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Benson Branch

Benson Branch of the Omaha Public Library
Benson Branch - Omaha Public Library
Neighborhood: Benson
Business Type: Libraries
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(402) 444-4846


Tue, Thu: 10 to 8
Wed, Fri, Sat: 10 to 6
Sun - Mon: Closed


Mystery Book Club, Toddler/Preschool Storytime, 5th/6th Grade Book Club


The Benson Branch of the Omaha Public Library system is a medium-sized, neighborhood branch library. It has a long history in the Benson community, becoming part of the OPL system in 1942. There is ample parking; the book drop off is located in the alley on the south side of the building. The library has 68,032 books in its collection.

Theresa Jehlik is the Benson Branch Manager.

Regular Events Programming

Wednesday and Thursday mornings, 10:30 to 11:15 Toddler/Preschool Story Time

Stories, rhymes, and music with child librarian Ms. Lori. All ages are welcome, but the event is programmed for children 3 to 5.  Wednesday is geared toward daycares and larger groups (please call ahead); Thursday is geared toward stay at home moms, nannies, etc. and feature more crafts and 1 on 1 attention

Every other Wednesday, 4:45 to 5:25 5th-6th Grade Book Club

A chance to meet with other children who enjoy reading. Discussions and book selections will be aided by Ms. Lori.

2nd Tuesday of the Month, 6:30 to 7:30 Mystery Book Club

An adult book club featuring presenters and lively discussion, focusing on the mystery genre

Unique to Benson

Benson Branch Kids AreaBenson Branch Kids AreaMs. Lori, Children’s Librarian

Head of children’s programming, Ms. Lori is responsible for the Toddler Storytime, Preschool Storytime, and the 5th-6th Grade Book Club.

Carol, Teen Librarian

Head of teen programming and knowledgeable about Young Adult fiction, Carol tries to recommend books to teens on an individual basis. She also provides a mentoring role to children in the community, providing Benson youth with someone to talk to when they’re in need.

Services available to library card holders

  • Free wi-fi/computer usage
  • Periodicals (magazines, newspapers)
  • DVD movies
  • Audiobooks (books on CD
  • Audio CDs
  • eCollection (download videos, eBooks, and iPod compatible MP3 books from home!)
  • Pick up/return to any of 12 branches (or search the catalog from your home computer and have books delivered to your local branch!)
  • Reciprocal agreements with Lincoln, Council Bluffs, and Ralston Libraries
  • Access to virtually any book (suggest a purchase for releases two years old or newer; use an interlibrary loan for older items and pay only shipping)

Benson Branch Reading AreaBenson Branch Reading Area

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Benson Branch
6015 Binney Street
Omaha, NE 68104

(402) 444-4846

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