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In Memory: April Underwood In Memory: April Underwood

By Emily Getzschman
In memory of April Underwood, April 13, 1963 – July 26, 2019.
In memory of April Underwood, April 13, 1963 – July 26, 2019.
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John Davis Retires from OPL John Davis Retires from OPL

By Matt Wettengel
John Davis retired from his position as a school librarian with Bellevue Public Schools in 1999. He worked as school educator for 36…
John Davis retired from his position as a school librarian with Bellevue Public Schools in 1999. He worked as school educator for 36…
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Paige G. Wagner Retires After 26 Years… Paige G. Wagner Retires After 26 Years…

By Matt Wettengel
Being the daughter of a librarian, some would say the apple didn’t fall far from the tree, but Paige G. Wagner would not have agreed with…
Being the daughter of a librarian, some would say the apple didn’t fall far from the tree, but Paige G. Wagner would not have agreed with…
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Staff Spotlight: Rose Fennessy-Murphy Staff Spotlight: Rose Fennessy-Murphy

By Matt Wettengel
Fennessy-Murphy spent her childhood visiting libraries, only to end up coming full circle and working at OPL for the last 23 years!
Fennessy-Murphy spent her childhood visiting libraries, only to end up coming full circle and working at OPL for the last 23 years!
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Staff Spotlight: Karen Berry Staff Spotlight: Karen Berry

By Matt Wettengel
Berry's extroverted and zany personality have made her a hit with patrons who have encountered her in her 24 years of working for OPL.
Berry's extroverted and zany personality have made her a hit with patrons who have encountered her in her 24 years of working for OPL.
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Staff Spotlight: Alan Greunke Staff Spotlight: Alan Greunke

By Matt Wettengel
After overcoming a speech impediment as a child with the help of his local library, Greunke now works with kids and teens at OPL.
After overcoming a speech impediment as a child with the help of his local library, Greunke now works with kids and teens at OPL.
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Staff Spotlight: Veronica Bonilla Staff Spotlight: Veronica Bonilla

By Matt Wettengel
Bonilla has worked at OPL for two decades, most of those at South Omaha Library, where she has served as the "emotional glue of the…
Bonilla has worked at OPL for two decades, most of those at South Omaha Library, where she has served as the "emotional glue of the…
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Staff Spotlight: Debra Paris Staff Spotlight: Debra Paris

By Matt Wettengel
Paris is OPL's liaison to the Learning Community Center of North Omaha, where she works to introduce North Omaha residents to OPL…
Paris is OPL's liaison to the Learning Community Center of North Omaha, where she works to introduce North Omaha residents to OPL…
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Retirement: Mary Henriksen Retirement: Mary Henriksen

By Emily Getzschman
After working at Sorensen, Abrahams and then Swanson Branches, Henriksen retired after nearly 21 years of service to OPL on July 1, 2017.
After working at Sorensen, Abrahams and then Swanson Branches, Henriksen retired after nearly 21 years of service to OPL on July 1, 2017.
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Retirement: Luella Buse Retirement: Luella Buse

By Emily Getzschman
After nearly 25 years of service across Millard, Abrahams and Sorensen Branches, Luella Buse retired from OPL on June 3, 2017.
After nearly 25 years of service across Millard, Abrahams and Sorensen Branches, Luella Buse retired from OPL on June 3, 2017.
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Retirement Spotlight: JoAnn Prout Retirement Spotlight: JoAnn Prout

By Matt Wettengel
Many things have changed since Youth Collection Librarian JoAnn Prout first started working for OPL in 1986 as children’s library…
Many things have changed since Youth Collection Librarian JoAnn Prout first started working for OPL in 1986 as children’s library…
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Staff Spotlight: Kris Cram Staff Spotlight: Kris Cram

By Omahalibrary
Kris Kram, teen specialist at A.V. Sorensen Branch, has worked at OPL since September 2006, but has always been a serious reader.
Kris Kram, teen specialist at A.V. Sorensen Branch, has worked at OPL since September 2006, but has always been a serious reader.
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Dad Shares Heartwarming Letter About Boo… Dad Shares Heartwarming Letter About Boo…

By Omahalibrary
My daughter Harlow had a great experience at the library yesterday, and I thought I’d share it with you. Last week, she checked out a book …
My daughter Harlow had a great experience at the library yesterday, and I thought I’d share it with you. Last week, she checked out a book …
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Staff Team Triathlon Staff Team Triathlon

By Omahalibrary
Challenge accepted! When teams from the Omaha Parks and Recreation Department called upon other city departments to participate in the 2015…
Challenge accepted! When teams from the Omaha Parks and Recreation Department called upon other city departments to participate in the 2015…
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Guest Post: Transplant to Transfixed Guest Post: Transplant to Transfixed

By Omahalibrary
My husband got his current job in Omaha when our son Oliver was about three months old. We moved from the Kansas City area and I also left …
My husband got his current job in Omaha when our son Oliver was about three months old. We moved from the Kansas City area and I also left …
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