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Summer Library -- Imagine Your Story: Week One

Week One Theme

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Read Aloud Videos: A collection of stories focused on this week's theme to appeal to all ages of readers, read aloud by our own Omaha Public Schools Librarians.  

Imagine Quest: Do you and your family have what it takes to complete the Quest?  Try out these STEAM activities after you read the stories to be victorious on your Summer Reading Journey.

Learn: Activities and resources to extend your learning about topics related to each theme and set of stories.

Tech ConnectOnline games and fun activities connected to this week's focus.  

Create:  Crafts and project ideas to get your creative juices flowing, all focused around this week's topic!

Play:  Opportunities and ideas to get outside or use imaginative play all without the use of technology.

Read:  A weekly challenge or 2 to help keep your summer reading fresh and new.

Sing & Dance:  Songs and dance moves or challenges to try out, if music is your thing.  Great for our younger readers! 

Read Aloud Videos


  Week One Challenge:

  Read to your pet or stuffed animal. 

  They love hearing stories! 


Weird But True Facts

Click Here to learn some Weird but True Facts from National Geographic Kids

Choose 5 to share with someone else.

Tech Connect

PreK: Click Here to Play Connect the Dots (Counting)

K-2nd: Click Here to Play a Spelling Game with Princess Presto

3rd-5th: Click Here to Animate Your Name

Sing & Dance


Click Here to learn the lyrics and hear the Three Little Pigs Song (#22 on the Perfectly Purple Album)

Imagine Quest


Save Your Book's Spine!

Create an Origami Bookmark:  Click Here for instructions


How to Play Sock Toss: (1-4 players)

1) Set out bowls or other containers of varying sizes on the floor   

2) Give each bowl a point value (1, 2, 5, 10, and 15)

3) Take out 3-5 pairs of socks

4) Set up a tossing line about 6 feet away from the bowls

5) Try to toss the socks into the bowls from the tossing line

6) Add up your score based on which containers the socks landed in

7) Each time you start a new round, move your tossing line further back from the bowls

For more sock games, Click Here

Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to address inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).

Las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha no discriminan basados en la raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, discapacidad , edad, información genética, estado de ciudadanía, o estado económico, en sus programas, actividades y empleo, y provee acceso equitativo a los “Boy Scouts” y a otros grupos juveniles designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para atender estas inquietudes referentes a las pólizas de no discriminación: El Superintendente de las Escuelas, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).