Fall 2017 Storytimes Begin

Registration for Fall 2017 storytimes and clubs begins on September 25th and is ongoing. Registration is in person, with Teaneck library card, in the Children's Department.


Babytime Storytime

Babytime Storytimes are for our youngest library patrons. These programs require registration and feature stories, songs, and fingerplays. They begin the week of October 9th. Caregiver participation is a vital and important part of the program.

Lap Time, for infants, meets Thursdays at 11 a.m.

Mother Goose Time is for children 2 1/2 to 3 years old. Caregivers may sign up for the Wednesday 11 a.m. session or the Thursday 10 a.m. session.

Toddler Time for walkers, up to age 2 1/2, meets Tuesdays beginning 10/11. Caregivers may sign up for the 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. session.

Preschool Storytime

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

Saturday Storytime

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


Book Clubs

Registration for book clubs begins on September 25th. 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 10/11, 11/8 & 12/6.

Bubblegum Book Club for 2nd and 3rd graders meets one Wednesday a month at 4 p.m. Meets 10/18, 11/15 & 12/13

Page Turners Book Club for 4th and 5th graders meets one Tuesday a month at 4 p.m.Meets 10/10 & 11/21

Newbery Book Club for 6th through 8th graders meets one Thursday a month at 7 p.m. Meets 10/12, 11/9 &12/7

Lego Clubs

Lego Clubs are for kids age 6 and up. Monday Lego Club meets once a month at 7 p.m. and Thursday Lego Club meets once a month at 4 p.m. Registration required. Non-residents will be placed on a waiting list.

Special Programs

Family Gaming

Kids age 0-99 are invited to play on the Wii consoles. Your whole family can join in on the fun. registration begins one week before the event. 11/9 from 2 PM to 3 PM

Family Craft Program

Children age 4 and up are invited to make and keep a craft project. Meets on Tuesday 10/10 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. No registration required.

Family Movie Matinee

Join us for movies on the big screen. No registration required. Children 9 years and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver. Meets on 10/11 at 10:30 a.m. & 11/9 at 10:30 a.m.

Puppet Storytime "Runaway Pancake"

Children age 4 and up are invited to this puppet show storytime by Pink Flamingo Puppets. Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.

Got Code?

Are you in grades 4-8 and want to learn how to create mobile applications, websites and computer games? Learn, have fun and explore with Tech Roots Academy. Registration begins on 9/25. Meets October 19 through November 16 at 5:30 p.m.

Read to a Dog

We'll be having pop-up reading sessions this fall for children to read to a new canine firend at the library. Appointments with the therapy dogs are for 20 minutes. For grade 1 and up.

Read to the Record - October 19th

On this day participating organizations will be reading "Quackers" by Liz Wong to promote literacy. We will be participating in this nationwide event to promote literacy with a special craft storytime at 4 p.m. For kids age 5 and up.

Young Adult Programs

Newbery Book Club

Teens, in grades 6 through 8, read possible Newbery Medal contenders and vote for their favorite. Meets one Thursday a month at 4 p.m.  Register in the Children's Department. Meets 10/12, 11/9 & 12/7

Teen Tuesdays

On select Tuesdays teens in grade 6 and up are invited to Teen Tuesdays in the auditorium from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Activities will vary. Possibilities include video game/board game play, anime viewing or life-size games (Jenga, anyone?). On 10/13 we will meet for Life-Size Jenga and on 11/14 we will be viewing anime. No registration required.

Teen Read Week

"Unleash Your Story" the week of October 8th through October 14th. Teens, age 12 and up, present your library card and get a free book when you visit the library. One per participant.

Library Card Sign-up Month

As children and teens head back to school it is a great time for them to get a library card and partake in what the library has to offer. Card holders have free access to storytimes, clubs, online databases and more. To sign up for a card you must be a Teaneck resident age 5 and older.

Specific requirements on obtaining a library card.


Saturday Storytime

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

Preschool Storytime

This year-round storytime meets Wednesdays at 3 p.m. for children age 3 and up.

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. time

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.