2021 Reading Challenge: Read a Book Told From Multiple Points of View

This post was contributed by Maggie Petersen, a library outreach specialist at W. Dale Clark Main Library. In 2021, OPL invites patrons to take part in the Reading Challenge! For each challenge, OPL offers suggestions for titles to listen to or read. As you’re working through the challenge, feel free to tag @omahalibrary on Twitter…
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In Memory: Crystal Matz

December 28, 1951 – April 18, 2021 “Crystal made this a better place to work just by being herself,” said W. Clarke Swanson Branch Manager Matt Couch, who worked alongside Matz at W. Dale Clark Main Library. With more than 40 years of service to OPL, Library Specialist Crystal Matz had done a little bit…
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Experience StoryWalks® at Lauritzen Gardens and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Saddlebrook Branch Manager Julie Humphrey (formerly OPL’s youth and family services manager) first learned about StoryWalk® at a conference in 2015, when the Kellogg-Hubbard Library system began promoting the idea. Humphrey thought it would work well in Omaha, but knew that OPL did not have the capacity or resources at the time. She thought of…
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