storytimeFall Storytime Registration

Registration for Fall Storytimes begins on Monday 9/29. Registration is in person in the Children's Department. Please present library card at time of registration.


Babytime Storytimes are for our youngest library patrons. These programs require registration. They feature stories, songs and fingerplays. Caregiver participation is a vital and important part of the program. Registration begins on 9/29.

Lap Time, for infants not yet walking, meets on Thursdays at 11 a.m. on 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13 & 11/20. Toddler Time is for walkers up to age 2 1/2. It meets on Tuesdays. Caregivers may register for the 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. session. Meets on 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4 & 11/18.

Mother Goose Storytime is for children aged 2 1/2 to 3 years. It features stories, songs and fingerplays. This is a registered storytime that meets on Thursdays at 10 a.m.on 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13 & 11/20.

Preschool Storytime
Preschoolers, age 3 and up, are invited to join us for this year round storytime taking place on Wednesdays at 2 p.m.

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

Craft Storytime

Meets Saturday 11/6 at 11 AM for reading and craft.

Read to DogsRead to a Dog
Kids age 6 and up can read to a new canine friend at the library. Registration begins on 9/29. Appointments with the therapy dogs are for 15 minutes long and can be made for Mondays at 4 PM, Wednesdays at 5:30 PM and Saturdays 2 PM - 3PM. For grade 1 and up.

Book Clubs

Book ClubsKids can meet for reading, discussion, and games once a month at the library.  Register in the Children's Department beginning 9/29. Please present library card at registration.

"My First Book Club" is a book club for kindergartners & first graders. It will meet at 4 p.m., one Wednesday a month, for stories, discussion and crafts. Meets 10/16 and 11/13

Bubblegum Book Club, for kids in grades 2 & 3, meets one Wednesday a month at 4 p.m. Meets 10/23, 11/20, & 12/10.

Page Turners, for kids in grades 4 & 5, meets one Thursday a month at 4 p.m. Meets 10/23, 11/13 & 12/4.

Young Adult Programs

Teen Book Club

Teens in grades 6 through 8 meet for reading and discussion. The club meets one Thursday evening a month. Registration begins on 9/29. Please present library card at registration.

Teen Read Week

Turn Dreams Into Realty @ Teaneck Library, October 12 - October 18. Teens, age 12 and up, present your library card and get a free book!

Special Programs

Lego ClubLego Club

Lego Club is 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 meeting. Sign up begins on 9/29. Monday Lego Club meets once a month at 7 PM, Meeting dates are 10/27, 11/17 & 12/8. Thursday lego meets once a month at 4 PM. Meeting dates are 10/30, 11/20, & 12/11.

GamingGaming Afternoon

Kids grade 3-5 are invited to our gaming afternoon. No sign up required and snacks provided. Experts and new players are welcome. Meets 3 Pm - 4 PM on 10/6, 11/6, & 12/8.

Teen Gaming Afternoon

Teens in grade 6 and up are invited to our gaming afternoon. No sign up required and snacks provided. Experts and new players are welcome. Meets 1:30 Pm - 3:00 PM on 10/6, 11/6, & 12/8.

Read for the Record - 10/21

On this day participating libraries, schools, and educational organizations will be reading "Bunny Cakes" by Rosemary Wells to draw attention to and promote literacy. In honor of this, we will be having a special craft storytime at 4 PM. For kids age 5-7

Wimpy Kid Party

We're throwing a party as we celebrate the release of the latest Wimpy Kids book. We'll be playing games, having snacks and having a good time. for kids age 7 and up. 11/6 at 4 PM.

Super Sunday: Bats, Bats, Bats!

NJ's own Joseph D'Angeli comes to Teaneck to talk about the myths and truths behind this misunderstood animal. Sunday 11/9 at 2 PM. Best for ages 4 and up.

All 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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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.