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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**Programs are open to Wayne residents only, unless otherwise noted and are held either virtually or at Wayne Public Library. Registration can be done online at waynepubliclibrary.org beginning at 7:00 AM on the registration date. Note: If you are unable to attend a program, please kindly call the library in advance. This will allow others on the waiting list to attend and will prevent waste of materials. Thank you!


Summer Story Times 2024 - (Wayne Residents Only) - View the flyer

Register online beginning Tuesday, June 11th @ 7:00 AM.
The spring session will run for 7 weeks & ends the week of August 4th.
CHILD CAN BE REGISTERED FOR ONLY 1 INDOOR CLASS.


Story Time for All Ages 

Once a monthe on Saturdays at 10:15 AM.  
Sign Up is Required 
Upcoming Dates: May 11th, June 29th, July 27th, August 24th.


Outdoor Story Time on the Library Lawn (In case of rain, class will be inside) 
Wednesdays @ 9:30: June 26, July: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & August 7 
Join Miss Melissa outisde on the library lawn for an interactive story time for all ages. 
Please bring a chair and/or blanket. 
For children of all ages. 


Itsy Bitsy Story Time (Indoors) 
Tuesdays @ 10:00 AM : June 25, July: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & August 6 OR
Wednesdays @ 10:15 AM June 26, July: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & August 7
Fun for you and your baby/toddler with songs, lab bounces, rhymes, puppets, stories & more. 
For babies and toddlers 6 months to 23 months. 


Story Time for 2s (Indoors)
Tuesdays @ 11:00 AM: June 25, July: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & August 6 OR 
Thursdays @ 10:00 AM: June 27, July: 11, 18, 25 & August: 1, 8 
This story time session is for children who have outgrown Itsy Bitsy, but are not yet ready for the 3 & up class. We will take elements from both Itsy Bitsy and our 3 & up class to create a special class just for twos! 
For children age 2. 


Story Time for 3s, 4s, & 5s (Indoors) 
Mondays @ 10:00 AM: June 24, July: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & August 5 OR 
Thursdays @ 2:00 PM: June 26, July: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & August 7 
This class features longer stories, songs, flannels, guessing games, finger plays and more! 
For children ages 3, 4 & 5.  


Stories at James W. Roe Memorial Pool 
Wednesdays @ 2:00 PM: June 26, July: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & August 7 
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. 


Free Play Fridays in the Story Time Room *NOT A STRUCTURED STORY TIME* 
Every Friday From 9:30 - 11:45 AM (Playtime is ongoing throughout the year.)
Free Play Fridays is a special, unstructured play time for infants and toddlers. Drop in antime between 9:30-11:30 on Fridays. Your little one will get to know other little ones! 
No sign up is necessary. 
For babies and toddlers through 3 years old with an adult. 



Summer Reading Club 

Begins Tuesday, June 18th at 9:00 AM and runs through Monday, August 12th at 5:00 PM. Open to Wayne children ages 2 - entering 5th grade and Young Adults entering 6th grade & up. 

*Children and young adults must register in person for this club! * 



Draw with Ms. Bernadine 

Monday, June 24, 2024 at 12:30 - 1:30 PM 

Follow along and learn how to draw, step-by-step, a fun adventure scene with Ms. Bernadine. 

Open to Wayne children and young adults entering 4th grade & up. 

Register online on 6/1 at 7:00 AM 



Test Your Concentration 

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 3:00 - 4:00 PM 

This easy and fun game will improve your memorization, concentration, and attention skills. The first team to make the most matches wins! 

Open to Wayne children and young adults entering 4th grade & up. 

Register online on 6/1 at 7:00 AM 



Outdoor Music with Kurt Gallagher 

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 6:00 - 6:45 PM

Join us for singing & dancing with Mr. Kurt! If weather conditions are bad, program will be held indoors. 

Open to Wayne children and young adults of all ages. 

Register online on 5/23 at 7:00 AM



Knit & Nosh 

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM 

Let's get together and learn how to knit. We welcome beginner knitters!

Open to Wayne children and young adults entering 3rd grade & up. 

Register online on 6/1 at 7:00 AM



Taylor Swift Party 

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 3:30 - 5:00 PM 

Bring all your Swiftie Besties to our sing along with Bach to Rock! We will also make friendship bracelets, have cupcakes and more. 

Open to Wayne children ages 6 - 11. 

Register online on 5/23 at 7:00 AM. 



The Magic Adventure Show 

Friday, June 28, 2024 at 11:00 - 11:45 AM 

Join us for a magical adventure with magician Steve Woyce. 

