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 University with a bachelor’s degree in speech therapy and music. Following college, she worked at the public library in Fremont, Neb., and realized that she really enjoyed it. She acquired her master’s degree in library science from the University of Missouri.
She was drawn to children’s services because of her love for children’s books. “They’re so funny and fun. I like reading to kids and sharing literature, especially with kids who don’t necessarily get exposed to books at home,” said Buse.
In her retirement, Buse plans to work on her house and do some traveling. She also plans to take on a few more piano students. OPL is grateful for Luella’s service and wishes her well in the next chapter of her life.