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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Volunteer Spotlight: Angel Johnson

Every Monday, Milton R. Abrahams Branch, hosts two storytimes—a Toddler Storytime at 9:30 a.m. and a Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Each event features different stories, songs, activities and sometimes crafts, making it a busy couple hours for Children’s Librarian Melanie Webb. Fortunately, she's received some extra help in the last year since Angel Johnson…
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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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Facilitator Training

As part of its strategic plan goal of becoming a community nexus, OPL created a team of 16 library staff members to train as facilitators for community conversations. The FIT (Facilitator-In-Training) Team members met at Milton R. Abrahams Branch for training in three areas: getting-to-know-you conversations, problem solving, and creativity and innovation. More photos are available here…
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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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