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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Kids Helping Kids - In Person

Begins Tuesday, September 21

Kids Helping Kids is a free tutoring program run by the Wayne Valley Chapter of the Natinal Honor Society

Tuesdays: 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Wednesdays: 3:00 - 4:00 PM and 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Wayne Public Library 

Space is limited and is first come, first serve. If the space hs reached capacity, students may be asked to come back later that day or the next session. We will do everything we can to help as many students as possible.

No elementary or middle school students should be dropped off; a parent should be present in the library at all times. 

Students must follow CDC/ Wayne Public Library COvid-19  guidelines 

For more information please email asolomon@wayneschools.com and alyssavarghesem@gmail.com


Winter 2022 Story Times - View the flyer

Registration for story times begins Monday, December 20th at 7:00 AM.

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

Winter classes will run from the week of January 10th through the week of February 21st. Indoor class sizes will be limited. You can only register for one indoor class. In order to create a safe
environment for all attendees, we are requiring masks to be worn by anyone 2 years and older while in the story time.

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


Story Time at the Library (Indoors) For children ages 2 & up

Mondays from 10:30-11:00 AM OR Thursdays from 2:00-2:30 PM

Join us for stories, songs, finger plays and fun!


Virtual Story Time For children ages 2 & up

Tuesdays from 10:00-10:30 AM and Tuesdays from 4:00-4:30 PM

Join us for a fun-filled Zoom story time!



Afterschool Story Time (Indoors) For children ages 3 1/2-6

Wednesdays from 4:00-4:30 PM

Stop by after school for stories, songs and more.



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

Tuesdays from 11:00-11:30 AM OR Wednesdays from 10:00-10:30 AM OR Thursdays from 10:30-11:00 AM

Fun for you and your baby with songs, rhymes and stories.


 
Read to a Dog (Indoor)

Thursday, November 18th, 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 or her own book for about 10—15 minutes. Space is limited.

Register online beginning Monday, October 25th.



KIDS HELPING KIDS IN PERSON (WAYNE VALLEY NHS)

Tuesdays: 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Wednesdays 3:00 - 5:00 PM and 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Space is limited and is first come, first serve. If the space has reached capacity, students may be asked to come back later that day or the next session. We will do everything we can to help as many students as possible. No elementary or middle school students should be dropped off; a parent should be present in the library at all times.

asolomon@wayneschools.com and alyssavarghesem@gmail.com



Art of Dawn: Explore Leaves & Textures (Indoor)

Friday, November 19th, from 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Create your unique leaf art. Space is limited. Max Attendees: 10

Open to Wayne young adults in 4th grade & up.

Register online beginning Monday, November 1st.



Melody Mom Music & Fun (Indoor)

Monday, November 22nd, from 10:30 – 11:00 AM

Geared towards Wayne children ages 2 – 5.

Space is limited.

Register online beginning Monday, October 25th.



Holiday Music with Miss Jolie! (Indoor)

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 from 4:00 – 4:30 OR 4:45 – 5:15 PM

(Child can register for only ONE show)

Enjoy your favorite holiday tunes with Miss Jolie!

Open to Wayne children ages 1-5.  Space is limited.

Register online beginning Saturday, 11/20/21 at 7AM



Chess Club for Kids (Indoor)

Saturday, December 4th, 2021 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Welcome back to Chess club! Come play, watch, and learn! Kids can learn the game of Chess! Have fun while learning a game that uses Math, Logic, and Problem-Solving skills. Space is limited.

Open to Wayne children in 1st – 4th grade.

Register online beginning Friday, 11/26/21 at 7AM 



Pearl Observatory Night Sky (Outdoor)

Monday, December 6th, 2021 at 6:30-7:30 PM

A unique opportunity to look through a special telescope at the night sky. An experience that’s hard to forget as we learn the
wonders of the universe!

Rain/Cloud date the following Monday, 12/13 at 6:30 PM

Open to Wayne kids in 3rd grade & up

Register online beginning Monday, 11/22/21 at 7AM 



“The Winter Express” Magic Show! (Indoor)

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 from 6:00 – 6:30 OR 6:45 – 7:15 PM

(Child can register for only ONE show).

Join Magician Steve Woyce for a "Polar Express" performance!

Open to Wayne children ages 4 & up.

Register online beginning Friday, 11/26/21 at 7AM



Edible Snowman Story & Snacks! (Indoor)

Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 from 4:00 – 4:30 PM OR 5:00 – 5:30 PM (Child can register for only ONE session).

Join Ms. Jessica (Wayne ShopRite Dietician) in making a fun, edible snowman snack!

Open to Wayne children ages 2 ½ - 7.

Register online beginning Friday, 11/26/21 at 7AM



Holiday Movie: The Polar Express (Indoor)

Thursday, December 9th, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM (approx..)

On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship,
bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. Runtime 1hr 40min.  Rated G

Open to Wayne children ages 4 & up. Please bring your own snacks and drinks” to the Polar Express Movie.

Register online beginning Friday 11/26 at 7AM.  Space is limited.



Holiday Grab & Go Craft

Come to the library and pick up your grab & go bag filled with craft materials! This craft will be available starting Friday,

December 10th.  Please register each child separately. CRAFTS ARE LIMITED TO WAYNE CHILDREN AGES 3 - 8.

Register online beginning Friday, 11/26/21 at 7AM



Kids Resiliency: Safety Scarf Activity (Indoor)

Saturday, December 11th, 2021 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM

NJ Hope and Healing presents a program for kids support on current issues. Everyone will receive a silk scarf to draw, write, and color things that make them feel safe. (ex: people, places, things, quotes, food, words, colors)
Open to Wayne kids in 1st – 4th  grades.

Register online beginning Friday, 11/26/21 at 7AM.



Art with Miss Dawn: Create a Holiday Snowman (Indoor)

Thursday, December 16th, 2021 from 4:00 – 5:00 (approx..)

Join Miss Dawn in creating a fun snowman art project!

Open to Wayne children ages 4 & up.

Register online beginning Friday, 11/26/21


Mini Gingerbread House Decorating & Story (Indoor)

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 from 4:00 – 4:30 PM

Come celebrate the season by decorating a gingerbread house!

Open to Wayne children ages 3 & 4.  Space is limited. Register online beginning Friday, 11/26/21 at 7AM.



Holiday Craft with Miss Caitlin (Indoor)

Sunday, December 19th, 2021 from 2:00 – 2:30 PM

Join Miss Caitlin for a holiday story & craft. 

Open to Wayne children ages 4-7.

Register online beginning 11/26/21 at 7AM.  Space is very limited.



Holiday Music with Kurt Gallagher (Indoor)

Monday, December 20th, 2021 from 10:00 – 10:25 AM OR 10:40 – 11:05 AM OR 11:20 – 11:45 AM

Join Mr. Kurt for some festive tunes!

Open to Wayne children of all ages.

Register online beginning Friday, 11/26/21 at 7AM

Child can register for only one concert.



Edible Polar Express Train (Indoor)

Tuesday, December 21st, 2021 from 5:30 – 6:00 PM OR 6:30 – 7:00 PM. Child can register for only one session.

Join us in decorating and creating your own Polar Express Cookie Train. 

Open to Wayne children ages 5 - 9.  Space is limited.

Register online beginning Friday, 11/26/21 at 7 AM



New Year’s Celebration with Miss Jolie (Virtual)

Friday, December 31st, from 10:30 - 11:00 AM

Joins us for a New Year’s Eve celebration– rhymes, music, dancing, and fun Miss Jolie on ZOOM.

Open to Wayne children ages 1-5.

Register online beginning Friday, 11/26/21 at 7AM