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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours:

  1. Thursday, Nov. 26: Closed.
  2. Friday, Nov. 27: 9 AM - 5 PM
  3. Saturday, Nov. 28: 9 AM - 5 PM
  4. Sunday, Nov. 29: 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Library to offer at-home access to Financial Ratings Series Online

Financial Ratings SeriesTeaneck Library card holders now have full home access to Financial Ratings Series Online provided by Weiss Ratings and TheStreet Ratings.

This online database consists of 6 major categories: Banks & Thrifts; Credit Unions; Insurers and HMO’s; Mutual Funds / ETF’s; Stocks; and Medigap. It provides independent information to help the public make INFORMED DECISIONS about their financial planning as well as an individually personalized Medigap Buyer’s Guide. (read more)

Teaneck Library and the town's historic red oak tree

Historic Red Oak TreeThe Teaneck Public Library is pleased to announce the installation of a slab of the historic red oak tree that graced the corner of Cedar Lane and Palisade Avenue for some 250 years.  The section of the tree now sits on the main floor of the library courtyard on a stand constructed by Anthony Santella, with an explanatory Plexiglas sign designed and fabricated by Majestic Signs of Teaneck.

The magnificent tree succumbed to disease and was cut down in June 2013 after efforts to preserve it by the Puffin Foundation. The tree stood on a lot that also housed a historic home that dated back to colonial times as well. It was owned by Julius P. Richter from 1921 until at least the 1960s.

Historic Red Oak Tree 2The piece of the tree joins a portrait of the first township clerk, the 1976 bicentennial observance committee sign, the WPA murals in the reference room, a portrait of William Walter Phelps, a bust of Edith Van Buren and other artifacts that make the library a little Smithsonian.   All are on public display.

For more information, contact Michael McCue at or  201-837-4171.

Chair Yoga and Meditation Class

YogaThe Teaneck Public Library’s Friends Group in conjunction with the Art of Living Foundation will host a “Yoga and Meditation class”. The class will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 9 & 16 of 2015 at 6:00 PM by Sujatha Nair from Art of Living. The public is invited to attend this FREE program to be held in the library auditorium. The library is located at 840 Teaneck Road, at the corner of Cedar Lane and Teaneck Road. Participants may attend any or all classes. (read more)

Books for Kids

The Teaneck Public Library is holding its annual “Books for Kids” book donation drive from November 16th through December 14th. Last year thousands of children with limited access to books from all across New Jersey were given the chance to own a book of their very own through this very important program. Give a child the gift of reading by bringing a new book or books to the library’s collection box located in the Youth Services Department. Books for children and teens are needed. Started in 1991, “Books for Kids” is a statewide program sponsored by the New Jersey Library Association’s Children’s Services Section. This program is undertaken with the hope that all children will be able to experience the joy of reading books of their very own. Each year, with the help of over 200 libraries, thousands of books are distributed to children across the state.

Songs of the Season!  with Robin Greenstein & Co.

Robin GreensteinOn Friday, December 4, 2015 at 10:30 AM The Teaneck Public Library will present a holiday concert featuring Robin Greenstein.  “Songs of the Season" is a multi-cultural musical celebration of the winter holidays including Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. The music includes selections from general Yuletide music, Christmas, Gospel Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa. Songs are performed & sung on guitars, ukulele and percussion instruments in English, Hebrew, Ladino, Spanish, German, Swedish and Yoruban. The origins of the holidays are explained.  It is a wonderful and fun holiday program that engages people from all walks of life, and all ages.  Lots of audience participation will be encouraged! (read more)

Women Who Mattered: Funny Ladies of the Stage and Screen

Funny LadiesDumont Historian Dick Burnon to present a video/lecture, titled "Women Who Mattered: Funny Ladies of the Stage and Screen,"  on Friday, December 11, at 10:30 a.m. at the Teaneck Public Library, 840 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ. The program is free and open to the public.

Burnon will discuss the lives and times of stage and screen stars Fanny Brice, Molly Picon, Martha Raye, and Joy Behar. He will supplement his talk by showing excerpts from the 1971 film, "Fiddler on the Roof," in which Molly Picon portrayed Yente the Matchmaker. (read more)

Music on a Sunday Afternoon concerts

On Sunday, December 6th, 2015, at 3:00pm, the Friends of the Teaneck Library are pleased to present "An Intimate Afternoon of Chamber Jazz" with Rufus Reid and Friends Trio. All three internationally known musicians, Reid on bass, pianist Roberta Piket, and Scott Robinson on tenor sax, are Teaneck residents. Some of the selections to be performed are compositions by Grammy nominated Reid, as well as those of Dizzy Gillespie, J.J. Johnson, Eubie Blake,Eddie harris, and Victor Feldman. (read more)

Book Discussion: Cain by Jose Saramago

Cain by Jose SaramagoThe library hosts book discussion group each month, with books chosen in advance by the participants. New members welcome.

Next meeting is on Monday, December 21, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, The group is reading Cain by Jose Saramago. To register or get a copy of the book, contact the Reference Department of the Library.

Library offers FREE Movies, TV shows Music and Audiobooks through Hoopla

HooplaThe Teaneck Public Library is excited to announce the public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audio books; all available for mobile and online access. All patrons need is a valid library card, email address and password. Access is free, any time of the day or night. All titles are always available. Up to 16 titles can be borrowed per month. (read more)

For Children & Teens...

Fall 2015 Program Flyer for Children and Teens
Babytime Storytime

StorytimeBabytime 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. beginning 10/8. Mother Goose Time for children 2 1/2 to 3 years old meets on Thursdays at 10 a.m. beginning 10/8. Toddler Time for walkers, up to age 2 1/2, meets Tuesdays beginning 10/6. 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 2 p.m. No registration required.

Saturday Storytime

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

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before KindergartenChildren’s librarians at libraries in BCCLS, the Bergen County Cooperative Library System (, are excited about a new initiative they are launching that will introduce books to children from infancy through kindergarten.  1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a national program with a very simple goal: to create lifetime readers starting at a very early age. (participate)