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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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. 

 
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.



Mini Golf at the Library Fundraiser

Help support the library!  All proceeds will go towards updating the Children’s Department Story Time Room. Location: Wayne Public Library

Friday, November 1, 2019 from 6:30 – 10:00 PM
Adults only will play a round of mini golf as they enjoy delicious bites and wine compliments of fine area merchants. $15.00 per adult

Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
People of all ages will be able to play a round of golf! 

Hot dogs, beverages and other snacks will be served! $15.00 per family (children 2 and under will be free.) 



IDEALAB STEAM Workshop

STEAM Workshops are $20 per session

15% of the proceeds will go towards updating the Children’s Room

Saturday: November 9, 16, 23 & December 7 - View the Flyer

2:00 – 3:00 PM for Grades K—2

Want to build your own robot? In this class you will be able to assemble your very own play robot! Come and make a new best friend in this robot filled class. We will learn how Robots work and how sensors allow robots to maneuver and decide which actions to take based on sensor inputs. Open to children in grades kindergarten – 2nd.
Register online beginning Sunday, October 20th at 7:00 AM.


Saturday: November 9, 16, 23 & December 7

3:15 – 4:15 PM for Grades 3—5

Students will construct a series of smart bots, along with grippers for some heavy-duty lifting. Students will also build a self-balancing robot that can shoot balls and make moves. Open to children in grades 3rd - 5th.

Register online beginning Sunday, October 20th at 7:00 AM.

Pay by check or cash at the Wayne Public Library. To pay with a credit card, contact IdeaLab at 973-891-7200. All major credit cards accepted. For further questions please call the Wayne Public Library or IdeaLab at 973-981-7200.



Melody Mom Music Fun

Friday, November 1, 2019 from 10:00—10:45 AM

Enjoy dancing, singing, and parachute play with new friends! Open to Wayne children ages 18 months—4 years old. Register online beginning Wednesday, October 23rd at 7:00 AM.



Sunday Cinema: Coco ©Disney

Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 1:30—3:30 PM (approx.)

Disney explores the tradition of the Day of the Dead, a boy’s desire to become a musician, and the power of unconditional love. The movie is rated PG and runs for 1 hour 45 minutes. Open to Wayne children in kindergarten and up. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.

Register online beginning Wednesday, October 23rd at 7:00 AM. Come watch on our big screen and bring your own movie snacks!



Minecraft Hour of Code

Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 2:00—3:00 PM
(Wayne Public Schools Closed Today)

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 4:00—5:00 PM

CHILD CAN REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE DATE

One hour coding experience utilizing Code.org and their Minecraft coding program. A very brief overview of the idea around coding and coding basics.

Wayne children must be in grades 3rd, 4th, or 5th. For Thursday, November 7th, register online beginning Wednesday, October 30th at 7:00 AM. For Tuesday, November 12th, register online beginning Monday, November 4th at 7:00 AM.



Hedgehog Craft with Miss Melissa

Friday, November 8, 2019 from 2:00—2:30 PM

(Wayne Public Schools Closed Today)

Let’s learn about hedgehogs! At our Hedgehog Craft children will listen to a story, create a unique and adorable hedgehog and enjoy a delicious treat! Open to Wayne children ages 3 — 6. Parent/guardian must stay with the child to help complete the craft.

Register online beginning Friday, November 1st at 7:00 AM.



Pearl Observatory presents: Fossil Dig

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 6:30—7:15 PM

I am a scientist called a Paleontologist that looks for fossils. I hunt for the fossilized teeth of the Megalodon Shark. I dig it out, load it up and bring it to you! Open to Wayne children ages 4 — 8.

Register online beginning Friday, November 8th at 7:00 AM.



Hip Hop Dance Class

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 4:15—5:15 PM

Learn the latest Hip Hop Dance moves with CommuniTeen Mia! We will put on a dance performance by the end of the class!

Open to Wayne children in grades 3rd through 8th. Online registration begins Wednesday, November 6th at 7:00 AM. 



Read to a Dog

Thursday, November 21, 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 Monday, November 11th at 7:00 AM.



Chess Club for Kids

Saturday, November 23, 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 Tuesday, November 12th at 7:00 AM.



Thanksgiving Snacks

Monday, November 25, 2019 from 4:00—4:30 PM

Join our ShopRite dietician for a healthy and fun Thanksgiving snack! Open to Wayne children ages 21/2 — 5. Register online beginning  Monday, November 18th at 7:00 AM.