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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Holiday Happenings at OPL

The holidays can make the end of the year feel like a whirlwind. Fortunately, Omaha Public Library provides many resources, activities and even a gift guide to help make the holiday season a little easier and more enjoyable for everyone. Books, book lists, cookbooks, movies & music can help you to prepare for the season and put…
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Retirement: Mary Henriksen

Summers are busy for public library staff. Kids on summer break often look for things to do at the library, and librarians work to make sure there’s something for everyone. Adult Services Librarian Mary Henriksen decided that this year was the time to make some summer plans for herself! Henriksen retired after nearly 21 years…
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Partner Spotlight: Dr. Mitzi Ritzman

A true community partnership with reciprocal benefits to the participating organizations and the individuals and families receiving its services is often sought, but seldom achieved. Ten years ago, when former Charles B. Washington Branch Manager John Bernardi identified Humanities Nebraska’s PRIME TIME FAMILY READING TIME® as a potential solution to addressing North Omaha’s literacy development…
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For Nearly 100 Years, Charles B. Washington Library a North Omaha Fixture

Originally featured in the Omaha World-Herald on August 16, 2014. In December 1921, North Branch Library opened in a rented building at 25th and Ames Streets that had been a church.  Charles B. Washington Library was named for a longtime civil rights activist in 1986. The current building, built in 1972, was renovated and 5,700 swore feet was…
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