Throwback Thursday: Library at Walnut Hill School

Happy #Throwback Thursday from Nebraska Memories!

April is #SchoolLibraryMonth and we’re celebrating by highlighting some school libraries featured on the Nebraska Memories archive! This week, we have a black and white photograph of the library at Walnut Hill School.

Walnut Hill Elementary School is located at 44th and Hamilton Streets in Omaha, Nebraska. The library at Walnut Hill School was one of the first elementary school libraries in the city. The library’s first book was a copy of Peter Pan by James Barrie which was a gift from one of the local businesses.

This image is published and owned by Omaha Public Schools. Historical materials relating directly to the Omaha Public Schools have been located in various departments and school buildings. Many schools still maintain their own collections. In 2003, staff from the Educational Research Library/Library Services received a small grant to being collecting and organizing these materials in a central location. This group of pictures and their accompanying stories is but a tiny part of the District’s over 150 year history.

See more items in this collection on the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. The Nebraska Memories archive is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in Nebraska Memories, see for more information.

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