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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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


Summer 2022 Story Times - View the flyer - Read the Story Time Guidelines

Registration for story times begins Tuesday June 14th @ 7 AM

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

Summer classes will run from the week of June 27th through the week of August 8th. Indoor class sizes will be limited. You can only register for one indoor class. 

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: June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26 & August 2, 9 @ 10:00 AM

Join us virtually for stories, flannels, songs and finger plays! Zoom links will be sent out the day before the event.  


Outdoor Story Time on the Lawn For children of all ages. 

Wednesdays: June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27 & August 3, 10 @ 9:30 AM 

Join us outside on the library lawn for an interactive story time! Please bring a blanket or chair.  Please register so you will be notified in case class is cancelled for weather.  


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

Wendesdays: June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27 & August 3, 10 @ 10:30 AM OR

Thursdays: June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28 & August 4, 11 @ 10:45 AM

Fun for your baby/ toddler with songs, lap bounces, rhymes, puppets, stories & more.


Story Time for 2s (Indoors) For children age 2.


Thursdays:June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28 & August 4, 11 @ 10:00 AM 

This story session is for kids who have outgrown Itsy Bitsy, but are not ready for the 3 & up.  We will take elements from both to create a special story time just for twos! 


Story Time for 3 & up (Indoor) For children ages 3 & up

Tuesdays: June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26 & August 2,9 @ 10:30 AM OR

Thursdays: June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28 & August 4, 11 @ 2:00 PM 

This class features longer stories, songs, flannels, guessing games, finger plays and more! 


Free Play Fridays in the Story Time Room For infants and toddlers up to 2 years old with an adult. 

Fridays: Starting June 10th from 9:30 - 11:30 

*Not A Structured Story Time* 

Free play Friday is an unstructured play time for infants and toddlers. The Story Time Room will be open and toys and books will be provided.  Drop in anytime between 9:30 - 11:30. Your little ones will get to know other little ones.  


Special Story Times

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

Tuesdays: June 28, July 12, 26 & August 9 @ 6:30 PM

Shai Shacknai Park is located at 55 Greenrale Ave in Wayne.  No sign up is necessary, please give us a call to see if the class has been cancelled.  


Stories at James W. Roe Memorial Pool

Fridays: July 8, 15, 22, 29 & August 5, 12 @ 2:00 PM 

Join us at James W. Roe Memorial Pool in Wayne for some summer stories! 

No sign up is necessary. You must be a pool member to attend.  



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 With Miss Dawn: Summer Scene

Thursday, June 2, 2022, from 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Join Miss Dawn for a fun Summer Art Project! 

Open to Wayne children ages 5 - 8.  Due to class size, only registered children will be allowed in.  Parents/ caregivers/ siblings will be able to wait in the children's department, 

Register online beginning Monday, May 23 at 7 AM. 


 
Small Hands Big Art 

Friday, June 3, 2022, from 11:00-11:30 AM (approx.) 

Join Miss Dawn in creating a fun and easy art project! 

Open to Wayne children ages 2 - 4. Space is limited. 

Register online beginning Monday, May 23 at 7 AM. 



Melody Mom Music &  Fun 

Monday, June 6, 2022, from 10:30-11:15 AM 

Get ready to sing and dance with Melody Mom! 

Open to Wayne children ages 2 - 4. 

Register online beginning Monday, May 23 at 7 AM, 



Father's Day Grab & Go Craft 

This crat includes a fun word search and coloring page. 

Pick up begins Friday, June 10, 2022 at 9:00 AM. You have until Thursday, June 16, 2022 by 8:30 PM to pickup this craft. 

Open to Wayne children ages 3 - 8. Supplies are limited. 

Register online beginning Friday June 3 at 7 AM. 


 Chess Club For Kids

Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 10:00 - 11:00 AM. 

Join us for a game of chess! Come play, watch & learn! Have fun while learning a game that uses math, logic & problem solving skills.

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

Register online beginning Friday, June 3 at 7 AM. 



Fun Scratch With Vihbor (Virtual) 

Tuesday, June 14, 2022, from 6:00 - 7:00 PM (approx.)

Start learning how to code with Vibhor using Scratch. 

Open to Wayne children in 2nd grade & up. 

Register online beginning Friday, June 3 at 7 AM. 



Cool Off With A Summer Treat 

Friday, June 17, 2022, from 4:00 - 4:30 PM. 

Join ShopRite Dietician, Miss Jessica, in making a "cool" summer treat!! 

Open to Wayne children ages 4 - 7. 

Register online beginning Friday, June 3 at 7 AM, 



Nature Music Concert 

Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM.

Enjoy a nature themed live concert featuring (vocal, piano, ocarina and more) 

Open to Wayne children of all ages. 

Register online beginning Friday, June 3 at 7 AM. 



Summer Reading Club Kickoff: Magic With Brian Richards 

Thursday, June 23, 2022, from 6:30 - 7:15 PM. 

Kids will meet Sando the Pelican, who has a great appetite for seafood and an even greater appetite for books. Kids will be on the edge of their seats as they see amazing tricks that will get them laughing with joy. 

Open to Wayne children of all ages. 

Register online beginning Thursday, May 26 at 7 AM. 



Movie Night Spectacular 

Friday, June 24, 2022, from 5:30 - 8:00 PM. 

Join us for a night of pizza, a movie and ice cream! 

Registered children must arrive at the library between 5:15 - 5:30 PM. 

Open to Wayne children ages 8 - 11. Space is limited. 

Register online beginning Friday, June 3 at 7 AM. 



Outdoor Music With Kurt Gallagher

Monday, June 27, 2022, from 10:00 - 10:45 AM. 

Join us for singing and dancing with Mr. Kurt, 

Open to Wayne children of all ages. 

Register online beginning Friday, June 3 at 7 AM. 



Pearl Observatory Presents Lil Al Dinosaur 

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 from 11:00 - 11:45 AM. 

Little Al is a 3D interlocking puzzle of an Allosaurus Dinosaur. Kids will get a chance to rebuild the Jurassic Dinosaur. 

Open to Wayne children ages 3 - 8. 

Register online beginning Friday, June 3 at 7 AM.