Let’s Take a Walk

Riverton has always been a walkable town.  We have so many beautiful, unique, historic Victorian buildings, especially along the Delaware River, and you can best enjoy them during a walk around our “village.”  With lovely, mild weather finally here, fall leaves will make “leaf peepers” out of many of us – perfect walking weather!

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Thanks to the Historical Society of Riverton house plaques and historic markers are strategically placed on or in front of many historic buildings and homes throughout the town.  You can walk on your own and serendipitously find treasures, or if you wish for a small guided tour, you can access Betty Hahle’s 1989 Walking Tour #1.   And while  you’re looking at the HSR site, we invite you to become a member!  Check it out at Historical Society of Riverton.

Another noteworthy tour is not far from Riverton.  The New York Times included New Jersey’s Grounds for Sculpture among their Sculpture Gardens Around the Country.  Timed tickets are free for those under 6 years of age, with discounts for students, military, seniors.  Check out their site for details.

Book Sale at the Riverton Free Library!

Have you been using your time at home to clean out your bookshelves?  Do you have donations ready for the library’s book sale?  Now’s your time to get them to the Riverton Free Library!

The library is accepting books for their upcoming book sale between October 12th through the 19th.  The book sale is being held outside of the library on Saturday October 24th from 11 AM until 3 PM.

Please adhere to social distancing requirements and wear a mask, even as the event it being held outside.  Proceeds benefit the library.

How Ordinary Kids Can Make a Difference

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Sometimes, even adults have trouble finding ways to make things better for themselves and others.  Children may need guidance in order to help them find ways to see themselves empowered to do good, especially during these days of isolation.

Here is a New York Times article from September 20th entitled 8 Picture Books About Ordinary Kids’ Everyday Activism.  The subtitle:  From making soup to creating a butterfly garden, everyone can do something.

Check out these picture books for inspiration for your child — and yourself!

New Jersey is Voting Soon! Need Information?

Just in case you have not heard it often enough, Election Day is November 3rd. Every registered voter counts!  Let us offer two sites to help you register, if you aren’t already registered, and how to vote by mail, drop off ballot, or in-person.

Visit How to Vote in New Jersey: Election 202: Better Know a Ballot.  This site was collated by TV’s Stephen Colbert’s staff.  Fun site and informative!  Of course, still confused about voting?  See this NY Times article by the same name.

You can also find information on the NJ Portal Information Portal

  • Deadline to register to vote in NJ is October 13th online or county application request available;
  • How to vote by mail.  If you will be using the USPO, they recommend mailing your ballot no later than October 27th;
  • Secure drop box locations,
  • And more information so that you can be ready for this year’s election!