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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Summer Story Times 2018

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

Summer Story Time Sessions will begin the week of June 25th, 2018 and continue through the week of August 6th, 2018. 

**NOTE: There will be No Tot Time, Story Time and Itsy Bitsy Time the week of July 2nd.  

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES:
  • Online registration begins on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 7:00 a.m. Register online by clicking on the Events calendar and selecting the date of the program.
  • 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.
  • Space is limited so children may only register for one storytime.
  • 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 with Therapy Dogs at the Preakness Branch Library

2018 Dates:  May 14 - June 4 - Sept. 17 - Oct. 1 - Nov. 12 - Dec. 3.

Children ages 5 through 10 read to a therapy dog for 10 minute sessions. Session starts at 3:30 p.m.

Please register online or in-person by selecting the program date on the calendar. 

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Knit & Eat

Tuesday, April 24th from 4:00—5:00 PM

Learn the basic skills to create fun knitted projects! Knitting Club is open to beginners or those who want to improve their skills. NOTE: Please bring your own kids Knitting Needles: 7”-Size 10/6mm or anything close to this would be preferred for little hands. Wayne children must be in grades 2nd — 4th. Space is limited.

Register online beginning Monday, April 2nd at 7:00 AM. **Child will be registered for both sessions for the month of April.**


Springtime Music and Stories with Bob

Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 4:00—4:30 PM (approx.)

Children will have fun singing and dancing with Mr. Bob!  Open to Wayne children ages 3—7. Register online beginning Tuesday, April 17th at 7:00 AM. 


No Bake unicorn Energy Bites

Friday, April 27, 2018 from 4:00—4:30 PM

Let’s join Ms. Natalie, ShopRite of Wayne Dietician, in creating a healthy & delicious energy bite. Open to Wayne children ages 4—8. Register online beginning Tuesday, April 17th at 7:00 AM. 


Sunday Cinema: Captain Underpants
©Twentieth Century Fox

Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 1:30—3:00 PM

When the new schoolteacher turns out to be a disgraced scientist bent on ridding the world of laughter, George, Harold and the dimwitted super-hero must band together to stop his evil agenda! Rated PG for mild rude humor throughout. Open to Wayne children in kindergarten – 5th grade.

Register online beginning Saturday, April 21st at 7:00 AM.


Let's Make Slime

Monday, April 30, 2018 from 4:30—5:15 PM

Sticky, gooey and all the fun! Join CommuniTeen Mia to make Fluffy Slime from just a few simple ingredients. Wayne children must be in grades 2nd – 4th.

Register online beginning Sunday, April 22nd 7:00 AM.


Celebrate Children's Book Week with Books & Lollipops

Monday, April 30th—Sunday, May 6th

Celebrate Children’s Book Week with Books & Lollipops! You give us your favorite book and we’ll give you a lollipop! Book template will be available at the Children’s Desk *There is a limit of 2 books per child.*


April Showers bring May Flowers

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 6:00—6:30 PM

Let’s celebrate the month of May! Children will listen to stories and make a fun umbrella/flower craft. Open to Wayne children in grades K – 4.

Register online beginning Monday, April 23rd at 7:00 AM.


Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 from 6:00—6:45 PM

Join Real Food, Real Simple for a pre-Cinco de Mayo celebration. We will make individual Mexican Layered Dip and a holiday craft. Open to Wayne children in grades 2nd – 4th.

Register online beginning Monday, April 23rd at 7:00 AM.


Hands on Banking for Kids

Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 4:00—4:30 PM

Have you ever wondered what money really is? In this adventure, you’ll learn all about money — where it comes from, how you earn it, how you use it, and how banks help keep your money safe when you’re not using it. Open to Wayne children in grades kindergarten – 4th.

Register online beginning Wednesday, April 25th at 7:00 AM.


Giant Word Winder

Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 4:00—5:00 PM

Get ready for some team fun! WORD WINDER is the game of winding words. Lay down your chips to form winding lines of words connecting one side of the board to the other. Outrace your opponents and block their lines. Strategy & Cunning! Offense, Defense, and Temporary Alliances! Open to Wayne young adults & kids in 3rd through 8th grade.

Online registration starts Thursday, April 26th at 7:00 AM.


YOBOO Yoga Boot Camp

Friday, May 11, 2018 from 10:00—10:30 AM

Yoboo is a fun movement class combining yoga and boot camp for Wayne children ages 2—5. Space is limited.

Register online beginning Wednesday, May 2nd at 7:00 AM.


Knit & Nosh

Tuesday, May 15th & May 29th from 4:00—5:00 PM

Learn the basic skills to create fun knitted projects! Knitting Club is open to beginners or those who want to improve their skills. NOTE: Please bring your own kids Knitting Needles: 7”-Size 10/6mm or anything close to this would be preferred for little hands. Wayne children must be in grades 2nd — 4th. Space is limited.

Register online for both sessions beginning Friday, May 4th at 7:00 AM.


Read to a Dog

Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 4:00—5:00 PM

Wayne 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 Tuesday, May 8th at 7:00 AM.


Magical May Craft with Miss Melissa

Friday, May 18, 2018 from 4:00—4:30 PM

May is a magical month! Gardens are growing and flowers are blooming. At our Magical May Craft, children will listen to Backyard Fairies by Phoebe Wahl and create their own magical craft to take home. Open to Wayne children ages 3 — 6. Parent/guardian must stay with the child to help complete the craft.

Register online beginning Thursday, May 10th at 7:00 AM.


Chess Club for Kids

Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 2:30—3:30 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 Wednesday, May 9th at 7:00 AM.


Mommy & Me Story and Snack

Monday, May 21, 2018 from 4:00—4:30 PM

Join Ms. Natalie, the Dietician from Shoprite of Wayne, in making a healthy snack that you and your loved one can share. Open to Wayne children ages 2 ½ - 5.

Register online beginning Saturday, May 12th at 7:00 AM.


Children's Ballet: Sleeping Beauty

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 4:15—5:00 PM (approx.)

The McKenna School of Dance, under the direction of Cindy Griffenkranz, will present a wonderful ballet for Wayne children ages 4 & up. Children must be able to sit quietly for the entire performance.

Register online beginning Wednesday, May 16th at 7:00 AM.