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Storytime & Reading

 

Evening Family Storytime, Mondays at 6 pm, all ages

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April 4 - May 23, 6 pm

In-person, program space behind the adult new book area.

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

 
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April 5 - May 24, 11am 

In-person, program space behind the adult new book area.

Registration required each week.

 

Use our online event calendar to register.

Enjoy stories, songs, and creative projects or games!  

  • 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

 

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

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April 7 - May 26, 11 am

In-person, program space behind the adult new book area.

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.

 

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

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In-person, program space behind the adult new book area.

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

Reading Buddies, Thursdays 4 - 5 pm, ages 5 years & up

 
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In-person, program space behind the adult new book area.

Registration required.

 

Use our online event calendar to register.

  • New and emerging readers read one-on-one with a teen volunteer from Tenafly Middle School or Tenafly High School. 

  • Teen volunteers can read to children not quite ready to read on their own.

  • Children are encouraged to bring their own books or they can select one from our collection.  

 

Reading with a teen buddy helps new and emerging readers gain confidence and independence while practicing reading skills.

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.

Meets in the program space behind the new book area.

 

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.

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

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)

January 18: Caught! Nabbing History's Most Wanted by Georgia Bragg

February 15: Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed Business by Lyla Lee

March 15: Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott

April 19: Lost and Found Cat the True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey by Doug Kuntz and Amy Shrodes

May 17: One-third nerd  by Gennifer Choldenko

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.

Meets in the program space behind the new book area.

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 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

January 11: Lunch Money by Andrew Clements

February 8: Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

March 8: Love That Dog by Sharon Creech

April 5: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein

May 10: El Deafo by Cece Bell

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

 

Craphic Novel Book Club, Tuesdays at 3:30 pm

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Use our online event calendar to register.

in-person, program space behind the new book area.

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 meeting.

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

January 25: Measuring Up by Lily Lamotte

February 22: Romeo & Juliet (The Stratford Zoo presents)

March 22: Minecraft by Sfe R. Monster

April 26: The Dragon Slayer Folktales from Latin American by Jaime Hernandez

May 24: Pawcasso by Remi Lai

For more information: contact Valeria Ilama, Children's Room Assistant, 201-568-8680 or valeria.ilama@tenafly.bccls.org.