Winter Programs for Kids 2024

Registration for Winter Programs begins Monday, December 1. Registration links are provided below.

Registered programs may be limited to Teaneck residents. Please arrive on time. If a registrant is more than 10 minutes late, their space will be forfeit and offered to any patrons waiting on a first-come, first serve basis.

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Winter Reading Challenge Bingo 2024
December 1 – January 31

Join us for Winter Reading Challenge Bingo – a fun and rewarding challenge for kids and teens. Read and complete fun activities to win a prize and a raffle ticket for a gift basket! For more info, visit teanecklibrary/winterbingo.

Special Events

A Year of Holidays 2024
Children are invited to celebrate different cultures, holidays, and traditions.
Our featured events this year include: Three Kings Day (below), Martin Luther King Jr. Day (below), Mardis Gras / Carnaval, Leap Day, Ramadan, Holi, Arbor Day, Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, Indigenous Peoples Month, Sukkot, Chanukah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa.
To help us to plan and lead a program, email

Three Kings Day Storytime & Craft – Parker Room
Monday, January 8 at 4pmRegister
Join us for some stories and a fun activity at Three Kings Day Storytime. Learn about the holiday and its traditions.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Monday, January 15 from 9am – 4:30pm
All Ages
Honor Dr. King’s legacy by contributing to Teaneck’s Helping Hands Food Pantry. More information available here.

StoryWalk™ Scavenger Hunt – Sagamore Park Playground (Offsite)
December 1 – February 28
All Ages
Find the animals along our StoryWalk™ at the Sagamore Park Playground for a surprise! The new StoryWalk™ title is Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter by Kenard Pak.

Teaneck Homeschool Family MeetupChildren’s Room
Wednesday, December 20 at 11amRSVP
All ages
Connect with other homeschooling families. Chat, snack, share and learn about library services. There will also be an activity for kids and teens.

Lil Al Dinosaur with Pearl Observatory – Auditorium
Sunday, January 7 at 2:30pm
Ages 3-8
Be a Paleontologist for the day! “Little Al” is a 3D interlocking puzzle of an Allosaurus Dinosaur. With over 30 pieces to piece together, every child will get the chance to participate in rebuilding our Jurassic Dinosaur. Feel a real dinosaur egg. Hold dinosaur bones. Touch a dino tooth. And help rebuild the Little Al Allosaurus!

Parent Program: Am I Doing This Right?Auditorium
Sunday, January 21 at 2:30pm
Adults Only
Join Shelley Sontag for a 90 minute, one-time course that will introduce the concepts of emotional regulation and offer practical tips on integrating these tools and techniques in your everyday family life. Please note that this is a class for parents, please leave little ones at home.


Saturday Storytime Parker Room
Saturdays at 11am, Ongoing – No Registration
Join us for this family-friendly storytime. We read some favorite stories and rhymes, sing songs, do fingerplays and movement activities, and have a great time.

Playtime – Parker Room
Mondays, December 4 – February 26 from 10:30am – 12pmRegister
Fridays, December 8 – March 1 from 10:30am – 12pmRegister
Ages 0-3
Have some fun and make new friends at this new free-play program. Caregiver supervision is required. Please register for one session only – Monday OR Friday. Registration for Teaneck families begins Friday, December 1. Out-of-town families can register beginning December 8. A valid library card # is required for registration. Drop-ins are welcome only when space allows. 

Musical Storytime with Mr. Corbitt – Auditorium
Tuesday, December 12 at 10am Register
Wednesdays, January 24 at 10amRegister
Wednesday, February 7 at 10amRegister
Ages 0-3
Join us for a fun singalong-storytime-concert hybrid.

Baby & Toddler Time – Parker Room
Tuesdays, January 9 – February 27 at 10:30amRegister
Wednesdays, January 10 – February 28 at 10:30am – Register
Thursdays, January 11 – February 29 at 10:30amRegister
Babies and Toddlers up to age 3
This storytime is for out littlest library-goers. We read stories and rhymes, sing songs, do fingerplays and movement activities, and have a great time. Meet outside in the Children’s Reading Garden when weather permits. Caregiver participation is a vital part of the program. Please register for one session only – Tuesday, Wednesday OR Thursday. Registration for Teaneck families begins Monday, December 1. Out-of-town families can register beginning December 8. A valid library card # is required for registration.
Due to space restrictions, one caregiver per family please. Please arrive by 10:40am. After this time, families on the waiting list will be welcomed in if space allows. If a child is absent for more than 2 storytimes without notice, their registration may be cancelled.

