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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Summer Story Times 2018

Register online from the Events Calendar by clicking on the date of the program and title of the event.
Summer Story Time Sessions will begin the week of June 25th, 2018 and continue through the week of August 6th, 2018. 

**NOTE: There will be No Tot Time, Story Time and Itsy Bitsy Time the week of July 2nd.  

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES:
  • Online registration begins on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 7:00 a.m. Register online by clicking on the Events calendar and selecting the date 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 storytime.
  • 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. See you in September!
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. 


PAWS for Reading with Therapy Dogs at the Preakness Branch Library

2018 Dates:  June 4 - Sept. 17 - Oct. 1 - Nov. 12 - Dec. 3.

Children ages 5 through 10 read to a therapy dog for 10 minute sessions. Session starts at 3:30 p.m.

Please register online or in-person by selecting the program date on the calendar. 

View or Print the Flyer
 

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2018 Summer Reading Club - Libraries Rock! 
In Person Registration beings June 19th

CHILDREN ages 2 – entering 5th grade READ or be READ to!  Earn chances to win prizes and receive special coupons! Don’t miss out on a fun-filled summer of crafts, programs and concerts!
You must register in-person for the Summer Reading Club. Registration begins Tuesday, June 19th at 9:00 AM. The last day to sign-up is Monday, August 6th.

The club ends on Friday, August 10th at 4:30 PM. No logs accepted after that time. Stop by the Children’s Reference Desk at the Main Library to register and receive your reading log!

OPEN TO WAYNE RESIDENTS ONLY.

Reading Log: Ages 2-7

Reading Log: Ages 8 & Up



Move & Groove with Miss Jolie!

Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 6:00—6:45 PM (approx.)

Join us as we move & groove with Miss Jolie! Jolie brings a twist to classic children’s music in addition to engaging children with original interactive sing, stories and movement games. Singing, dancing, clapping, snapping and stomping are highly encouraged! Jolie performs with her ukulele along with other musical instruments and props for the children.

This program is open to Wayne children ages 2½ — 6. Online registration begins Tuesday, June 5th at 7:00 AM. 


Zoom Balloons!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 4:00 – 5:00 PM

In his one-man show, Earl Hicks presents balloon art, movement, comedy and music. This entertaining and interactive show is guaranteed to start you moving and grooving! This program is geared towards Wayne children ages 3 — 10 but all are welcome.

Register online beginning Tuesday, June 5th at 7:00 AM. 


Backyard Birds Craft with Miss Melissa!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 4:00—4:30 PM

At our Backyard Birds Craft, children will listen to Every Day Birds by Amy VanDerwater, create their own bird craft to take home and have fun practicing their birdwatching skills! Open to Wayne children ages 3 — 6. Parent/guardian must stay with the child to help complete the craft.

Register online beginning Tuesday, June 12th at 7:00 AM.


Bears on the Beach Snack and Story

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 1:30—2:00 PM

Join Ms. Natalie, the Dietician from Shoprite of Wayne, in making a “bear-y fun” healthy summer snack.

Open to Wayne children ages 2 ½ — 5. Register online beginning Monday, June 18th at 7:00 AM. 


Music with Kurt Gallagher

Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 10:30—11:15 AM

Mr. Gallagher will perform a happy, lively presentation of songs and music.

Open to Wayne children of all ages. Register online beginning Monday, June 18th at 7:00 AM.


Red, White & Blue Story & Snack

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 from 3:30—4:00 PM

Let’s celebrate the USA! Come and make a healthy patriotic snack with ShopRite Dietician Miss Natalie. Open to Wayne children ages 4—7.

Register online beginning Monday, June 25th at 7:00 AM.  


Ice Cream Treat and a Movie: Ferdinand
©20th Century Fox

Friday, July 6, 2018 2:00—4:00 PM (approx.)

Come watch this family blockbuster on our big screen and enjoy an ice cream treat! After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Rating: PG, Runtime: 1 hour, 48 min. Open to Wayne children ages 4 & up.

Register online beginning Tuesday, June 26th at 7:00 AM. Space is limited.


Pearl Observatory *STARLAB*

Monday, July 9, 2018 from 11:00 AM—12:00 PM

Enjoy a special educational program about astronomy. Learn how to locate planets, stars, constellations and many fun facts about the universe with Starlab – the inflatable traveling planetarium! Pearl Observatory is an earth and space science education company which specializes in quality, fun, enrichment programs that bring the wonders of the world to life for kids. Open to Wayne children ages 3 ½ — 11.

Register online beginning Friday, June 29th at 7:00 AM.


Summer Craft with Miss Melisa

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 2:00—2:30 PM

Celebrate the summer with a fun craft! Children will listen to The Whale in My Swimming Pool by Joyce Wan, create a unique craft inspired by the story and enjoy a “whale” of a treat! Open to Wayne children ages 3—6. Parent/guardian must stay with the child to help complete the craft.

Register online beginning Monday, July 2nd at 7:00 AM. 


Wayne Jdroids Robotics Institute

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 2:00—3:00 PM

Children and young adults entering grades 4 & up are welcomed to join us as we explore the world of robotics and watch a video of our season kick off. See a demonstration of our State Championship robot and learn how they are designed to do specific tasks.

Register online beginning Wednesday, June 27th at 7:00 AM.


