Storytime & Reading

Registration required.  Register one time for all sessions.

Drop in for 1 class or attend them all. 

Winter session: January 11  - March 8

No class on January 18 or February 15

In this relaxed, end-of-the day online storytime, we share stories and songs to unwind after a busy day.  Zoom link shared after registration 

 

Children are welcome to attend dressed in their pajamas with their favorite stuffed toy or blanket.​

  • Goodnight Stories are usually held in 8 week sessions with a brief hiatus between each session. 

  • Check out our events calendar for exact days and times of classes. 

 

For more information: contact Latricia Markle, Children's Librarian, 201-568-8680 or  latricia.markle@tenafly.bccls.org

 

Goodnight Stories, Mondays at 7 pm, all ages

 

Babytime Storytime, Thursdays at 10:30 am, Birth to 2 years

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No registration required.  

On hiatus at this time.

Songs, storybooks and free playtime! We encourage babies to sing along, act out rhymes and interact with other attendees as they begin to make the connection between language and the written word. 

  • Baby Time Storytimes are held in 8 week sessions with a brief hiatus between each session. 

  • Check out our events calendar for exact days and times of classes. 

 

For more information: contact Latricia Markle, Children's Librarian, 201-568-8680 or  latricia.markle@tenafly.bccls.org.

 

Registration required. 

On Zoom until weather permits.

Drop in for 1 class or attend them all.  

Winter session:  January 14 - March 4

Enjoy stories, songs, and creative projects or games!  *Projects will be sent home to be made.  If you are opting to attend via Zoom, materials and instructions will be available for pick up.

Masks & social distance are REQUIRED when we meet outside in person and we strongly suggest bringing a blanket to sit on. 

  • Morning Stories are usually held in 8 week sessions with a brief hiatus between each session. 

  • Check out our events calendar for exact days and times of classes. 

 

For more information: contact Latricia Markle, Children's Librarian, 201-568-8680 or  latricia.markle@tenafly.bccls.org

Morning Stories, Thursdays at 10:30 am, 1 to 4 years

Exploring Nonfiction, Fridays at 3:30 pm, ages 5 and up

Registration required. 

Monthly Zoom sessions

For children who are curious about the workd around them.  Join us each month as we share an illustrated nonfiction book and discuss the subject.  We might explore volcanos or travel back in time to meet Queen Elizabeth or a samurai from ancient Japan.  Book lists and further activities will be shared each month.  An activity to pickup at the library and complete at home MAY accompany some of the topics.   

  • Exploring Nonfiction sessions are held monthly

  • Check out our events calendar for exact days and times of classes. 

 

For more information: contact Latricia Markle, Children's Librarian, 201-568-8680 or  latricia.markle@tenafly.bccls.org

 
 

Spanish/English, Fridays at 2 pm, 2 years & up

Chinese/English, Tuesdays at 7 pm, 3 years & up

 

No registration required. 

On hiatus.

 

Children listen to stories in either Spanish and English or Chinese and English to become familiar with basic vocabulary words in both languages.  These classes are appropriate for all children no matter the primary language spoken at home.

 

Each child will make a take-home craft to reinforce words learned. ​

  • Bilingual Storytimes are held once per month.

  • Check out our events calendar for exact days and times of classes. 

 

For more information: contact Latricia Markle, Children's Librarian, 201-568-8680 or  latricia.markle@tenafly.bccls.org

Passport Storytimes, held monthly

For reluctant and emerging readers.

On hiatus at this time.

To register: contact Latricia Markle, Children's Librarian, 201-568-8680 or  latricia.markle@tenafly.bccls.org

  • Read to Dogs is held in cooperation with Therapy Dogs of Tenafly. Children read one-on-one to a dog/trainer team for a 20 minute session. 

  • This program typically runs every week through the school year with a break during the summer months. 

Why Read to a Dog?

Learning to read is often less about intellectual limitation than about overcoming fears. Animals are ideal reading companions because they:

  • Help increase relaxation and lower blood pressure.

  • Listen attentively.

  • Do not laugh, judge, or criticize.

  • Allow children to proceed at their own pace.

  • Are less intimidating than peers.

 

Read to Dogs, Mondays & Thursdays 4:30 - 5:30, ages 5 years & up

2nd/3rd Grade Book Club, Wednesdays at 3:30 pm

Use our online event calendar to register.

 

We will meet on Zoom until it is warm enough to meet OUTSIDE the library, weather permitting. 

Pick up books at the Service Desk or check out a copy on Libby/Overdrive or Hoopla

  • Children should read the book before coming to the meeting.

  • Parents are welcome to read with their children but do not attend the meeting.

  • Masks required when meeting in person.

  • Craft activity will be sent home to be completed.

  • Register for each meeting by clicking on the date shown belwo

January 27: Nothing but Trouble by Jacqueline Davies always available on Hoopla ebook or audiobook

February 24:  A Boy Called Bat by Elena Arnold always available on Hoopla ebook or audiobook

March 31:  A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord always available on Hoopla  audiobook  or available (may have to put on hold) on Libby/Overdrive ebook or audiobook

April 28:  Coraline by Neil Gaiman always available on Hoopla ebook or audiobook

May 26:  Abel's Island by William Steig always available on Hoopla  audiobook

 

4th/5th Grade Book Club, Tuesdays at 3:30 pm

Use our online event calendar to register.

Pick up books at the Service Desk or check it out a copy on Libby/Overdrive or Hoopla

  • Children should read the book before coming to the Zoom meeting.

  • Parents are welcome to read with their children but do not attend the meeting.

January 26: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane always available on Hoopla ebook

February 23: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead available (may have to put on hold) on Libby/Overdrive ebook or audiobook

March 30: From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg available (may have to put on hold) on Libby/Overdrive ebook or audiobook

April 27: Pax by Sara Pennypacker always available on Hoopla ebook or audiobook

May 25: Camp Average by Craig Battle

 
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100 Riveredge Rd.
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