Summer Reading 2016
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Summer Reading 2016

Summer Reading 2016 @ Teaneck Library

Teaneck teens and kids, age 3 and up, are invited to participate in the 2016 Summer Reading Program at the library. The theme for kids is "On Your Mark Get Set...Read!" and for teens, grade 7 and up, it is "Get in the Game--Read".

Participants must be Teaneck residents. Registration begins on June 13th. We are very excited to announce that this year you will be able to register and log books online. Please check one week before the Summer Reading Program start date for instructions on how to register.


Babytime Storytime
These stories feature stories, songs, fingerplays and play time. Caregiver participation is a vital part of the summer. There is no registration in the summer but space limitations do not allow for groups or older siblings.

Lap Time for infants not yet walking meets at 11 a.m. on Thursdays, 7/8-8/18.
Toddler Time for walkers up to age 2 1/2 meets on Tuesdays 7/5-8/16. Participants may attend the 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. session.
Mother Goose Time is for 2 1/2 to 3 year olds. Participants may attend the Wednesday session, meeting 7/6-8/17, at 11 a.m. or the Thursday session, meeting 7/7-8/18, at 10 a.m.

Filmstrip Storytime
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. beginning on 7/7.

Video Storytime
Children age 3 and up are welcome to join us to view old and new favorites on the big screen. No registration required. Groups welcome. Mondays at 10:30 a.m. beginning on 7/11.

Storytime Craft
Kids and caregivers meet in the Children’s Reading Garden, weather and noise permitting, for stories and a simple craft. Ages 3 1/2—6. Wednesdays at 3 p.m. 7/6-8/17

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

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

Special Programs

Crocodile Tricks Puppet Storytime

Crocodile TricksAn exciting tale from India, Crocodile Tricks, will be performed by puppeteer Diane Koszarski at Teaneck Public Library on Wednesday evening, August 3 at 7:00 PM. Families will laugh at the sneaky efforts of big bad Crocodile to lure a silly monkey within munching distance. Happily, both critters learn a useful lesson from their encounter! Like the fables told by Aesop, this animal story from the Jataka tradition has layers both young and old can appreciate. The performance by Pink Flamingo Puppets is free, part of the summer family story time activities scheduled by the Children’s Department, Teaneck Public Library. Contact the Library at 201-837-4171 or online at for information.

Got Code?

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. Classes meet on Tuesdays 7/5-8/9 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Comedy With a Drip! Comic Bubble Artist, Casey Carle, brings his amazing show to Teaneck Library on August 11th at 7 p.m. For kids age 5 and up. No registration required.

Lunch With the Librarian

Bring your lunch and we'll bring the stories and crafts for this storytime/craft program. Meets in the Children's Reading Garden weather permitting. For children age 5 and up. Meets Fridays at 12 p.m., 7/29-8/12.

Book Buddies

Teen volunteers will be available at select times to read with young children who are visiting the library. Kids can also practice their own reading by reading to the volunteers. Check at the Children's Dept. desk for availability.

Read to Dogs

Read to DogsKids in first grade can make an appointment with a therapy dog and read to their new canine friend in the library. Appointments are for 15 minutes and for kids in grade 1 and up who are reading independently. Please call the Children's Dept. to make an appointment at 201-837-4171 ext. 4.

Young Adult Programs

Volunteer Opportunities
Are you entering grades 6 through 8 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 6/16 and are available in the Children’s Department and at

Teen Volunteers
We are excited to be doing our Summer Reading Program registration and book logging online this year but we need teen volunteers to help families visiting the library to register and log in books. If you are in grade 9 and up and interested in this volunteer opportunity please contact the Children's Department.

Teen Book Clubs
We are running two four-week book clubs this summer for teens. Teens entering grades 7-8 are invited to register for Talk It Up! It meets on Thursdays, at 7 p.m,. starting on 7/7 and teens entering grades 10-12 are invited to register for Speak Out! which will meet on Mondays, at 7 p.m., beginning on 7/11. Discuss some interesting teen books in a relaxed atmosphere. Snacks included. Contact the Children's Department to register.

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.