Florence Branch Parking Lot

October 2, 2017 Beginning October 2, Florence Branch will be in process of getting a new parking lot. The project is expected to take up to 90 days. During the project, parts of the parking lot will be inaccessible. While some spots will be available throughout the project, there will be less and may not…
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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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Celebrate Family History Month with OPL Programs, Lock-In

Learn more about one of the best genealogy collections in the Midwest by attending the 11th Annual Genealogy Lock-In hosted by OPL and the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society (GOGS). Library staff and GOGS members will be available to help participants discover genealogical treasures in OPL’s collection and online. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops and…
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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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Mayor’s Grant will Support Benson Branch’s Children’s Area

When the Benson Neighborhood Association (BNA) considered projects worthy of funding from the 2019 Mayor's Neighborhood Grant program, their local library came right to mind. The group chose to focus their efforts on supporting OPL's Benson Branch, specifically the children's area, and submitted a proposal for $5,000 to fund new family and kid-friendly seating. "We're…
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