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Annual Report 2019

A young patron enjoys a snack and a story at Millard Branch’s Halloween Storytime on October 31, 2019.

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Below left: A staff member assists a patron with her computer search at Milton R. Abrahams Branch on June 1, 2019. Center: A library patron enjoys a conversation with artist Traci Schact at the “Scorched and Scarred” exhibition opening reception in the Michael Phipps Gallery at W. Dale Clark Main Library on March 1, 2019. Right: A young boy colors at W. Clarke Swanson Branch on March 22, 2019.




OPL strengthens our communities by connecting people with ideas, information and innovative services.

Omaha is a vital and vibrant city, with OPL as an essential catalyst, collaborator and connector.

Service excellence, integrity, innovation, community engagement, equal & inclusive access, staff talent.

Branch Managers Autumn Hill A.V. Sorensen Branch Karen Pietsch Benson Branch


Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch

Laura Marlane – Executive Director

Micki Dietrich Charles B. Washington Branch

Sarah Hotz – Senior Manager of Branch Services

Rachel Steiner – Assistant Director

Lois Imig Florence Branch

Elizabeth A. Johnson – Senior Manager of Operations

Evonne Edgington Millard Branch

Ben Brick – Collection Processing Manager

Jennnifer Jazynka Milton R. Abrahams Branch

Lori Arends – Business Office Manager Jody duRand – Partnership & Community Engagement Manager Emily Getzschman – Marketing Manager

Amy Wenzl Saddlebrook Branch

Jason Goossen – IT Services Manager

Marvel Maring South Omaha Library

Theresa Jehlik – Strategy & Business Intelligence Manager

Casey Kralik W. Clarke Swanson Branch Matt Couch W. Dale Clark Main Library Lori Nelson Willa Cather Branch

Julie Humphrey – Youth & Family Services Manager Jessica Johnson – Borrower Services Manager Amy Mather – Adult Services Manager Linda Miles – Facilities Manager Deirdre Routt – Collection Development Manager

A Letter from the OPL Board of Trustees 2019 Board Carol Wang President Adrian Suarez-Delgado Vice President Keegan Korf Secretary/Treasurer Mike Kennedy Keith Lutz Jesse Sullivan Jen Rae Wang

OPL is governed by a nine-member board.* Board members are appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the city council to serve a three-year term. *There were two vacancies on the Board of Trustees at the end of 2019.

When we think about the libraries of the future, it’s hard to anticipate how changes in the world and the way we live, work and play will affect what our library spaces should encompass. With so many unknowns, one thing we feel is certain: there is no “one size fits all” model for libraries. In talking with our patrons, staff and community leaders, we have learned that the library means different things to different people, and a library should reflect the wants and needs of the people it serves. In 2019, we spent a lot of time talking with people about the growth of Omaha Public Library. We asked them how they use libraries now and what would make them want to use libraries more. We considered people’s busy lives and schedules and how the library plays a role in becoming not only a convenience, but also a destination. Given all that we heard, we learned that libraries are valuable to Omaha and Douglas County residents from all backgrounds and through different stages of life. We are tasked with interpreting everything we heard to create spaces that will work in the next three years as well as the next 30 years. As we advance toward the addition of a thirteenth branch in the OPL system, your input and feedback are at the forefront of our minds and process. Equipped with the knowledge of how you want your library spaces to make you feel, we are constantly assessing our current spaces for ways to improve your library experience. We remain ever-grateful for the public and private support needed to make our libraries thrive, and look forward to being the best library for our community for years to come.

the way we live, work and play will impact what our library spaces should encompass. A young boy interacts with a puppet during baby storytime at A.V. Sorensen Branch on March 29, 2019.

