Digital Materials Campaign Grows OPL Collection

During one of the most challenging and unpredictable times in our shared history, Omaha Public Library Foundation, opens a new window (OPLF) donors stepped forward. They showed their support of OPL and the myriad ways it serves the Douglas County community, even when all libraries are closed.

OPLF launched its $200,000 fundraising campaign -- Collections for Our Community: A COVID-19 Response -- in early April to purchase digital books and other items for OPL. Within days, online donations and personal checks arrived in support of the system-wide project.

As of early July, OPLF raised $160,000 in donations for digital materials. It is the OPLF ’s second largest fundraising campaign for OPL in the last six years.

When OPL’s 12 branches closed until further notice, approximately 52,000 digital materials were the only collections available to the more than 550,000 residents of Douglas County. As a result of the campaign, OPL purchased a variety of popular eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, and other digital items for all library patrons.

Please consider making an online donation, opens a new window today in support of this special fundraising project for OPL. A gift of any size will have a significant impact in the services OPL provides patrons of all ages, in the best of times and the worst of times. For more information, contact foundation@omahalibrary.org, opens a new window. Thank you for your past support of OPL and the Foundation.

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