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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:

My Life As a Rat by Joyce Carol Oates

The Summer Country by Lauren Willig

Skin Game by Stuart Woods

The Friends We Keep by Jane Green

This Storm by James Ellroy

Non-Fiction:

Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff

Sand & Steel by Peter Caddick-Adams

The White Devil’s Daughter by Julia Flynn Siler

Sea Stories by William H. McRaven

Dragon's Jaw by Stephen Coonts

Audio

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

Unsolved by James Patterson

Queen Bee by Dorothea Benton Frank

Keep You Close by Karen Cleveland

Shortest Way Home by Pete Buttigieg

The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman

Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews

Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin

Before She Was Found by Heather Gudenkauf

The Never Game by Jeffery Deaver

Movies

Greta Rated R

Blaze Rated R

The Upside Rated PG-13

How to Train Your Dragon Rated PG

Isn’t it Romantic Rated PG-13

Bundy and the Green River Killer Not Rated

Ashes in the Snow Not Rated

Cold Pursuit Rated R

Happy Death Day 2U Rated PG-13

Fighting With My Family Rated PG-13

Children’s:

Who Was Stephen Hawking by Jim Gigliotti

Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris

How to be on the Moon by Viviane Schwarz

A Small Zombie Problem by K. G. Campbell

Camp Average by Craig Battle

Teen:

I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver

How It Feels to Float by Helena Fox

Again But Better by Christine Riccio

Dark Shores by Danielle Jensen

The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad