Annual Summer Reading Program
Got summer plans? Omaha Public Library wants you to “Dream Big” during the annual Summer Reading Program (SRP). SRP kicks off this year during the first weekend in June when each of Omaha Public Library’s 12 locations will host a party to celebrate a season of reading for fun. Parties will feature entertainment, refreshments, and an opportunity to register for SRP. All ages are invited to participate in programs throughout the summer that are both educational and entertaining. In addition to storytimes, game events, and crafts, Omaha Public Library will offer opportunities to learn magic, meet exotic animals, and pick up a few new skills.
Summer Reading Programs continue to be one of the core services of public libraries around the country. They provide fun events and exciting incentives with useful giveaways and coupons to some of your favorite local establishments. There’s also some brainpower behind all of the fun. Studies continue to demonstrate that kids who read during the summer perform better in school in both the short and long term, and return to school in the fall ready to build on what they have learned, not having to spend time re-learning what has been forgotten. The unique combination of fun programs and events with reading and literacy activities is a fantastic remedy to the summer blues.
To learn more about SRP at Omaha Public Library, visit www.omahalibrary.org.