Omaha Library Stays Open With Private Funds

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September 4, 2009 - 7:00pm

On this Labor Day weekend, a group of Omaha city employees is happy to still have work. As Robyn Wisch reports, librarians are still on the job at the Florence branch in north Omaha, thanks to money from an anonymous donor and community fundraising.

NOTE: This story continues to develop. The anonymous donor is looking for assurances that Omaha's library programs will be funded next year. Mayor Jim Suttle says uncertainty in city revenue makes it impossible to make that guarantee. In any event, the Library Board says the community donations that came in as matching funds are enough to keep Florence branch open - for now.



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