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.


Saturday Storytime

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

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.

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. with full coverage expected at approximately 2:45 p.m.

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.