Dear Teaneck Public Library patrons and community members,
In response to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the northern New Jersey area, we are continuing to work in close partnership with the Township of Teaneck to take the necessary steps to slow the spread of this virus and ensure the health and safety of our library patrons and staff.
Out of an abundance of caution, and in consultation with the Township Manager’s Office and the Department of Health, Teaneck Public Library will be closed to the public, effective March 13, 2020 until further notice. All public programs, events, and meetings have been cancelled through the end of March.
The building will continue to be staffed as we work diligently to disinfect and sanitize facilities, continue providing high quality remote digital services, and prepare for a safe reopening of the building as soon as possible.
I understand how this action will be disruptive to Teaneck residents who rely on the library for critical information, access to technology, engaging materials, and enriching programs. However, the public health and the safety of residents and library staff is our number one priority.
Library staff will continue to communicate closely with Township and Health Department officials, and coordinate our response to this evolving threat to public health.
During this time, we encourage patrons to utilize the many digital remote services available, including:
- Books and Audiobooks (Hoopla, Libby by Overdrive)
- Magazines (RBDigital)
- Newspapers (The New York Times Online)
- Music (Hoopla)
- Movies and TV Shows (Hoopla, Kanopy)
For updates on library services and resources related to COVID-19, please visit the dedicated page on our website. You can also explore a complete list of digital library services that can be accessed remotely with a valid Teaneck Public Library card.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to address the challenges created by this unique situation as safely and effectively as possible.
M. Allen McGinley