Omaha Public Library seeks input on new location through community conversation

The Omaha Public Library (OPL) Board of Trustees is seeking public input on plans to build a new library in the southwest part of Douglas County, near 210th & Q streets. A conversation about the future of this facility will take place on Wednesday, December 4, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Omaha Police Officers Association Hall, 13445 Cryer Ave. All are encouraged to attend. 

Community feedback is needed to help learn more about area residents’ priorities for the new library. A library consultant will walk participants through discussions on how they would use the new location and what features they’d like to see. 

In 2017, OPL shared an updated Master Facilities Plan which recommended building a new "southwest" branch to alleviate traffic at Millard Branch and serve the growing westward population. A series of community forums and surveys indicated a majority (80%) of those who participated supported the construction of a new “southwest” library. OPL will receive $15 million in City of Omaha Capital Improvement Program funds toward the construction of this new location in 2020. 

Those who are unable to attend this community meeting, but who would like to provide input may complete an online survey available at through December 13. 

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