Spring 2018 Storytimes

Registration for Spring 2018 storytimes and clubs begins on April 9th. Registration is in person, with Teaneck library card, in the Children's Department. Non-residents may be placed on a waiting list.

Babytime Storytime

Babytime Storytimes are for our youngest library patrons. These programs require registration and feature stories, songs, and fingerplays. Storytimes begin the week of April 9th. Caregiver participation is a vital and important part of the program.

Lap Time, for infants, meets Thursdays at 11 a.m. on 4/19, 4/26, 5/3*, 5/10, 5/17, & 5/24.

Mother Goose Time is for children 2 1/2 to 3 years old. It meets Thursdays at 10 a.m. on 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, & 5/24

Toddler Time for walkers, up to age 2 1/2, meets on Tuesdays. Caregivers may sign up for the 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. session. Meets 4/17, 4/24, 5/1*, 5/8, 5/15, & 5/22.

*Special 10 a.m. storytime, open to non-registered toddlers.

Language | Play | Literacy Storytime

On the dates below these special storytimes will be conducted by guest reader, F. Attinson, of the Teaneck Speech and Language Center. No registration required. 5/1 at 10 A.M. for toddlers. 5/3 at 11 A.M. for infants.

Preschool Storytime

Preschoolers age 3 and up are invited to this year round storytime taking place Wednesdays at 3 p.m. No registration required.

Saturday Storytime

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


Craft Storytime

Following storytime there will be a simple craft activity. Best for age 4 and up. Meets on 4/14/ at 11 A.M.

Family Craft Programs

Children are invited to make and keep a craft project. For children aged 4 and up with caregiver assistance. 5/10 at 11 A.M. & 7 P.M.


Come celebrate Children's Book Week with us. Drop by to make a spring craft. No sign up required. Best for age 4 and up with caregiver assistance. 5/3 at 11 AM and 7 PM.

Special Programs

Little Red Riding HoodSuper Sunday Little Red Riding Hood Puppet Storytime

Families are invited to join puppeteer Diane Koszarski, of Pink Flamingo Puppets, in a suitably silly puppet show for children.  Little Red Riding Hood will be presented Sunday, April 22 at 2:00 PM at the Teaneck Public Library. The show is free, and open to all families in Bergen County. It is best for youngsters 4 and older. Pink Flamingo Puppets tells this well-known story with a fun twist: Wolf is obsessed, not with the dawdling and distractible Little Red, but with the kumquat jelly she is bringing to Grandma’s house!  Chases, disguises and a clever heroine save the day, with a happy outcome even for the wolf.

Poem in Your Pocket Day

Celebrate Poetry Month and Poeum in Your Pocket Day at our special Poetry Storytime. We will also be giving out poems for your pocket all day. Best for age 5 & up. 4/26 at 4 PM.

El Dia de lost Niños / Children's Day

Celebrate reading! Join us for storytime and a simple craft. Best for age 4 and up. 4/30 at 7 PM.

Children's Book Week

Voice Your Choice!

Kids and teens can participate in this book vote for the Children's & Teen Choice Book Awards - "the only national book awards voted on only by kids and teens". Look for the ballots the week of April 30 - May 6.

Stuffed Toy Sleepover

Escort your favorite stuffed toy to a toy-ony sleepover. We'll have a storytime together, your stuffed toy will sleep over (and maybe have some adventures in the library) and then you can pick up your stuffed toy the next afternoon along with some photos of it's stay. Storytime on 5/1 at 7 PM. Stuffed toy pick-up after 12 PM on 5/2.


Book Clubs

Registration for book clubs is ongoing. Book clubs meet for reading discussion and games/activities once a month at the library.

My First Book Club is for kids in kindergarten and 1st grade. It meets Wednesday at 4 p.m. on 4/18, 5/16 & 6/6.

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. 4/25, 5/23 & 6/13.

Page Turners Book Club for 4th and 5th graders meets one Tuesday a month at 4 p.m. 4/24, 5/15 & 6/5.

Lego Clubs

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 4/19, 5/24, & 6/14 or the Monday 7 p.m. sessions meeting 4/16, 5/21 & 6/11. Registration required. Non-residents will be placed on a waiting list.

Young Adult Programs

Newbery Book Club

Teens, in grades 6 through 8, read possible Newbery Medal contenders and vote for their favorite. Meets one Thursday a month at 4 p.m. 4/26 at 7 P.M., 5/17 at 4 P.M. and 6/7 at 4 P.M. Register in the Children's Department.

Save the Date

The Summer Reading Kick-off Party takes place on Tuesday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m. You can pre-reister for the Summer Reading Progra at teanecklibrary.beanstck.org beginning on June 11th.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten1000 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

Early LiteracyThe 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.