Omaha Public Library looking for public input on future plans

(Omaha, NE) -- The Omaha Public Library is asking for the public's input about its future plans.

OPL says they are working on their strategic plan to help guide library priorities and set goals for the next three to five years and that, "Community input is an important component in this process." OPL says anyone interested in the future of the OPL system is, "Encouraged to attend a community forum to share their feedback and help to shape OPL’s next strategic plan." OPL’s last strategic plan was created 10 years ago. The library says a new strategic plan will provide them with the opportunity to evaluate how to best meet the needs of the community it serves and create goals to help it become the best library system for Omaha.

The library says five public forums will be held in October and that, "Participants will have opportunities to express their ideas, hopes and vision for the future of OPL, and hear from others in the community who are passionate about their libraries."

Forums will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Thursday, October 7, Willa Cather Branch, 1905 S. 44th St., 402-444-4851
  • Tuesday, October 12, Millard Branch, 13214 Westwood Ln., 402-444-4848
  • Thursday, October 14, South Omaha Library, 2808 Q St., 402-444-4850
  • Monday, October 18, Milton R. Abrahams Branch, 5111 N. 90th St., 402-444-6284
  • Tuesday, October 19, Charles B. Washington Branch, 2868 Ames Ave., 402-444-4849

OPL says those who cannot attend a public forum are encouraged to share their feedback through a brief survey that will be available online at and at all OPL branch locations, Oct. 1-22.

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