Summer Reading 2018

Library Rock!Teaneck teens and kids, age 3 and up, are invited to participate in the 2018 Summer Reading Program at the library. Participants must be Teaneck residents. Participants can register and log their books online at

Details on Summer Reading Program

Details on Summer Reading Program for Young Adults

Summer Reading Party Finale

The Summer Reading Finale Party is on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Performer, Yosi, will be here to share music and instruments from around the world. Join us for fun, snacks and a chance to win prizes. Due to space limitations only one caregiver per family may attend. Raffle tickets will not be handed out after 6:45 p.m.


Babytime Storytime

Babytime consists of Lap Time and Toddler Time. These storytimes feature songs, stories, fingerplays and play time. Caregiver participation is a vital part of the program. No registration is required for the summer session. No older siblings and no groups please.

Lap Time: For infants who are not yet walking. Meets Thursdays at 11 a.m. 7/12-8/16.

Toddler Time: For walkers up to age 2 1/2. Participants may attend the 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. sesson. Meets Tuesdays from 7/10-8/14.

Mother Goose Storytime: For 2 1/2 to 3 year olds, serves as a transition between Babytime and Preschool Storytime. Meets Thursday at 10 a.m. 7/12-8/16.

Wednesday Storytime

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


Kids and caregivers meet in Children's Reading Garden, weather and noise permitting, for stories and a simple craft. Ages 3 1/2-6. No groups please. Wednesday at 3 p.m. 7/11-8/15.

Saturday Storytime

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

Filmstrip Storytime

Classic picture books come to life on the big screen. Age 3 and up. No registration required. Groups welcome. Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. 7/12-8/16.

Video Storytime

Children age 3 and up are welcome to join us to view old and new favorites on the big screen. No registration required. Group welcome. Mondays at 10:30 am. 7/9-8/13.

Read to a DogRead to a Dog

Children can read to a new canine friend at the library. Appointments with the therapy dogs are for 20 minutes. For grade 1 and up. Meets Mondays in June. Please check in the Children's Dept. for available appointment time.

Farmer's Market Storytime

Teaneck librarians will be at the Teaneck Farmer's Market on Thursday in July and August from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. for storytime and crafts. Storytimes take place at 3 p.m. All ages. 7/12-8/23.


Got Code?

Want to learn how to create mobile applications, websites and computer games? Learn, have fun and explore with Tech Roots Academy. Registration required. Grades 4-8. Non-Teaneck residents are placed on awaiting list. Meets on Thursdays. 7/12 through 8/16 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Special Programs

Book Buddies

Book Buddies are teen volunteers who read to young children visiting the library. They also help young children practice their own reading. Advance registration is not required but we do ask that caregivers sign in when their child is reading with a Book Buddy.  Runs 7/9-8/16. Please check with the staff member at the desk for Book Buddy availability or check our social media accounts @teanecklibrary on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the weekly schedule.

Family Craft

Make and keep a wonderful craft. For age 4 and up with caregier assistance. 8/16 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Family Movies

Join us for movies on the big screen. No registration required. Children 9 years and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver. Mondays, 7/9-8/13 at 2 p. m.

All Ages Gaming Afternoon

Kids and teens from age 0-99+ are invited to play board games and video games at the library. Bring the family! No sign up required. 8/14 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten1000 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 for more information and suggested booklists.

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 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.