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.

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.


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

Puppet Storytime
Puppet Storytime Celebrate Teaneck Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, “On Your Mark, Get Set…READ!” with a sporty puppet show, Olympic Brer Rabbit, performed by Pink Flamingo Puppets at the library on Tuesday, July 12 at 7:00 PM . Olympic fever is sweeping Briar Patch Hollow! Soon Brer Rabbit and Tom Turtle are competing for the solid gold trophy donated by a beautiful visitor from the Rio Games. “We all enjoy a surprising result at the finish line,” says puppeteer Diane Koszarski, “and Aesop told the story first.” Slow and steady wins the day, while the value of good sportsmanship gets a boost in her fun-filled update on the classic fable.

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.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.

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

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.