Winter break is a great reprieve for students who have kept busy with school, sports, clubs and other activities all fall. While most look forward to the time out of school, it doesn't take long for boredom to strike. Omaha Public Library can help bring excitement to those dull winter days with a variety of free programs for kids and teens, and resources to help keep their minds active.
Winter break activities at OPL branches
Abrahams and Millard branches, South Omaha Library and Main Library will host programs to make winter break fun without breaking the bank! Whether you want to get creative at a Maker Day, make some tasty food, play games or watch movies with friends, there's something everyone can enjoy at the library. As always, these programs are free. Some are recommended for certain age ranges and require advanced registration.
Keep boredom at bay with great books, movies, music, online resources and more!
- equest custom reading lists based off of books you like and genres you enjoy.
- OPL librarians made a list of the best books they read in 2017 called OPL's Top Shelf! It's a great guide if you're looking for new reading material!
- OPL librarians also work hard to put together book lists for patrons of all ages, including these lists made specifically for the holiday season:
- Birth to 5: Baking and Cooking Picture Booksopens a new window, "The Story of Ferdinand" Readalikesopens a new window
- Kids: "Wonder" Readalikesopens a new window, 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Youthopens a new window
- Teens: Cookbooks for Teensopens a new window, Snowmageddonopens a new window, Classics with a Twistopens a new window, Deck the Halls, Not Your Familyopens a new window
Online resources are also worthwhile. Add four new songs to your digital music collection each week for free with OPL's subscription to Freegal Music. Anyone who's eager to keep learning can take on 70+ new languages with Mango Languages, or gear up for your college career using the College Prep Center from LearningExpress Library.