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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:

Bad Men and Wicked Women by Eric Jerome Dickey

Cave of Bones by Anne Hillerman

Circe by Madeline Miller

The Elizas: A Novel by Sara Shepard

Two Steps Forward: A Story of Persevering in Hope by Sharon Garlough Brown

Non-Fiction:

Daring to Drive: A gripping account of one woman's home-grown courage that will speak to the fighter in all of us by Manal Al-Sharif

Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright

A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey

Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering by Joanna Gaines

Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump by David Corn and Michael Isikoff

Audio

The Crooked Staircase: A Jane Hawk Novel by Dean Koontz

The 17th Suspect (Women's Murder Club) by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

After Anna by Lisa Scottoline

The Female Persuasion: A Novel by Meg Wolitzer

A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey

A Nantucket Wedding: A Novel by Nancy Thayer

Noir: A Novel by Christopher Moore

The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath by Leslie Jamison

Shattered Mirror: An Eve Duncan Novel by Iris Johansen

Twisted Prey (A Prey Novel) by John Sandford

Movies

All The Money In The World

Backstabbing for Beginners

The Commuter

The Greatest Showman

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Paddington 2

Peter Rabbit

Phantom Thread

The Post

Sweet Virginia

Juvenile

Curveball by Derek Jeter

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier

The Lifters by Dave Eggers

Rebound by Kwame Alexander

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

The Stone Girl's Story by Sarah Beth Durst

Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves by Kate T. Parker

Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce

Worlds Apart (Story Thieves) by James Riley



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