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!


Winter Story Times 2023 - View the Flyer

Register online beginning Monday, January 9th @ 7:00 AM.

The winter session will run for 6 weeks & ends the week of February 27th.

CHILD CAN BE REGISTERED FOR ONLY 1 CLASS.

Itsy Bitsy Story Time (Indoor) begins Tuesday, January 24th or Wednesday, January 25th Tuesdays @ 10:00 AM OR Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM
Fun for you and your baby/toddler with songs, lap bounces, rhymes, puppets, stories & more.
For babies and toddlers 6 months to 23 months.


Story Time for 2s (Indoor) begins Tuesday, January 24th or Thursday, January 26th Tuesdays @ 11:00 AM OR Thursdays @ 10:00 AM
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 (Indoor) begins Monday, January 23rd or Thursday, January 26th Mondays @ 10:30 AM OR Thursdays @ 2:00 PM
Join us for stories, songs & more!
For children ages 3, 4, & 5.



Afterschool Story Time (Indoor) begins Wednesday, January 25th Wednesdays @ 4:00 PM
Stop by after school for some story time fun!
For children ages 4, 5, & 6.



*SPECIAL PLAYTIME*
Free Play Fridays in the Children’s Room *NOT A STRUCTURED STORY TIME*
playtime is ongoing
Free Play Fridays is a special, unstructured play time for babies and toddlers. Meet up to play in our new Children’s Room play area and the Story Time Room will be also be open with toys and books provided by the library. Drop in anytime between 9:30-11:30 on Fridays. Your little one will get to know other little ones! No sign up is necessary.
For babies & toddlers through 2 years old with an adult.


 

Thanksgiving Grab and Go!

This craft includes a fun word search and coloring page.

 Pick up begins Monday, November 14 at 9:00 AM. 

You have until Monday, November 21 by 6:00 PM to pick up this craft. 

Open to Wayne children ages 3 – 8. Register online beginning Monday, October 24th at 7AM. 



Green Quest: Winter Animals

Friday, November 18th, 2022 from 4:00 - 4:45 PM

Students are invited to learn about how animals adapt to the winter with Eagle Scout Aadhithyaram Balaji.

Children will also be able to engage in fun crafts to expand their understanding of these animals during the next meeting of the GreenQuest nature club!

Open to Wayne children in grades 4-6. Register online beginning Monday, October 24th at 7AM.



Gobble Up A Healthy

A Healthy Snack and Story

Monday, November 21st, 2022 from 4:00 - 4:30 PM

Join Ms. Jessica ShopRite Dietician for a tasty turkey treat!

Open to Wayne children ages 3-7. Register online beginning Monday, October 24th at 7AM




Board Games for Kids

Saturday, November 26th, 2022 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Drop by the library to play one of our board games or bring one from home.  Stay as long or as little as you want. 

Please bring your own snacks and drinks.

Open to Wayne children in grades kindergarten - 3rd. Register online beginning Monday, October 24th at 7AM




Gingerbread Man Decorating & Story

Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 4:00 - 4:30 OR 6:00 - 6:30 PM

(Child can register for only One Session). Come to the library and frost the gingerbread man, decorate & eat, or share him with the
family! Open to Wayne children ages 3 -7. *If your child has food allergies please decide if this craft is appropriate, as there are multiple food items involved**.

Register online beginning Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at 7 AM. Space is limited.



Chess Club for Kids

Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 10:00 - 11: 00 AM

Join us for the game of Chess! Open to Wayne children in grades 1st - 4th. Register online beginning Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at 7:00 



Festive Music with Kurt Gallagher

Monday, December 5, 2022 from 4:00 – 4:45 PM

Join us for some holiday tunes with Mr. Kurt! Open to Wayne children of all ages. Register online beginning Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at 7 AM 



Story time and craft with Miss Donna Cangelosi

Wednesday, December 7th, 2022 from 4:00 - 4:45 PM

Please grab a cozy cardigan and join us for a read-aloud of MISTER ROGERS' GIFT OF MUSIC, Q & A, and craft with local author, Donna Cangelosi. Signed books will be available for purchase.

Open to Wayne children ages 4 - 8. Register online beginning Tuesday, November 29th at 7:00 AM



Small Hands Big Art with Miss Dawn

Friday, December 9, 2022 from 11:00 - 11:30 AM

Join Miss Dawn for a fun holiday art project!

Open to Wayne children ages 2 1/2 - 4. Register online beginning Tuesday, November 29th at 7 AM.



Straw Rocket Challenge

Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Ready for the straw rocket challenge? We will design our own rockets and then have fun experiment with launching them in the air! Open to Wayne children from 1st to 3 rd grade.

Online registration starts Tuesday, November 29th at 7:00 AM



Holiday Grab & Go Craft

This craft includes a fun word search and coloring page. Pick up begins Monday, December 12th at 9:00 AM. You have until Monday, December 19th by 6pm to pick up this craft.

Open to Wayne children ages 3-8. Register online beginning Tuesday, November 29th at 7:00 AM.



The Polar Express

Tuesday, December 13th, 2022 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM

In this holiday classic a boy boards a magical train and takes a trip to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. This movie is rated PG and has a runtime of 100 minutes. Holiday snacks will be served!

Open to Wayne children ages 4 & up. Register online beginning Tuesday, November 29th at 7:00 AM.

**Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times. **



Kids Holiday Magic Show

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 from 4:00– 4:45 PM

Join Magician Joe Fischer for a fun holiday magic show!! Open to Wayne children ages 3 & up. Register beginning Tuesday,November 29th at 7:00 AM



Holiday Tunes with Miss Jolie

Thursday, December 15, 2022 from 4:00 -4:45 PM

Holiday Tunes with Miss Jolie. Open Wayne children ages 1-5.

Register online beginning Tuesday, November 29th at 7:00 AM.



Snowman Story & Snack

Monday, December 19, 2022 from 4:00—4:30 PM

Join our ShopRite dietician Miss Jessica for a healthy and fun Snowman Snack!

Open to Wayne children ages 21/2 — 5.

Register online beginning Tuesday, November 29th at 7AM



Mini Gingerbread House Decorating

Tuesday, December 20, 2022 from 4:00-4:30 PM

Come decorate a mini gingerbread house with Miss Marianne from Edible Arts! Open to Wayne children ages 3 – 5.

Register online beginning Tuesday, November 29th at 7 AM



Polar Express Cookie Train

Tuesday, December 20, 2022 from 5:00-5:30 PM

All aboard. Join us for loads of fun as you decorate and create your own Polar Express Cookie Train. It’s sure to be a magical time.

Open to Wayne children in ages 6-9. Register online beginning Tuesday, November 29th at 7:00 AM.


Snowy Day Craft

Thursday, December 29th from 11:00-11:30 AM Join us as we celebrate the start of the winter season with an arts & crafts program!

Children will use paint and bubble wrap to create a snowy winter scene.

Open to Wayne children ages 2 through 4. Online registration begins Tuesday, Nov. 29th at 7AM



*SPECIAL PLAYTIME*

Free Play Fridays in the Children’s Room

*NOT A STRUCTURED STORY TIME* playtime is ongoing

Free Play Fridays is a special, unstructured play time for babies and toddlers. Meet up to play in our new Children’s Room play area and the Story Time Room will be also be open with toys and books provided by the library. Drop in anytime between 9:30-11:30 on Fridays. Your little one will get to know other little ones!

No sign up is necessary. For babies & toddlers through 2 years old with an adult.