Storytime & Reading

No registration required.  

Drop in for 1 class or attend them all. 

In this relaxed, end-of-the day class, 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 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, Youth Services Librarian, 201-568-8680 or  latricia.markle@tenafly.bccls.org

 

Evening Family Storytime, Mondays at 7 pm, all ages

 

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

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No registration required.  

Drop in for 1 class or attend them all. 

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, Youth Services Librarian, 201-568-8680 or  latricia.markle@tenafly.bccls.org.

 

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No registration required.  

Drop in for 1 class or attend them all. 

The focus of this class is helping toddlers lengthen their attention span while listening to longer and more complex stories than those presented in Babytime.

Each week we will focus on a different letter of the alphabet. Children will learn to recognize the letter in upper and lower case as well as ASL.  Class ends with a simple take home craft requiring coloring, gluing and/or cutting.

  • Toddler Tales 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, Youth Services Librarian, 201-568-8680 or  latricia.markle@tenafly.bccls.org

Toddler Tales Storytime, Tuesdays at 1:30 pm, 2 years to 5 years

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

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

 

No registration required. 

 

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, Youth Services Librarian, 201-568-8680 or  latricia.markle@tenafly.bccls.org

 

Passport Storytimes, held monthly

For reluctant and emerging readers.

 

Registration is required.

To register: contact Latricia Markle, Youth Services 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

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