Wayne Public Library Highlighted On View From Wayne America

WAYNE – A pair of librarians from the Wayne Public Library recently joined the View from Wayne America earlier this week.

Several of programs are being scheduled with the library operating back to normal.

Sharon Carr is the Adult Services Librarian and has been working with the library for two years while Kim Warner has been with the library for four years and is the Youth Services Librarian.

For the youth, every Wednesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. there is Toddler Time and on the second and fourth Friday of every month there is after-school coloring for high school and college-aged kids from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Warner said sometimes a licensed counselor sits in with the group.

“Just sits and listens to the kids because there’s always a lot of drama,” said Warner. “Especially those middle school age kids. We just sit and kind of work through some problems or have some time just relaxing and talking.”

An upcoming contest was also highlighted being the annual pumpkin paining contest, according to Warner.

“You can drop off your pumpkins starting on the 20th of October,” Warner added. “Then judging will be on the 25th of October, I believe or right around that time.”

No carved pumpkins will be accepted, just painted.

The Wayne Public Library offers books, audio books, puzzles, movies, games and more.


Carr mentioned an upcoming programing for the adults will be a Canva Basics Class at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21.

“What Canva is, is an online app where you can create graphics and posters and things like that,” said Carr. “So, it’ll be an introductory class to that and excited for that because we haven’t done a program quite like that before.”

Adult coloring night has also returned with the next event being on Tuesday, October 12 from 6 until 7:30 p.m., Needle Night is held at the library every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and the Book Club meets in the conference room at the end of each month.

Carr looked ahead to an event for the entire family.

“Coming up in October we are going to have a craft night,” Carr mentioned. “It’s a zombie-monster doll craft night. So, we are kind of using recycled dolls and we are making them into little zombies and monsters and things.”

Cost would be $1 per doll at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 19.

Another adult event will be a Halloween Trivia night at Johnnie Byrd Brewing Company on Friday, October 22 a 7 p.m.  while trick-or-treating for the entire family will take place at the Wayne Public Library from 4 – 6 p.m. on Halloween Night (Sunday, Oct. 31).

September is also Library Card sign-up month as cards are available at no cost for any resident of Wayne County or students of Wayne Community Schools and WSC. Proof of current address and a photo ID is required to sign-up or if you’re under 19, an adult must be present.

Contact the Wayne Public library at 402-375-3135 as the library is open Monday – Thursday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday is from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday is 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday is 2 – 5 p.m. Also, like Wayne Public Library on social media.