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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
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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 Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

The Sinners by Ace Atkins

The Woman in the Woods by John Connolly

There There by Tommy Orange

Tom Clancy Line of Sight by Mike Maden

Non-Fiction:

Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything by Randi Hutter Epstein M.D.

Conan Doyle for the Defense: The True Story of a Sensational British Murder, a Quest for Justice, and the World's Most Famous Detective Writer by Margalit Fox

The Plot to Destroy Democracy: How Putin and His Spies Are Undermining America and Dismantling the West by Malcolm Nance

Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America by Alissa Quart

Unbeaten: Rocky Marciano's Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World by Mike Stanton

Audio

All We Ever Wanted: A Novel by Emily Giffin

Before and Again: A Novel by Barbara Delinsky

Between You and Me by Susan Wiggs

The Good Fight: A Novel by Danielle Steel

Liar, Liar by Lisa Jackson

Murder in Paradise by James Patterson

The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand

The Pharaoh Key by Douglas Preston

Spymaster: A Thriller (The Scot Harvath Series) by Brad Thor

When We Found Home by Susan Mallery

13 Reasons Why: Season 1

Blank Panther

Death Wish

The Endless

Game Night

In Darkness

Love, Simon

Midnight Sun

Paul, Apostle of Christ

Unsane

The Art of French Kissing by Brianna Shrum

The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell

Cece Loves Science by Kimberly Derting, Shelli R. Johannes, Vashti Harrison

Dummie the Mummy and the Golden Scarab by Tosca Menten, Elly Hees

The Enchantress Returns (The Land of Stories) by Chris Colfer, Brandon Dorman

Everything I Know About You by Barbara Dee

The Legend of Greg by Chris Rylander

Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl

A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes) by Sabaa Tahir

Smoke in the Sun (Flame in the Mist) by Renée Ahdieh



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