September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

As children and teens head back to school it is a great time for them to get a library card and partake in what the library has to offer. Card holders have free access to storytimes, clubs, online databases and more. To sign up for a card you must be a Teaneck resident age 5 and older. Check teaneck.org for specific requirements on obtaining a library card.

StorytimesFall 2016 Storytimes Begin

Registration for Fall 2016 storytimes and clubs begins on September 26th. Registration is in person, with Teaneck library card, in the Children's Department.

Storytimes
Babytime Storytime

Babytime Storytimes are for our youngest library patrons. These programs require registration and feature stories, songs, and fingerplays. The begin the week of October 10th. Caregiver participation is a vital and important part of the program.

Lap Time, for infants, meets Thursdays at 11 a.m. on 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/10, 11,17 & 12/1.

Mother Goose Time is for children 2 1/2 to 3 years old. Caregivers may sign up for the Wednesday 11 a.m. session on 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9 &11/16 or the Thursday 10 a.m. session on 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 10/10, 10/17 &12/1.

Toddler Time for walkers, up to age 2 1/2, meets Tuesdays beginning 10/11. Caregivers may sign up for the 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. session. Meets on 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/15, & 11/29

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.

Craft Storytime

On October 1st and October 29th our regular Saturday Storytime turns into a Craft Storytime. The program takes place at 11 a.m. with stories followed by a simple craft. Best for age 4 and up. No registration required.

Special Programs

Read to Dogs

Independent readers age 6 and up can read to a new canine friend at the library. Registration begins on 9/26. Appointments with the therapy dogs are for 15 minutes.Please call the Children's Dept. to make an appointment at 201-837-4171 ext. 4.

Got Code?

Want to learn how to create mobile applications, websites and computer games? Learn, have fun and explore with Tech Roots Academy. Contact the Children's Department to register beginning on 9/26. Space is limited to 20 students. Non-residents will be placed on a waiting list. Grades 4-8. Classes meet on Mondays 10/24 - 11/28 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Read for the Record - October 27th

On this day participating organizations will be reading "The Bear Ate Your Sandwich" by Julia Sarcone-Roach to promote literacy. In honor of this we will be having a special craft storytime at 4 p.m. For kids age 5-7.

Family Movies

Join us for movies on the big screen. No registration required. Children 9 years and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver. 10/20 at 11 a.m., 11/10 at 3 p.m. & 12/29 at 3 p.m.

Super Sundays

Puppet shows are best for kids age 4 and up. Pink Flamingo Puppets performs on 11/6 at 2 p.m.

Host Al. E. Gator takes us on a musical journel on 12/4 at 2 p.m.

Gaming

Kids Gaming

Kids in grades 3-5 are invited to our video gaming programs. Snacks will be provided. Meets 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on 10/4 & 12/5.

Gaming Afternoon

Teens age 13 and up are invited to our Gaming Afternoon. Smash Bros. Brawo.k Jast Dance. GH3 and more available. New players and experts are welcome. Sign up beings one week prior to each events. Snacks available. Meets from 1:30 P.M. to 2:30 p.m. on 10/4 &12/5.

Family Gaming

Kids age 0-99 are invited to play on the Wii consoles. Your whole family can join in on the fun. Registration begins one week before the event. Meets 11/10 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Clubs

Book Clubs

Registration for book clubs begins on September 26th with library card. Book clubs meet for reading discussion and games/activities once a month at the library.

My First Book Club is for kindergartners and first graders and meets one Wednesday a month at 4 p.m. Meets 10/19, 11/16 & 12/14.

Bubblegum Book Club for 2nd and 3rd graders meets one Wednesday a month at 4 p.m. Meets 10/26, 11/30 & 12/21.

Page Turners Book Club for 4th and 5th graders meets one Thursday a month at 4:15 p.m. Meets 10/27, 11/17 & 12/15

Teen Newbery Book Club for 6th through 8th graders meets one Thursday a month at 7 p.m.

Lego Clubs

Lego Clubs are 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 meetings. Registration is in person with a library card. Non-residents will be placed on a waiting list. Monday Lego Club meets once a month at 7 p.m. on 10/3, 10/24 & 11/28 and Thursday Lego Club meets once a month at 4 p.m. on 9/29, 10/20, & 12/1. Registration begins on 9/26.

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.