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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:

Bone Music by Christopher Rice

Crimson Lake by Candice Fox

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

High Voltage by Karen Marie Moning

The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro

Non-Fiction:

China's Great Wall of Debt: Shadow Banks, Ghost Cities, Massive Loans, and the End of the Chinese Miracle by Dinny McMahon

The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth by Michio Kaku

Home Sweet Murder by James Patterson

Murder, Interrupted by James Patterson

No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria by Rania Abouzeid

Audio

Accidental Heroes by Danielle Steel

The Disappeared by C. J. Box

Red Alert: An NYPD Red Mystery by James Patterson and Marshall Karp

Sweet Vengeance by Fern Michaels

All the Beautiful Girls by Elizabeth J. Church

Home Sweet Murder by James Patterson

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book by Dan Harris, Jeffrey Warren, Carlye Adler

The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George

Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

The Woman Left Behind: by Linda Howard

Movies

The Breadwinner

Blue Planet II: Take a Deep Breath

Cars 3

Coco

Downsizing

Ferdinand

The Florida Project

Justice League

Pitch Perfect 3

Thor

Juvenile

A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena

The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science by Joyce Sidman

I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

In Search of Us by Ava Dellaira

The Last to Let Go by Amber Smith

The Legend of the Shark Goddess: A Nanea Mystery by Erin Falligant

The Mad Wolf's Daughter by Diane Magras

MARVEL's Black Panther: The Junior Novel by Jim McCann

Restore Me (Shatter Me) by Tahereh Mafi

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw



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