Omaha Public Library

Everyone is invited to participate in the annual Summer Reading Program (SRP) at Omaha  Public Library (OPL)!  With great reads and free activities for all ages, OPL can help keep the entire family engaged throughout the summer, and help to keep kids’ minds sharp while they are out of school.

Join OPL for kickoff celebrations at OPL locations on May 31 and June 1. The fun begins at W. Dale Clark Main Library (215 S. 15th St.) and Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch (2100 Reading Plz.) on Friday and continues on Saturday, June 1, 1-3 p.m., at all other OPL branch locations.  Enjoy activities inside and outside the library at these fabulous kick-off parties – games, crafts, food and more!

Emily Getzschman, Marketing Manager for Omaha Public Library, joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to chat about the program, the many goods and services available at the library for FREE!

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Omaha Public Library (OPL) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will offer a series of free workshops for new small business owners and those who dream of starting their own business.  Participants will evaluate their readiness to start a business and learn the basics of running a small business effectively, including budgeting, pricing goods and services, utilizing social media and other marketing techniques to help grow their business, and securing federal contracts.

"Live & Local" sits down with Nick Engert from the Omaha Public Library to discuss the program and the resources the library has for everyone.  For more information, visit

"The Hate U Give" will kick off a season of literary and issue discussions hosted at several Omaha Public Library facilities.  Marketing Director Emily Getzschaman stops by the KIOS studios to chat with Mike Hogan.  More information can be found at  

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Omaha Public Library

Aug 30, 2018

The Omaha Public Library plans a number of events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15th through October 15th. 

Emily Getzschman, Marketing Manager for OPL says a bilingual story time will be held at three branches – South Omaha, Abrahams and Washington – featuring English and Spanish stories, music, crafts and movement.

Getzschman says fiestas are another highlight of the month’s events.