Omaha Public Library Brings Storybook Characters to Westroads Mall

Omaha Public Library (OPL) welcomes all ages to Westroads Mall, 10010 California St., on Sunday, November 5, 1-4 p.m. in the courtyard by Von Maur, for a Storybook Land celebration! Life-sized characters from children’s literature will be on hand including Elephant & Piggie, How Do Dinosaur, Llama Llama, Paddington Bear, and Rainbow Fish. OPL’s beloved mascot Scamper will also attend the festivities.

Event participants will receive a Storybook Land passport upon arrival and can collect a stamp for each costume character they visit and redeem it for a free book (while supplies last). Storytimes are scheduled throughout the afternoon at 1:30 p.m. with Rainbow Fish, 2:15 p.m. (bilingual storytime) with How Do Dinosaur, and 3 p.m. with Llama Llama. The books read during storytimes will feature the stories of visiting characters.

“All year long, OPL hosts storybook characters at storytimes and families love to come out to meet the characters and take photos,” said OPL Youth Services Manager Nancy Novotny. “Storybook Land is another great opportunity to meet these storybook characters and make great memories.”

The event is free and registration is not required. Parents and guardians are encouraged to bring their cameras to capture fun moments throughout the afternoon. For more information on this event and additional upcoming events at Omaha Public Library’s 13 metro locations, visit