Open to Wayne children of all ages. 

Register online on 5/23 at 7:00 AM 



 Teen Creates: Funky Pens

Friday, June 28, 2024 at 2:00 - 3:00 PM 

Design a cool & unique one-of-a-kind pen with Sarah. 

Open to Wayne children and young adults entering 4th grade & up. 

Register online on 5/23 at 7:00 AM 



Saturday Stories & Songs With Miss Melissa

Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 10:15 - 10:45 AM 

Join Miss Melissa on a special Saturday morning for stories and songs. 

Open to Wayne children from 6 months up to 5 years old. 

Register online on 5/23 at 7:00 AM



Drawing With Ms. Bernadine 

Monday, July 1, 2024 at 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM (Gr. 1-3) OR 12:30 - 1:30 PM (Gr. 4 & up)

Join us for a fun summer drawing with Ms. Bernadine! 

Open to Wayne children entering grades 1 -3. 

Register online on 6/24 at 7AM. 



Read to a Dog

Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at 1:30 - 2:30 PM 

Children will improve their reading skills by reading aloud to a dog who loves to listen! Please bring a book from home. 

Open to Wayne children entering K-5. 

Register online on 6/24 at 7AM. 



Red, White & Blue Snack

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 12:00 - 12:30 PM 

Join ShopRite Dietitian Miss Sabrina in making a "cool" Fourth of July snack! 

Open to Wayne children ages 4-6. 

Register online on 6/24 at 7AM. 



Jump, Sing & Dance with JP Arthur 

Saturday, July 6, 2024 at 11:00 - 11:45 AM 

Join us for this interactive concert where kids are encouraged to join in, to play their air guitars, and to sing along to the music. 

Open to Wayne children ages 2-5. 

Register online on 6/24 at 7AM. 



Oceans & Sharks Rock 

Monday, July 8, 2024 at 4:00 - 4:45 PM 

Join us for a fun interactive exhibit, show, and seashell dig presented by the ever popular team at DINOSAURS ROCK! 

Open to Wayne children ages 4 & up. 

Register online on 6/24 at 7AM. 



3D Drawing 

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 1:00 - 1:30 PM (ages 8-10) 

Join us for some cool 3D drawings with Miss Medha! 

Open to Wayne children ages 8-10. 

Register online on 6/24 at 7AM. 



Wildlife Wonders Story & Craft 

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 2:15 - 3:00 PM 

Come learn about pangolins. We will listen to a story and create a unique animal craft inspired by these adorable animals! 

Open to Wayne children entering grades K-2. 

Register online on 6/24 at 7AM. 



Zoom Balloons with Mr. Earl 

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 11:00 - 11:45 AM 

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! 

Open to Wayne children ages 3-8.  Space is limited

Register online on 6/24 at 7AM. 



Yoga for Kids 

Thursday July, 2024 at 10:00 - 10:30 AM OR 10:45 - 11:15 AM 

Kelly from Kidding Aroung Yoga will be hosting Yoga for Kids! 

Open to Wayne children ages 2 & up. 

Register online on 6/24 at 7AM. 



Books & Brushes Storytime & Art Program With Miss Melissa

Friday, July 12, 2024 at 10:00 - 10:30 AM OR 11:00 - 11:30 AM 

Join Miss Melissa for a fun story time and painting class! 

Open to Wayne children ages 2-4. Children can only be registered for 1 class. 

Register online on 6/24 at 7AM. 



Pokemon Meet - Up 

Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 12:00 - 2:00 PM 

Mr. Dan, Pokemon expert, will be on hand to assist children at the meetup! Using your own cards, you can play and trade with other fans! Snacks will be served. * You can drop in or stay during the program hours. 

Open to Wayne children ages 7 & up. 

Register online on 6/24 at 7AM. 



Jack's Petting & Pony Farm 

Monday July 15, 2024 at 10:00 - 11:30 AM 

Meet our friend's from Jack's Petting Zoo as we greet exciting animal pals! There will be chicks, bunnies, a pony & more! 

Open to Wayne children of all ages. 

Register online on 6/24 at 7AM. 



Snakes N Scales: Strange World of Reptiles 

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 6:30 - 7:15 PM 

Meet native and exotic reptiles during our hour-long program with Erin Mellini. Hear the animals' stories of rescue and recovery, and learn some amazing facts along the way! 

Open to Wayne children ages 3 & up. 

Register online on 6/24 at 7AM. 



