Children's Programs

Children's Programs are open to Wayne residents only.   

Register online from the Events Calendar by clicking on the date of the program and title of the event. if it's virtual, you will be sent an invite.


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Summer Reading Club 2022

Registration Begins: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 9:00 AM.

Registration Ends: Monday, August 8, 2022 

Last day to submit Reading Logs is Monday, August 15, 2022 at 5:00 PM.

Please Register in Person! 

Ages 2-7 Summer Reading Log

Ages 8 & Up Summer Reading Log 


Summer 2022 Story Times - View the flyer

Registration for story times begins Tuesday June 14th @ 7 AM

Visit waynepubliclibrary.org and click on the calendar to register.

Summer classes will run from the week of June 27th through the week of August 8th. Indoor class sizes will be limited. You can only register for one indoor class. 

If you are unsure if class has been cancelled please check your email or give us a call at 973-694-4272 ext. 5301.



Virtual Story Time For children ages 2 & up

Tuesdays: June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26 & August 2, 9 @ 10:00 AM

Join us virtually for stories, flannels, songs and finger plays! Zoom links will be sent out the day before the event.  


Outdoor Story Time on the Lawn For children of all ages. 

Wednesdays: June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27 & August 3, 10 @ 9:30 AM 

Join us outside on the library lawn for an interactive story time! Please bring a blanket or chair.  Please register so you will be notified in case class is cancelled for weather.  


Itsy Bitsy Time (Indoors) For infants 6 months to 23 months.

Wendesdays: June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27 & August 3, 10 @ 10:30 AM OR

Thursdays: June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28 & August 4, 11 @ 10:45 AM

Fun for your baby/ toddler with songs, lap bounces, rhymes, puppets, stories & more.


Story Time for 2s (Indoors) For children age 2.


Thursdays:June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28 & August 4, 11 @ 10:00 AM 

This story session is for kids who have outgrown Itsy Bitsy, but are not ready for the 3 & up.  We will take elements from both to create a special story time just for twos! 


Story Time for 3 & up (Indoor) For children ages 3 & up

Tuesdays: June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26 & August 2,9 @ 10:30 AM OR

Thursdays: June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28 & August 4, 11 @ 2:00 PM 

This class features longer stories, songs, flannels, guessing games, finger plays and more! 


Free Play Fridays in the Story Time Room For infants and toddlers up to 2 years old with an adult. 

Fridays: Starting June 10th from 9:30 - 11:30 

*Not A Structured Story Time* 

Free play Friday is an unstructured play time for infants and toddlers. The Story Time Room will be open and toys and books will be provided.  Drop in anytime between 9:30 - 11:30. Your little ones will get to know other little ones.  


Special Story Times

Stories in Shai Shacknai Memorial Park For children ages 2 & up. 

Tuesdays: June 28, July 12, 26 & August 9 @ 6:30 PM

Shai Shacknai Park is located at 55 Greenrale Ave in Wayne.  No sign up is necessary, please give us a call to see if the class has been cancelled.  


Stories at James W. Roe Memorial Pool

Fridays: July 8, 15, 22, 29 & August 5, 12 @ 2:00 PM 

Join us at James W. Roe Memorial Pool in Wayne for some summer stories! 

No sign up is necessary. You must be a pool member to attend.  

 

Snakes-N-Scales Presents: Strange World (Hybrid) 

Monday, July 25, 2022 from 5:00 - 5:45 PM (approx.) 

In the Strange World of Reptiles show you get to see and touch all the animals including snakes, lizards, and turtles both local and exotic. I tell stories of their rescue and all the cool facts you need to know! The grand finale of this program is the 5-6 ft. boa constrictor!  

Open to Wayne children ages 3 & up. 

Register online beginning Monday, June 27 at 7 AM. 

**Rain date: Thursday, July 28 at 6:30 PM**



On Sunday July 31, 2022 from 12PM-3PM, Our friends at the Passaic County Department of Cultural and Historic Affairs are hosting a community wide picnic on Sunday, July 31, 2022 at Rocky Hollow Picnic Pavilion in Garret Mountain.

We invite the public to join us for a picnic celebration honoring Frederick Law Olmsted and his influence on the Passaic County Park System.

Between 12pm – 3pm we will have activities for children, a live phonograph DJ, our friends Lokai Rose will have a photo booth and environmental-themed activities, and dance instructors from Arthur Murray Dance School to teach attendees how to Swing Dance!

We will also announce the winners of our County Parks Photography contest!

We strongly encourage packing your own picnic, however, there will be free food & refreshments available on site on a first come/first serve basis!

View the Flyer



Zoom Ballons with Mr. Earl 

Monday, August 1, 2022 from 10:30 - 11:15 AM

In his one-man show, Earl Hicks presents balloon art, movement, comedy, and music. This entertaining and interactive show is guaranteed to start you moving and grooving! 

Open to Wayne children ages 3-8. Space is limited. 

Register online beginning Monday, July 25 at 7 AM. 



Outdoor Move & Groove With Miss Jolie 

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 from 6:30 - 7:15 PM. 

Join us for some singing and dancing with Miss Jolie! Program will be held outdoors, weather permitting. 

Open to Wayne children ages 2 & up. 

Register online beginning Monday, July 25 at 7 AM. 



