Jan 25

Regarding 2015 Tax Forms

The Federal Government is unable to provide tax forms to public libraries as they did in the past.  The Overbrook Library has a 3-ring binder with a downloaded copy of the most  frequently asked for forms.  Patrons can then take the form and make copies for their own use.   Library staff will try to download additional forms for patrons as need arises.  Please call the library if you have questions about forms at 785-665-7266

People can download their own copies off the internet at:

https://www.irs.gov/     (Federal)

http://www.ksrevenue.org/formsii.html   (State of Kansas)


Black and white copies are five cents a page and color prints are twenty cents at the Overbrook Library.  Please come to the front desk for the 3-ring binder.  We have:

1040 EZ


1040 A

Schedule A – Itemized Deductions

Schedule B – Interest and Ordinary Dividends

Schedule C – Profit or Lost from Business

Schedule D – Capital Gains and Losses

Schedule E – Supplemental Income and Loss

Schedule F – Profit and Loss from Farming

Form 4835 — Farm Rental Income and Expenses

K-40 (Kansas Tax Form)

Kansas Instructions  (http://www.ksrevenue.org/pdf/ip15.pdf)


Jan 14

Christian Fiction has its own place at Overbrook Library!

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The Overbrook Library now shelves materials according to the Christian Fiction or Inspirational Genre that many libraries use.   Books by recognized Christian authors can also be labeled mystery, science fiction, western, historical fiction, or any other subject genre.    The library staff hopes this new arrangement will make it easier for patrons to locate this kind of literature.    Large Print titles for Christian Fiction/Inspirational is labeled as such but is still located in the library’s Large Print book section.



Dec 09

Overbrook Book Club 2016

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The Overbrook Book Club has announced its literary selections for 2016.  The Club meets at the Overbrook Library the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM.  All are welcome to attend and enjoy the fellowship and refreshments!


The February book selection is Ordinary Grace by Kent Krueger.  “New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. The Twins were playing their debut season, ice-cold root beers were selling out at the soda counter of Halderson’s Drugstore… a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president.   But for thirteen-year-old Frank Drum it was a grim summer in which death visited frequently and assumed many forms. Accident. Nature. Suicide. Murder.”

— review from Lit Lovers



2016 Book Club Selections

JanuaryWinter Garden by Kristin Hannah

FebruaryOrdinary Grace by Kent Krueger

March Little Bee by Chris Cleave

AprilMidnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by Marilyn Bardsley

MayTortilla Flat by John Steinbeck

JuneThe Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

JulyBig LIttle Lies by Liane Moriarty

August: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

SeptemberThe Postmistress by Sara Blake

OctoberRosie Project by Graeme Simison

NovemberThe Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

December:  No Book Club Meeting; Enjoy The Holiday Season!

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Dec 01

A New Year for Friends of the Library

meeting-hiThe Friends of the Library organization is accepting new memberships for 2016.   Membership is for one year from January to December.  All funds collected go toward new materials and programming for the library.   If you have questions, call the LIbrary at 785-665-7266 or Carol Baughman (President) at 785-665-7180.


Membership Form (pdf format):

Friends Membership Form 2016


Oct 29

December Storytime!

Come one, Come all to Storytime at the Overbrook Public Library!
Every Wednesday at 10:15 we have stories, snacks, crafts, and FUN!! Led by our very own Hattie Lee, each week explores a different exciting theme.
See you there!


Dec 01

Overbrook Friends collecting Best Choice Labels

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The Overbrook Friends of the Library organization is collecting Best Choice product labels for its efforts to support fundraising for the Library.  A large container is at the front desk at the Library for those persons wanting to make a contribution of their labels.  If you have questions, contact Carol Baughman, Friends Chairperson, at 785-665-7180

Feb 09


    Trying to think of something unique to give that special someone for Valentine’s Day this weekend?   Why not check out our Specialty Bakeware Collection and cook up some “Lovin’ from the Oven”.   Valentine Display Photo

Jan 27

Libki at the Overbrook Library


Overbrook Library has twelve public access computers scattered about the large main floor.   The Library uses the LIBKI computer management system on all its public computers.

Patrons have expressed satisfaction at being able to log-in directly at the computer station rather than signing in at the front desk.    If a patron has a library account but has not used their log-in and password information before, the staff at the information desk can set up the individual in less than a minute.   For visitors with no library account and who may not be interested in having one, they can go to the front desk and get a guest log-in.

The LIBKI system will help reduce the ongoing problem of sabotage with our computers, increase security for patrons’ computer work, and reduce the complaints of children, youth, and adults regarding who’s next in line to use a computer during peak usage.

The Overbrook Library is partnering with two other libraries, Linwood Community Library and Seneca Free library, for the service contract that reduces the price of the LIBKI system for all of us.

We appreciate everyone’s patience as there will be questions and a time period of adjustment as we move into a new era of public computer management.





Jan 02

What are your #2016ReadingGoals?

New Year, New Reading Goals!

Come and see what our Staff plans to read in 2016, and set your own goals!
Feel free to follow our list, or come up with your own. Together we’ll make 2016 a great year for reading!


Nov 14

Announcing: Bakeware Lending Program


The Overbrook library now has a specialized bakeware collection that is available for checkout to library card holders.  Overbrook Library Board Member Lynn Drake and Assistant Librarian Pam Johnston have worked hard to assemble, package and label an initial collection of over 80 items.   A catalog of bakeware materials is available on this website and also in printed form at the Library’s Service and Information Desk.

For more information, click on the link below.   This webpage can also be found on the Overbrook Library Website under the menu item “Library Information”


Sep 19

Listen away with Playaway!

playaway2We have expanded our Playaway audio book selection! These are preloaded digital audio players, just plug and play! Simple, compact, and convenient, these are sure to satisfy your audio needs. Stop by to see the new titles!

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