Winter 2017 Storytimes Begin

Registration for Winter 2017 storytimes and clubs began on January 3rd and is ongoing. 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 consists of Toddler Time and Lap Time. This storytime program serves to introduce our youngest patrons to the library. Each storytime features songs, stories and finger plays, with an opportunity for quiet play afterwards. Caregiver participation is a vital and important part of the program. Non-Teaneck residents will be placed on a waiting list until space becomes available.

Lap Time, for infants who are pre-walkers, meets Thursdays at 11 a.m. 2/9, 2/16, 2/23*, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, & 4/6. *There will be no session on 3/2.

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. 2/7, 2/14, 2/21*, 3/7m, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, & 4/4. *There will be no session on 2/28.

Mother Goose Time
This storytime is for children 2 1/2 to 3 years old and serves as a transition storytime for children who have aged out of Babytime but are not yet ready for Pre-School Storytime. Meets Thursday at 10 a.m. 2/9, 2/26, 2/23*, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, & 4/6. *There will be no session on 3/2.

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.

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

Special Programs

Got Code?

Do you have a fourth through eighth grader who is interested in creating websites, mobile apps and games? Got Code is back for kids and teens in grades 4-8. Call the Children's Department to register at 201-837-4171 ext. 4 First session is on March 9th at 5:30 p.m. and runs for 4 weeks.

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 Clubs are for kids age 5 and up. We meet for storytime and then build based on the storytime theme. Kids should bring their own Legos to the meetings. Registration is in person with a library card. Non-residents will be placed on a waiting list. Monday Lego Club meets at 7 p.m. on 3/13 and Thursday Lego Club meets at 4 p.m on 3/16.

Gaming Afternoon

Think you are an expert at Smash Bros.? Do you rock at Just Dance 3? Are you new to gaming? Experts and new players welcome at our "Gamers' Afternoon". We've got the Wii and Xbox 360, you bring the skills. Light refreshments.

For Grade 6 and up, meet 2 pm to 3 pm on 3/20.

For kids in grades 3-5, meets 3 pm to 4 pm on 3/20


Book Clubs

Registration for book clubs begins on January 3rd with library card. 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 3/15.

Bubblegum Book Club for 2nd and 3rd graders meets one Wednesday a month at 4 p.m. Meets on 3/22.

Page Turners Book Club for 4th and 5th graders meets one Thursday a month at 4:15 p.m. Meets on 3/2.

Teen Newbery Book Club for 6th through 8th graders meets one Thursday a month at 7 p.m. Meets on 3/23

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.