Take a 3D Tour of OPL Art

If you think libraries are just buildings that hold books, you're missing out! Not only does Omaha Public Library have a huge treasury of books, CD's, DVD's and audiobooks, we also have a collection of art on display throughout the 12 branches. With the help of Google Street View technology, you can now take a virtual tour…
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OPL Branch Pets

As if the library wasn't a comfy enough place, what with all of the oversized chairs and books, some branches of the Omaha Public Library also have pets you can visit with while reading! Meet some of the furry (and scaly) friends that call our branches home.Abrahams Branch: Minnie & Daisy When twin gerbils arrived…
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The Learning Community and Omaha Public Library expand partnership

Families enrolled in Parent University at the Learning Community Center of North Omaha are checking out books, learning kits and educational games for learning at home. Research shows that a child’s success in school is directly tied to a child’s vocabulary. With the Early Childhood Partnership still growing, the Learning Community and Omaha Public Library are…
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Cuneiform Tablets

Buried in the archive room of the W. Dale Clark Library are over 100 cuneiform tablets. Originally collected by Edgar J. Banks, Ph.D, and presented to Omaha Public Library by Charles N. Dietz in 1917, these tablets came from sites in the Middle East, an area which from ancient times has been a crossroads of…
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The Persephone Collection

We’ve all heard that you can’t judge a book by its cover, but is it possible that you can judge 119 books by their covers? Normally, one browsing the shelves for their next read might be gripped by a splash of color or an interesting title. But what’s compelling about a nondescript cover in cool, grey…
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Young Entrepreneurs Club

Saturday, December 3, 2016, the Young Entrepreneurs Club decided to sell baked goods at Swanson Branch, and they were a hit! Not only did the group sell out of cookies and brownies, but they learned about brand identity, marketing, promotion, and budgeting. They each took home a little over $30 after making a donation to…
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