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Storytime & Reading

Goodnight Stories

Evening Family Storytime, Mondays at 6 pm, all ages

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fall 2023 session: Mondays September 18 - November 13, 6pm.

No class October 9

No registration required.

In this relaxed, end-of-the day 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

Storytots

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

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fall 2023 session: Wednesdays, September 20 - November 15, 11am

No registration required.

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

Babytime

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

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fall 2023 session: Thursdays, September 21 - November 16, 11am

No registration required.

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

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

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