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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
  Sunday CLOSED  
June, July and Aug. Sat hours - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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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:

Crown Jewel by Chistopher Reich

Dark Tribute by Iris Johansen

Black and Blue by David Rosenfelt

Deep Harbor by Fern Michaels

The Cook by Maylis de Kerangal

Non-Fiction:

The Case for Trump by Victor Davis Hanson

Grateful American: a journey from self to service by Gary Sinise

The Moth Presents Occasional Magic

Gray Day by Eric O’Neill

125+ Recipes for Gatherings Large and Small by Martha Stewart

Audio

The A List: an Ali Reynolds mystery by Judith A. Jance

Black and Blue by David Rosenfelt

Blood Oath by Linda Fairstein

The Cornwalls Are Gone by James Patterson

Wild Card by Stuart Woods

Doing Justice by Preet Bharara

Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

Superman by Matt de la Pena

We Must Be Brave by Frances Liardet

The Next to Die by Sophie Hannah

Movies

Saint Hubert’s Chapel

Stranger Things: Season 2

Broadchurch: Season 3

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes on Grindelwald

If Beale Street Could Talk

King of Thieves

The Quake

Second Act

Stan & Ollie

Dragons: Race to the edge, Mystery of the Dragon Eye

Juvenile

Children’s:

Katt vs. Dogg by James Patterson

Little Yellow Truck by Eve Bunting

My Little Pony : friendship is magic by Paul Allor

A Piglett Named Mercy by Kate DiCamillo

The Book Hog by Greg Pizzoli

Teen:

The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

Heroine by Mindy McGinnis

Internment by Samira Ahmed

Lovely War by Julie Berry