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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Printable September 2018 Kids Calendar on (8 1/2" X 14")

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Fall Story Times 2018

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 24th, 2018 and continue through the week of November 12th, 2018. 

**NOTE: There will be No Tot Time on Monday, October 8th due to Columbus Day and No Picture Book Story Time and No Tot-Time on Tuesday, November 6th due to Election Day.

  • Online registration begins on Monday, September 10, 2018 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. 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 for more information. 

PAWS for Reading with Therapy Dogs at the Preakness Branch Library

2018 Dates:  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. 

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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!


Reading Log: Ages 2-7

Reading Log: Ages 8 & Up

Book Buddies

Monday, August 6, 2018 from 2:00—2:45 PM

Book Buddies is a drop-in story time. Stay as long (or little) as you like. Wayne Y.A.s entering grades 6 & up are the “Reading Buddies”. They will read to small children during this program.

Open to Wayne children ages 3 & up. Online registration starts Monday, July 23rd at 7:00 AM.

RainForest Craft with Miss Melissa

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 2:00—2:30 PM

At our Rainforest Craft, children will listen to One Day on Out Blue Planet: In the Rainforest by Ella Bailey and create their own amazing rainforest-inspired craft 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, July 30th at 7:00 AM. 

Word Winder

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from 3:30—4:30 PM

Get ready for some team fun! WORD WINDER is the game of winding words. Lay down your chips to form winding lines of words connecting one side of the board to the other.

Open to Wayne young adults & kids entering 4th—8th grade. Online registration starts Wednesday, July 25th at 7:00 AM.

Music with Kurt Gallagher

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from 6:15—7:00 PM

Mr. Gallagher will perform a happy, lively presentation of songs and music. This concert will be held outside (weather permitting), otherwise it will be held in the library’s meeting room.

Open to Wayne children of all ages. Register online beginning Monday, July 30th at 7:00 AM.

Sharks Rock: The Magic of Sharks

Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 11:00—11:45 AM

Steve Woyce is back with a shark-themed magic show that is both educational and entertaining! Kids will help Steve make the magic happen as they learn amazing shark facts in this high-energy, comedy-magic show.

Open to Wayne children ages 3 – 11. Register online beginning Monday, July 30th at 7:00 AM.

Make an Art Silhouette

Friday, August 10, 2018 from 10:30—11:00 AM

Join Miss Dawn in creating a cool silhouette picture. Open to Wayne children ages 3 — entering kindergarten. Register online beginning Thursday, August 2nd at 7:00 AM 

Summertime Story & Snack

Monday, August 13, 2018 from 4:00—4:30 PM

Come and make a refreshing summer snack with Miss Natalie, ShopRite of Wayne dietician. Open to Wayne children ages 3 through 6. Register online beginning Sunday, August 5th at 7:00 AM. 

Make Jiggly Slime

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 from 1:00—1:45 PM

Create jiggly slime with CommuniTeen Mia! Please be sure to wear a smock or an old t-shirt.

Open to Wayne children entering grades 2nd through 4th. Register online beginning Monday, August 6th at 7 AM.

Children's Summer Reading Club Finale: the Spoon Man

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from 11:00—11:45 AM

The Spoon Man, aka Jim Cruise, is a published author who offers a hilarious interactive comedy program for children of all ages. He has a totally clean act because he never uses dirty silverware. He gives a really stirring performance.

Open to Wayne children who have completed at least 10 books or 4 hours of reading.

This program will be held at Wayne Valley High School Auditorium.

You may register online for the program @ as soon as you are eligible.

Let's Paint with Miss Melissa

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 11:00—11:30 AM

Let’s have fun with paint! Children will listen to a story and create a painting using rollers, brushes and other fun painting tools. After, we will enjoy a colorful snack. Parent/guardian must stay with child. Washable paints will be used so please dress child appropriately.

Open to Wayne children ages 21/2 — 5. Register online beginning Tuesday, August 14th at 7:00 AM.