Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Residents can search library catalog, download eBooks, and save time checking out books and magazines.
A new mobile application has been created so residents can utilize the Wayne library’s resources from anywhere. The app allows users to search the library catalog, renew an already borrowed book, download eBooks, or check books and magazines out from anywhere in the library, eliminating the need to wait in line. “Everyone lives on their mobile phones these days, so it’s important for the library to be easily accessible and wherever people need access to our staff and rich resources,” said Jody Treadway, library director. “Our mobile app puts library information just one click away with much faster access than going through a browser.” Users can scan or input a book or magazine’s ISBN barcode and see whether it is available in the library. …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Parents can learn how to properly apply for financial aid for college.
Parents can learn about how to properly fill out and file for finanical aid for college at a special workshop at the main library branch Thursday, March 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Ken O'Connnor, director of student advocacy at custudentloans.org, will discuss tips parents can utilize so parents can ensure their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is correctly filled out. The seminar is hosted by Integrus Financial LLC. Christian Sees, one of the owners of the firm, is a Wayne resident. The seminar will be held in Meeting Room B. Seating is limited to 75 people. For more information e-mail email@example.com or call 201-381-0333. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Here are a few things we're working on this week for Wayne Patch.
Here is a sample of what we’re working on this week for Wayne Patch. Residents can sign up to help create the garden at town hall Monday. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Meeting sponsored by non-partisan group designed to educate residents about what the legislation means for them and their families.
The Concerned Citizens of Wayne (CCW) will be sponsoring another educational forum, this time, about The Affordable Care Act (ACA). Robert Schermer, a self-employed health services planner with more than 40 years experience in the field, will discuss the sweeping legislation and how it affects local families. Residents may ask questions during the open forum. The CCW is a non-partisan group of residents founded with the idea of educating people about local and national issues, like the ACA, affect them and their families. The group was founded last year as a result of a string of burglaries that occurred in town in early 2012 and late 2011. The group held a meeting with local law enforcement officials to discuss the burglaries. The forum …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Sustainability advocate Victor Alfieri is working to help save the local bat population.
Victor Alfieri will present information about the bat conservation project he is heading up at the Wayne Public Library on Saturday. Alfieri, a sustainability advocate, wants to help the local bat population survive. He believes bats are important in eliminating the need to spray pesticides. “As we start losing bats, in turn, we’re going to have more insects. Unless we start taking care of these beautiful creatures, we’re going to have to start spraying even more," Alfieri previously said. Alfieri wants to install bat houses at the North end of Packanack Lake and at Kilroy Field. He also wants to build observation towers to study the animals. The meeting will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Library will be open during regular operating hours.
Town Hall will be closed Monday, Feb. 18 in observerance of President's Day. Both library branches will be open during regular operating hours. The main branch will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; the Preakness branch will be open from 1 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Schuyler-Colfax students gave a bunch of books to the Friends of the Wayne Public Library as part of a community service project.
Students from Schuyler-Colfax Middle School donated hundreds of books to the Friends of the Wayne Public Library (FWPL), NorthJersey.com reported. Students from the school's Volunteers in Public groups dropped off 850 books at the library recently. The FWPL will sell the books for between 20 cents and $1 in the Friends room in the main library branch.
Monday, January 28, 2013
More jobs are leaving the township with BAE Systems announcing it will lay people off from its Wayne site.
With news that BAE Systems will lay people off at its Wayne location, that is more jobs that are leaving town. More than 300 people lost their jobs when the Hostess bakery closed down in November. Hostess filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2012. Bayer HealthCare will close down its Wayne location sometime this year. The company is consolidating its East Coast businesses to Hanover Township. Smaller businesses are not exempt from the trend. The 83-year-old Van Peenen’s Dairy closed down in September. Five supervisory positions at the Wayne Public Library were eliminated in March 2011 due to budget cuts. What can be done to keep jobs in Wayne? Tax incentives? Development? Let us know by voting in the poll and by posting in the comments below…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Specialist will instruct parents how they can identify the essential components of an Individualized Education Program.
Parents can learn about Individualized Education Programs (IEP) and ways they can imporve the educational outcomes of their children at a special workshop Jan. 29. "Parent Involvement in Education: An Overview of the IEP Procress" will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wayne Public Library. The Special Parents Association (SPA) of the Wayne Council of Parent Teacher Organizations is sponsoring the workshop. The SPA works to educate parents of special education students about their child's education and what they can do to imporve his or her educational experiennce. Nicole Pratt, a parent group specialist from the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, will speak at the workshop. Parents will be instructed how to identify the esential compoents …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Municipal building closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
Town Hall will be closed Monday in observerance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. The building will re-open at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday. The Zoning Board of Adjustment's second meeting of the month will be held on Tuesday instead of Monday. The library's main and Preakness branches will be open during regular business hours on Monday.