Boys enjoy playing during storytime on March 28, 2019, at Saddlebrook Branch. A patron relaxes while reading at Milton R. Abrahams Branch on June 1, 2019.

planning for opl’s Future The OPL Board of Trustees sought public input on plans to build a new library in the southwest part of Douglas County through two different community conversations in 2019. The first conversation took place on October 3, at Meeting participants provide input on what they would like to see in a new library branch at Omaha Police Officers Keith Lutz Horizon High School, Association Hall on December 4, 2019. Photos by Margaret Sullivan Studios and was followed by a second discussion on December 4, at the Omaha Police Officers Association Hall in Millard. Library leadership wanted community feedback to help learn more about area residents’ priorities for a new library location. A library consultant walked participants through discussions on how they would use the new location and what features they’d like to see. Feedback obtained through these sessions was used to create recommendations on how to design the space for maximal use. In 2017, OPL commissioned an updated master facilities plan which recommended building a new “southwest” branch to alleviate traffic at Millard Branch and serve the growing westward population. A series of community forums and surveys indicated a majority (80%) of those who participated supported the construction of a new “southwest” library. The City of Omaha Capital Improvement Program allocated $15 million in funds toward the construction of this new location in 2020.

Reading Challenge In an effort to give readers a goal and get them to mix up their reading routine and explore new literary realms in 2019, OPL librarians created a series of reading challenges to help them stretch beyond their reading comfort zone. Readers were invited to complete a series of reading challenges in any order or time frame they pleased within the calendar year. Some categories for the challenge included read a book in one sitting, read a book by a Nebraska author, and read a comic book or graphic novel. Participants logged their reading throughout the year, and entered it online or submitted their completed tracking sheet at their local OPL branch. All completed submissions were

entered into a drawing for fun, literary-themed merchandise (shown at right). OPL librarians also suggested titles related to challenges monthly throughout the year to help readers find selections to meet the criteria of each challenge. More than 170 participants completed the challenge in its debut year, reading a collective total of 2,076 books!

author visits Omaha World-Herald columnist Matthew Hansen visits with author Carson Vaughan on May 19, 2019, at W. Dale Clark Main Library.

OPL hosted five accomplished and award-winning authors in 2019. These events provide attendees with opportunities to meet well-known authors and learn more about them and their writing process. New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Nick Bruel visited W. Dale Clark Main Library on January 30, 2019, to celebrate the release of his newest book in the “Bad Kitty” series, “Kitten Trouble.” Bruel met with fans (seen here with patron Jenea Diminico), signed books and discussed his career.

Nick Bruel “Zoo Nebraska” author Carson Vaughan was joined in discussion by Omaha World-Herald columnist Matthew Hansen on May 19, 2019, at W. Dale Clark Main Library. Vaughan is a freelance journalist from central Nebraska with a focus on the Great Plains.

Carson Vaughan

OPL, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and KANEKO presented an evening with Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and president of PEN America. Egan read from her most recent novel “Manhattan Beach,” answered audience questions, and signed copies of her work. More than 350 people attended the July 18, 2019, event at KANEKO, which was part of their PASSAGES series.

Jennifer Egan As the author of the 2019 Omaha Reads selection, “This Blessed Earth,” Ted Genoways spoke about his work on October 13, 2019, at The Durham Museum. Genoways shared his experience in writing his book, which involved developing close relationships with members of the Hammond family featured in the book.

Ted Genoways

Lindsay-Jean Hard

“Cooking with Scraps” author Lindsay-Jean Hard headlined OPL’s annual Culinary Conference on November 2, 2019. The author discussed her book which addresses how delicious and surprising the often-discarded parts of food can be. Her work fit in perfectly with the event, which focused on the zero waste food movement. Hard writes a regular column for Food52.com, an online community for food lovers!

summer reading program Presented by the

Richard brooke Foundation

Following storytime at Millard Branch on July 15, 2019, sisters sit among the stacks with some summer reads.

A young patron celebrates the start of SRP at Milton R. Abrahams Branch on June 1, 2019.

Summer and reading go hand in hand, and the 2019 Summer Reading Program (SRP) proved that with its interstellar success! Douglas County residents of all ages celebrated the SRP space theme, “A Universe of Stories,” and challenged themselves to at least 10 hours of reading for the opportunity to earn prizes. A total of 30,775 people participated in OPL’s Summer Reading Program, collectively logging 301,490 hours of reading! The space theme provided opportunities to make galaxy slime, participate in astronaut boot camps, listen to storytime under the stars and more. OPL partnered with the Strategic Air & Space Museum to present a demonstration on the nature of pressure; Gifford Farms to share the stories of constellations in its portable planetarium; and the Omaha Police Department, Omaha Symphony and several other partners to set the stage for special storytimes. Participants also enjoyed a variety of programs “Out & About” at different locations across the Omaha metro. Overall, OPL programs in June and July attracted 36,983 attendees.

