Carnegie Mellon calls to OPL interns

Carnegie Mellon calls to OPL interns

Elkhorn South High School graduates Katie Hanson and Joseph Paetz had a busy summer. After having volunteered with Omaha Public Library (OPL) during previous summers, this year they applied to be interns – a position available at only seven of OPL’s 12 locations. Hanson interned at Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch and Paetz interned at Millard … Continue reading

My SRP 2014 – August 7

My SRP 2014 – August 7

Yes, I know, Summer Reading Program is over, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t share a little bit of information about how you did these past two months! More than 21,300 children, teens and adults participated in the annual Summer Reading Program. They logged their reading online, attended programs, and collected virtual badges. Those … Continue reading

My SRP 2014 – August 1

My SRP 2014 – August 1

It’s August 1, meaning that Summer Reading Program (SRP) is officially over! Summer reading finale parties were a blast! On July 30, I followed OPL boss Gary Wasdin to a couple different summer reading challenges. Our day started at Saddlebrook Branch with a pie throwing contest. Gary and select Saddlebrook staff were literally sitting targets … Continue reading

When Volunteering, Follow Your Bliss

When Volunteering, Follow Your Bliss

Follow your bliss. This philosophy normally reserved for career guidance is what Omaha born-and-raised Cathy Blanchard has applied to volunteering. Nearly two years ago, Blanchard began assisting book clubs coordinator April Earl once a week at W. Dale Clark (Main) Library downtown. “I was looking to make myself useful [and] downtown has always fascinated me. … Continue reading