Odell Public Library

Category: Education


This Year's Project: Odell Library Restoration Project PHASE 1


About Our Organization

The Odell Public Library begin in March 2018. We started this Library on donations and volunteer hours. We are in a shared space with the local trails museum. We provide library services to our community and surrounding communities for 8 hours a week. We provide other programs for patron enjoyment such as book clubs, adult programs, children's programs and reading programs.



Current Project: Odell Library Restoration Project PHASE 1



Odell Library Restoration Project PHASE 1

Hello Friends,
 
The Odell Public Library opened in March. 2018. We started this Library with a few donations and the hard work of dedicated volunteers. Currently, we are in a shared space with the local trails museum. We provide library services to our community and surrounding communities for 8 hours a week as well as programs for our patrons such as book clubs, adult programs, children's programs and reading programs. 
 
This is our 2nd Year of Big GIve Gage. Our 2019 Big Give Gage Project had an AMAZING turnout, raising our goal of $20,000!  Wow!  Thank you all so much for giving to that first push for us.  Because of that, we were able to purchase the building on Main Street in Odell and are the owners!  
 
Unfortunately, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, things slowed just a bit for a few months, but now we are ready to begin "Phase 1" of our project.  Phase 1 includes:  demolition, repairing the roof, and most exciting, tearing the front facade off, rebuilding, and replacing it!  When that is completed, you will start to see what our vision for the exterior of the Library is!  We will beginning PHASE 1 in Septebmer 2020!
 
BIG GIVE GAGE is our fundraising BOOST for this 2nd goal to start PHASE 1! We're working to raise $10,000 on September 10th in order to receive matching funds available through the Big Give initiative. There are also matching grants available to small public libraries that we will be eligible for if we meet our goal during the Big Give campaign. 
 
We believe that Odell is a great place to live and that is largely due to the committment and generosity of those who live there and grew up there. Help us continue that great tradition!
 
Odell Library Board:
Catherine Renshaw
Amanda McKinney
Kristin Jurgens
Shannon Novotny
Andrew Henrichs
Joyce Kostal



Past Projects

  • Save A Building....Bigger Library

    Hello Friends,
     
    The Odell Public Library opened in March. 2018. We started this Library with a few donations and the hard work of dedicated volunteers. Currently, we are in a shared space with the local trails museum. We provide library services to our community and surrounding communities for 8 hours a week as well as programs for our patrons such as book clubs, adult programs, children's programs and reading programs. 
     
    But now we need your help. We have over 2000 titles in our library and we've outgrown our space. We also want to add a maker's space in order to expand the services we offer. A building on Main Street in Odell is available but will take significant funding to rehab the space. Our big goal is to raise $100,000 to create our new space and save a historic building downtown, simultaneously.
     
    BIG GIVE GAGE is our fundraising kick-off for this BIG GOAL! We're working to raise $20,000 during on September 10th in order to receive matching funds available through the Big Give initiative. There are also matching grants available to small public libraries that we will be elible for if we meet our goal during the Big Give campaign. 
     
    We believe that Odell is a great place to live and that is largely due to the committment and generosity of those who live there and grew up there. Help us continue that great tradition!
     
     
     
    The Odell Public Library Board
    • Joyce Kostal 
    • Catherine Renshaw
    • Shannon Novotny
    • Kristin Jurgens
    • Amanda McKinney

     







$8,575 Raised of $10,000 goal
$0 $10,000
55 Donors
Odell Public Library

301 Main St
Odell, NE 68415

 
(402) 766-4335

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