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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Printable October 2019 Kids Calendar on Legal Size paper (8 1/2 X14")


Printable November 2019 Kids Calendar on Legal size paper (8 1/2 X14")


Fall Story Times 2019

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 23, 2019 and continue through the week of November 18, 2019. Online registration begins Monday, September 9th at 7:00 AM. Visit waynepubliclibrary.org to register. Programs are open to Wayne residents only with a valid Wayne Library card. Space is limited, so be sure to register early! Child can only be registered for 1 session. There will be NO Story Times on Monday, September 30th (Rosh Hashanah), Monday, October 14th (Columbus Day) and Tuesday, November 5th (Election Day).


PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES:
  • Online registration begins on Monday, September 9, 2019  at 7:00 a.m. Register online by clicking our Events Calendar on the upper left side of the page and then select the date and title 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 (1) storytime session.
  • 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 - (September - May), Open to students in elementary, middle and high school who attend Wayne Schools.
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 2:45 - 4:30 P.M. 
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. 

 

Afternoon Movie: Aladdin ©Disney

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 2:00—4:15 PM (approx.)
No School in Wayne Today

A street rat pursues the princess of Agrabah with the help of a powerful genie who can grant him three wishes. His primary opponent is a malevolent sorcerer who serves as the city’s grand vizier and the chief advisor to the Sultan. The movie is rated PG and runs for 128 minutes. Open to Wayne children ages 4 & up. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.

Register online beginning Sunday, September 22nd at 7:00 AM. Please bring your own snacks and drink. No popcorn.



Fall Fun Story & Craft

Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10:30 – 11:00 AM

Ms. Diana from Lightbridge Academy will be here to create a fun fall craft with the children. Open to Wayne children ages 21/2 through 5.

Register online beginning Thursday, September 26th at 7:00 AM.



Pumpkin Painting

Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 4:00—4:30 PM
(for ages 3—kindergarten)

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 6:30—7:00 PM
(for grades 1st—4th)

B.Y.O.P.: Bring Your Own Pumpkin! Wayne kids are invited to decorate their pumpkin. We’ll provide the brushes and paint and you bring the creativity! **Please make sure to wear a smock or an old shirt.** For Thursday, October 10th, register online beginning Tuesday, October 1st at 7:00 AM. For Tuesday, October 22nd, register online beginning Friday, October 11th at 7:00 AM.



Family Movie: Hocus Pocus ©Disney

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 6:15—8:00 PM (approx.)

Celebrate Halloween with this spooktacular classic! After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem,Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their mischief once and for all. Movie is rated PG and runs for 96 minutes. Open to Wayne children ages 5 & up. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.

Register online beginning Saturday, October 5th at 7:00 AM. Please bring your own snacks and drinks. No popcorn.



Bach to Rock presents Rock City

Wednesday, October 16, 2019: 4:00—4:45 PM

Rock City is the place to find real music education for beginners! We will expose our young participants to dynamic musical and movement-based activities, introduce them to live instruments and musically inspired-story time.

Open to Wayne children ages 5— 8. Online registration begins Tuesday, October 8th at 7:00 AM. 



Chess Club for Kids

Saturday, October 19, 2019 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 Thursday, October 10th at 7:00 AM.



Halloween Story & Snack

Monday, October 21, 2019 from 4:00—5:00 PM

Join ShopRite dietician Miss Natalie for a not-so-scary story & snack. Open to Wayne children ages 21/2—5.

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



Read to a Dog

Thursday, October 24, 2019 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. Each child will read from his/her own book for about 10—15 minutes.

Register online beginning Tuesday, October 15th at 7:00 AM.


Spooky Songs with Kurt Gallagher

Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10:30—11:15 AM

Kurt Gallagher will be here to celebrate Halloween with the whole family. We’ll have a Bootastic time! Open to Wayne children of all ages!

Register online beginning Thursday, October 17th at 7:00 AM.



Halloween Craft with Miss Melissa

Monday, October 28, 2019 from 6:30—7:00 PM

Children are in for a treat at our Halloween Craft! We will read a spooky story and create a fun craft for children 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 Monday, October 21st at 7:00 AM.