OPL Youth & Family Services Manager Julie Humphrey was encouraged by the level of participation in the program. “It’s wonderful to see some of the same faces every summer, and new faces, too,” said Humphrey. “It’s our hope that they are developing a love for reading, learning more about their community and the world around them, and making memories to carry with them along the way.” OPL is grateful to SRP’s 2019 presenting sponsor, the Richard Brooke Foundation, and the many other organizations who helped make SRP educational, affordable and entertaining.

A.V. Sorensen Branch showcases the SRP space theme during its kickoff party on June 1, 2019.

zine collection Patrons browse the new zine collection at Benson Branch on September 6, 2019.

With help from Rowdy Boys Collective and Benson First Friday (BFF), OPL introduced a new collection of zines at Benson Branch on September 6, 2019. Those who attended the kick-off event had the opportunity to check out the collection, make their own zine, and browse zines that were available for purchase. Zines are niche, handmade, hyper-local booklets created by community members for community members. They often represent marginalized and alternative viewpoints not found in mainstream publishing, so may appeal to individuals who are interested in new and different ideas. Because of their handmade construction, zines often crossover into works of art. “Zines demonstrate self-publishing at the most accessible

level, introducing voices that may not have access to traditional publishing channels,” said OPL Readers & Writers Librarian Erin Duerr. “OPL’s zine collection connects its community with more materials written by, for and about them.” This new collection does not check out in the same way as typical library materials. The collection is available at two OPL locations: Benson Branch and W. Dale Clark Main Library. Patrons are encouraged to read zines at the library, take them home, share with others, and return them to any of OPL’s 12 locations so that everyone may enjoy them. Zines do not appear on a patron’s library account or acquire fines. The zine collection is comprised of donated and purchased zines.

omaha reads

“This Blessed Earth” by Ted Genoways was the 2019 selection for Omaha Reads, OPL’s annual campaign that encourages the community to read and discuss the same book. The book follows the Hammond family as they navigate the ever-changing landscape of modern farming, and explores how one family struggles to preserve a fifth-generation family operation in the face of shifting trade policies, encroaching pipelines, climate change and more. OPL presented a variety of opportunities for people to talk and learn more about some of the topics addressed in the book.

Genoways (right) signs a copy of his book and poses for a picture with an event attendee on October 13, 2019, at the Durham Museum.

“This Blessed Earth” was checked out 840 times throughout the course of the campaign, and more than 125 people attended Omaha Reads events including an author visit, book discussions, a panel discussion, and a presentation about the agricultural history of water in Nebraska. “This Blessed Earth” was also chosen as the “One Book One Nebraska” and “All Iowa Reads” selection for 2019.

2019 year in Review FINANCIALS


REVENUE City of Omaha (General Fund & Keno) Douglas County

$13,226,083 $2,400,000

Omaha Public Library Foundation




State Aid, etc.

$162, 782

Friends of Omaha Public Library


Facilities Capital

$100,000 $16,931,253









Summer Reading Program


Other Operating Expenses


Outreach & Programs


Staff Support


Current cardholders 338,482


Computer sessions 414,878

$16,601,321 *Facilities administration and maintenance labor are accounted for under personnel.


Items borrowed 4,108,779

MEETING ATTENDEES 35,762 Digital downloads 570,474

Website visits 2,003,231

After completing their summer reading goals, a family visits W. Clarke Swanson Branch on June 17, 2019, to collect their prizes.

Library visits 1,683,462 A family poses with art projects from a spring family craft program at W. Clarke Swanson Branch on March 29, 2019.

friends of opl Friends of Omaha Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, grassroots organization dedicated to raising money for the library, providing volunteers, and promoting the library to the greater community.

Friends board members pose after their annual meeting on January 12, 2019, at UNO’s Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center.

2019 Board Jeanne Spence President Brian Overton President-Elect Amanda Reid Secretary Michael O’Hara Treasurer Carol Ebdon, Ph.D. Joe Goecke

Volunteer members raise funds with book sales at W. Clarke Swanson Branch on the first Saturday of each month and every Thursday. They also raise funds through online book sales, memberships, and donations to benefit OPL, its patrons, and the larger Omaha community. In 2019, the Friends provided OPL with more than 8,600 hours of volunteer service and more than $127,000. These funds helped support important programming such as author events, the Virginia Frank Memorial Writing Contest, and Omaha Reads. Learn more about becoming a Friend at friendsomahalibrary.org.


