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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**Programs are open to Wayne residents only, unless otherwise noted and are held either virtually or at Wayne Public Library. Registration can be done online at waynepubliclibrary.org beginning at 7:00 AM 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 and will prevent waste of materials. Thank you!


Winter Story Times 2024 - (Wayne Residents Only) - View the flyer

Register online beginning Monday, January 15th @ 7:00 AM.
The winter session will run for 6 weeks & ends the week of March 4th.
CHILD CAN BE REGISTERED FOR ONLY 1 CLASS.


Story Time for All Ages begins Wednesday, January 31st
Wednesdays @ 10:45 AM
This class will feature stories and songs adapted for children of all ages.



Itsy Bitsy Story Time begins Tuesday, January 30th or Wednesday, January 31st
Tuesdays @ 10:00 AM OR
Wednesdays @ 10:00 AM
Fun for you and your baby/toddler with songs, lap bounces, rhymes, puppets, stories & more.
For babies and toddlers 6 months to 23 months.



Story Time for 2s begins Tuesday, January 30th or Thursday, February 1st
Tuesdays @ 11:00 AM OR
Thursdays @ 10:00 AM
This story time session is for children who have outgrown Itsy Bitsy, but are not yet ready for the 3 & up class. We will take elements from both Itsy Bitsy and our 3 & up class to create a special class just for twos! For children age 2.



Story Time for 3s, 4s & 5s begins Monday, January 29th or Thursday, February 1st
Mondays @ 10:30 AM OR
Thursdays @ 2:00 PM
Join us for stories, songs & more!
For children ages 3, 4, & 5.



*SPECIAL PLAYTIME*
Free Play Fridays in the Children’s Room *NOT A STRUCTURED STORY TIME*
playtime is ongoing
Free Play Fridays is a special, unstructured play time for babies and toddlers. Meet up to play in our Story Time Room with toys and books provided by the library. Drop in anytime between 9:30-11:30 on Fridays. Your little one will get to know other little ones! No sign up is necessary.
For babies & toddlers through 3 years old with an adult.



Percy Jackson Contest

Begins Tuesday, Jan. 2nd and ends Wednesday, Jan. 31st
Calling all Percy Jackson fans! Stop by the Children’s Desk in the month of January to enter our Percy Jackson Contest! Answer two questions about the Percy Jackson book series and you will be entered in a raffle to win a copy of the newest Percy Jackson book, The Chalice of the Gods, as well as a copy of Greeking Out: Epic Retellings of Classic Greek Myths. Open to Wayne children in grades 4th –8th grade



Knit & Nosh

Mon., Jan. 22, 2024 at 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Let’s get together and learn how to knit. We welcome beginner knitters!

Open to Wayne children and young adults in grades 3rd & up. Online registration starts on 1/1 at 7AM.



Young Engineer STEM project "Lever Principle"

Monday, Jan. 22, 2024 at 4:15-5:30 PM

Join us for an exciting STEM class in creating a "Lever Principle.”

Open to Wayne children ages 6 – 8. Register online on 12/27 .



Pajama Party with Miss Jolie

Tuesday., Jan. 23, 2024 at 6:00-6:45 PM

Come joins us for a Pajama Party with Miss Jolie. Open to Wayne children ages 2 & up. Register online on 12/27 at 7AM .



Winter Grab & Go Craft

This holiday craft includes a word search and coloring page.

 Pick up begins Jan. 24, 2023 at 9:00 AM. You have until Jan. 31, by 5:00 PM to collect this craft. Open to Wayne children ages 3-8. Register online on 12/27. 



Read to a Dog

Monday, Jan. 29 , 2024 at 4:00-5:00 PM

Children can register to read to therapy dogs for a 10 minute session. Open to Wayne children ages 6-11. Register online on 12/27.



Dog & Cat Painting  or Drawing Wild Animals

Tue., Jan. 30, 2024 at 4:00-4:45 PM: K– 2nd Grade (Dog & Cat)

OR 5:00-5:45 PM: 2ND-4TH GRADE (Wild Animals)

Join us to do some art work with Ms. Bernedine! Open to Wayne children. Register online on 12/27 at 7 AM.



Greenquest Nature Underground Animals

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024 at 5:30-7:00 PM

GreenQuest will present a lesson regarding underground animals. Open to Wayne children in grades 2-6. Register online on 12/27 .



Coloring Club for Kids

Friday, Feb. 2, 2024 at 4:00-4:30PM

Join us for a fun time of coloring. Kids will use coloring pages, crayons, and coloring pencils to create their own art.

Open to Wayne children ages 4-9. Register online on 1/26 at 7AM.



Saturday Stories & Songs with Miss Melissa

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024 at 10:15-10:45 AM

Join Miss Melissa on a special Saturday morning for stories and songs! Open to Wayne children from 6 months up to 5 years old.

Register online on 1/22 at 7 AM.



Knit & Nosh

Mon., Feb. 5, 2024 at 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Let’s get together and learn how to knit. We welcome beginner knitters!

