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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:

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle

The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa

The Reckless Oath We Made by Bryn Greenwood

Knaves Over Queens by George R. R. Martin

Non-Fiction:

Chase Darkness With Me by Billy Jensen

My Friend Anna by Rachel Deloache Williams

Scam Me If You Can by Frank W. Abagnale

Black Site by Philip Mud

The Borgias by Paul Strathern

Audio

Akin by Emma Donoghue

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Contraband by Stuart Woods

How Happiness Happens by Max Lucado

The Titanic Secret by Clive Cussler

What Rose Forgot by Nevada Barr

Vendetta in Death by J.D. Robb

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

Movies

Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups Rated NR

American Gods: Season 2 Rated MA

A Dog’s Journey Rated PG

Mary Queen of Scots Rated R

Wonder Park Rated PG

The Spanish Princess: Season 1 Rated MA

The Best of Enemies Rated PG-13

Last Black Man in San Francisco Rated R

Godzilla: King of the Monsters Rated PG-13

Styx Rated NR

Children’s:

Broken Strings by Eric Walters

The Magic Mirror by Anna Staniszwski

More to the Story by Hena Khan

Stargazing by Jen Wang

Strange Birds by Celia C. Pérez

Teen:

Suggested Reading by Dave Connis

Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab

Vow of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson

Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick

The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee