Storybook characters come to life at Omaha Public Library

Omaha Public Library (OPL) welcomes all ages to Saddlebrook Branch, 14850 Laurel Ave., on Sunday, April 7, 1-4 p.m., for a Storybook Land celebration! Life-sized characters from children’s literature will be on hand including Biscuit, Elephant & Piggie, Lilly, Madeline, Mouse, Pete the Cat, and members of the 501st Legion. 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. Children in attendance will also receive a free book to keep! Storytimes are scheduled throughout the afternoon at 1:30 p.m. with Biscuit, 2:15 p.m. with Pete the Cat, and 3 p.m. with Lilly. The books read during storytime will feature the stories of visiting characters.

“Storybook characters visit storytimes at OPL throughout the year and families really enjoy the time to meet the characters and take photos,” said OPL Youth & Family Services Manager Julie Humphrey. “Storybook Land is a great opportunity to meet many characters all at once and create some 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 12 metro locations, visit