Summer Reading 2017

Teaneck teens and kids, age 3 and up, are invited to participate in the 2017 Summer Reading Program at the library. Participants must be Teaneck residents. Registration begins on June 13th. Participants can register and log their books online at

Summer Reading Party Finale

Thursday August 24, 2017. Doors open at 6;30 p.m.

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 6:40 p.m.

Pizza Party!

There will be a pizza party for Summer Reading Program teen participants who have recorded at least one book on their reading log. August 23rd, 4 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 is for infants who are not yet walking. Meets Thursdays at 11 a.m. 7/13-8/17.

Toddler Time is for children, who are walking, up to age 2 1/2. Participants may attend the 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. session. Meets Tuesdays 7/11-8/15.

Mother Goose Storytime

This storytime, for 2 1/2 to 3 year olds, serves as a transition between Babytime and Preschool Storytime. Thursdays at 10 a.m. 7/13-8/17.

Saturday Babytime

Stories, songs, and fingerplays for toddlers age two to three. 10 a.m. from 7/8-8/19.

Saturday Storytime

This family storytime meets year round. Age 4 and up. Saturdays at 11 a.m. Drop in program.

Crafts and Films

Family Craft

Make and keep a wonderful craft. For age 4 and up with caregiver assistance. 8/17 at 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.


Kids and caregivers meet in the Children's Reading Garden, weather and noise permitting, for stories and a simple craft. Ages 3 1/2 - 6. No groups please. Wednesdays at 3 p.m. 7/12-8/16.

Filmstrip Storytime

Classic picture books come to life and the big screen. Age 3 and up. No registration required. Groups welcome. Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. 7/13-8/17.

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. Groups welcome. Mondays at 10:30 a.m. 7/10-8/14.


Family Game Night

Kids and kids at heart are invited to play board games at the library. Bring the family. For first grad and up. Thursdays at 7 p.m. 7/13-8/17

Life Size Jenga

Take this classic game to new heights! For grades 5 and up. Monday, 8/7, 6:30 p.m.

Special Programs

Read to a Dog

Children can read to a new canine friend at the library. Appointments with the therapy dogs are for 15 minutes. Please check with the Children's Dept. for availability. For grade 1 and up. Please check in the Children's Dept. for available appt. times.

Book Buddies

Book Buddies are volunteer teens who read aloud to young children visiting the library. They also help young children practice their own reading. Advance registration is not required for children but we do ask that you sign in when your child is working with a Book Buddy in the library. Book Buddies are usually scheduled between 2 p.m.-8 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Check at the Children's Desk for availability.

Lego Contest

Show off your building skills and imagination. For kids age 5 and up accompanied by an adult. Bring your own Legos. No kits please. Registration required. Thursday, 8/1, 6:30 p.m.

Lunch with the Librarian

Bring your own lunch for this storytime/craft program. It meets in the Children's Garden, weather permitting. For children aged 5 and up. Fridays at 12 p.m. 7/21-8/11

Puppet Storytime

Kids age 4 and up are invited to our puppet storytimes presented by Pink Flamingo Puppets. No registration required.

"The Mysterious Egg" on Thursday, 8/10 at 7 p.m.

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 a waiting list. 7/13-8/17 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Pen Pal Exchange

Starting 6/13 and running through August 18th join us as we take part in a Pen Pal Exchange with other children's departments around the country! Visit the library to write a letter or draw a picture, we'll send it off to another library somewhere in the U.S.A. Come back and take a look at what we've received!

Solar Eclipse

On August 21st, there will be a solar eclipse. Join us for a moon craft at 1:30 p.m. and get your free pair of solar eclipse sunglasses. It's important to protect your eyes to view the eclipse safely. The eclipse will being at approximately 2 p.m. will full coverage expected at approximately 2:45 p.m.

Book Clubs

Talk it Up!

"Talk It Up!" is a book discussion group for teens entering grades 7, 8 & 9. Join other teens for book discussions, refreshments and games. Registration begins Monday June 13th. Will meet Thursdays 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. 7/6-7/27.

Speak OUt!

Three week teen book discussion group. Teens entering grades 10 -12 are invited to this program to discuss and share award winning books. Registration begins Monday, June 13th. Will meet Mondays 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. 7/17-7/31

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 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.