We are happy to welcome Nancy Novotny to Valley Public Library! She will soon be at work as our Youth Services Assistant, working with our summer children’s programming, leading our community outreach, and planning for the fall.
Nancy has been an elementary school librarian (grades K-8) for ten years, most recently working in the Papillion LaVista School District. Along with helping students choose great books to read, she has taught library skills and technology classes, sponsored an after school Technology Club, and run summer reading programs. She considers the Omaha area to be home. She moved to Bellevue in 1980 and attended Bellevue East High School and later Creighton University. After moving around the country for 22 years, she was glad to move back in 2013. Nancy lives in Omaha with her two teenagers: Grace, who is 17, and Tom who is 19.
The grant for this temporary staff position was funded by the Kreutz Bennett Donor-Advised Fund, an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation. The Fund provides support to public libraries located in Nebraska communities with populations under 3,000. In support of our application for this grant, the City of Valley agreed to include the required matching funds in our budget for this year. Look for exciting things to be happening this summer at the library!