Small Hands Big Art 

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 from 11:00 - 11:30 AM. 

Join Miss Dawn for a fun beach art creation! 

Open to Wayne children ages 3-5. 

Register online beginning Monday, July 25 at 7 AM. 



Grab & Go Animal Mask 

This craft includes a fun word search and coloring page. 

Pick up begins Friday, August 5 at 9:00 AM.  You have until Monday, August 15 to collect this craft. 

Open to Wayne children ages 3-8. 

Register online beginning Monday, July 25 at 7 AM. 



Colorful Journey 

Friday, August 5, 2022 from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM. 

Jennifer Ranu author of Colorful Journey shares a story that takes us on a historical trip beginning at the Great Falls and Garret Mountain in Paterson, NJ. She will also take us back in time with a look at items that we no longer use. 

Open to Wayne Y.A. entering grades 3 - 12. 

Register online beginning Monday, July 18 at 7 AM. 



Summer Art With Miss Dawn 

Monday, August 8, 2022 from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. 

Join Miss Dawn for a creative summer art project! 

Open to Wayne children ages 6 - 8. 

Register online beginning Monday, July 25 at 7 AM. 



Pearl Observatory Planetarium 

Monday, August 8, 2022 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM. 

Curious about our space? Come and experience the wonders of a night sky like never before. Learn about the solar system including planets, stars and more! 

Open to Wayne Y.A. entering grades 4 - 12. 

Register online beginning Monday, July 18 at 7 AM. 



Kids Summer Snack & Story

Monday, August 8, 2022 from 4:00 - 4:30 PM 

Join Miss Jessica in making a healthy and delicious summer snack! 

Open to Wayne children ages 3 - 5. Space is limited. 

Register online beginning Monday, July 25 at 7 AM. 



YA Intro to Robotics 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM 

Children will build a simple robotic vehicle and learn to code with Scratch, making their cars come alive. 

Open to Wayne Y.A. entering grades 4 - 12. 

Register online beginning Monday, July 18 at 7 AM. 



Fossil Dig Presented by Pearl Observatory 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 from 11:00 - 11:45 AM (approx.) 

Kids will be scientists that look for fossils called Paleontologists. They will hunt for fossilized teeth of the Megalodon shark. 

Open to Wayne children ages 5 - 8. 

Register online beginning Monday, July 25 at 7 AM. 



Pearl Observatory: Megalodon 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 from 12:30 - 1:30 PM. 

Learn all about these massive sharks, roughly 60 feet in length that approximately 23 to 36 million years ago. Register and join this team to make a mega Megalodon! 

Open to Wayne Y.A. entering grades 4 - 12. 

Register online beginning Monday, July 18 at 7 AM. 



 Steve Woyce Presents: Fun With Magic Sensory/Autism Friendly Show 

Thursday, August 11, 2022 from 5:00 - 5:45 PM (approx.) 

Full Effect Productions presents "Fun with Magic" , this show is both educational and entertaining. The audience will help Steve Woyce make the magic happen as they watch amazing tricks in this high-energy comedy/thrilling show. Attention: Please inform library staff of any modification needed becasue of a disability to enjoy this program. 

Register online beginning Monday, July 25 at 7 AM. 



Summer Art With Miss Dawn 

Friday, August 12, 2022 from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Join us in creating a fun beach theme art creation! 

Open to Wayne children ages 6 - 9. 

Register online beginning Monday, July 25 at 7 AM. 



Create an Edible Campground

Monday, August 15, 2022 from 10:15 - 10:45 AM 

Join Miss Marianne in making a fun and edible Campground! 

Open to Wayne children ages 6 - 8. 

Register online beginning Monday, July 25 at 7 AM. 



YA Edible Arts 

Monday,  August 15, 2022 from 11:00 - 11:30 AM 

Join us in celebrating summer and create your own yummy camping scene. 

Open to Wayne Y.A. entering grades 4 - 12. 

Register online beginning Monday, July 18 at 7 AM. 



Outdoor Music with Kurt Gallagher 

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 from 6:30 - 7:15 PM

Join us for singing and dancing with Mr. Kurt. 

Open to Wayne children of all ages. 

Register online beginning Monday, July 25 at 7 AM. 



 3D Printing Funshops 

Thursday, August 18, 2022 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM 

Come learn about the amazing world of 3D printing. Noah will show how he designs 3D objects using SolidWorks and then you will see how they are printed right before your eyes! 

Open to Wayne Y.A. entering grades 4 -12. 

Register online beginning Monday, July 18 at 7 AM. 



Presenting Captain Nemo's Adventure Academy 

Friday, August 19, 2022 from 10:30 - 11:15 (approx.) 

Cast off with the enigmatic sea hero and discover 20,000 laughs under the sea. Environmental stewardship was never so fun! 

Open to Wayne children who have registered for Summer Reading Club. 

Register online beginning Tuesday, June 21 at 7 AM. 



Panda Craft with Miss Melissa 

Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 10:30 AM OR 2:00 PM 

Let's create an adorable panda! Join us for a story and craft inspired by one of the world's cutest creatures. 

Open to Wayne children ages 3 - 6.   

Register online beginning Monday, July 25 at 7 AM.   **Register For Only ONE time slot**