STEM Workshop: Bobby Blink & Buzzer Activities

Friday, July 13, 2018 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Get ready for the EFK concert series with acoustic tunes resounding from the musical toy, Bobby Blink. In this lesson, students learn how various pitches are created by vibration. Although Bobby Blink might not be the next orchestra instrument, engagement in the Engineering Design Process will lead students to make up fun tunes on an instrument using Bobby Pins! Buzzer Students will create a fantastic buzzing, spinning toy during this activity. They will learn that vibrations often create a noise. In this case, the vibrations between a rubber band and index card make a silly, buzzing noise sure to elicit giggles.

Open to Wayne children entering grades 2nd – 4th. Register online beginning Thursday, July 5th at 7:00 AM.


Yoga for Kids

Monday, July 16, 2018 from 10:00—10:30 AM (ages 2-4) AND Monday, July 16, 2018 from 10:45—11:15 AM (ages 5-8)

Come for stretches, stories, and music with Miss Jaclyn! For our younger friends, we will focus on the book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. While we read, we will create movement and stretches that go along with this treasured favorite! For our older friends, we take a look at the book, My Daddy is a Pretzel. While reading this book, we will focus on the introductory poses to yoga!
 **Dress comfortably and bring a towel or yoga mat.** Open to Wayne children ages 2—4.

Register online beginning Friday, July 6th at 7:00 AM.


Beth & Scott Party Concert

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 from 6:30—7:15 PM

In this 45 minute musical program, Parent’s Choice Award Winners, Beth and Scott Bierko, share some of their most beloved stories and songs. From long time favorites like “Hello, My Name is Joe” and “I Don’t Want to Go to Bed” to new songs like, “Be Banana” or the irrepressibly silly, “Carrot Seed.” Every song is a crowd-pleaser sure to delight children of all ages.

Open to Wayne children of all ages. Register online beginning Friday, July 6th at 7:00 AM.


Let's Move! Zumba for kids!

Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 10:30—11:15 AM

Join Ms. Laura, a licensed Zumba instructor, for a combination fun and fitness. Children will dance to great music with easy to follow kid-friendly moves. Open to Wayne children entering grades 2nd—5th.

Register online beginning Tuesday, July 10th at 7:00 AM.


Under the Sea Edible Art

Friday, July 20, 2018 from 11:30 AM—12:00 PM

Have you ever wondered what it looks like “Under the Sea?” Join us as we create an edible underwater adventure. We are bound to see a few fish, octopus, lobsters and even a shark without ever getting wet! Open to Wayne children ages 3 through entering kindergarten. *Allergy: although the items we will be using do not contain peanuts, some of the products may be processed in a facility that also process peanuts.

Register online beginning Tuesday, July 10th at 7:00 AM. 


Musical Treats with Edible Arts

Friday, July 20, 2018 from 12:30—1:00 PM

Sweet music! Come join the fun as we create a musical trio. Xylophones, drums and microphones are on the menu. Music never tasted so good! Open to Wayne children entering grades 1st — 4th. *Allergy: although the items we will be using do not contain peanuts, some of the products may be processed in a facility that also process peanuts.

Register online beginning Tuesday, July 10th at 7:00 AM.

Create a Musical Potrait with Art Kids Academy

Monday, July 23, 2018 from 11:00 AM—12:00 PM

Kids will learn about the artwork of James Rizzi as they design a unique musical self-portrait. Wayne children must be entering grades 2nd — 5th. Register online beginning Friday, July 13th at 7:00 AM.


Touch the Music

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 from 2:00—3:00 PM

Join Touch the Music this summer to explore the question: What is music? Geared towards different age groups Touch the Music owner Claudia Lemmerz will discuss where music comes from, how it affects our lives and what people like about music. She will bring an eclectic collection of musical instruments for everyone to try out. Come and make some music!

Open to Wayne children ages 4—10. Register online beginning Friday, July 13th at 7:00 AM. 


The Lizard Guys

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 6:30 – 7:15 PM

The Lizard Guys will introduce children to lizards, snakes and other scaly creatures with the help of their reptile friends! Open to Wayne children ages 4 — 11. Register online beginning Monday, July 16th at 7:00 AM.


Good Vibes with the MalletMan

Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 2:00—3:00 PM

We are excited to welcome Jason "Malletman" Taylor. He has an extensive music career and is a five-time Grammy ballot nominee. Come and watch him play with a pair of mallets that fly high up into the air as he demonstrates the unique sounds of his vibraphone.

Open to Wayne kids entering grades 4—12. Online registration starts Thursday, July 12th at 7:00 AM. 


School of Rock Family Concert

Monday, July 30, 2018 from 3:00—3:45 PM

Get ready to rock with The School of Rock! - the national leader in music education for kids. The School of Rock is comprised of students from Wayne and other surrounding towns.

Open to Wayne children ages 4 & up. Register online beginning Friday, July 20th at 7:00 AM.


Chemical Wizardry

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 from 3:30—4:15 PM (approx.)

Get ready for a fun-filled “magical” laboratory experience Harry Potter style. Have fun making "Flubber", Insta-snow, a crystal tree, and more.  Learn science in a fun-filled, hands-on atmosphere.  We will also demonstrate the Big Bang Cannon, Magic Genie in the bottle, smoking volcano, and more.  All projects made in class can be taken home as part of the program. Open to Wayne children entering grades 2nd—5th.

Register online beginning Friday, July 20th at 7:00 AM.