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Stork's Nest book sale May 18-22 
The Stork's Nest will host a Books Are Fun book sale May 21 through May 22 in the Durham Outpatient Center Central Atrium. A variety of books and gifts will be available beginning Monday, May 18 at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Book sale hours the rest of the week will be 7:30 a.m. to 4 on Tuesday, May 19 through Thursday, May 21 and 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 22. The proceeds will be used to purchase items for the Stork's Nest. The Stork's Nest is an incentive program designed to increase the number of women and teens who access early and regular prenatal care and well baby care. The Stork's Nest mission is to help give babies a healthier start in life. The program also strives to encourage self-esteem and parenting skills by assisting parents to "purchase" products by redeeming points earned through healthy behaviors such as smoking cessation, breastfeeding and completion of educational programs. A national program, The Stork's Nest is sponsored locally by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and the March of Dimes in conjunction with The Nebraska Medical Center and UNMC. The program serves The Nebraska Medical Center patients who meet guidelines and are pregnant or parenting a child younger than two years of age. To date the program has reached more than 1,500 families. The Stork's Nest is on the 4th floor of the Durham Outpatient Center, UMA Baker Place and UNMC Community Health Care Center. Hours vary for each location. For more information about the Stork's Nest, contact Bettye Brown at 493-2962.

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