Summer Reading 2015

Teaneck teens and kids, age 3 and up, are invited to participate in the 2015 Summer Reading Program at the library. The theme for kids is "Every Hero Has a Story" and for teens, grade 7 and up, it is "Unmask". Participants must be Teaneck residents. Registration begins June 15th through August 10th in the Children's Department and participants must present a Teaneck library card at registration.


StorytimesBabytime Storytimes feature stories, songs, fingerplays and play time. Caregiver participation is a vital part of the program. There is no registration in the summer. Due to space limitations we can not accommodate groups and older siblings.

Lap Time is for infants not yet walking. It will meet Thursdays at 11 a.m., 7/9-8/13.

Toddler Time, for walkers up to age 2 1/2, will meet on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., 7/7-8/11.

Mother Goose Time for 2 1/2 to 3 years old meets on Thursdays at 10 a.m. 7/9-8/13.


Preschoolers, age 3 1/2 and up, are invited to join us in the reading garden, weather permitting, for craft storytime. Meets Wednesdays at 2 p.m., 7/8-8/12.

Video Storytime

Children age 3 and up are invited to view old and new favorites on the big screen. Meets Mondays at 10:30 a.m., 7/6-8/10. No registration required. Groups welcome.

Filmstrip Storytime

Classic picture books come to life on the big screen. For age 3 and up. No registration required and groups are welcome. Meets Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., 7/9-8/13.

Lunch with the Librarian

Bring your own lunch to this storytime/craft program for children age 5 and up. Meets in the Children's Garden, weather permitting. Fridays at 12 p.m., 7/24 - 8/14.

Saturday Storytime

This family storytime meets year round on Saturdays at 11 a.m. No registration required.

Special Programs

Puppet Storytimes

"The Tale of Peter Rabbit"
The Tale of Peter RabbitPoor farmer MacGregor! Some critter has been eating the beans, carrots and lettuce he works so hard to grow in his garden. Today he’s going to catch that little thief, no matter what! And today, little Peter Rabbit has decided to visit that very garden, in spite of his mother’s warning…what will happen if they cross paths?

Enjoy the brisk adventures of this famous bunny in Pink Flamingo Puppet’s version of “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” to be performed at Teaneck Public Library, on Thursday, July 9 at 7:00 PM in the Auditorium.

“Pirate Bob and His Buried Treasure”
Pirate Bob has loads of treasure, and he wants to hide it away. But every time he buries his bag of gold, somebody digs it up! Enjoy the silly mystery of “Pirate Bob and His Buried Treasure” at the Library, Wednesday, August 5 at 7:00 PM in the Auditorium.

Diane Koszarski, of Pink Flamingo Puppets, performs these fun-filled family puppet shows free, as part of  Teaneck  Public Library’s summer story times. These shows are best for children aged three and up who are participants in the Summer Reading Program. For more information, contact the Children’s Department at 201-692-1289.

Read to a DogRead to a Dog

Children can read to a new canine friend at the library. These therapy dogs are available by appointment. Please check with the Children's Department for availability.

CraftsFamily Craft

Kids age 4 and up can make and keep a simple summer craft. Meets on 7/14 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Kid's Gaming Afternoon

Kids entering grades 3-5 are invited to a gaming afternoon on the Wii and XBox 360 consoles. Meets 7/15 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. no sign up required.

Young Adult

Volunteer Opportunity

Are you entering grades 6 through 8 and looking to volunteer this summer? Be a Book Buddy! Book Buddies read aloud to children and help them practice their own reading. Volunteers must complete a brief orientation and complete ten volunteer hours. Applications are due by 6/16 and are available HERE or in the Children’s Department.

book clubsBook Clubs

We have two book clubs this summer for teens to meet for book discussion, refreshments and games. The clubs run for four weeks. Registration begins on Monday, 6/15.

Talk It Up! is for teens entering grades 7-9. It meets Thursdays at 7 p.m., 7/7-7/28.

Speak Out! is for teens entering grades 10-12. It meets Mondays at 7 p.m., 7/13-8/3.

GamesGaming Afternoon

Test your gaming skills on our Wii and XBox360 consoles. We meet Thursday 7/15, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. There will be light refreshments. No registration required.

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.