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Hospital creates library experience for pediatric patients

A handful of children traded in their hospital rooms for a makeshift library on Wednesday afternoon.

Cherese McKnight of the Omaha Public Library visited the Nebraska Medical Center's playroom to read to the hospital's pediatric patients.

The kids in treatment don't have the opportunity to shuffle through the books on library shelves – the risk of infection is too high. So staffers decided to bring the library experience to the hospital.

McKnight read a few books, sang songs and did arts and crafts with the children during the one-hour event.

The reading program started in October. There are five additional guests scheduled to visit through the year. The next reading event is in March.

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