Spring 2017 Storytimes Begin

Registration for Spring 2017 storytimes and clubs begins on April 17th. Registration is in person, with Teaneck library card, in the Children's Department. Out of town residents will be placed on a waiting list.


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

Lap Time, for infants, meets Thursdays at 11 a.m. on 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1 & 6/8.

Mother Goose Time is for children 2 1/2 to 3 years old it meets Thursdays at 10 a.m. on 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1 & 6/8

Toddler Time for walkers, up to age 2 1/2, meets on Tuesdays. Caregivers may sign up for the 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. session. Meets 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30 & 6/6

Preschool Storytime
Preschoolers, age 3 and up, are invited to join us for this year round storytime taking place on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. No registration required. We have also added a Wednesday 11 a.m. session that will begin on 5/3. Registration is required for the 11 a.m. session.

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

Craft Storytime
Following storytime there will be a simple craft activity. Best for ages 4 and up. Meets on 4/29 at 11 a.m.

Special Programs

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 and begins on 4/3.

Meets 4/20, 4/27, 5/2, & 5/4 at 5:30 pm for Grade 4-8.

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.

Lego Clubs

Lego Club, for kids age 6 & up, meets once a month for storytime and building. caregivers may sign up for the Thursday 4 p.m. sessions meeting 5/11 & 6/8 or the Monday 7 p.m. sessions meeting 5/8 & 6/5

Fronzen Sing AlongFamily Movies

Join us for movies on the big screen. No registration required. Children 9 years and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver.

4/30 at 2 p.m. Frozen Sing-a-long. Children are invited to dress up and meet Elsa!

Poem in Your Pocket Day

Celebrate Poetry Month and Poem in Your Pocket Day at our special Poetry Storytime. We will also be giving out poems for your pocket all day. Best for ages 5 and up. 4/27 at 4 PM.

El Dia de los Niños/Children's Day

Celebrate reading! Join us for storytime and a simple craft. Best for ages 4 and up. 5/1 at 7 p.m.


Book Clubs

Registration for book clubs is ongoing. 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 on 4/19, 5/17 & 6/7

Bubblegum Book Club for 2nd and 3rd graders meets one Wednesday a month at 4 p.m. Meets on 4/26, 5/24, & 6/14.

Page Turners Book Club for 4th and 5th graders meets one Thursday a month at 4:15 p.m. Meets on 4/20, 5/18 & 6/15.

Newbery Book Club for 6th through 8th graders meets one Tuesday a month at 4 p.m. 4/18, 5/15 & 6/14.

All Programs are free. For more information on these and other programs please contact the Children's Department at 201-837-4171 ext. 4

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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.