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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Fall 2021 Story Times - View the flyer

Registration for story times begins Wednesday, September 1st at 7:00 AM. 

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

Please note that all outdoor story times are weather permitting.

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

Begins Tuesday, September 21st through November 15th

Join Miss Melissa for a fun-filled Zoom story time! Join us for a morning class at 10 AM or an afternoon class at 4 PM. We will meet up virtually for stories, flannels, songs and finger plays! Zoom links will be sent out the day before the event.



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

Wednesdays from 4:00-4:30 PM

Begins Wednesday, September 29th through November 17th

Join Miss Bernadette for some stories in the park (weather permitting)! Shai Shacknai Park is located at 55 Greenrale Avenue in Wayne. No registration is necessary. If you are unsure about the weather, please give us a call to see if the class has been cancelled.



Outdoor Itsy Bitsy Time For infants 6 months to 23 months

Thursdays from 10:00-10:30 AM

Begins Thursday, September 23rd through November 18th

Fun for you and your baby with songs, rhymes and stories (weather permitting)! Join Miss Melissa outside on the library lawn, for an interactive baby time. Please bring a chair and/or blanket. Please register online so that you will be notified in case class is cancelled due to the weather.



Outdoor Story Time at the Library For children ages 2 & up
Thursdays from 2:00-2:30 PM
Begins Thursday, September 23rd through November 18th
Let’s have fun on the library lawn (weather permitting)! Join Miss Melissa outside the library for stories, songs and more! Please bring a chair and/or blanket. Please register online so that you will be notified in case the class is cancelled due to the weather.



Children’s and Young Adult Summer Reading Club Ends on Monday, August 30th!

Join us for some Tales and Tails fun! Visit wayne.readsquared.com



Finger Painting for Kids (Indoor)

Monday, August 30th from 2:00 – 2:30 PM

Make a fun finger painting creation with Miss Dawn!
Open to Wayne children ages 2 & 3. Space is limited.

Online registration begins Sunday, August 1st at 7:00 AM.



Outdoor Concert with Miss Jolie

Tuesday, September 21st from 4:00 - 4:45 PM (approx..)

Get movin’ and groovin’ with Miss Jolie for some fun fall classic tunes!

Open to Wayne children ages 2 & up.

Online registration starts Wednesday, September 1st at 7:00 AM. 



Straw Rocket Challenge (Outdoor)

Wednesday, September 22nd from 4:00 - 4:45 PM

Take the straw rocket challenge & learn hands on Science.

Open to Wayne children in grades 3rd & up.

Online registration starts Wednesday, September 8th at 7:00 AM.



Art with Miss Dawn: Salt Art with Watercolors (Outdoor)

Thursday, September 23rd from 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Make a cool salt painting art project with Miss Dawn!

Open to Wayne children in grades 1st & up.

Online registration starts Wednesday, September 1st at 7:00 AM.



Smart Choices for a Healthy Life (Indoor)

Friday, September 24th from 4:00 - 4:30 PM

During this interactive story time, Karli and the Star of the Week will be read, followed by a story sequencing activity. Throughout the story, children will learn the importance of accepting others and recognizing their own uniqueness. All participants will receive an activity pack that includes a copy of the book.

Open to Wayne children ages 4 & up.

Online registration starts Wednesday, September 1st at 7:00 AM



Read to a Dog (Indoor)

Monday, September 27 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.

Online registration starts Wednesday, September 1st at 7:00 AM



Kids Coloring Club: Cute Autumn Critters (Indoor)

Tuesday, September 28th from 4:00 – 4:45 PM

Pick a unique design and lets start coloring!

Open to Wayne children entering 3rd grade and up.

Online registration starts Tuesday, September 14th at 7:00 AM.



From Feathers to Fur: Meet Houdini the Guinea Pig (Virtual)

Wednesday, September 29th from 4:00 – 4:45 PM

What do you know about having a guinea pig for a pet!

Open to Wayne children entering 3rd grade & up

Online registration starts Wednesday, September 15th at 7:00 AM.



Disney Themed Concert with Bach to Rock (Outdoor)

Thursday, September 30th from 4:00–4:30PM

Join Miss Casey for a fun Disney themed concert!!!

Open to Wayne children ages 3 and up

Online registration starts Wednesday, September 1st at 7:00 AM.



Art of Dawn: Fantastic Flowers (Virtual)

Thursday, September 30th from 4:00 – 5:00PM

Did you know some of the most beautiful flowers only bloom in the Fall? Learn to draw these fantastic floras!

Open to Wayne children entering 2nd grade and up.

Online registration starts Wednesday, September 15th at 7:00 AM.