Book club collaboration yields beautiful results

Book club collaboration yields beautiful results

In fall 2014, Omaha Public Library and Why Arts? Inc. came together to create an innovative new project for after school book clubs. As part of the partnership, five artists spent time at participating schools and used their skills to bring new experiences to reading through visual and graphic arts, sculpture, poetry, music, theater, and dance. … Continue reading

Family finds fun & learning  in weekly storytime

Family finds fun & learning in weekly storytime

Library staff know that interactive storytimes are invaluable in engaging children in the reading process and creating lifelong learners. They don’t always know, however, what specific impact they are having on the individuals who attend. That’s why it was such a nice surprise for Saddlebrook Branch youth services librarian Katy Brackett when a parent approached her … Continue reading

Early Literacy Calendar Inspires Librarian in India

Early Literacy Calendar Inspires Librarian in India

Since 2006, Omaha Public Library (OPL) has produced an Early Literacy Calendar with support from the Omaha Public Library Foundation and various other health and education focused groups. The 2012 calendar was produced in cooperation with Building Bright Futures, Early Childhood Services, Healthy Futures, and Rotary International. The goal of the calendar is to promote early … Continue reading

Top circulated titles at OPL in 2014

Top circulated titles at OPL in 2014

Regular library users will tell you that waiting for the highly anticipated read that you placed on hold can be tough. While some readers skipped the wait by utilizing Omaha Public Library’s Bestseller Express, others accepted that new and popular items are simply hard to keep on shelves. Omaha Public Library has prepared a list … Continue reading