|Omaha Public Library staff celebrates Summer Reading Program accomplishments|
|July 27, 2012|
Saddlebrook Branch staff to be splashed with color
WHAT: Color Splash & Hydrant Party Celebration
WHO: Open to the public?Media, children, teens, community groups, educators and others
WHEN: Saturday, July 28, 1:45-2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Saddlebrook Branch, 14850 Laurel Ave. (northwest side of the building)
WHY: Saddlebrook Branch challenged its patrons to read 45,000 books during the Summer Reading Program (SRP). Patrons accomplished this goal and will be rewarded by splashing some of their favorite librarians and library staff with multi-colored paint.
VISUALS: Librarians being doused with color, families enjoying the fun, interview opportunities with Omaha Public Library Saddlebrook Branch Manager Jennifer Jazynka.
Omaha Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is coming to an end on July 31. The program started on June 1, and each of Omaha Public Library’s 12 locations created goals to get the community to read all summer. Staff at Saddlebrook Branch asked patrons to log 45,000 books collectively throughout the summer. They achieved this goal with flying colors and, as a result, Saddlebrook Branch staff members have agreed to let SRP participants splash them with paint.
“We asked our community to come up with a challenge that the staff would do if they met their goal,” said Saddlebrook Branch Manager Jennifer Jazynka. “They came up with the color splash and met their goal, so we are happy to follow through on our promise.”
The color splash event will take place during a hydrant party to celebrate the end of Summer Reading Program. Participants are advised to dress for a “splashing good time!”