Do you need a calm place to play? Then come to the Forest Avenue Calming Room for a sensory interactive experience! This is an unsupervised, drop-in program for youth. Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.
Come to the library and hang out with therapy dog Shanti. Shanti is a licensed therapy dog who is excited to meet some new friends. He will be in the Children's Area from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for kids to come in and read to him, give him a snuggle, or just say hi.
Bring the family to South for Scratch Art Day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Elementary Area! Choose a design, use the scratching tool to reveal the colors underneath, and take your design home! Ages 3-12. This is an unsupervised, drop-in program. Parent/guardian must be present with children. Craft available while supplies last.
The LEGO bricks will be available in the Children's Area, so bring your imagination and get ready to build.
Grab some Kool Aid and a paint brush and get started on your master piece. All supplies provided.
Visit the North Side Library to learn more about frogs! Polk County Conservation joins us to teach us more about these hoppy friends! A live frog will visit if available.
Kids and families can listen to stories, songs, and rhymes on the South Side Library’s lawn! After storytime, families can play with our parachute/outdoor toys and engage in STEM activities. In case of rain, storytime will be held in the Meeting Room. For youth ages 3 to 8.
Experience the aquarium at the Omaha Zoo without ever leaving the library. Get up close and personal with ocean animals through a video conference on the big screen with a real zoologist. Science Wednesdays is a chance for kids ages six to twelve to explore different aspects of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Please preregister for this program.
Bring your imagination and create a miniature terrarium using colored sand, plants, and tiny toys for you to take home and display! This program is for ages 5 and up and registration is required. Younger siblings may attend if accompanied by an adult. Meeting Room.
Come and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and crafts in English and Spanish. Venga y disfrute cuentos, rimas, canciones, y manualidades en inglés y español.