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


Printable March 2018 Kids Calendar on (8 1/2" X 11") 


 

Winter Spring Story Times 2018

Register online from the Events Calendar by clicking on the date of the program and title of the event.

Winter Spring Story Time Sessions will begin the week of February 5th, 2018 and continue through the week of April 16th, 2018. Only Monday Story Times will end the week of Monday, April 23rd.

**NOTE: There will be No Story Time on Monday, February 19th (President's Day), Monday March 12th (library event) and the week of April 2nd (Spring Recess). 

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES:
  • Online registration begins on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 7:00 a.m. Register online by clicking on the Events calendar for the week of February 5th to the left or visit Events above.
  • 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.
  • 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
- Open to students in elementary, middle and high school who attend Wayne Schools.

Tuesdays & Wednesdays 2:45 - 4:30 P.M. from Sept 2017 Date to be announced. 

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:
 Feb. 12 - March 5 - April 2 - May 14 - 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


Celebrate Winter

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 6:15—7:00 PM

Winter is here, and with it comes snow! We’ll read stories, play a game, make a craft, eat snacks and have fun! Open to Wayne children in grades 1st—4th.

Register online beginning Monday, January 22nd at 7:00 AM.  


Love Your Library Contest

Friday, February 2nd – Monday, February 12th

How many hugs and kisses are in the jar? The person who guesses closest to the correct number wins the jar of candy! Open to Wayne children of all ages!


Valentine's Day party

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 6:00—7:15 PM (approx.)

Let’s celebrate Valentine’s Day by making a “Conversation Heart” craft, play HEART Bingo and end the night watching a short Valentine movie. Children will also enjoy “sweet” treats and a drink. Open to Wayne children in grades K through 4.

Register online beginning Monday, January 29th at 7:00 AM.


Valentine's Day Craft

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 4:00—4:30 PM

It’s Valentine’s Day! Come celebrate by making a craft. Children will listen to a story and create a unique Valentine's Day inspired craft. Open to Wayne children ages 3—7. Parent/guardian must stay with the child to help complete the craft.

Register online beginning Tuesday, February 6th at 7:00 AM.


Read To A Dog

Thursday, February 15, 2018 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. Two therapy dogs will be on hand to listen carefully. They will not criticize or correct, but will patiently allow the child to read at his or her own pace. Each child will read from his or her own book for about 10—15 minutes.

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


Chinese New Year

Friday, February 16, 2018 from 2:00—3:15 PM

Let’s celebrate the Year of the Dog with New Year nibbles and learn about this celebration. Natalie, MS, RD from ShopRite of Wayne, will be teaching us how to make a healthy snack and we will learn to fold an origami heart with a dollar. Please bring a one dollar bill for this program. *Please be aware this may not be an allergy-friendly program. Open to children and YAs in 4th through 9th grade.

Register online beginning Friday, February 2nd at 7:00 AM.


Spiderman: Homecoming
©Columbia Pictures

Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 1:30—3:30+ PM
Rated PG-13, Run Time: 2 hours 13 minutes

Peter Parker balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and finds himself on the trail of a new menace prowling the skies of New York City. Open to children and YAs in 3rd—8th grade. Register online beginning Sunday, February 4th at 7:00 AM.


Music with Kurt Gallagher

Monday, February 19, 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 Saturday, February 10th at 7:00 AM.


Chess Club for Kids

Saturday, February 24, 2018 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 Friday, February 16th at 7:00 AM.


Kids Knitting

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 4:00—5:00 PM

Learn the basic skills to create fun knitted projects! Knitting club is open to beginners or those who want to improve their skills. NOTE: Please bring your own kids Knitting Needles: 7”-Size 10/6mm or anything close to this would be preferred for little hands.  Wayne children must be in grades 2nd — 4th. Space is limited.

Register online beginning Friday, February 16th at 7:00 AM.


Celebrate Dr. Seuss with Polka Dot

Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 4:15—5:00 PM

POLKA DOT (A.K.A. Ron Albanese) will help us celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with stories, songs & silly antics! Don’t miss this fun event! Open to Wayne children ages 2—8.

Register online beginning Tuesday, February 20th at 7:00 AM.