Upcoming Events

1 Jun 2023 Teen 'Nailed It!' Contest 6/1/2023 - 7/16/2023

Date: June 1-July 16 For teens going into Grade 7-12 and 2023 high school graduates.

Starting June 1: Join our fourth annual virtual baking contest: compete at recreating a (semi-) difficult recipe from the comfort of your own kitchen! Register for the contest here!

Starting June 20: The 2023 recipe reveal: contestants will receive a photo and basic recipe, which they may then bake and submit anytime up to the entry deadline: Sunday, July 16 by 11:59 PM

Contestants may submit up to five, good-quality photos as their entry. You can also share extra behind-the-scenes photos or videos for bonus SLP prize points! See the 2022 Teen "Nailed It" Contest on the BPL Instagram: #teennailed2022

Community Vote: Choose your favorite entries online from July 22-28! Check our social media for the voting link.

Grand Prize: $50
Two Runners-Up: $25 per

10 Jun 2023 Insect Museum Pack 6/10/2023

Pick-Up: June 10
For teens going into Grade 7-12 and 2023 high school graduates.

Build 3D paper models of a white-striped longhorn beetle, swallowtail butterfly, and a seven-spotted ladybug! 20 spots available. Registration opens June 1 at: https://bit.ly/insectpack

10 Jun 2023 Lime Sugar Scrub Kit 6/10/2023

Pick-Up: June 10
For teens going into Grade 7-12 and 2023 high school graduates.

Whip up an invigorating sugar scrub for your hands and lips! 20 spots available. Registration opens June 1 at: https://bit.ly/limescrub

10 Jun 2023 Pawsitive Reading (grades Pre-K through 6) 6/10/2023 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Readers & pre-readers can share stories with their Paws team of choice. Archie, Astro, Farrah & Sphissy, Leo & Noodle, Roger, & Sky enjoy when kids read or tell stories to them. Registration is required. Please note that Astro, Farrah, Leo, Noodle, and Sphissy are not therapy certified.

June 10: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e054da8ac2cabfa7-slppawsitive2#/


10 Jun 2023 Dr. Oxygen 6/10/2023 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Comedic Superhero Scientist Dr. Oxygen has been engaging children and adults in science for more than 20 years! Join us on Saturday, June 10, as Dr. Oxygen brings science to life, right in front of your eyes!

11 Jun 2023 Kitty Cafe 6/11/2023 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come and enjoy a snack in our “café” and meet some precious kitties. Have fun playing with the fur balls or apply to become a kitty’s forever home. Five families per 15-minute slot. Eight slots available. 

June: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e054da8ac2cabfa7-slpkitty#/

12 Jun 2023 Kids Cruisin' Kitchen 6/12/2023 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

12:15-1:00 pm

Sponsored by the Omaha Salvation Army, this program delivers hot, nutritious meals, free of charge, to children 18 years of age and younger. Meals are served on the library lawn. All food must be consumed on site. (No meals June 19 or July 4.)

12 Jun 2023 LEGO Club (Families with children through grade 6) 6/12/2023 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

LEGOs are provided for this club. Kids can come and create until their hearts’ content (or until it’s time to pack up and put the LEGOs away)! Please do not bring your own LEGOs to the library. (No LEGO Club June 19.)

13 Jun 2023 Baby and Toddler Storytime (Ages birth through 2) 6/13/2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

10:00 – 11:00 am

Join Brandi for these fun and engaging storytimes each Tuesday at the library. Storytimes will be held outside when weather permits. Bring a blanket for your family’s comfort. Each storytime will feature stories, music, rhymes, and/or other age-appropriate activities. Beanstack secret codes will be announced so your child can earn virtual badges and points redeemable for books, prizes, and entries into our SLP Grand Prize drawings. Send us a picture for an extra Beanstack point! (Recommended for ages birth-2 years with a parent or caregiver.)

13 Jun 2023 Golden Sower Book Club (Grades K-6) 6/13/2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This is a read-on-your-own book club.

We will start by reading a Picture Book nominee, then discuss the Chapter Book nominee of the month. Lunch provided by Kids Cruisin’ Kitchen (or brought from home).

Picture Book: Bathe the Cat by Alice B. McGinty

Chapter Book discussion: Across the Desert by Dusti Bowling


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13 May 2023

Babysitting Certification Clinics

In Person

Become a safe and reliable sitter! The Nebraska Extension Services will provide babysitting certification to 15 students (age 11-18) per course. Learn the basics of child...
4 May 2023

Alex Kava Author Visit

Papillion Landing, 1046 West Lincoln Street, Papillion

Alex Kava will be speaking Thursday, May 11, 7:00 p.m., at the Papillion Landing, 1046 West Lincoln Street in Papillion. Alex Kava is the New York Times, USA Today and...
21 April 2023

Look Who's Hatching

Mystery Eggs Arrive Monday, July 10, and are expected to hatch the end of July

We are participating in UNL’s Look Who’s Hatching program. What kind of critters are we hatching? Well, we would love to hear what the kids think. Are they turtle eggs? Dragons? Maybe...

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