Spring Programs for Kids – 2023

Registration for spring programs begins Monday, March 27 and is required for all programs unless otherwise noted.

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Harry Potter Week – April 3-8

Calling all wizards! Join us for a Harry Potter scavenger hunt, coloring/activity sheets, and stickers in the Children’s Room all week. Dress as a Wizarding World character anytime during the week to enter our costume contest.
Find more Harry Potter Week events on the Teen Page.

Wand Workshop
Monday, April 3 at 3pmRegister
Ages 5+
The wand chooses the wizard! Make your own wand and bring it to our Harry Potter events (details above). Registration required.

Special Events

A Year of Holidays 2023
Join us for A Year of Holidays: a series of programs highlighting some of our diverse community’s favorite holidays. Children are invited to celebrate and have some fun while learning about different cultures, holidays and traditions. Our holidays this year will include: Lunar New Year, St. Patrick’s Day, Passover (below), Mother’s Day (below), Father’s Day, Independence Day, Grandparents’ Day and Diwali. Different holidays are honored each year.

Passover Craft
Tuesday, April 5, 10am-6pm – While Supplies Last
Drop in to make a Passover craft. Best for ages 3+ with caregiver assistance.

Mother’s Day Craft
Thursday, May 11, 10am-8pm – While Supplies Last
Drop in to make a gift for a mother-figure in your life. Best for ages 3+ with caregiver assistance.

Día (Children’s Day / Book Day) – Parker Room
Tuesday, May 2 at 4pm
Ages 4+
El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a yearly celebration of children, families, and reading that emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Join us on May 2 for a bilingual storytime and craft in this celebration of family literacy.

Reopening Creekside Storytime – Teaneck Creek Conservancy
Monday, May 8 at 4pm (Rain Date: May 15)RSVP
Ages 4+
Welcome back to Teaneck Creek Conservancy! Join us for nature stories and a mini-hike at TCC. Please wear weather-appropriate clothing and footwear – trails may be muddy. RSVP beginning March 27 for weather updates.


StoryWalk™ Storytime Sagamore Park Playground
Monday, April 3 at 11am (Rain Date: April 4) – No Registration
Join us for a reading of our new StoryWalk™ title, When Langston Dances by Kaija Langley, at the Sagamore Park Playground. Please bring something to sit on. All ages welcome.

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.

Baby & Toddler Time – Parker Room
Tuesdays, April 4 – May 16 at 10:30amRegister
Wednesdays, April 5 – May 17 at 10:30amRegister
Thursdays, April 6 – May 18 at 10:30amRegister
Babies and Toddlers up to age 3
We read stories and rhymes, sing songs, do fingerplays and movement activities, and have a great time. Caregiver participation is a vital part of the program. Please register for only one session. Registration for Teaneck families begins Monday, March 27. Out-of-town families can register beginning April 3. A valid library card # is required for registration.
Due to space restrictions, one caregiver per family please. Please call if you will not be able to attend (201-837-4171) or arrive by 10:40am. After this time, families on the waiting list and then drop-ins will be welcomed in if space allows. When storytime occurs outdoors, drop-ins are welcome.

Wild Things Storytime – Children’s Reading Garden
Wednesdays, April 5 – May 17 at 4pmRegister
Ages 3-6
Connect with nature at our weekly storytime for ages 3-6. Each week we will be reading about and studying a different topic following the Exploring Nature With Children curriculum. This storytime will be held in the Children’s Reading Garden, weather-permitting. In case of poor weather, registered participants will meet in the Parker Room.

Hora de Cuentos* (Spanish Storytime) – Facebook
Mondays, April 24 – May 22 at 6:30pm
Los esperamos los lunes en Facebook en vivo a las 6:30 pm. Abril 14 a mayo 22.
*Storytime is completely in Spanish.

STEM, Crafts, Clubs & More

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 and a git and certificate when they reach the goal. Reading the same book again and again (as children often want to do) counts!

Junior Book Club – Parker Room
Thursdays 4/27 & 5/18 at 4pmRegister
Grades K-2
Join us as we read, discuss a book, and do an activity together. This book club meets in the Children’s Reading Garden, weather permitting. In case of poor weather, we will meet in the Parker Room.

Read to a Dog with VenusParker Room
Mondays in April & May, 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.

Lego ClubParker Room
Mondays 4/24 & 5/22 at 6:30pm – Register
OR Tuesdays 4/18 & 5/16 at 4:15pm –
Ages 6+
Do you love to create with Legos? Each meeting, children age 6+ meet to create and share their builds based on a theme. Participants may sign up for the Monday club or the Tuesday club.

Creative Writing Club – Parker Room
Thursdays, 4/13 & 5/11 at 4pmRegister
Grades 2-4
If you love writing or would like to explore creative writing, join our new club! Each month we will focus on a new genre or theme. Members will have the opportunity to have their work displayed and borrowed at the library.

Creative Tech Time – Auditorium
Mondays 4/24 & 5/22 at 5pm – Register
Ages 6+
Try your hand at coding, 3D Design, LEGO Mindstorms/WeDo, Snap Circuits and more. Registration required.

Save the Date for Summer Reading Kick-Off
Tuesday, June 20 (Rain Date: June 22)

Save the date for Teaneck Library’s Annual Summer Reading Kick-off! Register for Summer Reading to receive your Badge Book and a treat, then stay for fun crafts, games, and more for the whole family.