Steve Woyce Presents: Fun With Magic Sensory/ Autism Friendly Show 

Thursday July 18, 2024 at 6:00 - 6:45 PM 

Full Effect Productions presents "Fun with Magic." This show is both educational and entertaining. The audience will help Steve Woyce make the magic happen as they watch amazing tricks in this high-energy comedy/thrilling show.

Attention: Please inform the library of any modification needed because of a disability to enjoy this program. 

Register online on 6/24 at 7AM. 



Monster Truck Story & Activity 

Friday, July 19. 2024 at 10:30 - 11:00 AM 

Join Miss Melissa for a monster truck-themed story time and activity! 

Open to Wayne children ages 3-5. 

Register online on 6/24 at 7AM. 



Science Heroes: Adventures of the Lost Treasure 

Monday, July 22, 2024 at 11:00 - 11:45 AM 

This interactive and exciting STEM show combines the magic of stories with the wonder of science! 

Open to Wayne children entering grades K-5. 

Register online on 6/24 at 7AM. 



Summer Grab & Go Craft 

This craft includes a word search and coloring page. Pick up beings July 23, 2024 at 9:00 AM. You have until Tuesday, July 30 by 5:00 PM to collect this craft. 

Open to Wayne children ages 3-8. 

Register online on 6/24 at 7AM. 



Knit & Nosh 

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 12:00 - 1:00 PM 

Let's get together and learn how to knit. We welcome beginner knitters! 

Open to Wayne children and young adults entering grades 3rd & up. 

Register online on 7/1 at 7AM.


 Knit With Nat ( Not a Beginner's Class) 

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Do you have a basic understanding of the knit stitch and purl stitch? We will continue to learn more advanced techniques in the program. 

Open to Wayne children & young adults entering 3rd grade & up. 

Register online on 7/1 at 7AM.



Children's Afternoon Movie, Pizza & Ice Cream 

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 12:00 - 2:30 PM 

Movie: Trolls Band Together: In this 2023 musical comedy, Floyd is kidnapped, Branch and Poopy embark in a journey to reunite his two brothers and rescue Floyd.  Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes Rated PG 

Open to Wayne children ages 4 & up. 

Register online on 6/24 at 7AM. 



Early Readers Book Club With a Therapy Dog 

Thursday, July 25 att 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Join Miss Melissa and Miss Natalie for our brand new Early Readers Book Club! Each child will be given a copy of the story to follow along while the book is read aloud. Children do not have to be fluent readers in order to participate. The read-aloud will be followed by a fun activity. This month our special guest will be a therapy dog! 

This club is for Wayne children entering 1st, 2nd & 3rd grade. 

Register online on 6/24 at 7AM. 



Move & Groove With Miss Jolie Band 

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 6:30 - 7:15 PM 

Move and Groove with Miss Jolie Band by singing her favorite summer songs. 

Open to Wayne children of all ages. 

Register online on 6/24 at 7AM. 




Sewing Class (Entering 4th grade &up) 

Saturday, July 37, 2024 at 10:00AM - 12:00 PM OR 1:00 - 3:00 PM 

Come join us in learning the basics of sewing. 

Open to Wayne children & young adults entering 4th grade & up. 

Register online on 6/24 at 7AM. 



Saturday Stories & Songs With Miss Melissa 

Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 10:30 - 11:00 AM 

Join Miss Melissa for a special Saturday morning for stories and songs. 

Open to Wayne children from 6 months up to 5 years old. 

Register online on 6/24 at 7AM. 



Young Engineers STEM Project: Portable Drumming Machine (Ages 6-9) 

Monday, July 29, 2024 at 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM OR 12:45 - 2:00 PM 

Join us for an exciting STEM class. 

Open to Wayne children ages 6-9. 

Register online on 6/24 at 7AM. 



Summer Painting With Miss Vilma 

Tuesday July 30, 2024 at 4:00 - 5:00 PM (Ages 5-7) 5:30 - 6:30 PM (Ages 8-10) 

Join us for a summer painting with Miss Vilma! 

Register online on 6/24 at 7AM. 



Edible Arts: Turtle Scene (Ages 4-6) 

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 11:30 - 12:15 AM 

Join Miss Marianne from Edible arts in creating an edible image. 

Register online on 6/24 at 7AM. 



Edible Arts: Camping Scene (Ages 7-9) 

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 12:30 - 1:15 PM 

Join Miss Marianne from Edible arts in creating an edible image. 

Register online on 6/24 at 7AM. 



Edible Arts: Off Roading Fun (Grade 4 & Up) 

July, 31, 2024 at 1:30 - 2:00 PM 

Join Miss Marianne from Edible arts in creating an edible image. 

Register online on 6/24 at 7AM.