During Family Dining Month, Live Well Omaha Kids is talking a lot about the benefits of families cooking and dining at home. We also believe in balancing time eating well with moving more. Today we’re spotlighting some of the Omaha Public Library’s free programs which provide physical activity, learning, AND fun to kids and families!

Omaha Public Library (OPL) strengthens our communities by connecting people with ideas, information, and innovative services. This is accomplished through programming, meeting spaces, access to the internet and databases, and many more books, magazines, journals and other resources. Some of that programs offered by OPL encourage young readers to exercise their minds AND bodies.

  • A.V. Sorensen Branch (4808 Cass St.) invites kids and teens to the library for Fit Club – a program where participants can play video games that encourage activity and motion.
  • Another favorite program is Music & Movement Storytime. While all storytimes are interactive in some way, Music and Movement Storytime focuses specifically on developing literacy through song, dance, and play designed for active toddlers and their caregivers. This program is held at Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch (2100 Reading Plz.), Saddlebrook Branch (14850 Laurel Ave.), W. Clarke Swanson Branch (9101 W. Dodge Rd.), and Willa Cather Branch (1905 S. 44th St.).
  • Dancing Storytime at Milton R. Abrahams Branch (5111 N. 90th St.) is recommended for children ages 3-5. Preschoolers will enjoy longer stories, more challenging activities, creative movement, songs, and dancing! Be ready to wiggle, jiggle and read!

All programs are free and open to the public. Find a full schedule of these programs and more at omahalibrary.org.