UNL Extension Hatching New Partnership this Spring

It was only a matter of time before Katie Krause collaborated with OPL. Krause is a Nebraska Extension Educator with the University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL) Extension’s The Learning Child team. This group of educators focuses on early childhood development and education across the state. After five years on the job developing curricula, connecting…
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Staff Spotlight: Karen Berry

Karen Berry has a long history with OPL. Growing up, she and her siblings visited Benson Branch, and she still can visualize OPL’s Bookmobile pulling into the parking lot of her elementary school for its biweekly visits. Technically, helping escort younger kids to the Bookmobile, stamping library cards and restocking picture books was her first…
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Retirement: Evelyn Bingel

Evelyn Bingel was drawn to the library profession because she was under the assumption that everything in libraries was organized and orderly. While that’s true to an extent, Bingel now calls that idea “bizarre,” because there are many different ways in which one book can be categorized. She has probably discovered them all in her…
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Local Author Finds Healing Through Writing… at the Library

Libraries are places of relative anonymity. Your neighborhood library staff gets to know their patrons and may recommend a book or movie based on an observation, but for the most part, people may wander the stacks, check out materials, and use computers unnoticed by their peers. At Omaha Public Library, we know that Omaha and Douglas…
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