Summer Reading 2015

Teaneck teens and kids, age 3 and up, are invited to participate in the 2015 Summer Reading Program at the library. The theme for kids is "Every Hero Has a Story" and for teens, grade 7 and up, it is "Unmask". Participants must be Teaneck residents. Registration begins June 15th through August 10th in the Children's Department and participants must present a Teaneck library card at registration.

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.


StorytimesBabytime 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., 7/9-8/13.

Toddler Time, for walkers up to age 2 1/2, will meet on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., 7/7-8/11.

Mother Goose Time for 2 1/2 to 3 years old meets on Thursdays at 10 a.m. 7/9-8/13.


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., 7/8-8/12.

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., 7/6-8/10. 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., 7/9-8/13.

Lunch with the Librarian

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., 7/24 - 8/14.

Saturday Storytime

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

Special Programs

Puppet Storytimes

Puppet Storytimes“Pirate Bob and His Buried Treasure”
Pirate Bob has loads of treasure, and he wants to hide it away. But every time he buries his bag of gold, somebody digs it up! Enjoy the silly mystery of “Pirate Bob and His Buried Treasure” at the Library, Wednesday, August 5 at 7:00 PM in the Auditorium.

Diane Koszarski, of Pink Flamingo Puppets, performs these fun-filled family puppet shows free, as part of  Teaneck  Public Library’s summer story times. These shows are best for children aged three and up who are participants in the Summer Reading Program. For more information, contact the Children’s Department at 201-692-1289.

Read to a DogRead to a Dog

Children can read to a new canine friend at the library. These therapy dogs are available by appointment. Please check with the Children's Department for availability.

CraftsFamily Craft

Kids age 4 and up can make and keep a simple summer craft. Meets on 7/14 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Young Adult

Pizza Party!

Teens you can still register for the Summer Reading Program. Registration
ends on August 10th.  You can win prizes as you read reading goals. Read
past Level 5 and you can enter the raffle for an iTunes or Barnes & Noble
gift card.  Teens who record at least one completed book on their log will
be invited to a Pizza Party on September 9th.

book clubsBook Clubs

We have two book clubs this summer for teens to meet for book discussion, refreshments and games. The clubs run for four weeks. Registration begins on Monday, 6/15.

Talk It Up! is for teens entering grades 7-9. It meets Thursdays at 7 p.m., 7/7-7/28.

Speak Out! is for teens entering grades 10-12. It meets Mondays at 7 p.m., 7/13-8/3.

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.