Polly Goecke Matt Hill Karen Hosier Mary Gallagher Jansen, MD Mark Manhart


Teggy Maxwell Barbara Neilsen Caroline Sedlacek Mary Ann Sturek

The 2019 Virginia Frank Memorial Writing Contest winners pose with Friend Polly Goecke (left), OPL Executive Director Laura Marlane (second from left) and Friends President Jeanne Spence (right) at the awards ceremony held on April 28, 2019, at W. Dale Clark Main Library.

OPL Foundation For 35 years, the mission of the Omaha Public Library Foundation (OPLF) has been to raise funds and advocate for OPL. With a two-person staff, a board of directors, and an advisory council, the OPLF works year-round with private foundations, corporations, supporting organizations, and individuals on making a philanthropic investment in OPL programs and services.

2019 Board Anne Branigan President Kathy Roum Vice President


Mark McMillan Secretary Arun Agarwal Treasurer Rochelle A. Mullen Advisor

A W. Clarke Swanson Branch patron uses the children’s touchscreen computer on June 1, 2019.

Julie Cobb Jo Giles

Special fundraising projects such as this harness the power of the public/private partnerships that sustain and improve OPL for our community.

Traci Hancock James P. Kineen Tina Lonergan

Since 2014, the OPLF has hosted an annual fundraiser featuring a best selling author. In 2019, “The Hate U Give” author Angie Thomas headlined the event, which raised more than $50,000 for OPL programs and services.

Dave Moline Ex Officio Members Carol Wang OPL Board of Trustees President Laura Marlane OPL Executive Director Foundation Staff Wendy Townley Executive Director Sandra Lyden Grants & Donor Relations Manager

OPLF fundraiser attendees pose with Angie Thomas at Metropolitan Community College on October 1, 2019.




EXPENDITURES Direct library contributions Development

$565,281 $80,461

Administration & office expenses

$203, 219



As of print time, OPLF’s 2019 audit was pending. These totals were submitted by OPLF staff. For more information, call 402.444.4589.

Author Angie Thomas signs copies of her book following her presentation.

financial gifts January 1 – December 31, 2019 Memorial and honorarium donors are recognized in OPL’s quarterly Connect newsletter throughout the year. Thank you, donors! Your support of the Omaha Public Library Foundation makes a difference. $100,000+ Anonymous The Sherwood Foundation $30,000+ Richard Brooke Foundation William & Ruth Scott Family Foundation $20,000+ Hawks Foundation Lozier Dianne & Allan Lozier The Adah & Leon Millard Foundation Omaha Community Foundation Sokolof Foundation in Memory of Richard Rosinsky $10,000+ Collective for Youth Claire M. Hubbard Foundation Dan & Tina Lonergan Paul & Annette Smith Webster Family Foundation Weitz Family Foundation Estate of Leonard Yelinek $5,000+ Clifton B. & Anne Stuart Batchelder Foundation Benson Neighborhood Association Bluestem Prairie Foundation Cox Deloitte & Touche LLP Ike & Roz Friedman Foundation Lori Hedstrom Special Donor-Advised Fund of the Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation Michael & Susan Lebens Allan & Ann Mactier Charitable Foundation Metro Omaha Medical Society Foundation Mutual of Omaha Companies Silvia Roffman Eve Simon Jill Slosburg-Ackerman Omaha Steaks International Gilbert C. Swanson Foundation Tenaska, Inc. Union Pacific Foundation Wally & Barbara Weitz $2,000+ Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture, P.C. Baer Foundation Devin Fox, M.D. Gallagher Foundation James & Dawn Hammel Richard & Helen Kelley Steve Martin & Amy Haddad Humanities Nebraska Jim Kineen Maggie & Michael McMeekin Greg & Lori McMillan Dave & Anne Rismiller The Soener Foundation Streck, Inc. Elizabeth Summers Dennis & Patricia Wiederholt Whole Foods Market Eileen M. Wirth $1,000+ Anonymous (2) Mary Joy Anderson Mogens & Cindy Bay

