A.V. Sorenson Library

2021 Omaha Public Library Reading Challenge by the Numbers 

More patrons than ever before completed the 2021 Omaha Public Library Reading Challenge with 234 entries submitted and 2,808 books read! All prize winners have been notified and all the details for the 2022 Reading Challenge, opens a new window are available
January 21, 2022

Reading Challenge 2022: Read a Book About Sports

This post was contributed by Nicole Hilder, a library specialist at Saddlebrook Branch. In 2022, OPL invites patrons to take part in the Reading Challenge, opens a new window! For each challenge, OPL offers suggestions for titles to listen to or read.
January 20, 2022

OPL’s Top Circulating Titles from 2021

Omaha Public Library has prepared a list of top circulating titles from 2021. Additionally, OPL staff has selected over 100 favorite titles from 2021 and is presenting them, along with brief reviews, at topshelf.omahalibrary.org.  Top adult fiction print books: “The Four Winds,
January 5, 2022

Volunteer Spotlight: Darlene Whitney

One day while shopping at the Friends of OPL book sale, Darlene Whitney noticed a flyer asking for volunteers. Whitney loves books and reading and thought, “Why not?” Fifteen years later, Whitney now coordinates the Friends book sales and has helped to
December 6, 2021

Staff Spotlight: John Carlotto

John Carlotto has been a librarian for nearly 20 years. He joined OPL in 2009 after spending six years as a reference and instruction librarian at Bellevue University. When arriving at OPL, he was struck by how different public libraries are from
December 6, 2021

Staff Spotlight: Terry Wingate

“What do I want to do with the rest of my life?” At some point (or even multiple points) in their lives, most people will ask themselves this question. Terry Wingate found herself pondering it while working in performance improvement at Methodist
December 6, 2021

Resolve to use OPL more in 2022

When making New Year’s resolutions for 2022, don’t forget about OPL! There are so many resources at the library that can help you make good on some of your goals. Here are a few examples of how OPL can help to make 2022
December 6, 2021
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