While school breaks are moments that kids cherish, they often elicit a very different feeling from parents. Upon learning that his children would have a dozen days off school during the last winter break, Scott Berryman came up with a plan to ensure that the kids wouldn’t get bored, and would also fulfill the need for intellectual and creative stimulation.
“We love school and we love libraries. If we aren’t in one, it seems like we should be in the other,” said Berryman. “With 12 days and 12 libraries, it seemed like a great idea to try and get to them all.”
Berryman has high hopes for what this program will achieve. “I hope parents will get a close look at how their tax dollars are being wisely spent and get a better sense of all the offerings of our library system,” he said. “I hope those parents come back to the library because of great librarians, fantastic programming and the sense of community that libraries foster. Most of all, I hope young Omahans become inspired to read and grow to love libraries the way I do.”