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 August 2019 Kids Calendar on Legal Size paper (8 1/2 X14")


Printable July 2019 Kids Calendar on Legal size paper (8 1/2 X14")


Summer Story Times 2019

Register online from the Events Calendar by clicking on the date of the program and title of the event.
Sessions begin the week of July 2, 2019 and continue through the week of August 6, 2019.


PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES:
  • Online registration begins on Monday, June 17, 2019  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.
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. 



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2019 Summer Reading Club!

Registration begins on June 18th

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 18th at 9:00 AM. The last day to sign-up is Monday, August 5th. The club ends on Saturday, August 10th at 4:00 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.


FREE STEAM Workshop for Kids ages 5-12 (Required attendance to participate in the July Program!

Saturday, June 22, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

Try your hand at some of these awesome activities! Robotics!, 3-D Printing! , Technology Engineering!, and Science! 


In order to participate in The Fee Based STEAM program for July, your child must attend this workshop! 

View the Flyer!




Red, White & Blue Story & Snack

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from 3:00—3:30 PM

Let’s celebrate the USA! Come and make a healthy patriotic snack with Miss Natalie. 

Open to Wayne children ages 21/2—5. Register online beginning Monday, June 24th at 7:00 AM.  



Art Kids Academy Presents: The Solar System

Monday, July 8, 2019 from 11:00 AM—12:00 PM

Kids will learn about the solar system & planets as they design their own universe of planets.

Open to Wayne children entering grades 2nd—5th. Register online beginning Friday, June 28th at 7:00 AM.  




Joe Fischer's Secrets of Magic!

Monday, July 1, 2019 from 10:30 – 11:15 AM

Children are taken behind the scenes to discover how magicians do their tricks. Each child will get their own bag of tricks which they get to keep and perform with. Taught by professional magic Joe Fischer, this is not to be missed.

Open to Wayne children ages 3 & up. Register online beginning Friday, June 21st at 7:00 AM.



ideaLab STEAM Workshops

Saturday, July 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 10:00 — 11:00 AM

The reduced rate fee is $10 per child.  The Wayne Free Public Library Foundation is generously paying the other $10 per child.  This is a great opportunity to get your child involved in a STEAM Workshop!
Children must be entering grades 1st—3rd. 

Wayne residents only. To register: You MUST attend the Idea Lab STEAM Workshop on Saturday, June 22nd from 11am — 1pm. Register online beginning Monday, June 24th at 7:00 AM. 



Let's Explore Space!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 from 2:15 —3:00 PM

Join us as we take a trip to space with creative crafts and fun games!

Open to Wayne children entering grades 3rd — 5th. Register online beginning Monday, July 1st at 7:00 AM.



Children's Movie: Ralph Breaks the Internet ©Disney

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 12:30 – 2:30 PM

Join us for this month’s movie: Ralph Breaks the Internet. Six year after the events of “Wreck-It-Ralph,” Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure. Rated PG, Runtime 1 hour, 52 minutes.

Open to Wayne children entering grades K– 4th.

Register online beginning Monday, July 1st at 7:00 AM.



Mind Reading Game Show

Monday, July 15, 2019 from 2:00—2:45 PM

Flavian will read your mind and make you laugh as he reveals answers to some very funny questions! Come and experience an “Out of This World” entertainment experience that is new, different, fun and exciting! Open to Wayne kids & Y.A.s entering grades 3rd—12th..

Register online beginning Monday, July 1st at 7:00 AM.



Out of this World Craft with Miss Melissa

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 from 2:00—2:30 PM

Let’s blast-off into space at our Out of This World Craft! Children will listen to a special reading of the book Mousetronaut by astronaut Mark Kelly and create a unique craft inspired by the story!

Open to Wayne children ages 3—6. Parent/guardian must stay with the child to help complete the craft. Register online beginning Monday, July 8th at 7:00 AM.



Krypton Warriors

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 from 6:00—7:00 PM

Join the Krypton Warriors as we explore space and technology!
Open to Wayne kids entering 3rd grade & up.

Online registration begins Tuesday, July 2nd at 7:00 AM.



