Explore Oceans of Possibilities through Omaha Public Library’s Summer Reading Program

All ages are encouraged to participate in the free annual Summer Reading Program (SRP) at Omaha Public Library (OPL)! This year’s theme is “Oceans of Possibilities,” meaning there will be plenty of water-themed activities and events. SRP takes place June 1-July 31; learn more about it and register at your local branch, omahalibrary.org, or by calling 402-444-4800. 

Although reading is its own reward, kids, teens, and adults can earn prizes by completing any combination of 10 activities or reading/listening hours. Audiobooks, eBooks, and Playaways all count for SRP hours, as well. Log activities and reading to be eligible for prizes. Kids and teens will receive a free book from OPL simply for signing up! Those who complete their SRP goals are eligible to receive prizes: A free book; a voucher for a book from the Friends of Omaha Public Library book sale; Omaha Storm Chasers ticket voucher for a game on August 3 or August 7; and entries into a raffle for additional prizes. Adults are also eligible for prizes and drawings.

Need books? Browse omahalibrary.org or your neighborhood library branch for reading materials in a variety of formats. In the spirit of the “Oceans of Possibilities” theme, OPL staff created several book lists for all ages that feature titles about water! 

Join OPL for many of the same activities and presentations that patrons enjoy and look forward to every summer, including Out & About storytimes, escape rooms, Wildlife Encounters, and more! Registration information and a full schedule of events is available at omahalibrary.org/events.  

Thank you to Summer Reading Program presenting sponsor, the Richard Brooke Foundation; the Omaha Public Library Foundation and Friends of Omaha Public Library for additional support; and premier sponsors Adah and Leon Millard Foundation, Cox, Gilbert C. Swanson Foundation, Mutual of Omaha, Sokolof Foundation in memory of Richard Rosinsky, and the Special Donor-Advised Fund of the Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation. In-kind sponsors include Completely Kids, Diventures, the Friends of OPL, Omaha Storm Chasers, and Papio NRD.

Visit omahalibrary.org for information on summer events at Omaha Public Library.