Resources for families while you are home

More resources to use from home for education and entertainment!
The Wayne Public Library employees are here and we are working to put together ideas and resources for our Wayne community while you are at home. Stay tuned as there will be frequent updates! 

For those who already have a library card. Please visit our Access Online Databases page, There are book resources such as Overdrive, Magazines with RB Digital, Hoopla and Freegal in case you feel like dancing!  
For anyone who is into genealogy, try Heritagequest online also on our access online databases page. For Free genealogy is also available, you just sign up for a free account. 

Below will be lists online things to do: Check back weekly!

For those who are job seeking visit the NJ Career Network Job Seeker Community
Community and Support for NJ Job Seekers!:

 Weather Channel science experiments  - Learn all about soap and more!

 Virtual NYC Museum Tours - Available in partnership with Google Arts & Culture, the tours feature images from various collections and, in some cases, walkabouts through parts of the museum via street view. So if you’re getting tired of Netflix, and want to try something more culturally enriching, here are some of the online experiences you should definitely check out.

 Storytime @ Brightly - Take a seat with your child and have a story read to you! - Lots of education fun on this site, try it out! Printables and more! - Free games and online stories for little ones!

Sesame - Online educational videos and more from your favorite friends on Sesame Street!

 Italian Museums Virtual Tours - Visit Italy's museums! 

 Virtual Book Channel - Every Friday (beginning next week March 27th) The VBC will publish a schedule of the coming week’s offerings (think TV Guide c. 1986), and will partner with Electric Literature, The Believer, and a growing network of outlets to get as many writers in front of as many readers as possible. The VBC is a curated channel that will archive all of its live-streamed programming, and will live simultaneously at, Vimeo, and through partner sites.

Milk Street Cooking School - FREE online classes will help you get creative wtih what you have on hand!

 "Get A Helmet" Guided Meditation

In moments of uncertainty, focusing on little to nothing may help more than trying to find things that distract you. The "Get a Helmet" podcast is great to listen to generally, and now, if you miss the live free guided meditations, you can hear a replay. Updates are on the Instagram page. Take a moment to yourself and breathe during this time of high anxiety. 

Virtual Art Classes

Creative hobbies know no age limits. These activities are great for adults and kids alike. The best part? For many of the classes, you probably already have the supplies at home — pencils, paper, crayons, maybe some paint. There are tons of classes to consider, but artist Mo Willems is offering live classes on The Kennedy Center’s YouTube channel at 1 p.m. weekdays. Nothing to get your mind off of all that’s happening than some good ol’ doodling. 

Live Music Via Instagram

If you’re someone who likes to drown out the world by putting your headphones on and listening to music like me, boy have I got something for you. Musicians have been dropping onto Instagram, and other livestreaming places on the internet, to sing their way through the pandemic and connect with fans. John Legend took to Instagram Wednesday to play the piano and sing his hits, calling on other artists to continue the trend. Singer Jojo, from Foxborough, took a page from Legend and gave us a great Toni Braxton cover while hovering behind a candle. Mac Ayres, former student of Berklee College of Music, dropped a song on Instagram as well. Be sure to check in on your favorite musicians’ social media channels while you’re stuck at home.

Get inspired with HGTV Free Shows online - Remake your space with what you have to feel as if you were on a vacation! 

 Project Gutenberg - Free eBooks

 ROCO - Music Concert Live Streaming and Archive.

Audible: Stories help. They entertain. They teach. They keep young minds active, alert and engaged.
For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Right now, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

Looking for help teaching your grade school kids at home?

Remote Learning Initiative

Starting Monday, April 6, NJTV, in partnership with the NJEA and the New Jersey Department of Education, will offer a new series of on-air instruction called NJTV Learning Live.

Every weekday, kids in grades three through six can tune in to NJTV for on-air classes taught by some of New Jersey’s finest teachers. Tune to NJTV or visit for more information. Weekdays from 9am to 1pm

Prevent Zoombombing:

Video-conferencing software Zoom has been drawing attention from researchers and journalists lately for a number of potential privacy and security issues, as use of the platform surges due to an increase in coronavirus-related remote working. One of the biggest security issues facing Zoom is the surge in "Zoombombing," when uninvited attendees break into and disrupt your meeting.

View the link here. 

Zoom alternatives:

With current serious concerns about using Zoom, here are suggestions for keeping in touch with one another:


Reading subscription service Scribd is offering free access to its library of over one million ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and more for the next 30 days (no commitment or credit card information required).

Early Intervention Week - May 11th – May 16th, 2020

Helpful Hands, the Northeast Regional Early Intervention Collaborative (NREIC) is a partnership of families and providers in Bergen, Hudson and Passaic counties, working to ensure high quality early intervention services and supports for infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities, ages birth to three, and their families offered through the NJ Early Intervention System (NJEIS).

Wayne Public Library wishes to assist in promoting public awareness of NJEIS services and how to make a referral for infants and toddlers that may be experiencing developmental delays or disabilities.

1) NJ Early Intervention System – “When Should I Call?”

2) Developmental Milestones Pamphlet

3) Early Intervention Week 2020 – Webinar Series

If you have questions or would like to learn more about NJ early intervention services, please go to the DOH-NJEIS website: .

Standard Ebooks - A site that provides access to FREE Ebooks, that are out of copyright, many are classics!