The W. Dale Clark Library holds a final farewell before moving to a temporary location

OMAHA, Neb (KMTV) – It’s always hard to say goodbye.

But after serving the Omaha community for 45 years, it’s time to say goodbye to the W. Dale Clark Library.

“We invite everyone in our community to come and say goodbye to this space, we know this library has been around for 45 years. People have made great memories here, enjoyed the space and learned a lot in this space,” said Emily Getzschman, Marketing and Media Relations Manager for Omaha Public Libraries.

On Saturday, the W. Dale Clark Library holds its final farewell before the library moves to a temporary location at 1410 Howard and it will be a day filled with fun activities for children and their parents, including performances by the poet of the State of Nebraska Matt Mason and local artist Jessica Hanson.

“So much is going to happen here on Saturday for the kids. We have a story hour that will be about moving to let them know that we are not gone, just moving to another place. We will have a treasure hunt for children, an activity where people can write down their memories of this place. There will be tours of some of the hidden areas that people have never seen before in the library. Some different memorabilia on display, different photos and different items,” Getzschman said.

It’s a bittersweet moment for the library and its staff, but they hope Saturday will be a good start for the Dale Clark and let its patrons know that the library may be gone but it’s not. forgotten.

“So many of them remind us that yes, this is this space, but we can take the memories with us when we leave. So we know yes, it’s sad for some people and change is hard. , but we’re excited because new memories will be made in the new spaces. We know this is just our next step and we’re making progress and looking forward to it,” said Getzchman.

The farewell party for the Dale Clark will begin Saturday at 2 p.m. and continue until 4 p.m.

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