BCDM Architects Michael & Michelle Berlin Barbara Bock-Mavis Anne & Brian Branigan Stephen & Anne Bruckner BVH Architecture Julie & Scott Cobb John & Terri Diesing Joseph Drugmand First National Bank Friedland Family Foundation Lance & Julie Fritz Carol Gendler Mike & Wanda Gottschalk Sue Grishaber Deryl & Ramona Hamann Jennifer Hamann Traci Hancock John & Jean Hartwell Peggy & John Heck The Heider Family Foundation Harold & Clara Hoover Edward Hotz & Trish Nipp Sandra Jenkins Noreen Johnson Jack & Stephanie Koraleski Dave & Vicki Krecek Bob & Kathy Kunkle Estate of Evelyn Lang Gary & Lucie Long Gail McFayden Metropolitan Community College Dave Moline Morrissey Engineering Heidi Moser Rochelle Mullen Nebraska Arts Council Sharee & Murray Newman Fund Olsson Lewis & Winifred Pinch Sandra Price RDG Planning & Design Kathy & Chad Roum Ruth Sage Barbara & Ronald Schaefer Red & Jann Thomas Carol Wang & Jim Phillips Sarah Watson Wayne State College Phil & Nancy Wolf $500+ Anonymous Doug & Cathy Aden Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Jo Anne Amoura Jean Amoura George & Kathleen Bigelow Richard & Carol Britten Dick & Carole Burrows Casey’s General Store Sandor & Rhonda Chomos Robert & Jill Cochran Leilani & Ron Coe Maurice & Cora Conner Nancy Darst Tim Davlin & Ann O’Connor DMSi Mary & Thomas Evans Marian G. Gehrk Estate Giger Foundation Jo Giles Lynn & Cindy Gray Mike & Kathy Gross Dr. & Mrs. Herbert Hartman

Dwain Horn Memorial Fund Theresa Jehlik Jim Lewis Mary & Rodrigo Lopez Heather Lundine Roland & Jean Mariucci William McNiece Jim & Bobbie Montequin Shirley & Daniel Neary Frank Partsch Susan Petersen John & Kathleen Ransom Ann Rinne Rotary Club of Omaha-North Rotary-Suburban Greg & Sue Rusie Saddlebrook Elementary School PTA Nola & David Schettler Susan Shell Susan Stalnaker Emily States Anh Tran Bruce & Susan Vosburg David Watts Molly Wickert Estate of Helen Wittmann $250+ Anonymous (3) Trent & Emily Allen AmazonSmile Foundation Martha Antonson Lynn & Thomas Ashby Benevity Community Impact Fund The Bookworm Marjorie & Larry Brennan Crystal & Brian Brislen Bobbie Carlson James & Anne Carroll Lou & Ellie Clure Mark & Teri D’Agostino Harl & Kay Dalstrom Stephanie Diers Sandy & Kate Dodge Carol Ebdon Eclectic Book Club Andrew Evans Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh Mary Ann & Daren Folchert Thomas & Nancy Gallagher John & Janis Haggstrom David Harding & Sarah Newman Terry & Linda Haubold Linda & Dick Johnson Howard & Gloria Kaslow Emily Kemp Erwin & Elaine Klabunde Marc & Joan Kraft Linda Lavely Marty Magee James & Patricia Manion John & Merrilee Miller Ann Moshman Diana Nevins Sheri Oakes O’Daniel Honda Omaha Schools Foundation Norma & Cliff Pountney Rick & Carol Russell Julie Schroeder Shirley Siebler Deborah Smith-Howell Jeanne & Robb Spence Pete & Mary Lou Stehr Bill & Joan Truhlsen