Wild Things StorytimeParker Room
Wednesdays, January 10 – February 28 at 4pmRegister
Ages 3+
Connect with nature at our weekly storytime for wild things. Each week we will be reading about and studying a different topic following the Exploring Nature With Children curriculum. Registration with a valid library card # begins Monday, December 1. Registration is required for the winter session as we, generally, cannot meet outdoors.

Hora de Cuentos (Spanish Storytime)Facebook Live
Mondays, January 29 – March 4 at 6:30pm
Los esperamos los lunes en Facebook en vivo a las 6:30 pm. Enero 29 a marzo 4.
*Storytime is completely in Spanish.

STEM & More

Junior Book ClubParker Room
Thursdays, December 7, January 11 & February 15 at 4pmRegister
Grades K-2
Join us as we read, discuss a book, and do a fun activity together.

Craft TimeParker Room
Monday, December 18 at 4pmRegister
Monday, January 22 at 4pmRegister
Ages 4+
Get creative! Join us for a fun craft.

Lego ClubParker Room
Mondays, 12/18, 1/22 & 2/12 at 6:30pmRegister
Tuesdays, 12/12, 1/23 & 2/13 at 4:15pmRegister
Ages 6+
Do you love to create with Legos? At each meeting, children meet to create and share their builds based on a theme. Participants may sign up for the Monday club OR the Tuesday club. Bring your own Legos or use ours. Drop-ins welcome when space allows.

Coding with TechRoots Academy Auditorium
Mondays, 1/8, 1/22, 1/29 & 2/5 at 5:30pm – Register by phone or in-person starting 12/1
Learn different coding languages and create your own website! Registration with a library card is required. Registration is by phone (201-837-4171 x4) or in-person only beginning December 1. Teaneck residents are given priority.

Tween Tinker Club Auditorium
Wednesdays, January 10 – February 28 at 4pmRegister on the Teen Page
Grades 4-6
Visit the Teen Page for more info about this new tween STEAM program.

National Puzzle Day – Auditorium
Monday, January 29 at 3:30pm
All Ages
Celebrate National Puzzle Day by completing some puzzles and get a puzzle to take home!

Creative Tech Time Parker Room / Auditorium
Mondays, January 29 & February 26 at 5pmRegister
Ages 7+
Try your hand at coding, 3D design, Snap Circuits and more STEM activities! Ages 7-11. Space is limited. A valid Teaneck library card is required for registration.

Graphic Novel Book ClubParker Room
Thursday, December 14, January 18 & February 8 at 4pmRegister
Grades 3-4
If you love graphic novels, or are just starting to explore, join us for discussion and an activity.

Read to a Dog with VenusParker Room
Mondays, December – February – By appointment Register
Children can sign up to read a book or books of their choice to retired therapy dog Venus “one-on-one” for 20 minutes. The purpose of this program is to encourage reading, improve language skills, and give children a sense of security and confidence in their reading ability. Registration is required – one child per time slot. We welcome children of all abilities.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Ongoing – Sign Up Here
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a national program with a very simple goal: to create lifetime readers starting at a very early age. Reading with your child benefits development and allows you to create a family bond. Start reading and tracking your books with your little one (birth-kindergarten) – it’s never too early! You can log your books digitally or using our simple printable tracker. Your child will receive badges and stickers along the way as well as a gift and certificate when they reach the goal. Reading the same book again and again (as children often want to do) counts!

Save the Date for the 10th Annual New Jersey Makers Day!
Sunday, March 10 from 1-4pm

Want to help? Teaneck Public Library is looking for local “makers” (artists, crafters, engineers, builders, etc.) to show off their skills and teach our community how to be makers too! The Library will be celebrating the 10th Annual New Jersey Makers Day on Sunday, March 10, 2024. NJ Makers Day inspires and activates libraries to showcase and highlight STEAM and maker culture, enhancing life-long learning. Our goal is to teach library visitors about 20 skills/concepts in 3 hours. Can you help us? Fill out this brief form. Library staff will be contacting selected makers with more information.