Summer Reading Kick Off, Author Visit Closes Out May At Wayne Public Library

WAYNE – May has been a busy month for the Wayne Public Library, and they still have events planned for the last week.

The Summer Reading Program Kick Off will be Wednesday, May 30th at 1 p.m. Children partaking in the program are invited to the City Auditorium start a summer of reading off on the right foot. A mad scientist will entertain the children, according to Library Director Heather Headley.

“He’s going to be doing experiments with sound in addition to other fun experiments for the kids,” Headley said.

With Humanities Nebraska’s Chautauqua coming to Wayne the first week of June, the library is holding a Humanities Speaker event the fits into the theme. Nebraska-native Karen Shoemaker will be at the Senior Center on the 31st to discuss her book “The Meaning of Names.” The book takes place in 1918, fitting with the Chautauqua.

“It’s based in Stuart, Nebraska – talks through idea of a women kind of facing the family drama that is going on in addition to the influence epidemic that was occurring,” Headley said.

“The Meaning of Names” was the One Book One Nebraska selection for 2016 and Omaha Reads selection for 2014.

For more information on this and other area events, visit the Events Calendar page under the Community Tab on