Sense screenings available at Omaha Public Library storytime series

Omaha Public Library (OPL); Boys Town Pediatrics' Center for Childhood Deafness, Language and Learning; and Lions Club International welcome families with young children to a special storytime series. Each OPL branch will host storytimes featuring senses—one about vision and another about hearing and language. Following these storytimes, interested parents will have the opportunity to access free screenings for their children to help detect early signs of hearing impairment, language delay, or possible vision impairment by trained screeners from the featured organizations. Screeners can also connect parents with resources to help improve their children’s quality of life and to help prevent or reduce learning delays often associated with impairment.

Vision screenings are recommended for children ages 6 months to 6 years and will take place following these storytimes:

  • Monday, Aug. 5, 10:30 a.m. at Milton R. Abrahams Branch, 5111 N. 90th St., 402-444-6284
  • Tuesday, Aug. 6, 10:30 a.m. at Charles B. Washington Branch, 2868 Ames Ave., 402-444-4849
  • Wednesday, Aug. 7, 6:30 p.m. at South Omaha Library, 2808 Q St., 402-444-4850
  • Saturday, Aug. 10, 10:30 a.m. at A.V. Sorensen Branch, 4808 Cass St., 402-444-5274
  • Monday, Aug. 12, 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. at Millard Branch, 13214 Westwood Ln., 402-444-4848
  • Wednesday, Aug. 14, 10:30 a.m. at Willa Cather Branch, 1905 S. 44th St., 402-444-4851
  • Wednesday, Aug. 21, 10:15 a.m. at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St., 402-444-4800
  • Thursday, Aug. 29, 9:30 & 10:15 a.m. at Benson Branch, 6015 Binney St., 402-444-4846
  • Friday, Sept. 13, 10:30 a.m. at Florence Branch, 2920 Bondesson St., 402-444-5299
  • Thursday, Sept. 19, 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. at Saddlebrook Branch, 14850 Laurel Ave., 402-444-5780
  • Friday, Sept. 20, 10:30 a.m. at W. Clarke Swanson Branch, 9101 W. Dodge Rd., 402-444-4852
  • Saturday, Sept. 28, 10:30 a.m. at Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch, 2100 Reading Plz., 402-289-4367

Hearing & Language screenings are recommended for children ages 3-7 and will take place following these storytimes:

  • Monday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m. at Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch
  • Tuesday, Aug. 20, 10:30 a.m. at Saddlebrook Branch
  • Tuesday, Aug. 27, 10:30 a.m. at Charles B. Washington Branch
  • Friday, Aug. 30, 10:30 a.m. at W. Clarke Swanson Branch
  • Tuesday, Sept. 3, 10:30 a.m. at South Omaha Library
  • Thursday, Sept. 5, 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. at Millard Branch
  • Thursday, Sept. 12, 10:15 a.m. at Benson Branch
  • Wednesday, Sept. 18, 10:30 a.m. at Willa Cather Branch
  • Saturday, Sept. 21, 10:30 a.m. at A.V. Sorensen Branch
  • Monday, Sept. 23, 10:30 a.m. at Milton R. Abrahams Branch
  • Wednesday, Sept. 25, 10:15 a.m. at W. Dale Clark Main Library
  • Friday, Sept. 27, 10:30 a.m. at Florence Branch

Additional information and resources are available at omahalibrary.org.