Summer Reading 2018
Teaneck teens and kids, age 3 and up, are invited to participate in the 2018 Summer Reading Program at the library. Participants must be Teaneck residents. Pre-registration begins on June 11th. Participants can register and log their books online at teanecklibrary.beanstack.org
Summer Reading Kick-Off Party
We are having a party and Teaneck kids are invited! We are celebrating the launch of our 2018 Summer Reading Program with a party in the Children's Reading Garden. Join the fun and games on Tuesday, June 19th at 6:30 p.m. In case of bad weather the party will move indoors to the auditorium.
Summer Reading Party Finale
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 6:45 PM. Thursday, August 23, 2018. Doors open on 6:30 PM.
Babytime consists of Lap Time and Toddler Time. These storytimes feature songs, stories, fingerplays and play time. Caregiver participation is a vital part of the program. No registration is required for the summer session. No older siblings and no groups please.
Lap Time: For infants who are not yet walking. Meets Thursdays at 11 a.m. 7/12-8/16.
Toddler Time: For walkers up to age 2 1/2. Participants may attend the 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. sesson. Meets Tuesdays from 8/10-8/14.
Mother Goose Storytime: For 2 1/2 to 3 year olds, serves as a transition between Babytime and Preschool Storytime. Meets Thursday at 10 a.m. 7/12-8/16.
Preschoolers age 3 and up are invited to this year round storytime taking place Wednesdays at 3 p.m. No registration required.
Kids and caregivers meet in Children's Reading Garden, weather and noise permitting, for stories and a simple craft. Ages 3 1/2-6. No groups please. Wednesday at 3 p.m. 7/11-8/15.
Bring the family to hear classics and new favorites. Saturdays at 11 a.m. Drop in program.
Classic picture books come to life on the big screen. Age 3 and up. No registration required. Groups welcome. Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. 712-8/16.
Children age 3 and up are welcome to join us to view old and new favorites on the big screen. No registration required. Group welcome. Mondays at 10:30 am. 7/9-8/13.
Read to a Dog
Children can read to a new canine friend at the library. Appointments with the therapy dogs are for 20 minutes. For grade 1 and up. Meets Mondays in June. Please check in the Children's Dept. for available appointment time.
Lunch With the Librarian
Bring your own lunch for this storytime/craft program. It meets in the Children's Garden, weather permitting. For children ages 5 and up. Fridays at 12 p.m. 7/20-8/10.
Farmer's Market Storytime
Teaneck librarians will be at the Teaneck Farmer's Market on Thursday in July and August from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. for storytime and crafts. Storytimes take place at 3 p.m. All ages. 7/12-8/23.
Registration for book clubs is ongoing. Book clubs meet for reading discussion and games/activities once a month at the library.
The Bubblegum Book Club for 2nd and 3rd graders meets for book discussion and games. It meets one Wednesday a month at 4 p.m. 6/13.
Lego Clubs are for kids age 6 and up, meets once a month for storytime and building. Caregivers may sign up for the Thursday 4 p.m. sessions meeting 6/14 or the Monday 7 p.m. sessions meeting 6/11. Registration required. Non-residents will be placed on a waiting list.
Come join our brand new amateur photography club. For 10-14 year olds. Meets on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. 7/10-7/31.
Want to learn how to create mobile applications, websites and computer games? Learn, have fun and explore with Tech Roots Academy. Registration required. Grades 4-8. Non-Teaneck residents are placed on awaiting list. Meets on Thursdays. 7/12 through 8/16 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Are you entering grades 6 through 9 and looking to volunteer this summer? Be a Book Buddy! Book Buddies read aloud to children and help them practice their own reading. Volunteers must complete a brief orientation and complete ten volunteer hours. Applications are due by 6/20 and are available in the Children's Department.
Programs are free. For more information on these and other programs please contact the Children's Department at 201-837-4171 ext. 4 or log on to www.teaneck.org. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/teanecklibrary
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 will be available Monday through Thursday 4-6 p.m. and Monday & Thursday 6-8 p.m. The program rungs from July 9 - August 16.
If you are a teen entering grade 9-12 looking to volunteer this summer consider being a Summer Reading Program helper. You will help families log in their summer reading books as part of our Summer Reading Program, "Libraries Rock?" and kids will get to tell you about the books they are reading. Application due by 6/27. (Application Form)
Make and keep a wonderful craft. For age 4 and up with caregier assistance. 7/12 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., 8/16 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Juice Box Jam
Dance your sillies out at your jam. This dance party for kids is best for ages 6 and under. Snack (and juice) available. 7/15 at 2 p.m.
Kids age 4 and up are invited to our puppet storytimes presented by Pink Flamingo Puppets. No registration required. "Simba Laughs" on Thursday, 7/10 at 7 p.m. "Popcorn Dragon" on Thursday, 8/9 at 7 p.m.
Join us for movies on the big screen. No registration required. Children 9 years and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver. Mondays, 7/9-8/13 at 2 p. m.
All Ages Gaming Afternoon
Kids and teens are invited to play board games and video games at the library. Bring the family. For the young and young at heart. 8/7 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. 8/14 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Stuffed Toy Sleepover
Escort your favorite stuffed toy to a toys-only sleepover. We'll have a storytime together, your stuffed toy will sleep over (and maybe have some adventures in the library) and then you cna pick up your stuffed toy the next afternoon along with some photos of it's stay. Storytime on 8/7 at 7 p.m., stuffed toy pick-up after 12 p.m. on 8/8.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Reading at an early age greatly benefits a child's development and allows you to bond with your child. Teaneck Library encourages you to join the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative. Children from birth to age 5 (and their parents) can sign up at Teaneck Library and read any time, anywhere. (Any books-- re-reading counts!) Visit Teaneck.org for more information and suggested booklists.
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 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.