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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Build a Better World - Kids Summer Reading 2017 @ Wayne Public Library

2017 Summer Reading Club- Build a Better World!

In Person Registration Begins Tuesday, June 20th

CHILDREN ages 2 – entering 5th grade READ or be READ to!  Earn chances to win prizes and get special coupons! Don’t miss out on a fun-filled summer of crafts, programs and music!
You must register in-person for the Summer Reading Club.

Registration begins Tuesday, June 20th at 9:00 AM. The last day to sign-up is Friday, August 4th. The club ends on Friday, August 11th at 4:30 PM. No logs accepted after that time.

Stop by the Children’s Reference Desk at the Main Library to register and receive your reading log!


OPEN TO WAYNE RESIDENTS ONLY.

Summer Reading - Log Ages 2-7

Summer Reading Log - Ages 8 & Up


Summer Story Times 2017

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 26th, 2017 and continue through the week of August 7th, 2017.

**NOTE: There will be No Tot-Time and Story Times, Itsy Bitsy the week of july 3rd. There will be no Itsy Vitsy and Tot-Time on Tuesday, July 18th. They are re-scheduled for Friday, July 21st at the same time.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES:
  • Online registration begins on Monday, June 12th, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. Register online by clicking on the Events calendar for the week of January 23rd 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 28, 2016 through May 31, 2017- View the Flyer.

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


Summer Reading Kick-Off: Jay Jay The Bubble Guy

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 4:00—4:30 PM (approx.)

Join us for our Summer Reading Kickoff Bubble Party!  Jay Jay the Bubble Guy will be performing a bubble show that cannot be missed! Register online beginning Friday, June 9th at 7:00 AM. Open to Wayne children of all ages!
**Registration for the Summer Reading Club will be held in the Children’s Department either before or after the program**

Note: If you cannot attend our kickoff program you can still register your child for the Summer Reading Club during library hours. The Children’s Summer Reading Club is open to Wayne residents ages 2 – entering 5th grade.


Music With Kurt Gallagher

Monday, June 26, 2017 from 10:30—11:15 AM

Mr. Gallagher will perform a happy, lively presentation of songs and music. Open to children from 6 months to kindergarten.

Register online beginning Saturday, June 17th at 7:00 AM. 


Build a Better Smoothie & Snack Monday

June 26, 2017 from 1:00—1:30 PM

Join Shoprite Dietician Ms. Natalie in creating a healthy smoothie and snack! Open to Wayne children ages 6-9.

Register online beginning Friday, June 16th at 7 AM.


Sole Hour Workshop

Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Join us for an amazing SOLE (self organized learning environment) workshop. Children self-direct the area of their investigations as they learn and practice critical learning skills in a fun one hour session.

Open to Wayne children ages 6—10. **Space is limited.**

Register online beginning Wednesday, June 21st at 7:00 AM.


Red, White and Blue Story & Snack

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 from 4:00—4:30 PM

Let’s celebrate the USA! Come and make a healthy patriotic snack with Miss Natalie. Open to Wayne children ages 4—7.

Register online beginning Tuesday, June 27th at 7:00 AM.


So You Want TO Run Away and Join The Circus!

Thursday, July 6, 2017 11:00—11:45 AM (approx.)

Discover the excitement and wonder of life under the "Big Top”...this program consists of Comedy Magic, Comedy Juggling and  Hula Hoops by Miss Mabelle "The Texas Tornado!" Join this fun and unique opportunity to learn about real Circus Life from genuine Circus Performers! There will be audience participation, too! Open to Wayne children of all ages.

Register online beginning Monday, June 26th at 7:00 AM.


Wayne Robotics Club

Thursday, July 6, 2017 2:00—3:30 PM

Wayne children entering grades 4 and up are welcomed to join us as we explore the world of robotics and watch a video of our season kick off. See a demonstration of our State Championship robot and learn how they are designed to do specific tasks.

Register online beginning Monday, June 26th at 7:00 AM. 


Mad Science Presents: What Do We Know About H2O

Monday, July 10, 2017 from 11:00—11:45 AM

What is one of the prime elements responsible for life on earth? Learn all about it with this entertaining show! This presentation "flows" along a water conservation theme "dripping" with water-based facts. Everyone will leave this event with a deep sense of  wonder, and responsibility, for water, and ideas on how to build a better world by taking care of this very important resource. Open to Wayne children entering grades 1st—5th.

