2023 Holiday Closures

All OPL locations will be closed during these holidays observed by the City of Omaha. Please note that South Omaha Library will be open on certain dates when other locations are closed, because the facility is shared with Metropolitan Community College. Check individual location pages for current dates specific to your local library. Holiday and closure information…
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Grab and Go Bags

Busy parents and caretakers don't always have time to browse the shelves to choose books for their babies and toddlers. That's why youth services staff are curating Grab and Go bags—containing three high-quality books—for patrons to grab, check out, and go. Simply place the whole bag on the self-check machine to check out all three…
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Halloween Happenings at OPL

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. Browse…
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Celebrate TeenTober with OPL!

Celebrate TeenTober with OPL! Every October, libraries nationwide celebrate teens, promote year-round teen services, and fuel passion and innovation for literacy skills in and outside the library. Visit any branch this October to participate in the month-long celebration! Check out each location’s Teen Space (ages 11-18) for fun program kits with TeenTober themes. • Literacy…
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2022 Reading Challenge: Read a Book by a Midwestern Author

This post was contributed by Aura Sewell, a youth services librarian at Benson Branch. OPL invites patrons to take part in the 2022 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, Instagram, or Facebook, to…
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