Mayor’s Grant will Support Benson Branch’s Children’s Area

When the Benson Neighborhood Association (BNA) considered projects worthy of funding from the 2019 Mayor's Neighborhood Grant program, their local library came right to mind. The group chose to focus their efforts on supporting OPL's Benson Branch, specifically the children's area, and submitted a proposal for $5,000 to fund new family and kid-friendly seating. "We're…
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Discover “A Universe of Stories” at Omaha Public Library this summer

Everyone is invited to participate in the annual Summer Reading Program (SRP) at Omaha Public Library (OPL)! With great reads and free activities for all ages, OPL can help keep the entire family engaged throughout the summer, and help to keep kids’ minds sharp while they are out of school. Join us for kickoff celebrations…
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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…
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Omaha Public Library welcomes bestselling “Bad Kitty” author Nick Bruel

Omaha Public Library will host New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of “Boing!” and the “Bad Kitty” books on Wednesday, January 30, 4:30-7 p.m. at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St., 402-444-4800. To celebrate the release of Bruel’s newest title, “Kitten Trouble,” the author will be available to greet fans and…
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Celebrate International Games Week at Omaha Public Library

International Games Week is a global, volunteer-led initiative to reconnect communities to the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games through their local libraries. Omaha Public Library (OPL) will join over a thousand institutions around the world during the week of November 4-10 as they transform their libraries with play. Like many…
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Celebrate National Opera Week with storytime series at Omaha Public Library

Omaha Public Library (OPL) and Opera Omaha will partner during National Opera Week, October 26-November 4, to offer a sensational storytime series. Storytimes in this series will include an opera-themed book and vocal activities with an Opera Omaha Community Artist Fellow. Attendees will explore early literacy skills of singing, playing, talking and reading. Children of…
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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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