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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Kids Helping Kids - In Person

Begins Tuesday, September 21

Kids Helping Kids is a free tutoring program run by the Wayne Valley Chapter of the Natinal Honor Society

Tuesdays: 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Wednesdays: 3:00 - 4:00 PM and 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Wayne Public Library 

Space is limited and is first come, first serve. If the space hs reached capacity, students may be asked to come back later that day or the next session. We will do everything we can to help as many students as possible.

No elementary or middle school students should be dropped off; a parent should be present in the library at all times. 

Students must follow CDC/ Wayne Public Library COvid-19  guidelines 

For more information please email asolomon@wayneschools.com and alyssavarghesem@gmail.com


Fall 2021 Story Times - View the flyer

Registration for story times begins Wednesday, September 1st at 7:00 AM. 

Visit waynepubliclibrary.org and click on the calendar to register.

Please note that all outdoor story times are weather permitting.

If you are unsure if class has been cancelled please check your email or give us a call at 973-694-4272 ext. 5301.



Virtual Story Time For children ages 2 & up

Tuesdays from 10:00-10:30 AM and from 4:00-4:30 PM

Begins Tuesday, September 21st through November 15th

Join Miss Melissa for a fun-filled Zoom story time! Join us for a morning class at 10 AM or an afternoon class at 4 PM. We will meet up virtually for stories, flannels, songs and finger plays! Zoom links will be sent out the day before the event.



Stories in Shai Shacknai Memorial Park For children ages 2 & up

Wednesdays from 4:00-4:30 PM

Begins Wednesday, September 29th through November 17th

Join Miss Bernadette for some stories in the park (weather permitting)! Shai Shacknai Park is located at 55 Greenrale Avenue in Wayne. No registration is necessary. If you are unsure about the weather, please give us a call to see if the class has been cancelled.



Outdoor Itsy Bitsy Time For infants 6 months to 23 months

Thursdays from 10:00-10:30 AM

Begins Thursday, September 23rd through November 18th

Fun for you and your baby with songs, rhymes and stories (weather permitting)! Join Miss Melissa outside on the library lawn, for an interactive baby time. Please bring a chair and/or blanket. Please register online so that you will be notified in case class is cancelled due to the weather.



Outdoor Story Time at the Library For children ages 2 & up

Thursdays from 2:00-2:30 PM
Begins Thursday, September 23rd through November 18th
Let’s have fun on the library lawn (weather permitting)! Join Miss Melissa outside the library for stories, songs and more! Please bring a chair and/or blanket. Please register online so that you will be notified in case the class is cancelled due to the weather.



Read to a Dog (Indoor)

Monday, September 27 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.

Online registration starts Wednesday, September 1st at 7:00 AM



Kids Coloring Club: Cute Autumn Critters (Indoor)

Tuesday, September 28th from 4:00 – 4:45 PM

Pick a unique design and lets start coloring!

Open to Wayne children entering 3rd grade and up.

Online registration starts Tuesday, September 14th at 7:00 AM.



From Feathers to Fur: Meet Houdini the Guinea Pig (Virtual)

Wednesday, September 29th from 4:00 – 4:45 PM

What do you know about having a guinea pig for a pet!

Open to Wayne children entering 3rd grade & up

Online registration starts Wednesday, September 15th at 7:00 AM.



Disney Themed Concert with Bach to Rock (Outdoor)

Thursday, September 30th from 4:00–4:30PM

Join Miss Casey for a fun Disney themed concert!!!

Open to Wayne children ages 3 and up

Online registration starts Wednesday, September 1st at 7:00 AM.



Art of Dawn: Fantastic Flowers (Virtual)

Thursday, September 30th from 4:00 – 5:00PM

Did you know some of the most beautiful flowers only bloom in the Fall? Learn to draw these fantastic floras!

Open to Wayne children entering 2nd grade and up.

Online registration starts Wednesday, September 15th at 7:00 AM.



Outdoor Magic with the Amazing Sam!!

Saturday, October 2nd, from 11:00 – 11:30 AM

Join us for some awesome tricks with Sam the Magician!

Open to Wayne children ages 5 & up.

Online registration has begun.



Boogie Woogie Babies (Outdoor)

Thursday, October 7th, from 10:30 - 11:00 AM

Sing and dance with your baby under the blue sky! Boogie Woogie Babies is a fun way for baby and their big person to learn simple dance moves while bonding with their little one. Please bring a blanket for your family to stay on.
Open to Wayne children ages 6 months - 3 years.

Online registration has begun. Space is limited. 



Krypton Warriors: Shaping Young Minds into Warrior Engineers (Virtual)

Thursday, October 7th, from 6:00-7:00 PM

Students will walk away from our class as Warrior Engineers ready to take on STEM challenges.
Virtual program / Open to kids 2nd to 4th grades.

Online Registration starts Thursday, September 23rd at 7:00 AM.



Halloween Art with Miss Dawn (Virtual)

Friday, October 8th, from 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Make some spooky Halloween Art with Miss Dawn! Open to Wayne children in grades 1st - 4th.

Online registration has begun. Space is limited.



Read to a Dog (Indoor)

Thursday, October 14th, 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.

Online registration has begun.



Art of Dawn: Spooky Trees (Virtual)

Friday, October 15th, from 4:00-5:00 PM

Its that time of year to enjoy creating ghoulish characters

Virtual program / Open to Wayne young adults entering 4th grade & up.

Online Registration starts Friday, October 1th at 7:00 AM.



Halloween Cupcake Decorating (Indoor)

Monday, October 18th, from 4:00 - 4:30 PM

Come and make a Halloween themed cupcake!

Open to Wayne children in kindergarten & up.  Space is limited. Online registration has begun.



Spooky Outdoor Concert with Kurt Gallagher

Tuesday, October 19th, from 4:00 – 4:45 PM

Kurt Gallagher will be here to celebrate Halloween with the whole family! We will have a Bootastic time!

Open to Wayne children of all ages.

Online registration has begun.



Pumpkin Painting, Bring Your Own Pumpkin (Indoor)

Tuesday, October 19th from 6:30 - 7:00 PM

or Thursday, October 21st, from 4:00 - 4:30 PM

Wayne kids are invited to decorate their pumpkin. We’ll provide the brushes and paint, and you provide the creativity. Please be sure to wear a smock or an old shirt.

Open to Wayne children ages 4 - 8. Online registration has begun. Child can only register for one session. Space is limited.



Feathers to Fur: Beekeeping with Quinn (Virtual)

Thursday, October 21st, from 4:00-4:30 PM

Learn from our local beekeeper Quinn what it takes to have your own apiary.

Virtual program / Open to all ages.

Online Registration starts Thursday, October 7th at 7:00 AM



Edible Arts: Haunted Graveyard (Indoor)

Tuesday, October 26th, from 4:30-5:00 PM

Make a scary cemetery scene that is also taste good In library program / Open to Wayne young adults entering 4th grade & up.

Online Registration starts Tuesday, Oct 12th at 7:00 AM



Family Haunted House Decorating (Indoor)

Tuesday, October 26th, from 5:30 – 6:15 PM or 6:45 - 7:30 PM

Join us for a fun Haunted House Decorating Program!! Open to Wayne children in kindergarten & up.

Space is limited. Online registration has begun.



Spooktacular Caricatures (Indoor)

Thursday, October 28th, from 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Have yourself drawn as a (not-so-scary) caricature!

Open to Wayne children ages 4 and up.

Space is limited. Online registration has begun.