Encouraging families to embrace story time is the focus of the Omaha Public Library’s Primetime Family Reading Time program.
Gary Wasdin, Executive Director for Omaha Public Library, says the program is offered twice a year.
He says Primetime is designed to be a shared experience between children and their parents or caregivers.
Wasdin says the six-week program is held at three different library branches, each with a different focus.
"Our Willa Cather branch offers the program that focuses on Native American stories. Our Washington branch in North Omaha focuses on African American stories and culture. And then our South Omaha library focuses on Latino stories and those stories are done in Spanish and English.”
Each story time begins with a nutritious meal and includes some kind of activity, project or craft for kids.