Sarah Myers joined the OPL team in 2018 as a part-time library aide at W. Dale Clark Main Library. She worked there until March 2020, at which time she was promoted to a clerk position at W. Clarke Swanson Branch. Shortly thereafter, the COVID pandemic forced libraries to close and furlough part-time employees. Myers was…
October is Family History Month
Since 2001, October has been nationally recognized as Family History Month. This is a time to increase awareness around and encourage people to explore their family history and learn more about their ancestors. There are resources available to help researchers at all levels, many of which are easily accessible with your library card. Get started…
September is National Library Card Sign-up Month!
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library Association and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning. Sign-up today! “Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children,…
Staff Spotlight: Adrián Gómez Meza
When Adrián Gómez Meza first moved to the United States from Mexico at age 15, he fell in love with public libraries and how they work in this country. Born in Tenamaxtlán, Jalisco, Gómez Meza was used to libraries that were not necessarily user-friendly. Libraries in his town were often not open, had a very…
Staff Spotlight: Jody duRand Retires
Jody duRand joined the OPL staff in 2006 as the business manager.
Staff Spotlight: Paul Christopherson Retires
Before becoming a librarian, Paul Christopherson spent 15 years as a minister in South Dakota, Minnesota and Nebraska.
Volunteer Spotlight: Rachel Fernandes
Rachel Fernandes has visited Millard Branch since she was a child.
OPL’s Top Circulating Titles from 2021
Omaha Public Library has prepared a list of top circulating titles from 2021. Additionally, OPL staff has selected over 100 favorite titles from 2021 and is presenting them, along with brief reviews, at topshelf.omahalibrary.org. Top adult fiction print books: "The Four Winds" by Kristin Hannah "The Last Thing He Told Me" by Laura Dave "The…
Volunteer Spotlight: Darlene Whitney
One day while shopping at the Friends of OPL book sale, Darlene Whitney noticed a flyer asking for volunteers.
Staff Spotlight: John Carlotto
John Carlotto has been a librarian for nearly 20 years. He joined OPL in 2009 after spending six years as a reference and instruction librarian.
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