Summer Reading 2014

Teaneck teens and kids, age 3 and up, are invited to participate in the 2014 Summer Reading Program at the library. The theme for kids is "Fizz, Boom, Read" and for teens, grade 7 and up, it is "Spark a Reaction". Participants must be Teaneck residents. Registration runs from June 16th through August 4th in the Children's Department and participants must present a Teaneck library card at registration. Program details for Kids and Teens.

Summer Reading Party Finale - Thursday, 8/21/2014

Kids, celebrate all your summer reading success at our finale party. You must have logged at least 5 books/150 pages to participate. Reading logs handed at out at 6:15 p.m. and the party doors open at 6:30 p.m. Your reading log is your ticket in. We'll be handing out prizes so as you pick up your log enter one of the raffles. No raffle tickets handed out after 6:40 p.m. Due to space limitations only one caregiver per family may attend.


Babytime Storytimes

Babytime 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., 7/10-8/14. Toddler Time, for walkers up to age 2 1/2, will meet on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., 7/8-8/12. Mother Goose Time for 2 1/2 to 3 years old meets on Thursdays at 10 a.m.


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., 7/9-8/13.

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., 7/7-8/11. 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., 7/10-8/14.

Science Storytime

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., 7/11-8/1.

Saturday Storytime

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

Special Programs

Scaly or Slimy?

Flat Rock Brook Nature Center will bring real live and amphibians and reptiles for kids to meet, feel and learn about these two animal families. Maximum of 35 participants. First come first served. Meets on 7/30 at 7 p.m.

Fizz, Bow, Wow

This puppet storytime presented by Pink Flamingo Puppets is best for kids age 4 and up. No registration required. Meets on 8/12 at 7 p.m.

craftsFamily Craft

Kids age 4 and up can make and keep a simple summer craft. Meets on 8/5 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Gaming Afternoon

gamingKids entering grades 3-5 are invited to a gaming afternoon on the Wii console. Meets 8/7 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. no sign up required.

Teens: Test your gaming skills on our Wii console. We meet Thursday 8/7, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. There will be light refreshments. No registration required.

Book Clubs

bookclubsWe have two book clubs this summer for teens to meet for book discussion, refreshments and games. The clubs run for four weeks. Registration required.

Talk It Up! is for teens entering grades 7-9. It meets Thursdays at 7 p.m., 7/10-7/31.

Speak Out! is for teens entering grades 10-12. It meets Mondays at 7 p.m., 7/14-8/11 (no meeting on 7/28).

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.