Local History


LML is proud to announce the launch of a brand new local history collection! This NJ-specific section may be found in the adult area of the library. Please ask a staff member for assistance.

Click here to discover more about our local history, courtesy of the Borough of Allendale.

View a digital version of Lest We Forget What Happened in Allendale, a booklet published in 1943 about the community’s political struggles of the time. Browse historical¬†Postcard Views of Allendale for a taste of what Allendale looked like in the past.

Are you a longtime resident of Allendale? Don’t forget to use ancestry.com, available on our library’s PCs and wi-fi, to research your family’s history. BCCLS’s collection of historic newspapers is another great place to start your research.

Have your own Allendale story, or memorabilia you’d like to share? Contact us, and let us know!