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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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. 



PAWS for Reading with Therapy Dogs at the Preakness Branch Library

2019 Dates:   June 3 - November 4 - December 2

Children ages 5 through 10 read to a therapy dog for 10 minute sessions. Session starts at 3:30 p.m.

Please register beginning December 8th at 10 AM  online by selecting the program date on the calendar.  - Pre-registration is required!

View the Flyer
 


Flower Story & Snack

Friday, May 17, 2019 from 4:00—4:30 PM

Come to the library make a fun spring snack with Shoprite Dietician Miss Natalie. Open to Wayne children ages 21/2—5. Register online beginning Thursday, May 9th at 7:00 AM.



Chess Club for Kids

Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 12:30—1:30 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 Thursday, May 9th at 7:00 AM.



Create a Ceramic Handprint

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 4:00—5:00 PM

Join us as we create a very special ceramic handprint! Open to Wayne children ages 4 — 8. Online registration begins Monday, May 13th at 7:00 AM. 



Children's Ballet

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 4:15—5:00 PM (approx.)

The McKenna School of Dance, under the direction of Cindy Griffenkranz, will present a wonderful ballet for Wayne children ages 4 & up. Children must be able to sit quietly for the entire performance.

Register online beginning Monday, May 13th at 7:00 AM.



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.



Chess Club for Kids

Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 12:30—1:30 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, May 24th at 7:00 AM.



Rainbow Story & Craft

Monday, June 3, 2019 from 10:00—10:45 AM

OR

Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 10:30—11:15 AM

**CHILD CAN REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE DATE**

Ms. Dana from Lightbridge Academy will be here to create a fun rainbow craft with the children. Open to Wayne children ages 3—5. Register online on Friday, May 24th for 6/3 OR Thursday, May 30th for 6/8 at 7:00 AM.


Back to Bach presents Rock City

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 4:00—4:45 PM

Rock City is the place to find real music education for beginners! We will expose our young participants to dynamic musical and movement-based activities, introduce them to live instruments and musically inspired-story time.

Open to Wayne children ages 5 — 9. Online registration begins Friday, May 24th at 7:00 AM. 



Recycled Crafts

Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 4:00—4:45 PM

Join Miss Savreen in creating fun recycled crafts! Open to Wayne children ages 6—8. Space is limited. Register online beginning Tuesday, May 28th at 7:00 AM.



Helmet Safety for Children

Monday, June 10, 2019 from 4:00—4:30 PM

Children will learn how to keep their brain healthy by wearing helmets when engaged in wheeled sports. Open to Wayne children in kindergarten through 6th grade. Online registration begins Saturday, June 1st at 7 AM.



Read to a Dog

Thursday, June 13, 2019 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. Each child will read from his or her own book for about 10—15 minutes. Register online beginning Tuesday, June 4th at 7:00 AM.



Sweet Summer Craft with Miss Melissa

Monday, June 17, 2019 from 6:30—7:00 PM

Summer is almost here! Come join us as we celebrate the sweetest season with a craft. Open to Wayne children ages 3 — 6. Parent/guardian must stay with the child to help complete the craft. Register online beginning Monday, June 10th at 7:00 AM.



Summer Reading Kickoff: Waddle into World of Penguins!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 4:00 – 4:45 PM

Jenkinson’s Aquarium will be at the library with a Penguin visitor to teach us all about how they live, eat, and grow in many different environments. Open to Wayne children ages 3—10. Register online beginning Wednesday, June 5th at 7:00 AM.



Knit & Nosh for Kids

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 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.

Open to Wayne kids in grades 2nd -4th.

Register online beginning Wednesday, June 5th at 7 AM.



Music with Kurt Gallagher

Monday, June 24, 2019 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 Friday, June 14th at 7:00 AM.



Little Al Dinosaur

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 4:00—4:45 PM

Little Al is a 3D interlocking puzzle of an Allosaurus Dinosaur. With over 30 pieces to piece together, every student will get the chance to participate in rebuilding our Jurassic Dinosaur.

Open to Wayne children ages 3—6. Register online beginning Monday, June 17th at 7:00 AM.