The Syracuse Library Foundation recently completed work with Advantage Preservation to allow on-line access to Syracuse newspapers.   Along with the Nebraska City Library, the Syracuse Library plans to sponsor the digitalization of all Otoe County newspapers.  
The Syracuse Library Foundation is providing financial support and oversight for the digitalization of all newspapers west of Nebraska City.  The Nebraska City Library is providing financial support to digitalize to the Nebraska City newspaper.
Currently, the digitalized papers, in searchable format, date back to the 1857 Nebraska News.  The first Syracuse newspaper is the Syracuse Herald printed from 1888 to 1898. The digitalized Syracuse and Nebraska City newspapers continue thorough 2016.  
The Syracuse Library Foundation is in the process of obtaining the digitalized versions of newspapers from Otoe, Palmyra, Burr, and other towns in Otoe County.  
The State Historical Society maintains the newspapers on microfilm.  A copy of the microfilm is made by the State Historical Society then shipped to Advantage Preservation for digital placement online.  The digitalized version can be found at http://Otoecountyne.advantage-preservation.com.  
The Syracuse Library Foundation is thrilled to be able to contribute to community-wide education and research.  
In addition to archiving the newspapers, the Foundation built the Syracuse Public Library located on Main Street, underwrites Summer Blast, a summer enrichment program for elementary age children, and sponsors educational activities at the library.  
The Foundation is developing a youth philanthropy project  
The Syracuse Library Foundation has an endowment fund at the Nebraska Community Foundation to support its charitable work.  For more information, contact a Syracuse Library Foundation Board Member.