Winter Reading Challenge
From January 1 - January 31 Teaneck Library will participate in the inaugural nationwide Winter Reading Challenge. We are challenging our patrons (age 0-99) to read at least 1,000 minutes during the month and keep track of their reading at teanecklibrary.beanstack.org. Over 100 libraries & schools nationwide will encourage their communities to read a target number of minutes & books. Help us reach our goal of 50,000 minutes! If we reach the nationwide goal, "Shark Tank" investor Mark Cuban will donate $25,000 to the organization "First Book," which provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to children in need.
Winter 2018 Storytimes
Registration for Winter 2018 storytimes and clubs begins on January 8th. Registration is in person, with Teaneck library card, in the Children's Department. Non-residents may be placed on a waiting list.
Babytime Storytimes are for our youngest library patrons. These programs require registration and feature stories, songs, and fingerplays. Storytimes begin the week of January 15th. Caregiver participation is a vital and important part of the program.
Lap Time, for infants, meets Thursdays at 11 a.m. 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, & 3/13.
Mother Goose Time is for children 2 1/2 to 3 years old. It meets Wednesdays at 11 a.m. 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, & 3/15.
Toddler Time forwalkers, up to age 2 1/2, meets Tuesdays beginning 1/16. Caregivers may sign up for the 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. session. 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 & 3/13.
Preschoolers age 3 and up are invited to this year round storytime taking place Wednesdays at 3 p.m. No registration required.
Bring the family to hear classics and new favorites. Saturdays at 11 a.m. Drop in program.
Craft Storytime features stories and a simple craft. Best for ages 3 and up with caregiver assistance. Meets at 11 a.m. on 2/10.
Registration for book clubs is ongoing. Book clubs meet for reading discussion and games/activities once a month at the library.
My First Book Club is for kindergartners and first graders and meets one Wednesday a month at 4 p.m. 1/10, 2/7 & 3/21.
Bubblegum Book Club for 2nd and 3rd graders meets one Wednesday a month at 4 p.m. 1/17, 2/21 & 3/28.
Page Turners Book Club for 4th and 5th graders meets one Tuesday a month at 4 p.m. 1/30, 2/27 & 3/37.
Lego Clubs are for kids age 6 and up, meets once a month for storytime and building. Caregivers may sign up for the Mayday 7 p.m. sessions meeting 1/22, 2/12 & 3/5 or the Thursday 4 p.m. sessions meeting 1/25, 2/15 & 3/8.
Celebrate Read Acrosses America Day with us. To celebrate reading we will be holding a storytime and craft program on Friday, 3/2 at 4 p.m. No registration required.
Family Games @ TPL
Kids and kids at heart are invited to play board games and video games at the library. Bring the family. For first grade and up. 2/20, 1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Kids in grades 3-5 are invited to our video gaming programs. Snacks will be provided. 3/19, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Read to a Dog
We'll be having pop-up reading sessions this fall for children to read to a new canine firend at the library. Appointments with the therapy dogs are for 20 minutes. For grade 1 and up.
Super Sunday: Movie Matinee
Relax, enjoy a snack, and join us for a viewing of Despicable Me 3. No registration required but children 8 and up must be accompanied by an adult. Takes place on 1/21 at 2 p.m.
Family Craft Programs
Children age 4 and up are invited to make and keep a craft project. 1/24 at 2 p.m.
Join us for a movie on the big screen. No registration required. Children 9 years and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver. 2/20 at 2 p.m.
NJ children's authors, Chana Stiefel, Andria Rosenbaum, Ariel Bernstein and Mike Malbrough will be visiting the Teaneck Library for readings and signing on 2/25 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Young Adult Programs
Newbery Book Club
Teens, in grades 6 through 8, read possible Newbery Medal contenders and vote for their favorite. Meets one Thursday a month at 4 p.m. 1/18, 2/22, & 3/15. Register in the Children's Department.
Experts and new players welcome at our "Gamers' Afternoon". We've got the Wii & Xbox 360, you bring the skills. Light refreshments. Grade 6 and up. 2/13 & 3/19. 1 PM to 2 PM
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Reading at an early age greatly benefits a child's development and allows you to bond with your child. Teaneck Library encourages you to join the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative. Children from birth to age 5 (and their parents) can sign up at Teaneck Library and read any time, anywhere. (Any books-- re-reading counts!) Visit Teaneck.org for more information and suggested booklists.
Early Literacy Station
The Friends purchased an Early Literacy Station for the Children's Department. This dynamic all-in-one digital learning station for children ages 3 to 8 features more than 60 educational software titles spanning seven curricular areas. It is easy and fun for children to use.
This gift was made possible in part by donations made in memory of Patrick Crowley, who, along with his wife, Jane Erwin, was a long-time and active supporter of the Friends.