Nichole & Kevin Turgeon Judy Vann Judy & Gale Wickersham Lynette & Edward Wieger John F. Williams $100+ Anonymous (5) Charise Adams Clyde & Mary Anna Anderson Alyssa Anglin Dean Arkfeld & Peggy Reinecke Terry & Kris Atkins Bonnie Austin Brooke Ayoub Zac Baer Mary Baumstark Marcia Bechtel Christian & Kristin Behmer Mary Bernier Karen Berry Jim & Gail Binderup Steven & Carol Bloch Terry & Debra Blue Gary & Elizabeth Bowen David Bowman Jeffrey Boyum Kate Bradley Deb Brandon Daniel Britt Dale & Tina Broekemeier Djel Brown Ann Burdette Jeanette Capps Lorraine Chang Susan & Bob Chenoweth Nancy Chmiel Lisa Choquette Emily Colyer Georgianna Conn Annette Conser Alistair Cullum Hal & Mary Daub Brian Day Tony & Claudia Deeb Elaine Diers Melinda Dillon Linda Dobry Judith Douglas Holly Dunning Jody & Roger duRand Cheri Duryea Dyer Law Stephanie Eells Carl & Hannelore Ekstrom Julie Faller Tom & Ruth Frank John & Michelle Fulmer Karen Fulton Jenna Garcia Daniel Gaskill Timothy & Jennifer Geisert Jackie Gerard Steve & Cathy Gilbert Joanne Gilmore Susan Goldsmith Jan Gorman Mary Gouttierre Bob & Rosemary Gross David Haas & Joan Lusienski Sarah Haddad Roger & Jackie Harned Mary Haven Matthew Hill Denise Hill Laura Honeycutt Ann Hosford Scott & Kathy Hoyt Stephen Hug & Tom Elser Jack & Linda Huggins Marlene Jennum Jennifer & Chris Jerram George & Margaret Johnson Michelle Johnston Dale & Tara Kaisershot Dana Kaufman Sharon Kelly Katie & Justin Kemerling Kathleen Kennedy Ramona Kluth Tara Knapp Keegan Korf Jane Kugler & Doug Vonderfecht

Jeffrey Kutash Richard J. Kutilek Joseph & Molly Lang Jonathan LeGrand Tom Liefer Patricia Lontor Sherri Macht J. Terry MacNamara Laura Marlane & Paul Richards Marilyn Marsh Edward & Carrie May Barbara McNeal Janet Meisinger Metro Credit Union Jeff, Steve & Keith Miller Stephen & Carolyn Miller Patricia & Nolan Mitchell Dorothy Molczyk Seraphim Mullins Premkumar Neelakanta Ilka Oberst Andrea Padilla-Rosas Jill Panzer Dorothy Penn Dr. Beverly Perrachione Jane Petersen Chuck & Char Peterson Helen Petrow Theodora Petrow Julia Pick Glenda Pierce Abra Poindexter John Pollack Robert & Patricia Ranney Neal & Deb Ratzlaff Jenny Razor Dick & Mary Lynn Reiser Gail & Curt Reiter Jason & Kate Reynolds Joan Riley Dennis Ritter Douglas Roberts Stephen Robinson Romance Authors of the Heartland James & Nancy Rosenthal Max & Karen Rudolph Michael Rush & Sherry Woodward-Rush Lynn Saunders Emma Savory Jane Selk Margaret Shearer Richard & Carolyn Sieling Martin & Bonnie Simon Susie Sisson Jane Slezak Philip & Sharon Smith Neal & Neal Soderquist Dave Sommers Gloria Sorensen Mark Sorensen Becky & Dan Spencer Sandra Squires Matthew & Vera Stefan Ryan Strawhecker TAGG (Together for a Greater Good) Vance Taylor Drs. Jon & Ann Taylor Mark Thalken & Katie Wadas-Thalken Dorothy Thompson Wallace Thoreson Carl & Cindy Troia Larry & Linda Trout Under the Dundee Sun Book Club Union Pacific Fund for Effective Government United Way Worldwide Patricia Vik Jim & Maureen Waldron Gregory Weber Kay Weinstein Lois Westfall Nicole & Ted Wheeler David Wiesman Sarah Williams Lynn Williams Robert & Mary Wright Megan Wright Emily Young Lyn Wallin Ziegenbein


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A young patron plays with puzzles at Benson Branch on January 19, 2019.

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OPL Annual Report 2019  

Omaha Public Library 2019 Annual Report contents include About Us, Board of Trustees Letter, Planning OPL's future, Reading Challenge, Autho...

OPL Annual Report 2019  

Omaha Public Library 2019 Annual Report contents include About Us, Board of Trustees Letter, Planning OPL's future, Reading Challenge, Autho...

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