This storytime program serves to introduce our youngest patrons to the library through its Toddler Time, Lap Time and Mother Goose Storytime sessions. Storytimes feature songs, stories, and finger plays, with an opportunity for quiet play time afterwards. Caregiver participation is a vital and important part of the program. Library card must be presented at registration. Non-residents will placed on a waiting list. Registration is ongoing.
Lap Time, for infants not yet walking, meets the following Thursdays at 11 a.m. 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14 & 5/21.
Toddler Time is for walkers up to age 2 1/2. It meets on Tuesdays. Caregivers may register for the 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. session. Meets 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, & 5/19.
Mother Goose Storytime is for children aged 2 1/2 to 3 years who have aged out of Babytime. It features stories, songs and fingerplays. This is a registered storytime that meets Thursdays at 10 a.m. on 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14 & 5/21.
Following storytime there will be a simple craft activity. Best for ages 3 and up. Meets 5/16 at 11:00 AM.
Preschoolers, age 3 and up, are invited to join us for this year round storytime taking place on Wednesdays at 2 p.m.
Listen to new and classic tales. Drop-in storytime. This family storytime meets year round on Saturdays at 11 a.m. No registration required.
Registration required and begins on 4/6.
My First Book Club
My First Book Club is for kids in kindergarten and 1st grade. It meets Thursdays at 4:00 PM on 5/14 & 6/11.
Bubblegum Book Club
The Bubblegum Book Club for second and third graders meets for book discussion and games. It meets Thursdays at 4:00 PM on 4/23, 5/21 & 6/18.
Page Turners Book Club
Page Turners is for kids in grades 4 & 5 to meet for book discussion and games. It meets Thursdays at 4:00PM on 5/28 & 6/18.
Lego Club is 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 4/23 & 6/11 or the Monday 7 P.M. seesions meeting 4/20, & 6/8.
Read to a Dog
Children can read to a new canine friend at the library. Appointments with the therapy dogs are for 15 minutes long. Check with the Children's Department for availability. For grade 1 and up.
Kids age 3 and 4 can join our Little Yoga group. Registration required.
Meets on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. on 4/21 & 4/28.
Family Craft Programs
Children are invited to make and keep a craft project. For children aged 4 and up with parental assistance. 5/7 at 11:00 AM & 7:00 PM.
El Dia de los Niños/Children's Day
Celebrate reading! Join us for storytime and a simple craft. Best for ages 4 and up. 4/27 at 7:00 PM
Poem in Your Pocket Day
Celebrate Poetry Month and Poem in Your Pocket Day at our special Poetry Storytime. We will also be giving out (free) poems for your pocket all day. Best for ages 5 and up. 4/30 at 4:00 PM.
Scaredy Squirrel Party
We're celebrating a birthday. A Teaneck Library birthday! There will be games snacks and lots of fun. Maybe even a visit from Scaredy Squirrel? For age 4 and up. Tuesday 5/27 at 4:00 PM.
Young Adult Programs
Newbery Book Club
Teens in grades 6 through 8 meet for reading and discussion in our teen book club. The club meets one Thursday evening a month. Dates t.b.a.
Early Literacy Station
The 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.