Teen Programs

 Teen Programs
Programs are held at the Main branch of the Wayne Public Library & Wayne residents get preference for sign-up availability. Registration can be done online by visiting the Event Calendar above, beginning at the designated time on the registration date.

NOTE: If you are unable to attend a program, please kindly call the library in advance. This will allow others on the waiting list to attend the program, as well as prevent waste of materials.
Build a Better World Y.A. Summer Reading 2017 @ Wayne Public Library

2017 Young Adult Summer Reading Club

In Person Registration Begins Tuesday, June 20th @ 9AM Don’t miss out on the chance to win some great prizes! Read as little or as much as you want! The Children’s Reference Desk has all the details on how to register!

In-person registration begins Tuesday, June 20th at 9:00 AM.

You must be entering grades 6—12 and be a WAYNE RESIDENT to register.

YA Summer Reading Log


Teen Snacks

Monday, June 26, 2017 from 2:00—3:00 PM

Come join and learn how to make a new spring snack! Natalie Gillett, MS, RD, the Retail Dietitian from ShopRite of Wayne will teach us all the steps you need to know for this recipe. This program is for Young Adults entering 6th through 12th grade. *Please be aware this may not be an allergy-friendly program.

Online registration begins Monday, June 12th at 7:00 AM.


Summer Reading Kick-Off! Presents: The Flavian Mind Reading Game Show

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 3:00—3:45 PM

He will read your mind and make you laugh as he reveals answers to some  funny questions. Don’t miss this fun and exhilarating show! Open to Young Adults entering 6th through 12th grade.

Online registration begins Wednesday, June 14th at 7:00 AM. 


Teen Sole Hour

Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 2:15—3:15 PM

Join us for an amazing SOLE (self-organized learning environment) work-shop. Children self-direct the area of their investigations as they learn and practice critical learning skills in a fun one hour session. Open to Young Adults entering 6th through 8th grade.

Online registration begins Thursday, June 15th at 7:00 AM. 


CommuniTeens Meet!

Friday, June 30, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 PM

Fun, friends, and food! We will participate in some fun ice breaker games and collaborate with our peers on a creative project. Open to Young Adults entering 6th through 12th grade.

Online registration  begins Thursday, June 15th at 7:00 AM. 


Teen Creates Decorate a Patriotic Centerpiece Jar

Monday, July 3, 2017 from 2:30—3:30 PM

Come and design your own all-purpose July 4th holiday container! Open to Young Adults entering 6th through 12th grade.

Online registration starts Monday, June 26th at 7:00 AM.


Knitting 101

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 from 2:00—3:00 PM

Young Adults entering grades 6—12, are you interested in learning how to knit? Come join us as we relax and learn the  basics together. Feel free to bring in your own knitting needles and yarn. Supplies are available thanks to generous donations. Please note: some knitting needles have pointy tips so use with care.

Online registration starts Tuesday, June 27th at 7:00 AM.


Wayne Robotics Club

Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 2:00—3:30 PM

Young Adults 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.

Online registration starts Monday, June 26th at 7:00 AM.


WPL Y.A. Chess Club

Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 6:00—7:30 PM

Come and develop your strategic skills and challenge a new opponent. Young adults entering grades 6—12 are welcomed to play chess against our chess mentor Mr. J or each other.

Online registration starts Tuesday, June 27th at 7:00 AM.


Mad Science Building Bridges Workshop

Monday, July 10, 2017 from 12:30—1:30 PM

This is a hands on workshop on how to construct the strongest bridge. We will work together with fellow civil engineers to build and test different bridge designs and learned to create the strongest bridge possible. We will test different designs while having tons of fun. Open to Young Adults entering 6th through 12th grade.

Online registration starts Tuesday, June 27th at 7:00 AM.


Tech Help from Teens for your Electronic Devices

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 2:00—3:00 PM

Do you have a gadget you need to know better? Get Device-Advice from our CommuniTeens.
Register and bring your portable electronics and questions for one-on-one help.

ADULTS: REGISTER in advance with the Children's Department starting Saturday, July 1st at 9:00 AM.

TEEN TECH HELPERS: Young Adults entering grades 6—12 interested in volunteering their time & tech skills should register online starting Wednesday, June 28th at 7:00 AM or contact Lisa to enlist.
Call 973-694-4272 ext. 5301 OR email jorgensenl@waynepubliclibrary.org for more info & to sign-up.


Fun With OObleck Balloons

Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 2:30—3:30 PM

Come join fellow CommuniTeen as we explore this mysterious non-Newtonian fluid that behaves like a solid or a liquid. We will make our own squishy de-stress balls. The name oobleck comes from the Dr. Seuss book, “Bartholomew and the Oobleck.” Open to Young Adults 5th through 12th grade.

Online registration starts Thursday, June 29th at 7:00 AM.


Art Kids Academy Summer Workshop

Monday, July 17, 2017 from 12:15—1:15 PM

In this year’s summer reading program “Build a Better World: Signs of Peace,” we will create an original artwork based on the visions of Peace and friendship theme. Students will learn about different symbols from around the world that stand for peace. Open to Wayne Y.A.s entering grades 6—12.

Online registration starts Monday, July 3rd at 7:00 AM.


Teen Films: Soul Surfer ©Warner Brothers, 2016

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 1:00—3:00 PM

**Popcorn will be served, feel free to bring a drink.** Thirteen year-old Bethany Hamilton is a champion surfer who was born to be in the water. But after a fun night out night surfing and what should be a fun day in the water, she is attacked by a shark and loses her arm. Rushed to the hospital, she remains calm, and maintains her faith. This is her incredible story about her journey and renewed spirit to continue surfing. (RATED PG, 1hr. 52mins.) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1596346/. Open to Wayne Y.A.s entering grades 6—12.

Online registration starts Wednesday, July 5th at 7:00 AM.


The Butterfly Guy

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

Rick Mikula, the Butter Guy will show students the secrets of butterflies. Students will learn how to raise butterflies and moths at any time of year by using simple recyclable household items. He’ll teach them secrets of butterfly gardens to attract these flying jewels of the sky. Open to children and Y.A.s of all ages.

Online registration starts Monday, July 10th 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.

Online registration starts Thursday, July 13th at 7:00 AM


The Hands-On Magic Workshop

Monday, July 31, 2017 from 12:00—12:45 PM

Magician, Jim Vagias bring to us a Magic Workshop that inspires all. Be ready to learn some magic tricks, as we explore useful resources at the library, gain knowledge about the ancient art of magic! Open to Wayne Y.A.s entering grades 6—12.

Online registration starts Monday, July 17th at 7:00 AM.