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Storytime & Reading

 

Evening Family Storytime, Mondays at 6 pm, all ages

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fall 2022 session: Mondays September 26 - November 14 6pm.

No class October 10.

No registration required.

 

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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fall 2022 session: Tuesdays, September 27 - November 15, 11am

No registration required.

 

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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fall 2022 session: Thursdays, September 29 - November 17, 11am

No registration required.

 

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

 
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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 18:  A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

November 15:  The Last Musketeer by Stuart Gibbs

December 20:  Linked by Gordon Korman

January 17:  Flashback Four The Lincoln Project by Dan Gutman

February 21:  Full of Beans by Jennifer L. Holms

March 21: Willowdeen by Kathryn Applegate

April 18:  Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier

May 16: Timmy Failure Mistakes Were Made by Stephen Pastis

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 11: The Haunted House Next Door by Andres Miedoso

November 8: How to solve a problem by Ashima Shiraishi

December 13: Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

January 10: Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen by Debbi Michiko Florence

February 14: Abraham Lincoln, Pro Wrestler by Steve Sheinkin

March 14: Bigfoot & Littlefoot by Ellen Potter

April 11: 

May 9: 

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.

October 25: Witches of Brooklyn by Sophie Escobasse

November 22: Mr. Wolf's Class by Aron Nels Steinke

December 27: Katie the Catsitter by Colleen Venable

January 24: 

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April 25: 

May 23: 

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