilia, yearbooks, photographs, scrapbooks and much, much more!

Because this collection is being compiled specifically for the citizens of Riverdale, your input and suggestions are appreciated!

The Riverdale Public Library is building a collection of historical records and documents such as deeds, newspaper articles, correspondence, family photographs, and genealogies.

The majority of the current collection consists of photocopies of original documents.

If you have any materials you would like to donate or loan to the collection, please contact us.

Links:

Riverdale Local History Collection Online What was Riverdale like back when? Check out the photos of people, places and things of Riverdale past.

Borough of Riverdale - official website of the borough

Morris County Heritage Commission - The Commission ensures the preservation of historical information and provides resources to increase awareness of the people, places, and events that have given our area a special place in the history of New Jersey and America. Newsletters spotlighting local history, a newsletter archive, and information about current programs offered by the Commission are available.

New Jersey Historical Society - The New Jersey Historical Society is a state-wide, private, non profit historical museum, library, and archives dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting the rich and intricate political, social, cultural and economic history of New Jersey to the broadest possible audiences.

New Jersey Historical Commission - The mission of the New Jersey Historical Commission is to enrich the lives of the public by preserving the historical record and advancing interest in and awareness of New Jersey's past.

N.J. Historical Resources - Compiled by the Morris County Library, this is a collection of links to fascinating New Jersey history –the Jersey Devil, New Jersey in the Civil War, the Central NJ Railroad are just a few of the topics available.

  1. Books
  2. Audio
  3. Movies
  4. Youth

Fiction:

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

All the Ways We Said Goodbye by Beatriz Williams

Blue Moon by Lee Child

Such a Fun Age: a novel by Kiley Reid

This is Happiness by Niall Williams

Non-Fiction:

Martha Stewart’s Organizing: the manual for bringing to your life, home & routines by Martha Stewart

Wild Game: my mother, her lover, and me by Adrienne Brodeur

The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom

A bookshop in Berlin : the rediscovered memoir of one woman's harrowing escape from the Nazis by Françoise Frenkel

The power of bad: how the negativity effect rules us and how we can rule it by John Tierney

Audio

How Not to Diet by Michael Greger M.D.

The World that We Knew by Alice Hoffman

The Wicked Redhead by Beatriz Williams

To the Land of Long Lost Friends by Alexander McCall Smith

Beating About the Bush by M.C. Beating

Under Occupation by Alan Furst

The Second Sleep by Robert Harris

Janis by Holly George-Warren

Sword of Kings by Bernard Cornwell

Meant to Be Yours by Susan Mallery

Movies

Linda Ronstadt: the sound of my voice Rated PG-13

Ad Astra Rated PG-13

Abominable Rated PG

Big little lies. Season 2 Rated TV-MA

The lighthouse Rated R

The Kill Team Rated R

Judy Rated PG-13

Downton Abbey Rated PG

Overcomer Rated PG

Once upon a time... in Hollywood Rated R

Children’s:

The Bad Guys in the baddest day ever by Aaron Blabey

Battle of the Bands by Jen Calonita

Bo's magical new friend by Rebecca Elliott

Bugs in danger: our vanishing bees, butterflies, and beetles by Mark Kurlansky

Dog driven by Terry Lynn Johnson

Teen:

Crown of oblivion by Julie Eshbaugh

Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Hearts, strings, and other breakable things by Jacqueline Firkins

Opposite of always by Justin A. Reynolds

Reverie by Ryan La Sala