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Storytime & Reading

 

Evening Family Storytime, Mondays at 6 pm, all ages

Sleepy stuffed Lamb reading a bedtime story

Resumes September 20

in the PEACE PLAZA.

Registration required each week.

Use our online event calendar to register.

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

 

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

  • Family Storytime is 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

 

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

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Resumes October 7.

Meets outside.

Registration required each week.

Use our online event calendar to register.

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 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 Florence Pao, Teen Librarian, 201-568-8680 or  florence.pao@tenafly.bccls.org.

 
Three stuffed teddy bears reading a book.

Resumes September 28 at 11am 

Meets outside.

Registration required each week.

Use our online event calendar to register.

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. 

  • Toddler Tales 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

 

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

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

Resumes September 27

Meets outside.

Registration required.

Use our online event calendar to register.

For reluctant and emerging readers.

  • 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.

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

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

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

Use our online event calendar to register.

Resumes October 19. Meets outside at the library.

 

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

October 19: Accidental Trouble Magnet (Planet Omar) by Zanib Mian​

November 16:  The greedy gremlin (Pixie Tricks) by Tracey West

December 21:  Zita the space girl. Book 1, Far from home by Ben Hatke (graphic novel)

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

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.

Resumes October 12. Meets on Zoom.

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.

October 12: Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

November 9: Chasing Secrets by Gennifer Choldenko

December 14: Wish by Barbara O'Connor

For more information: contact Florence Pao, Teen Librarian, 201-568-8680 or  florence.pao@tenafly.bccls.org.