Open to Wayne children and young adults in grades 3rd & up. Online registration starts on 1/22 at 7AM.  



Kids Create: Chinese New Year Dragon with Praneel

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024 at 4:00-5:00 PM

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon and make a fun dragon puppet.

Open to Wayne children in grades 2nd-5th grade. Register online on 1/22 at 7 AM.



Valentine Grab & Go Craft

This Valentine craft includes a word search and coloring page.

 Pick up begins Feb. 7, 2024 at 9:00 AM. You have until Feb. 13, by 5:00 PM to collect this craft.

 Open to Wayne children ages 3-8. Register online on 1/26 at 7AM . 



Yoga for Kids

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024 at 10:30-11:00 AM

Kelly from Kidding Around Yoga will be hosting Yoga for Kids! Open to Wayne children ages 2 & up.

Register online on 1/26 . Please bring a mat or towel.



Books & Brushes Storytime & Art Program with Miss Melissa

Fri., Feb. 9, 2024 at 10:00-10:30 AM OR 11:00-11:30 AM

Join Miss Melissa for a fun story time and painting class! Open to Wayne children ages 2,3, & 4.

*Children can only be registered for 1 class, either 10 or 11 AM.*

Register online on 1/26 at 7AM.



Music with Kurt Gallagher

Sat., Feb. 10, 2024 at 11:00-11:45 AM

Join us for singing and dancing with Mr. Kurt.!

Open to Wayne children of all ages. Register online on 1/26.



Pokemon Meet-up

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024 at 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Mr. Dan, Pokemon expert, will be on hand to assist children at the meet up! Using your own cards, you can play and trade with other fans! Snacks will be served.
*You can drop in or stay during the program hours.*

Open to Wayne children ages 8 and up.

Register online on 1/26 at 7AM.



Knit with Nat (Not a Beginner’s Class)

Mon., Feb. 12, 2024 at 4:00-5:00 PM

Do you have a basic understanding of the knit stitch and purl stitch? We will continue to learn more advanced techniques in the program.

Open to Wayne children and young adults in grades 3rd & up. Register online on 1/22 at 7AM.



Make a Mindfulness Stick

Tues., Feb. 13, 2024 at 4:00–4:30 PM

Make a mindfulness stick with beads to bring home for any time you want to feel relaxed!  Girl Scouts will make a craft, read a
picture book, and share some of their favorite tricks to keep cool. 

Open to Wayne children ages 5-9. Register online on 1/26.



Tasty Tots

Thurs., Feb., 15, 2024 at 4:00-4:20 OR 4:30-4:50 PM

Come make a Valentine-inspired healthy snack with Miss Jennifer!

Open to Wayne children ages 2-4. Register online on 1/26 at 7AM. 



Valentine Cupcake Decorating & Story

Fri., Feb. 16, 2024 at 3:00-3:30 OR 4:00-4:30PM

Join us for a fun time decorating some heart-themed cupcakes! 

Space is limited. Open to Wayne children in grades 1st - 4th.

Only register the child(ren) attending not adults. Register online on 1/26. Please register for only one session.



Wayne JDroids

Sat., Feb. 17, 2024 at 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Kids are welcome to join us as we introduce to you the world of robotics with STEM/JDroids! Please register the child(ren) for this event and not adults.

Open to Wayne children ages 6 –10. Register online on 1/26 at 7AM .



Purr-Fect Together Painting

Mon., Feb. 19, 2024 at 12:00-1:00 PM: Ages 7-9 OR 1:30-2:30 PM: Ages 8-10

Learn to paint! We'll go step-by-step and create a Valentine painting. Please register for only one session.  Please do not count adults in the number of people attending. Only count the child(ren).

Open to Wayne children ages 8-10. Register online on 1/26.



African Clay Mask Making Workshop

Tues., Feb. 20, 2024 at 4:00-5:15 PM OR 6:00-7:15 PM

Join Ivy Omere from The Little Steps Workshop in this dynamic workshop celebrating West African culture!  Ivy encourages self-expression, creativity, and provides genuine insight into African culture. 

Open to Wayne children ages 5-10. Register online on 1/26 at 7AM.



Chess Club for Kids

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024 at 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Make friends and play chess! Open to children who know how to play or want to learn. Chess sets available!

Open to Wayne children in grades 1-4. Register online on 1/26 at 7AM.



Green Quest Nature Club: Plants in the Winter

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024 at 5:30-7:00 PM

GreenQuest will present a lesson regarding plants in the winter.

Open to Wayne children in grades 2-6. Register online on 1/26.



Seussology Dance Party

Thurs., Feb. 29, 2024 at 4:00-4:45 PM

A fun, lively and interactive program run by a very funny and silly Cat who causes all types of mischief. Test your knowledge of Seuss Trivia in the Seussology Game Show. Open to Wayne children in grades K-6th.

Register online on 1/26 at 7 AM.