Each Connect reading event features at least one adult who is deaf and/or hard of hearing who reads a story in the communication mode of his or her choice (sign, voice or a combination) to children at a local library.  Children who are deaf or hard of hearing and children who are hearing are all welcome.  A voice and/or sign interpreter will also be present. This is a wonderful way to enjoy our public libraries and to see and hear a story told by an adult from our deaf community.   For additional information, please contact

Connect is a collaborative mentoring project started by the Nebraska Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the Nebraska School for the Deaf Alumni Association, the Nebraska Association of the Deaf,  and Nebraska Hands & Voices to bring the deaf and hard of hearing community together with children who are deaf and/or hard of hearing and their families.

Fall 2016 Schedule of Connect Reading Events in Omaha:

  • Saturday August 13th at the Benson Branch (6015 Binney St) at 10:00 a.m.
  • Saturday September 24th at the Swanson Branch (9101 W. Dodge Rd) at 10:30 a.m.
  • Sunday October 23rd at the Abrahams Branch (5111 N. 90th St) at 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday November 12th at the Elkhorn Branch (2100 Reading Plz) at 2:00 p.m.