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.

Summer Reading Kick-Off Party

We are having a party and Teaneck kids are invited! We are celebrating the launch of our 2016 Summer Reading Program with a party in the Children's Reading Garden. Join the fun and games on Tuesday, June 21st. at 6:30 p.m. In case of bad weather the party will move indoors to the auditorium.


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

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 4/4. Appointments with the therapy dogs are 15 minutes long. Check with the Children's Department for exact times.

Kid's Gaming

Gaming Afternoon for kids in grades 3-5 meets on May 31st at 3 p.m. No
sign up required. Join us for Mario Kart and more. Gaming is on the Wii
and XBox360 consoles.

Book ClubsBook Clubs

Kids can meet for reading, discussion, and games once a month at the library. Please register in the Children's Department and present library card at registration.

My First Book Club is a book club for kindergartners & first graders. It meets at 4 p.m., on Wednesdays  6/8, for stories, discussion and crafts.

Bubblegum Book Club, for kids in grades 2 & 3, meets Wednesday at 4 p.m. on  6/15.

Page Turners, for kids in grades 4 & 5, meets Thursday at 4 p.m. 6/16.

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. Sign up begins on 4/4 for Thursday Lego Club. Monday Lego Club is at capacity. Monday Lego Club meets once a month at 7 p.m. Thursday Lego meets once a month at 4 p.m. The next meetings are on 6/9 for Thursday Lego Club and 6/6 for Monday Lego Club.

Young Adult Programs

Teen Book Club

Teens in grades 6 through 8 meet for reading and discussion. The club meets Thursday at 7 p.m. on 5/26.

Teen Gaming Afternoon

Teens in grade 6 and up are invited to meet on May 31st for our Teen Gaming Afternoon taking place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. No sign up required. We'll have Super Mario Smash Bros., Mario Kart and more. Gaming is on the Wii and XBox360 consoles.

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.