Teaneck history book launches with Sunday signing by author

Teaneck history book launches with Sunday signing by author

“Images of America: TEANECK,” written by local author Jay Levin, was released late last month by Arcadia Publishing Company. The newest in its series of local history books, this book chronicles the story of Teaneck in words and rarely seen pictures. It starts with the Lenni-Lenape Indians and goes through a century and a quarter’s worth of the events, people, and decisions that have shaped the Teaneck of today.

The book is sponsored by the Teaneck Historical Society in cooperation with the Teaneck Public Library. Mr. Levin will be at the book sale and signing on Sunday, February 9, from 2 to 4 p.m., in the Teaneck Public Library.

“It always bothered me that Arcadia Publishing had a series of pictorial history books about so many New Jersey towns but there wasn’t one for Teaneck,” Jacqueline Kates, the secretary of the Teaneck Historical Society and a former Township mayor, said. “Teaneck has a fascinating history, and for natives like me, it’s truly exciting and inspiring to know that newer residents and young people will have this new resource to learn more about it.”

The 128-page book is available for sale locally at the township clerk’s office in the Municipal Building, in the Teaneck Public Library, and at Brier Rose Books, at a special discounted Teaneck price. Profits from local sales will benefit the Teaneck Historical Society, which was founded three years ago with support of Age-Friendly Teaneck.

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