The Library Association of Rockland County (LARC) is an organization of library-oriented individuals and groups representing 17 public libraries of Rockland County, New York. Its mission is to promote library growth, cooperation and development in Rockland County. Members of LARC include library staff members from libraries, as well as trustees, friends of libraries, and other interested persons and organizations.
The Rockland Images project began in early January 2005 with a printed survey of libraries' postcard and photograph collections. Each library has a copy of the survey. Beginning in the fall 2005, libraries began scanning their collections to mount on this site. The development of this site will be ongoing until all participating libraries have been included. For further information concerning these images, contact the individual library linked in the description.
Monies appropriated to LARC by the Rockland County Legislature and County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef were used to support this project and other programs, all designed to benefit library users.
Rockland County is located north of the New Jersey-New York border, west of the Hudson River and south of Orange County. It is a county rich in history beginning with the settlement of the Munsees or Lenni Lenape Indians. In 1609, Henry Hudson sailed the great river later named in his honor and anchored near the area that is now Haverstraw. The region was settled primarily by the Dutch and many county place names reveal their Dutch origin.
The county has continued to contribute to the social, cultural and business history of the region including the American Revolution battle at Stony Point, the brick making industry at Haverstraw, the 20th century training sites for American infantry during World Wars I and II and the expansion of transportation with the building of the Tappan Zee Bridge.
Browse the New City Library Collection - Images contributed by the New City Library
Browse the Palisades Free Library Collection - Images contributed by the Palisades Free Library
Browse the Pearl River Library Collection - Images contributed by the Pearl River Library
Browse the West Nyack Library Collection - Images contributed by the West Nyack Library
Browse the Suffern Free Library Collection - Images contributed by the Suffern Free Library
Browse the Valley Cottage Library Collection - Images contributed by the Valley Cottage Library
Browse the Combination Atlas Map of Rockland County New York - This collection consists of maps, lithographs, and directories from the 1876 atlas published by the F. A. Davis Company.
Browse the Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library Collection - Images contributed by the Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Browse the Nanuet Public Library Collection - Images contributed by the Nanuet Public Library
Browse the Tomkins Cove Public Library Collection - Images contributed by the Tomkins Cove Public Library
Browse the Piermont Public Library Collection - Images contributed by the Piermont Public Library