Fall 2015 Storytimes Begin
Registration for Fall 2015 storytimes and clubs begins on September 21st and is ongoing. Registration is in person, with Teaneck library card, in the Children's Department.
Preschoolers age 3 and up are invited to this year round storytime taking place Wednesdays at 2 p.m. No registration required.
Bring the family to hear classics and new favorites. Saturdays at 11 a.m. Drop in program.
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.
Teens age 13 and up are invited to our Gaming Afternoon. Smash Bros. Brawl., Just Dance. GH3 and more available. New players and experts are welcome. Sign up begins one week prior to each event. Snacks available. Meets from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm on 12/7.
Kids in grades 3-5 are invited toour video gaming programs. Sancks will be provided. Sign up beings one week prior to each event. Meets 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm on 12/7.
Registration for book clubs begins on September 21st 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 12/9.
Bubblegum Book Club for 2nd and 3rd graders meets one Wednesday a month at 4 p.m. Meets 12/16.
Page Turners Book Club for 4th and 5th graders meets one Thursday a month at 4 p.m. Meets 12/17.
Read to Dogs
Independent readers age 6 and up can read to a new canine friend at the library. Registration begins on 9/21. Appointments with the therapy dogs are for 15 minutes. Dates t.b.d.
Lego Clubs are for kids age 6 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 once a month at 7 p.m. and Thursday Lego Club meets once a month at 4 p.m. Monday meeting is 12/14 and Thursday meetings is 12/17.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Who: 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
The 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.