Tenafly is a small town located in Bergen County, New Jersey. It has an area of just over three square miles and about 17,000 residents. Tenafly was settled by Dutch settlers who named the settlement “Tiene Vlek” which means “a place where rushes grow.”
The name roughly translated to English would be “the valley with the rushes”. In 1894 it became part of Englewood Township but still retained its own local government. Today there are many services available such as restaurants, shopping plazas, medical offices, parks and recreation areas that keep this suburban community alive during all seasons of the year.
The Tenafly Library has been providing residents with a place to go for reading and researching since 1894. The library offers many programs that include story hours, arts & crafts, computer classes, book clubs and more! It is located on DeLeon Plaza which also contains the municipal building as well as the public safety department’s headquarters.