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  Tuesday 10:00 AM  5:00 PM
  Wednesday 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
  Thursday 10:00 AM 8:00 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:

Dreams of Falling by Karen White

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Lying in Wait: A Novel by Liz Nugent

Us Against You: A Novel by Fredrik Backman

When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger

Non-Fiction:

Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper

First in Line: Presidents, Vice Presidents, and the Pursuit of Power by Kate Andersen Brower

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan

The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke by Andrew Lawler

The Shipwreck Hunter: A Lifetime of Extraordinary Discoveries on the Ocean Floor by David L. Mearns

Audio

Fade to Black (Krewe of Hunters) by Heather Graham

The Gray Ghost (A Sam and Remi Fargo Adventure) by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell

The Moscow Offensive by Dale Brown

Navy Grooms by Debbie Macomber

The President Is Missing: A Novel by James Patterson and Bill Clinton

Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts

The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham

To the Moon and Back by Karen Kingsbury

Turbulence (A Stone Barrington Novel) by Stuart Woods

The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

Movies

12 Strong

Annihilation

Gringo

I Can Only Imagine

I Kill Giants

The Insult

Please Stand By

Red Sparrow

Thoroughbreds

Winchester

Juvenile

All Summer Long by Hope Larson

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Legendary: A Caraval Novel by Stephanie Garber

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty

Moonrise by Sarah Crossan

Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea by Lynne Rae Perkins

Shadowcaster (Shattered Realms) by Cinda Williams Chima

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson

The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo



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