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: Luella Buse

Luella Buse was hired as a children’s librarian at OPL on July 30, 1992. She worked at the Millard Branch for 2 ½ years before moving to Abrahams Branch for 18 years. From there, she moved to Sorensen Branch, before retiring on June 3 after nearly 25 years of service. Buse graduated from Briar Cliff…
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High Interest Low Vocabulary

What kind of books should a 22-year-old man read? Most young people in their 20s can read whatever they like, but for Justin, finding books to read at the Library was not very easy. Justin and his family have been patrons at Millard Branch since he was a child, participating in Summer Reading Program and volunteering with…
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Staff Talents

It takes a special sort of person to work in a library. A dash of creativity is essential, and if it isn’t a characteristic one comes by naturally, something about being surrounded by works of literature and art certainly seems to have an influence on OPL employees. Perhaps, too, the library is a place that…
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