Register online beginning Saturday, July 1st at 7:00 AM. 


Summer Craft With Miss Melissa

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 2:00—2:30 PM

Celebrate the summer with a craft! Children will listen to a story, create a fun summer-inspired craft and enjoy a delicious treat.  Open to Wayne children ages 3—7. Parent must stay with the child to help complete the craft.

Register online beginning Monday, July 3rd at 7:00 AM.


The Little Rockers

Jessie of Little Rockers will perform an awesome rock show! Children participate in musical activities with instruments and movement. This show is educational and entertaining! Concert is geared towards  children ages 1—6 years old but all ages are welcome.

Register online beginning Saturday, July 1st at 7:00 AM. 


Let's Move Zumba for Kids

Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 10:45—11:30 AM

Join Miss Laura, a licensed Zumba instructor for a combination fun and fitness. We'll dance to great music with easy to follow kid-friendly moves. Open to Wayne children entering grades 2nd—5th.

Register online beginning Monday, July 3rd  at 7:00 AM. 


Chess Club For Kids

Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 2:00—3:00 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 entering grades 2nd—4th. The Chess Club meets once a month at the library.

Register online beginning Wednesday, July 5th at 7:00 AM.


Create The Statue Of Liberty With Art Kids Academy

Monday, July 17, 2017 from 11:00 AM—12:00 PM

Kids will create their own Statue of Liberty painting as they learn about the history of this amazing statue that stands in the Hudson River. Open to Wayne children entering grades 2—5.

Register online beginning Friday, July 7th at 7:00 AM. 


Picture Book Craft Club

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 2:30—3:00 PM

Why did the cow climb the tree? Find out when we make an adorable craft inspired by the picture book The Cow Who Climbed a Tree by Gemma Merino. This bimonthly program will feature some of the very best picture books, which will inspire children to create a one-of-a-kind craft. Open to Wayne children ages 3—7. Parent/guardian must stay with the child to help complete the craft.

Register online beginning Monday, July 10th at 7:00 AM.
 

Winterfest in July

Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 2:00—2:45 PM (approx.)

Join us for all things winter, in July!  We’ll make a craft, play games and decorate a cookie!  It will sure feel like winter has arrived! Open to Wayne children entering grades 2nd—5th. Space is limited.

Register online beginning Wednesday, July 12th at 7:00 AM.


The Butterfly Guy

Monday, July 24, 2017 from 11:00 AM—12:00 PM

Come and enjoy “The Butterfly Guy” — Rick Mikula! “The Butterfly Guy” returns to the Wayne Public Library to share his expertise about these beautiful creatures, along with his various butterfly collections from around the world. Open to children ages 3—12.

Register online beginning Monday, July 10th at 7:00 AM.

Rizzo's Reptiles

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 6:15—7:15 PM

Come to this truly outstanding program and learn about the wildlife kingdom! Children will be fascinated by mammals, lizards, snakes, frogs, turtles & insects! Open to Wayne children entering grades K—5th grade.

Register online beginning Friday, July 14th at 7:00 AM.


Children's Movie: Moana ©Disney, 2016

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 12:15—2:30 PM (approx.)

Join us for a craft, movie and snacks!  The film follows the journey of a spirited teenager named Moana as she meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui, and together they traverse the open ocean, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds. Movie is rated PG and runtime: 1 hour 47 minutes. Open to Wayne children ages 5—10.  Space is limited.

Register online beginning Friday, July 14th at 7:00 AM.


Book Buddies

Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 2:00—2:45 PM

Book Buddies is a drop-in story time for one hour. Stay as long (or little) as you like. Y.A.s entering grades 6 & up are the “Reading Buddies”. They will read to small children during this hour. Open to children ages 3 & up.

No registration necessary for this program.


Build A Better World: Magic Show!

Monday, July 31, 2017 from 11:00—11:45 AM

Join "Magic Jim" and his trusty side-kick puppet Mortimer as they use books that can be found in your library to create a magical, inspirational and fun program!  Open to Wayne children of all ages.

Register online beginning Friday, July 21st at 7:00 AM.