Fall 2015 Storytimes Begin

Registration for Fall 2015 storytimes and clubs begins on September 21st and is ongoing. Registration is in person, with Teaneck library card, in the Children's Department.


Babytime Storytime

Babytime consists of Toddler Time and Lap Time. This storytime program serves to introduce our youngest patrons to the library. These programs feature stories, songs, and fingerplays, with an opportunity for quiet play afterwards. Caregiver participation is a vital and important part of the program. Non-Teaneck residents will be placed on a waiting list until space becomes available.

Lap Time, for babies who are pre-walkers, meets the following Thursdays at 11 a.m. on 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12 & 11/20.

Toddler Time for walkers up to age 2 1/2, meets on Tuesdays. Caregivers may sign up for the 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. session. Meets on 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10 &11/19.

Mother Goose Time, for 2 1/2 to 3 year olds. This is a transition storytime for children who have aged out of Babytime but are not yet ready for Pre-School Storytime. Registration begins September 21st. Meet Thursday at 10 A.M. on 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12 & 11/20.

Preschool Storytime

Preschoolers age 3 and up are invited to this year round storytime taking place Wednesdays at 2 p.m. No registration required.

Saturday Storytime

Bring the family to hear classics and new favorites. Saturdays at 11 a.m. Drop in program.

Craft Programs

Craft Storytime

Meets Saturday 10/18 at 11 A.M. for reading and craft.

Family Craft Programs

Children age 4 and up are invited to make and keep a craft project. 11/3 at 11 AM, 11/5 at 11 AM & 7 PM.

Read for the Record - Oct. 21

On this day participating libraries, schools, and educational organizations will be reading "Not Norman" by Kelly Bennett to draw attention to and promote literacy. In honor of this we will be having a special craft storytime at 4 pm. For kids age 5-7.

Gaming Afternoon

GamingTeens age 13 and up are invited to our Gaming Afternoon. Smash Bros. Brawl., Just Dance. GH3 and more available. New players and experts are welcome. Sign up begins one week prior to each event. Snacks available. Meets from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm on 12/7.

Kids in grades 3-5 are invited toour video gaming programs. Sancks will be provided. Sign up beings one week prior to each event. Meets 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm on 12/7.

Book Clubs

Book ClubsRegistration for book clubs begins on September 21st with library card. 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. Meets 10/14, 11/18 & 12/9.

Bubblegum Book Club for 2nd and 3rd graders meets one Wednesday a month at 4 p.m. Meets 10/21, 11/25 & 12/16.

Page Turners Book Club for 4th and 5th graders meets one Thursday a month at 4 p.m. Meets 10/15, 11/19 & 12/17.

Newbery Book Club
Teens in grades 6-8 read possible Newbery Medal contenders and vote for
their favorites. Meets one Thursday a month at 7 p.m. Register in the
Youth Services Dept. Meets 10/22 & 11/12.

Read to a DogRead to Dogs

Independent readers age 6 and up can read to a new canine friend at the library. Registration begins on 9/21. Appointments with the therapy dogs are for 15 minutes. Dates t.b.d.

Hunger Games Movie Marathon

Teen tributes are welcome to our two-day Hunger Games marathon.
On Thursday 11/5 we'll be showing Hunger Games at 1:00 p.m. and Catching
Fire at 3:30 p.m. On Friday 11/6 we will be showing Mockingjay pt. 1 at
2:00 p.m. All movies are rated PG-13.

Lego ClubsLego Clubs

Lego Clubs are for kids age 6 and up. We meet for storytime and then build based on the storytime theme. Kids should bring their own Legos to the meetings. Registration is in person with a library card. Non-residents will be placed on a waiting list. Monday Lego Club meets once a month at 7 p.m. and Thursday Lego Club meets once a month at 4 p.m. Monday meetings are 11/9 & 12/14 and Thursday meetings are 10/8, 11/12 & 12/17.

Super Sunday

PuppetPuppet Storytime

Celebrate the current heat wave this Fall at Teaneck Public Library with a tale of light romance. ‘La Cucaracha Martina’ performed by Diane Koszarski of Pink Flamingo Puppets on Sunday, October 18, at 2:00 PM provides a charming lesson on the importance of  knowing what you want.

Lively and lovely, young cockroach Martina is a sensation when she decides to join the evening promenade about the town square. She attracts many suitors; including her oldest friend Perez Mouse. Will she make the best choice? 

Children and their caregivers will enjoy helping her make up her mind! The performance is free, and best suited for youngsters four and older.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before KindergartenWho: Children from birth to age 5 (and their parents)

What: Read 1,000 books! (Any books – re-reading counts!)

When: At your leisure. Anytime!

Where: Sign up in the Teaneck Library Children’s Dept. but read anywhere!

Why: Reading at an early age greatly benefits a child’s development and allows you to bond with your child.

How: Sign up to start reading and recording your books. Reading logs are available. Your child will receive stickers along the way and a prize at the end.

Early Literacy Station

Early LiteracyThe Friends purchased an Early Literacy Station for the Children's Department. This dynamic all-in-one digital learning station for children ages 2 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.