Common Soil Offers Healing for OPL Librarian

Common Soil Offers Healing for OPL Librarian

“The first time I stuck my hands in the ground to plant, it was like all the pain that I was in just went ‘woooosh.’” Omaha Public Library librarian Carol Erkens moved her hands downward in one swift motion. “…right into the ground.” Erkens described her first time planting and how a seed library project … Continue reading

OPL Embraces Pedal Power

OPL Embraces Pedal Power

Omaha Public Library unveiled its Book Bike in early August 2014. The custom-built bike, complete with book trailer stocked with books to borrow and give away, was funded through the Omaha Public Library Foundation and was crafted by Omaha Bicycle Co. It marries reading, fitness and eco-consciousness, and offers a variation to traditional bookmobile services … Continue reading

Storytime valuable to everyone involved

Storytime valuable to everyone involved

Rhonda Taylor always looks forward to library time at Growing and Building Together (GBT) Children’s Academy. As the director of the Benson-area daycare facility, she was thrilled when the Benson Branch children’s librarian called and offered to visit GBT Academy, bringing the library to the children. “We don’t have transportation for the kids, so it’s … Continue reading

5 Questions with: Rebecca Rotert [author]

5 Questions with: Rebecca Rotert [author]

Omaha born and raised singer, writer and now published author Rebecca Rotert released her first novel, Last Night at the Blue Angel, over the summer. She is a participating author at this weekend’s (downtown) Omaha Lit Fest and will join Rainbow Rowell for a discussion on Mixtapes and Jazz Standards. Other authors taking part in … Continue reading