Firm suggests revamping Omaha public libraries

Posted at 11:30 AM, Sep 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-13 12:32:23-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - A lot of possible changes could be coming to a library near you.

In July, the Omaha Public Library Board of Trustees released the latest Master Facilities Plans which highlighted top priorities needing immediate attention, based on a report from the consulting firm, Himmel and Wilson from Milton, Wisconsin.

Some of the proposed changes include building a new southwest location to offset the heavy foot traffic seen at the Millard Branch; replacing Willa Cather with a building near 63rd and Center streets; and moving the main library from the downtown branch to another location while still keeping a downtown library.

While Elkhorn is a little over 20 years old, the consultants suggested replacing the “poorly designed” building to better serve the area since a current service map shows it covers most of Douglas County, according to the firm’s report.

Presently, the board is in the middle of hosting public forums at different locations.

To find out when the next public forum is, click here.

The board is also accepting paper and online surveys.