Omaha Public Library announces top circulating titles from 2018

Regular library users will tell you that waiting for a highly anticipated read that you placed on hold can be tough. Some readers skip the wait by utilizing Omaha Public Library’s Bestseller Express, and others take advantage of the materials in their various available formats. Omaha Public Library (OPL) has prepared a list of top…
View More about Omaha Public Library announces top circulating titles from 2018

Banned Books Week 2018

Banned Books Week, September 23-29, brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those that may be considered unorthodox or unpopular. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted for removal…
View More about Banned Books Week 2018

Omaha Public Library announces top circulating titles from 2017

Regular library users will tell you that waiting for a highly anticipated read that you placed on hold can be tough. Some readers skipped the wait by utilizing Omaha Public Library’s Bestseller Express, and others took advantage of the materials in their various available formats. Omaha Public Library (OPL) has prepared a list of top…
View More about Omaha Public Library announces top circulating titles from 2017

October 8-14 | Teen Read Week: Unleash Your Story

Celebrate Teen Read Week, a national youth literacy initiative that encourages teens to be regular library users and readers. Teens are invited to participate in Teen Hangout, Teen Gaming, or Teen Advisory Board meeting at several locations. Visit omahalibrary.org for the full schedule of teen events Oct. 8-14, as well as other OPL events. Check out a…
View More about October 8-14 | Teen Read Week: Unleash Your Story

Halloween Happenings

Halloween can be a frighteningly frenzied time of year. Between shopping for and creating treats, costumes and decorations, parents may be seeking a simple solution for seasonal fun without adding to the already hectic time and expenses! Omaha Public Library (OPL) can help with fun, free, pre-planned programs and activities for all ages to enjoy…
View More about Halloween Happenings

Retirement: Mary Henriksen

Summers are busy for public library staff. Kids on summer break often look for things to do at the library, and librarians work to make sure there’s something for everyone. Adult Services Librarian Mary Henriksen decided that this year was the time to make some summer plans for herself! Henriksen retired after nearly 21 years…
View More about Retirement: Mary Henriksen

Retirement: Luella Buse

Luella Buse was hired as a children’s librarian at OPL on July 30, 1992. She worked at the Millard Branch for 2 ½ years before moving to Abrahams Branch for 18 years. From there, she moved to Sorensen Branch, before retiring on June 3 after nearly 25 years of service. Buse graduated from Briar Cliff…
View More about Retirement: Luella Buse