2018 Summer Reading Program: Libraries Rock!

Libraries Rock – and so do you! Omaha and Douglas County residents of all ages celebrated the 2018 Summer Reading Program theme “Libraries Rock!” all season long by accepting the reading challenge of 10 hours of reading for the opportunity to earn prizes. 

Participants also experienced a variety of programs at OPL’s 12 branches, and “Out & About” at different locations across Omaha. The “Libraries Rock!” theme provided opportunities to make musical memories. Millard Branch welcomed patrons to listen to live musical performances on Music Mondays. Several locations featured movie sing-a-longs with favorites such as Frozen, Mary Poppins and Moana! There were even ukulele lessons and time to make one’s own instruments.  

Overall, more than 34,150 people participated in the annual Summer Reading Program, logging 320,425 hours of reading. Programs attracted 33,767 attendees.

“It’s always fun to see Omaha families make libraries a part of their summer routines,” said Youth & Family Services Manager Julie Humphrey. “Connecting reading with fun is what SRP is all about, and helping people to learn something new just happens as a result!” 

OPL is grateful to the Richard Brooke Foundation for its sponsorship of the 2018 Summer Reading Program, and would like to thank all of the organizations who helped make SRP educational, affordable and entertaining for all who participated. Photos of SRP programs can be seen at flickr.com.

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