Partner Spotlight: City Sprouts

Gardening nonprofits work to increase locally saved seeds for OPL’s Common Soil Seed Library In 1995, a group of volunteers transformed a vacant lot at 4002 Seward St. into a community garden. Since then, it has blossomed into the thriving gardening education nonprofit known as City Sprouts. The organization works to provide space, workshops, and…
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Mayor’s Grant will Support Benson Branch’s Children’s Area

When the Benson Neighborhood Association (BNA) considered projects worthy of funding from the 2019 Mayor's Neighborhood Grant program, their local library came right to mind. The group chose to focus their efforts on supporting OPL's Benson Branch, specifically the children's area, and submitted a proposal for $5,000 to fund new family and kid-friendly seating. "We're…
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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 with…
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UNO Day of Service Volunteers Give Back to OPL

No classes were held at University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), Metropolitan Community College or Omaha Public Schools on January 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Yet, students from all three schools came together at UNO’s Community Engagement Center to work on a service project for OPL as part of UNO’s annual MLK Day of Service, which is organized…
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