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  Tuesday 10:00 AM  5:00 PM
  Wednesday 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:

Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

My Last Love Story by Falguni Kothari

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Still Me by Jojo Moyes

Non-Fiction:

How Democracies Die by Daniel Ziblatt and Steven Levitsky

Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill by J. Randy Taraborrelli

Murder Beyond the Grave by James Patterson

Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say by Kelly Corrigan

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele

Audio

All-American Murder: The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderer's Row by James Patterson and Alex Abramovich

Dark in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel by J.D. Robb

Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee

Fall from Grace: A Novel by Danielle Steel

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff

Force of Nature: A Novel by Jane Harper

The Pope of Palm Beach: A Novel by Tim Dorsey

Sisters Like Us by Susan Mallery

White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht

The Wife: A Novel of Psychological Suspense by Alafair Burke

Movies:

Blade Runner 2049

Chasing the Dragon

The Foreigner

Goodbye Christopher Robin

IT

Jigsaw

Last Flag Flying

Loving Vincent

Marshall

Professor Marston & The Wonder Women

Juvenile

Black Panther The Young Prince (Marvel Black Panther) by Ronald L. Smith

Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship by Irene Latham and Charles Waters

Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano and Mirelle Ortega

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

My So-Called Superpowers by Heather Nuhfer

TBH, This Is So Awkward by Lisa Greenwald

Truly Devious: A Mystery by Maureen Johnson

The Unicorn Quest by Kamilla Benko

Zenith: A Space Marines Novella by James David Victor



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