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Storytime & Reading

Sleepy stuffed Lamb reading a bedtime story

RESUMES MONDAY, JUNE 21 AT 6 PM

at Davis Johnson Park. No registration required.

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

 

Stories in the Park, Mondays at 6 pm, all ages

 

Babytime Storytime, Thursdays at 11 am, Birth to 2 years

Photo by unknown photographer licensed under CC0

RESUMES THURSDAY, JUNE 24 AT 11 AM.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED EACH WEEK. MEETS OUTSIDE.

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.

 
Three stuffed teddy bears reading a book.

RESUMES TUESDAY, JUNE 22 AT 11 AM 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED EACH WEEK. MEETS OUTSIDE.

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

Toddler Tales, Tuesdays at 11 am, 2 to 5 years

Young girl reading to a therapy dog and it's owner at the Tenafly Public Library

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

Pencils and paper with labels of 2nd and 3rd grade.

Use our online event calendar to register.

On hiatus at this time.

 

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

Pencils and paper with labels of 4th and 5th grade.

Use our online event calendar to register.

On hiatus at this time.

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