Winter 2016 Storytimes Registration

Registration for Winterl Storytimes begins on Monday 1/4. 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 starts on 1/4.

Lap Time, for infants not yet walking, meets on Thursdays at 11 a.m.beginning on 1/21. Toddler Time is for walkers up to age 2 1/2. It meets on Tuesdays beginning 1/19. Caregivers may register for the 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. session.

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. beginning on 1/21.

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.

Special Programs

Read to a Dog
Read to Dogs

Children age 6 and up can read to a new canine friend at the library. Registration begins on 1/4. Appointments with the therapy dogs are 15 minutes long. Check with the Children's Department for exact times.

Kid's Movie Afternoon @TPL

On February 16th at 3 p.m. we will be showing The Black Cauldron. Join unlikely heroes, assistant pig keeper Taran and friends, in their quest to stop the Horned King from possessing the powers of the Black Cauldron! Rated PG. No registration required.

Super Sunday: "Simba Laughs" Puppet Storytime

One day Simba, the King of Beasts, finds himself trapped in the hunter’s net! Who will save his hide, who will help him laugh again? Diane Koszarski of Pink Flamingo Puppets performs SIMBA LAUGHS on Sunday, February 28, at 2:00 PM at Teaneck Public Library. “I enjoy staging Aesop’s fable of The Lion and The Mouse in an African setting,” says puppeteer Koszarski. “Simba is a bit of a bully, but one courageous mouse helps him appreciate how the little guy feels.” The free show is best for children four and older. Families from across Bergen County are welcome.

Family Craft Program

Children age 4 and up can make and keep a simple craft. Meets 2/16 at 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. No registration.

Craft Storytime

Meets Saturday, 2/27, at 11 a.m. and features stories and a simple craft. Best for kids age 3 and up. No registration.

Book ClubsBook Clubs

Kids can meet for reading, discussion, and games once a month at the library.  Register in the Children's Department beginning 1/4. 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 2/17 & 3/16.

Bubblegum Book Club, for kids in grades 2 & 3, meets Wednesdays at 4 p.m.
on 2/24 & 3/23.

Page Turners, for kids in grades 4 & 5, meets Thursday at 4 p.m. on 3/10.

Lego ClubsLego 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. We are currently registering for both clubs. Thursday Lego Club meets at 4 p.m.  on 2/25 & 3/31. Monday Lego Club meets at 7 p.m. on 2/29 & 3/28.

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 1/4. Please present ibrary card at registration.

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 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.