Omaha Public Library will offer winter break programs for kids and teens

Winter break from school is often highly anticipated by kids and teens throughout the community and Omaha Public Library (OPL) is the perfect place to spend the downtime! Keep young minds active and engaged by checking out books, music, movies and more, or by attending one of the many free and fun programs offered for kids and teens. Some programs have specific age recommendations or may require registration. Visit omahalibrary.org or contact the hosting location for more details. 

Holiday hours: Dec. 24 – all locations close at 3 p.m.; Dec. 25 – all locations closed; Dec. 31 – all locations close at 6 p.m. (except W. Dale Clark Main Library, open until 8 p.m. for fireworks viewing); Jan. 1 – all locations closed

Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2-4 p.m.: Not A Box Challenge at South Omaha Library, 2808 Q St., 402-444-4850, recommended for children ages 6-12 and their parents or caregivers

Thursday, Dec. 27

  • 1-2 p.m.: Superfight Tournament for Teens at A.V. Sorensen Branch, 4808 Cass St., 402-444-5274
  • 2-3 p.m.: Dr. Oxygen Science Show at Milton R. Abrahams Branch, 5111 N. 90th St., 402-444-6284
  • 3-5 p.m.: Teen Gaming at South Omaha Library

Friday, Dec. 28

  • 1-3 p.m.: Movie Day (Incredibles 2) at A.V. Sorensen Branch
  • 1-4 p.m.: Escape Room for Grades 2-6 at Millard Branch, 13214 Westwood Ln., 402-444-4848, registration required
  • 2-3 p.m.: Cookies & Books at Milton R. Abrahams Branch, recommended for children in grades 1-4

Saturday, Dec. 29

  • 11 a.m.-noon: LEGO Club at Milton R. Abrahams Branch
  • 2-3:30 p.m.: Minute to Win It Challenge at South Omaha Library, recommended for ages 10-14

Monday, Dec. 31, 1-2 p.m.: LEGO Club at South Omaha Library

Thursday, Jan. 3

  • 1-2 p.m.: Robot Tag at A.V. Sorensen Branch
  • 1-4 p.m.: Escape Room for Grades 2-6 at Millard Branch, registration required
  • 2-2:45 p.m.: Cinderella Workshop with the Omaha Symphony at Milton R. Abrahams Branch, registration required
  • 2-3 p.m.: Papio NRD Owls at South Omaha Library
  • 5-7 p.m.: Bots & Blocks at A.V. Sorensen Branch
  • 5:30-7 p.m.: Make Touchscreen Gloves at South Omaha Library, recommended for ages 12-18

Friday, Jan. 4

  • 1-2 p.m.: Teen Tetris Tournament at A.V. Sorensen Branch
  • 1-3 p.m.: Winter Break Food & Fun at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St., 402-444-4800, recommended for school-aged kids and teens
  • 1-4 p.m.: Escape Room for Grades 2-6 at Millard Branch, registration required
  • 2-3 p.m.: Cookies & Books at Milton R. Abrahams Branch, recommended for children in grades 1-4
  • 2-3 p.m.: Glow-in-the-Dark Craft & Activity at South Omaha Library, registration required
  • 2-4 p.m.: Teen Gaming at Florence Branch2920 Bondesson St., 402-444-5299

Saturday, Jan. 5

  • 2-3 p.m.: Teen Gaming at Milton R. Abrahams Branch
  • 2-3 p.m.: Fit Club at A.V. Sorensen Branch
  • 2-4 p.m.: Teen Gaming at Millard Branch, registration required
  • 3-5:30 p.m.: Chess Club at Millard Branch, registration required
  • 3-5:30 p.m.: Go Club at Millard Branch, registration required

            Visit omahalibrary.org or your neighborhood branch for information about additional programs and services offered at Omaha Public Library’s 12 metro locations.