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…
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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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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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Volunteer Spotlight: Angel Johnson

Every Monday, Milton R. Abrahams Branch, hosts two storytimes—a Toddler Storytime at 9:30 a.m. and a Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Each event features different stories, songs, activities and sometimes crafts, making it a busy couple hours for Children’s Librarian Melanie Webb. Fortunately, she's received some extra help in the last year since Angel Johnson…
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Willa Cather Storytime Friends

“I love Omaha now, but I hated it at first,” says mother of two, Adrianne Heithoff (above, red shirt), who is a member of the Willa Cather Storytime Friends. As an Omaha transplant, Adrianne didn’t know very many people, and was facing the daunting task of first-time motherhood alone. Patricia Leahy-Warren writes in Scientific American that: Entering motherhood is…
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