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


Registration for story times begins Monday, December 20th at 7:00 AM.

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

Winter classes will run from the week of January 10th through the week of February 21st. Indoor class sizes will be limited. You can only register for one indoor class. In order to create a safe
environment for all attendees, we are requiring masks to be worn by anyone 2 years and older while in the story time.

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


Story Time at the Library (Indoors) For children ages 2 & up

Mondays from 10:30-11:00 AM OR Thursdays from 2:00-2:30 PM

Join us for stories, songs, finger plays and fun!


Virtual Story Time For children ages 2 & up

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

Join us for a fun-filled Zoom story time!



Afterschool Story Time (Indoors) For children ages 3 1/2-6

Wednesdays from 4:00-4:30 PM

Stop by after school for stories, songs and more.



Itsy Bitsy Time (Indoors) For infants 6 months to 23 months

Tuesdays from 11:00-11:30 AM OR Wednesdays from 10:00-10:30 AM OR Thursdays from 10:30-11:00 AM

Fun for you and your baby with songs, rhymes and stories.

 

KIDS HELPING KIDS IN PERSON (WAYNE VALLEY NHS)

Tuesdays: 3:00 - 5:00 PM

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

Space is limited and is first come, first serve. If the space has 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.

asolomon@wayneschools.com and alyssavarghesem@gmail.com
 


Read to a Dog (Indoor)

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022, 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 minutes.

Register online beginning Thursday, 12/23/21 @ 7 AM

 

Winter Grab & Go Craft for Kids

Craft includes a fun word search and coloring page! 

Pick up begins Wednesday, January 12th, 2022 @ 9:00 AM.  You have until Friday, January 21st by 5:00 PM to pick up this craft, otherwise, it will go to a child on the wait list. Craft is geared towards children ages 3 – 8.

Register online beginning Thursday, 12/23/21 @ 7 AM.


Winter Art with Miss Dawn (Indoor)

Thursday, January 20th, 2022, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Come to the library and make a fun “snowy” art creation!

Open to Wayne children ages 5 – 9.

Register online beginning Thursday, 12/23/21 @ 7 AM. 


Kids Valentine Grab & Go Craft (Indoor)
 
Craft includes a fun word search and coloring page! 
 
Pick up begins Monday, February 7th @ 9:00 AM.  You have until Friday, February 11th @ 5:00 PM to pick up the craft otherwise it will go to a child on the wait list.  Open to Wayne children ages 3-8.  
 
Register online beginning Tuesday, Janusry 25th @ 7 AM.  



Edible Heart Snack and Story (Virtual) 
 
Thursday, February 10th, 2022, from 4:00- 4:30 PM.  
 
Join us for a healthy Virtual Valentine Snack & Story! 
 
Open to Wayne children ages 2 1/2 - 7.  
 
Register online beginning Tuesday, January 25th @ 7 AM.
 
 
Chess Club for Kids (Indoor) 
 
Saturday, February 12, 2022, from 10:00 - 11:00 AM 
 
Join us for some chess! Come play, watch and learn! Have fun while learning a game that uses math, logic and problem-solving skills. 
 
Open to Wayne Children in grades 1st- 4th.  
 
Register online beginning Tuesday, January 25th @ 7AM.  
 
 
Valentine Cupcake Decorating & Story (indoor) 
 
Monday, February 14, 2022, from 4:00- 4:30 PM. 
 
Join us for a fun time decorating some heart-themed cupcakes! Space is limited.
 
Open to Wayne children in grades kindergarten & up. 
 
Register online beginning Tuesday, January 25th @ 7AM.  
 
 
Cute Critter Craft With Miss Melissa (Virtual) 
 
Friday, February 18th from 4:00- 4:30 PM.  
 
Make a craft inspired by an adorable animal! Sign up to get your very own Cute Critter craft kit. Then we will meet up on Zoom to read a story and create the craft together.  
 
Open to Wayne children ages 3 & up.  A parent/ guardian may need to be on hand to help your child complete the craft.  
 
You can pick up your craft kit starting Monday, February 7th.  
 
Register online beginning Tuesday, January 25th @ 7 AM.
 
 
Fun with Scratch (Virtual) 
 
Saturday, February 19t, 2022, from 3:00- 4:00 PM.  
 
Start learning how to code with Vibhor using Scratch.  
 
Open to Wayne children entering 2nd grade & up.  
 
Register online beginning Tuesday, January 25th @ 7 AM 
 
 
Children's Movie UP @ Disney (Indoor) 
 
Sunday, February 20, 2022, from 2:00- 4:00 PM
 
Carl Fredericksen, a 78 year old balloon salesman, is about to fulfill a lifelong dream.  His house is tied to thousands of balloons and flies away to the South American wilderness.
But Carl's worst nightmare comes true when he discovers a little boy named Russell is aboard the balloon-powered house.  This movie is rated PG.  
 
Open to Wayne children ages 5 & up.  
 
Register online beginning Tuesday, January 25th @ 7 AM.  
 
 
African Clay Mask Workshop (Indoor) 
 
Monday, February 21, 2022, from 1:00- 2:15 PM.
 
Let's celebrate Black History Month! Learn about West African culture and make your own African Clay Mask with Ivy Omere. 
 
Open to Wayne children ages 8-12.  
 
Register online beginning Tuesday, January 25th @ 7 AM.  
 
 
Art with Miss Dawn: Starry Night Drawing (Indoor) 
 
Thursday, February 24, 2022, from 4:00- 5:00 PM.  
 
This mixed media class will allow you to create a Starry Night like the master!
 
Open to Wayne children ages 5 & up. 
 
Register online beginning Tuesday, January 25th @ 7 AM.  
 
 
Finger Painting for Kids (Indoor) 
 
Friday, February 25, 2022, from 11:00- 11:30 AM.  
 
Make a fun Winter Finger Painting creation with Miss Dawn! 
 
Open to Wayne children ages 2-4. Space is limited.  
 
Register online beginning Tuesday, January 25th, @ 7 AM.  
 
 
Music with Kurt Gallagher (Indoor or Virtual) 
 
Monday, February 28, 2022, from 4:00-4:25 OR 4:35- 5:00 PM.  (child can register for only one session.) 
 
Join Mr. Kurt for a fun concert with lots of singing and dancing! 
 
Open to Wayne children of all ages. 
 
Concerts will be held virtually for those who wish to stay at home. 
 
Register online beginning Tuesday, January 25th @ 7 AM.