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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Willa Cather Branch Once was Omaha’s ‘Rainbow’ Library

Originally featured in the Omaha World-Herald on July 12, 2014. The Willa Cather Library was considered an architectural experiment with a contemporary design when it opened in 1965.  Some of the first visitors to the Willa Cather Library read at wooden desks.  Each month, the Omaha Public Library will introduce you to one of its…
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Nearly Four Decades Later, Sorensen Library Still a Dundee Hub

Originally featured in the Omaha World-Herald on April 12, 2014. In 1913, the Village of Dundee contracted with the City of Omaha for use of the Omaha Public Library. Dundee was annexed by Omaha in 1915. As the community grew, so did its demands for a neighborhood library. By 1973, the Recreation and Education Association of Dundee…
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South Omaha’s Library Has Grown With Its Service to Community

Originally featured in the Omaha World-Herald on March 15, 2014. Each month the Omaha Public Library will introduce you to one of its 12 locations. Follow along to learn something new about the library and discover its role in the history of Omaha. Learn more about the library you love and uncover some hidden treasures at others. Library…
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W. Dale Clark Library’s 1977 Opening Breathing Life into Downtown

Originally featured in Omaha World-Herald on February 15, 2014. Each month, the Omaha Public Library will introduce you to one of its 12 locations. Follow along to learn something new about the library and discover its role in the history of Omaha. Learn more about the library you love and uncover some hidden treasures at others. In the…
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Throughout Its History, Benson Library Has Had Many Plot Twists

Originally featured in the Omaha World-Herald on December 14, 2013. Today, Benson's library serves a thriving and eclectic community. Drop by or plan to attend the monthly library board of trustees meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Each month, the Omaha Public Library will introduce you to one of its 12 locations. Follow along to learn something new…
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