Omaha Reads 2016

Omaha Public Library celebrated its 12th annual Omaha Reads campaign with Anthony Doerr’s All The Light We Cannot See. The New York Times bestseller about a blind, French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France during World War II provided for a variety of discussion topics. Programs were offered to explore…
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Community Engagement Center: Creating Partnerships to Inspire Positive Change

The University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) opened the doors to the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center (CEC) in April 2014. OPL was thrilled to be counted among the many community groups sharing the unique space. CEC partners have various missions, but are connected through a common goal of making positive contributions to Omaha’s communities. OPL’s mission is closely aligned…
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OPL at UNO’s CEC

The University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) celebrated the grand opening of its new Community Engagement Center (CEC) on April 17, 2014. OPL is among more than 20 community groups which will share space and work toward the mission of contributing positively and measurably to the Omaha community’s quality of life by creating, supporting and expanding mutually beneficial partnerships, engaged scholarship, and academic…
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Facilitators-In-Training: FIT Team

The Facilitator-In-Training Team (FIT Team) was created as a tool for OPL to achieve its strategic plan goal of becoming a community nexus. As a nexus, OPL strives to connect Omaha’s public, private and non-profit organizations to resolve community issues. The FIT Team helps to foster the development of shared visions and priorities, a comprehensive agenda, and robust collaborations across organizations. Sixteen…
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High Interest Low Vocabulary

What kind of books should a 22-year-old man read? Most young people in their 20s can read whatever they like, but for Justin, finding books to read at the Library was not very easy. Justin and his family have been patrons at Millard Branch since he was a child, participating in Summer Reading Program and volunteering with…
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