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!  Check out these top ten reasons for having a library card: Books…
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Staff Spotlight: Lori Arends

When people think of library personnel, librarians naturally come to mind. While librarians certainly account for a significant portion of OPL’s staff, many other key employees work behind the scenes to make things happen. One of these people is Lori Arends. Since October 2011, Arends has worked in the administrative offices at OPL as the…
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In Memory: April Underwood

In memory of April Underwood, April 13, 1963 – July 26, 2019 “April was stillness, patience and light personified,” said Jaime Ebane, clerk at Millard Branch. Sadly, that light was extinguished too soon when April Underwood, library specialist at Millard Branch, passed away unexpectedly on July 26. Underwood began her career with Omaha Public Library…
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OPL Zine Collection Q&A

Zine Q&A with OPL Readers & Writers Librarian Erin Duerr Q: What are zines? A: Zines are niche, handmade, hyper-local booklets created by community members for community members. Anyone with access to a copy machine or printer can create a zine, making this format more accessible than traditional publishing channels for quickly spreading ideas. Q…
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