How to Read a Board Book

We hear it constantly from researchers and educators: “Read to your child every day, starting from birth.” Early reading has a monumental effect on a child’s brain development, and can even be used as an early predictor of future success in school and beyond. What the experts don’t tell us, however, is HOW to read…
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The Learning Community and Omaha Public Library expand partnership

Families enrolled in Parent University at the Learning Community Center of North Omaha are checking out books, learning kits and educational games for learning at home. Research shows that a child’s success in school is directly tied to a child’s vocabulary. With the Early Childhood Partnership still growing, the Learning Community and Omaha Public Library are…
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Guest Post: Dad Shares Heartwarming Letter About Books, Braille and Bonding

My daughter Harlow had a great experience at the library yesterday, and I thought I’d share it with you. Last week, she checked out a book called My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay. It’s about a school-age girl who is blind. She’s a typical girl in all respects, who loves to sing, dance and…
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OPL Launches a Toy Library

Omaha Public Library staff are constantly assessing the needs of Douglas County residents and seeking solutions. Developing literacy and learning skills for OPL’s youngest patrons is a priority, and part of that learning experience for children includes toys. Yet, not every family in our community has access to toys due to economic or special needs…
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