Children's Day/Book Day celebrates the importance of literacy & culture

Apr 19, 2017

Children’s Day/Book Day is a special celebration that involves children and families and focuses on the importance of literacy for children of all backgrounds.

Julie Humphrey, Youth and Family Services Manager for the Omaha Public Library, says the festivities run April 21st through May 6th. 

Humphrey says on April 30th, the 4th annual “Storybook Land” takes place at the library’s Saddlebrook Branch. 

She says there will be three different story times a chance for kids to talk with their favorite book characters including, the Very Hungry Caterpillar, Maisy and Pout Pout Fish. 

Humphrey says there will be a number of different celebrations going on at branches around the city.

"So we are incorporating summer bilingual story time at South Omaha Library or the Washington Branch location.  In South Omaha, they will also have a mariachi band and some light refreshments.  The Florence location is doing a story time and party so they will be doing some stories in French, English, German and Spanish and also just having a little celebration to go along with it.”

“Storybook Land: takes place on April 30th from 1 to 4 at the Saddlebrook Branch, 14850 Laurel Avenue.14850 Laurel Ave.14850 Laurel Ave.

A complete list of Children’s Day/book Day events is listed in the library’s online calendar at