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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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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Guest Post: Dad Shares Heartwarming Letter About Books, Braille and Bonding

My daughter Harlow had a great experience at the library yesterday, and I thought I’d share it with you. Last week, she checked out a book called My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay. It’s about a school-age girl who is blind. She’s a typical girl in all respects, who loves to sing, dance and…
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Nebraska Science Festival at OPL

Nebraska just wrapped up celebrating its fourth annual Nebraska Science Festival, or NESciFest as many have taken to calling it. The festival began as an initiative of UNMC with the interest of advancing science literacy. Since then, many other organizations have joined the cause, including Omaha Public Library, desiring to make science accessible, relevant and…
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