Housel Fitness presents: Sky's the Limit

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 1:30 — 2:15 PM

We are very excited for this year's SPACE theme!!  Our interactive show, The Sky’s the Limit, will stress the importance of READING! We will read just enough of a book to get the kids longing for more and then we will turn that book into a fun game, dance, or activity. Every child leaves with reading list and a smile!  Just some of the activities we have planned are; The Martian Hop, Blast Off, Asteroids, the Planet Toss and MORE!!!

Open to Wayne children ages 3—8. Online registration begins Monday, July 8th at 7:00 AM. 



Learn to Braid Hair!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Ages 4 – 8: (10:30 – 11:45 AM)

& Ages 9 – 13 (12:00 – 1:15 PM)

Michele Arnold is a hairstylist who joins us to teach the basics of hair braiding. Please come with freshly brushed, detangled hair. Attendees should bring their own hairbrushes (sanitized combs will be provided for braiding).

Open to Wayne residents only. Register online beginning Tuesday, July 9th at 7:00 AM.


Space Quest Treasure Hunt!

Friday, July 19, 2019 from 5:30—7:00 PM

Have a Grand Adventure as you reveal hidden clues, solve baffling riddles, unlock buried secrets, follow mysterious trails, and overcome challenging obstacles to recover a priceless alien treasure!

Open to Wayne kids entering grades 3rd—9th. Online registration starts Friday, July 5th at 7:00 AM.



Create an Edible UFO

Monday, July 22, 2019 from 12:30—1:00 PM

Join Ms. Marianne from Edible Arts to create a unique edible UFO.
Open to Wayne children ages 4—7.

*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 Friday, July 12th at 7:00 AM.



Turtle Dance presents: Space! The Cosmos for Kids!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Space! The Cosmos for Kids is a fun techno-space-dance-party for kids and teens. Each song includes dancing, music technology and information about our solar system to a thumping beat. Audience members will meet aliens from outer space, travel through black holes, discover the different characteristics of the eight planets, sing karaoke, participate in a rap battle about the sun and learn about the differences between revolution and rotation.

Open to Wayne children ages 2 & up.

Register online beginning Friday, July 12th at 7:00 AM.



Eyes of the Wild presents: Animals are Out of this World!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 6:30 – 7:15 PM

Humans should celebrate the first man on the moon. BUT….Did you know that a multitude of our animal friends had already made the trip to space long before we did? This program will feature three important scientific topics.

Open to Wayne children ages 3 & up.

Register online beginning Monday, July 15th at 7:00 AM.



Melody Mom Music Fun!

Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 10:00—10:45 AM

Enjoy dancing, singing, and parachute play with new friends!

Open to Wayne children ages 18 months—4 years old.

Register online beginning Tuesday, July 16 at 7:00 AM.



Science Tellers presents: Aliens: Escape from Earth

Friday, July 26, 2019 from 1:30 – 2:15 PM

During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth — but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet! Pursued by a crazy space scientist, they must risk everything to rescue the aliens and get them back to their spaceship — before it’s too late!

Open to Wayne children entering kindergarten — 5th grade. Register online beginning Tuesday, July 16th at 7:00 AM.



Pearl Observatory: StarLab

Monday, July 29, 2019 from 11:00—11:45 AM

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 entering kindergarten—4th grade. Register online beginning Friday, July 19th at 7:00 AM.



Yoga Magic

Thursday, July 30, 2019 from 1:00—1:45 PM

Debi, our yoga instructor, will teach the benefits of yoga. Learn about your own energy and become aware of an ancient art that can help your focus.

Open to Wayne kids & Y.A.s entering grades 4—12. Online registration starts Tuesday, July 16th at 7:00 AM.



Morris Museum presents: Musical Instruments from Around the World!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 from 12:00—12:45 PM

Participants will experience a multi-sensory exploration of music by seeing, hearing and touching instruments as diverse as the Brazilian cuica, Polynesian pu’ili sticks, American Indian flute, and a German zither, and learn a bit about the culture that created each instrument.

Open to Wayne children entering kindergarten—8th grade. Register online beginning Monday, July 22nd at 7:00 AM.