Programs

 
Programs are open to Wayne residents only, and are held at the Main library of the Wayne Public Library, unless specified.Programs are open to Wayne residents only, and are held at the Main library of the Wayne Public Library, unless specified.
Register online from the Events Calendar by clicking on the date of the program and title of the event.

NOTE: If you are unable to attend a program, please call the library in advance. this will allow others on the waiting list to attend and will prevent waste of materials. Questions please call 973-694-4272 Ext. 5301

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Fall Story Times 2017

Register online from the Events Calendar by clicking on the date of the program and title of the event.

Fall Story Time Sessions will begin the week of September 25th, 2017 and continue through the week of November 13th, 2017.

**NOTE: There will be No Tot-Time and Ravenous Readers on Monday October 9th due to Cloumbus Day and No Picture Book Story Time and Tot-Time on Tuesday, November 7th due to Election Day.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES:
  • Online registration begins on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. Register online by clicking on the Events calendar for the week of September 25th to the left or visit Events above. Sessions are open to Wayne residents only with a valid WPL card. Class size is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Please try to be on time.
  • Sessions will only be held if three or more children are in attendance.
  • If you cannot attend weekly Story Times, please inform the Children's Department staff, so that others on the Waiting List may attend.
  • View the Story Times Flyer for days and times.


Kids Helping Kids - Open to students in elementary, middle and high school who attend Wayne Schools.

Tuesdays & Wednesdays 2:45 - 4:30 P.M. from Sept 2017 Date to be announced. 

Wednesday Evenings: 5:30 - 7:15 PM - Location Story Time Room - Main Library

Tutoring services by the Wayne Valley High School National Honors Society will take place in the Children's Department of the Main Library for the middle school and high school students who attend Wayne schools. Students may attend one or both days. Sessions will not be held when there is no school in Wayne. You must email:wvalleynhs@gmail.com for more information.


PAWS for Reading at the Preakness Branch Library (1006 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ 07470 : 973-694-7110)

Mondays in 2017:  First seating at 3:45 p.m. Second seating at 4:10 p.m.

September 18, October 2, November 6, December 4.

Children (ages 5-10) relax, have fun, and love reading with our trained therapy dogs!

Register online or by phone for this PAWSome Monday!

View or print the flyer


Math Tricks for Kids

Friday, September 1, 2017 from 1:00—2:00 PM

Children will learn different, quick and handy tricks for the four main operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division). In addition, they will also learn about PEMDAS and will create two worksheets to help retain the information.

Open to Wayne children entering grades 3rd—5th. Register online beginning Wednesday, August 23rd at 7:00 AM.


Chess Club for Kids

Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 3:30—4:30 PM

Kids can learn the game of Chess! Have fun while learning a game that uses math, logic, and problem-solving skills.  Open to Wayne children in grades 2nd—4th. The Chess Club meets once a month at the library.

Register online beginning Friday, September 1st at 7:00 AM.


Mommy & Me Art Class

Friday, September 15, 2017 from 9:45—10:15 AM

Erin from Artistic Endeavors will teach children to explore the world of art by creating colorful, fun and artistic works of art!

Open to Wayne children ages 18 months – 2½ years old. Space is limited. Register online beginning Thursday, September 7th at 7:00 AM. 


Campfire & S'Mores Story Time

Monday, September 18, 2017 from 4:00—4:45 PM

Let’s end the summer right! Join us for an afternoon filled with stories, make a raccoon mask and enjoy no-bake s’mores! Open to Wayne children in grades kindergarten—3rd.

Register online beginning Saturday, September 9th at 7:00 AM.


Fun Fall Squirrel Craft with Miss Melissa

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 4:00—4:30 PM

Fall is almost here! At our Fun Fall Squirrel Craft, children will listen to Leaf Trouble by Jonathan Emmett and create their very own adorable squirrel.

Open to Wayne children ages 3—7. Parent/guardian must stay with child to help with the craft. Register online beginning Monday, September 11th at 7:00 AM.

Read to a Dog

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 4:00—5:00 PM

Children ages 5 through 10 will build confidence and improve reading skills when the therapy dog they read to listens to their stories. Two therapy dogs will be on hand to listen carefully. They will not criticize or correct, but will patiently allow the child to read at his or her own pace. Each child will read from his or her own book for about 10—15 minutes.

Register online beginning Monday, September 11th at 7:00 AM.


Back to School Snacks

Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 4:00—4:30 PM

Not sure what to pack in your lunch bag? Miss Natalie, ShopRite dietician, will teach children how to make a fun, easy and nutritious snack that they can make themselves!

Open to Wayne children in grades kindergarten—3rd. Register online beginning Wednesday, September 20th at 7:00 AM.