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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:

Mumbo Gumbo Murder by Laura Childs

The Andromeda Evolution by Michael Crichton

Sarah Jane by James Sallis

Murder at Whitby Abbey by Cassandra Clark

Let it Snow by Nancy Thayer

Non-Fiction:

Know my name: a memoir by Chanel Miller

Edison by Edmund Morris

Inside out: a memoir by Demi Moore

The Education of an Idealist by Samantha Power

The Body: a guide for occupants by Bill Bryson

Audio

Blue Moon: a Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child

Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris

Noel Street by Paul Richard Evans

Final Option by Clive Cussler

Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry by Mary Higgins Clark

A Cruel Deception by Charles Todd

Let it Snow by Nancy Thayer

Agent Running in the Field by John Le Carre

Christmas Cocoa Murder by Carlene O’Connor

Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren

Movies

Veronica Mars. Season 1 Rated NR

Red Joan Rated R

Framing John Delorean Rated NR

Lion King Rated PG

Crawl Rated R

Itsy Bitsy Rated NR

Aladdin Rated PG

Anna and the Apocalypse Rated R

Rock Paper Scissors Rated R

Good Fight. Season 3 Rated NR

Children’s:

The Last Human by Lee Bacon

The Magic Misfits: The minor third by Neil Patrick Harris

Loki by Mackenzi Lee

Black Canary: ignite by Meg Cabot

Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard

Teen:

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

Jackpot by Nic Stone

The Secret Commonwealth by Phillip Pullman

Our Wayward Fate by Gloria Chao

The Silent Thaw by Erin Hunter