Winter 2014 Children's & Teens Programs
Programs are free. For more information on these and other programs please contact the Children’s Department at 201-837-4171 ext. 4 or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/teanecklibrary
Read to a Dog is back! Children can sign up to read a book or books of their choice to a therapy dog "one-on-one" for 15 minutes. The purpose of this program is to encourage reading, improve language skills, and give children a sense of security and confidence in their reading ability.
In-person registration for kids in 1st-5th grade has begun. Teaneck residents are given priority. Non-residents are placed on a waiting list and contacted if space becomes available. If you are unable to make your "appointment" please give 24 hours notice. Children are asked to please arrive on time with their books ready, or early so that they have time to pick out their books. Parents do not accompany their child, but the dog's trainer is present. Please contact the Children's Department at 201-837-4171 x4.
Preschoolers, age 3 and up, are invited to join us for this year round storytime taking place on Wednesdays at 2 p.m.
This family storytime meets year round on Saturdays at 11 a.m. No registration required.
Picture Book Parade
This is a new toddler story time meeting on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. It is for walkers up to age 3 and will meet for stories, songs and fingerplays. Caregiver participation is a vital part of the program. No registration required.
Meets Saturdays at 11 a.m. on 2/8 and 3/8. There will be stories and a simple craft. Best for ages 3 and up with caregiver assistance.
Lego Club is for kids age 6 and up. Each meeting we will meet for storytime and then build with our Legos based on the storytime theme. Kids should bring their own Legos to the meeting. Please register in the Children's Department. Monday session meets once a month at 7 p.m. on 3/24. Thursday session meets once a month at 4 p.m. on 3/20.
Kids and teens can meet for reading, discussion, and activities once a month at the library in one of our book clubs. Register in the Children's Department with a library card.
My First Book Club for kindergartners and first graders meets Wednesdays at 4 p.m. on 3/5.
Bubblegum Book Club for 2nd and 3rd graders meets Wednesdays at 4 p.m. on 3/12.
Page Turners Book Club for 4th and 5th graders meets Thursdays at 4 p.m. on 3/27.
Newbery Book Club for teens in grades 6-8 meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. on 3/13 & 4/10.
On 3/24 we will have a Gaming Afternoon at the library. Games will be on the Wii console. Kids in grades 3-5 meet from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and teens in grade 6 and up meet 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
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.