Summer Programs for Teens 2024

Registration begins on the first weekday of each month.
Registration links are provided below where required.
Registered programs may be limited to Teaneck residents.
Outdoor programs are held weather-permitting. Please call to confirm in case of forecasted rain or excessive heat – 201-837-4171 x4.

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Summer Reading Challenge
June 26 – August 11
Sign up here!

Unlock virtual badges and earn rewards by logging your reading and activities on Beanstack. Reach Level 6 (570 minutes) to earn a Superstar Reader yard sign* to display proudly and celebrate your reading achievement. 20 minutes of reading a day is all it takes – challenge yourself!

Super Reader Yard Signs are generously funded by the Friends of the Teaneck Public Library.

*One per household. While supplies last.

Teen Events

Summer Reading Kick-Off Party
Tuesday, June 18 at 5:30pm (Rain Date: 6/20)

Drop in to receive a Badge Book, get an ice cream, make a craft and play games! Fun for the whole family. Sign up for Summer Reading before the party here!

Teen Candy Jar
Come to any teen program to receive a secret password for the month. When you are in the library, say the password to the Children’s Room librarian to receive candy. One per day!

Library Renovation Public Info. Session – Auditorium
Sunday, June 23 at 2pm
Teaneck Library is getting a major remodel! Meet Jeff Schlect of RSC Architects at our first public information session. He and library director Shinae Hyun will present the plans for the upcoming Library renovation. Discover some exciting new updates, how long it will take, and see the beautifully re-imagined public spaces!

Tween Art Lab Auditorium
Tuesdays at 4pm
Grades 4+
Explore art – paint with string, squeegees, sponges, marbles, found objects, and more.
Registration is required for each program.
Jun. 25 – Register 6/3
Jul. 2 – Register 7/1
Jul. 9 – Register 7/1
Jul. 23 – Register 7/1
Jul. 30 – Register 7/1
Aug. 6 – Register 8/1

Swiftie Book Club – Auditorium
Mondays at 4pmRegister 7/1
Grades 9+
Let’s read and discuss some of Taylor’s favorite books! Snacks provided!
July 8The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
July 22The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
August 5Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Adventure Movies for Teens – Auditorium
Fridays at 1pm
Grades 6+
Come enjoy these classic 1980’s adventures!
Jun. 21The GooniesRegister 6/3
Jun. 28The Princess BrideRegister 6/3
Jul. 19The NeverEnding StoryRegister 7/1
Jul. 26 Back to the FutureRegister 7/1
Aug. 2 Honey, I Shrunk the KidsRegister 8/1
Aug. 9Beetlejuice Register 8/1

Teen Drum Circle at the Creek! TCC’s Puffin Way Entrance
Wednesday, July 17 at 7pmRegister
Grades 6+
Drum circles are great for the mind, body, and soul. Drumming can offer therapeutic benefits including reducing stress, boosting immunity, and improving cognitive functioning. In this unique program, we will meet at the Teaneck Creek Conservancy at the Turtle Peace Labyrinth to form a drum circle, using dozens of drums from around the world. Be prepared to have a lot of fun and don’t be scared to try it out, most of us have never drummed before!

Please meet us at Teaneck Creek Conservatory at 20 Puffin Way. Dress appropriately for the weather since we will be outside. Also note that there will not be restrooms readily available. 

Gingerbread Campsites Auditorium
Wednesday, July 24 at 7pmRegister 7/1
Grades 6+
Build your own campsite using graham crackers, candy and sugar. Supplies included.

Swiftie Party: The Library Era – Auditorium
Sunday, July 28 at 2pm
All Ages
Come with friends and family to sing along and dance to The Eras Tour, make and exchange bracelets, and show off your best Swiftie fits.

Teen Finale Tie Dye Party Auditorium
Wednesday, July 31 at 7pmRegister 7/1
Grades 6+
Celebrate summer reading success with a tie dye party, prizes and food! Don’t forget to bring your own t-shirt!

National Night Out – Votee Park
Tuesday, August 6 at 5-8pm
Find the Teaneck Library table at Votee Park!

Adult & Teen Paint Night Auditorium
Wednesday, August 7 at 7pmRegister 8/1
Grades 9+
Adults and HS students –  create abstract geometric art!