Yesterday I attended the Birds of Nebraska program at W. Dale Clark (Main) Library. While my office is based in the same building, and I’ve overheard the activity of enthusiastic Summer Reading Program participants outside my door, it’s sometimes challenging to pull myself away from other work to attend programs. Nevertheless, summer is starting to get away from me and I never want to let it pass by without visiting every OPL branch!
This program was made possible thanks to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. They provide educational materials to help identify and learn more about Nebraska’s birds. There were multiple activities taking place at once during the program. Youth services librarian Mary invited one small group to “the museum,” where she talked about some of the different types of birds and shared the sounds they make. She also demonstrated different bird feathers and bones. Another station was available for kids to paint using feathers. Kids took advantage of reading the many books about birds, playing a bird game, and watching an educational DVD. One of the most popular activities was bird watching from the window in the Gene Leahy Mall. Enjoy more photos from the event on OPL’s Flickr page.