May 25

Mad Science This Friday!

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See an amazing science-based program this Friday, 10:30 AM, May 27th, in the Overbrook Library Community Room.   Mad Science will present the ideas of Rube Goldberg with strange mechanical devices that do astounding things!   Cookies are served after the event, and we provide nut-gluten-soy free cookies.

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May 25

Storytime for June & July

Storytime at the Overbrook Public Library is changing its format for the summer.  We’ll be dancing, playing, moving, and grooving all summer long!  The action-packed storytime is designed for ages 5 and under, and will feature movement based activities and adventures.   See you there!

The day and time remains unchanged for Wednesdays @ 10:15 AM and is lead by Hattie Lee.   If you have questions, please email Hattie at hlee@overbrook.lib.ks.us or call the library at 785-665-7266.

May 25

Library Closed May 28 & 30

The Overbrook Public Library will be closed this Saturday, May 28th, and Monday, May 30th, in honor of the nation’s memorial day observance.memorial day

May 23

Overbrook Summer Reading Program

On Your Mark_EL purple01The Overbrook Library is participating in the National Summer Reading Program On Your Mark, Get Set …. Read! This theme includes an emphasis on health, fitness and sports for everyone. There will be gobs and gobs of prizes for children, teen, and adult reading. Registration for everyone starts Monday, May 16th and is open throughout the summer.

The Library is hosting 10:30 AM, Friday morning programs and special guest performers for May and June in the Library Community Room. Some additional programs will occur in July and August, to be scheduled around local community programs.
May 27 — Mad Science: Rube Goldberg Contraptions
June 3 — Michael Bradley Storyteller, music, singing
June 10 — Library Staff: Children/Youth Fitness & Special Games
June 17 — Dr. Laugh of Olathe – magic, puppets, ventriloquist
June 24 — Bonnie Hill’s ‘Books & Buckets’ interactive music

NEW: July 22 — Osage County Extension Office Program

May 20

Tropical Bird Show is a fine-feathered success!

Over 100 children and adults attended the tropical bird show presented by the Wings Of Love group from Pleasant Hll, Missouri.   Cookies were served to the kids after the program and parents signed up for the start of the summer reading program.

 

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May 13

New Resource: Adult Coloring Kit

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Looking for something to do this summer?  Need to scratch your creative itch? The Overbrook Library has created an adult coloring kit complete with color pencils that can be checked out (the materials are available to all ages, of course!).

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May 12

Collect Best Choice Labels for Friends

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The Overbrook Friends of the Library is asking for the community to donate Best Choice labels for fundraising efforts for the library.    Every 1000 labels earns the Friends organization $30.   A jar is available to receive donations in the library main room.

May 10

DON’T FORGET THE TREATS FOR THE GAMES!!

Let’s get this summer break started with some treats! Come check out our sports-themed bakeware to kick-off those practices & the Summer Reading Program –“ On Your Mark. Get Set. Read!” We have a soccer ball, football, baseball/softball player, golf bag and a t-shirt pan for your team logo; in addition, let us not forget to mention our multitude of spring designs.

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Apr 25

Library Board passes new policy on Unattended Children

For some time now, the Library Board has been discussing and debating about the age of unattended and disruptive children in the library and all the related safety and liability issues.  At the April 6th board meeting the following new policy was approved:

The two key provisions are:

Children aged 8 and younger must at all times be in the immediate vicinity of and supervised by a parent, adult guardian, or responsible caregiver.

A “responsible caregiver” is defined as a person age 12 or older who is attentive to the safety, needs, and behavior of the child. “Supervised” means that a parent, adult guardian, or responsible caregiver is attentive to the safety, needs, and behavior of the child.

 

The entire policy is:

Unattended and Disruptive Children Policy:
(Approved 4-6-2016 Overbrook Library Board)

Prompted by concern for the safety and well-being of all patrons, especially our children, the Overbrook Library has adopted a policy for unattended children. This policy affirms that library personnel do not take the place of the parent, nor act as caregiver or babysitter. The Library does not act in loco parentis (in place of parents) and Library staff do not have the authority to take responsibility for your child.
Should it come to the attention of the Library staff that a child has been left alone, or if an unattended child calls attention to him/herself, library staff will attempt to locate the parents and explain our concerns. If the parents cannot be located, local authorities will be contacted and asked for their assistance in finding them.

Children aged 8 and younger must at all times be in the immediate vicinity of and supervised by a parent, adult guardian, or responsible caregiver.

A child must be continually accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or caregiver unless the child is attending a library program. Children 9 years of age and older may use the library on their own; however, parents are still responsible for the actions of their children.

A “responsible caregiver” is defined as a person age 12 or older who is attentive to the safety, needs, and behavior of the child. “Supervised” means that a parent, adult guardian, or responsible caregiver is attentive to the safety, needs, and behavior of the child.

Children who are being disruptive will be asked by staff to behave. If disruptive behavior continues, a staff member will inform the responsible caregiver that their child is disturbing others. If the caregiver(s) refuse or are unable to control the child, they will be asked to leave. Disruptive children aged 9 and older will be asked to leave after receiving one warning.

Parents/legal guardians/caregivers and children who are in violation of this policy are subject to suspension of library privileges.

These procedures are set for the safety of your children and for the comfort of all those using the library facilities and services. The Overbrook Public Library encourages you to bring your children to the library often and allow them to explore and appreciate what it has to offer.

 

 

Apr 11

Library Board Chair Retires

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Marni Penrod, Board Chairperson, was honored for her time of service with the library at the last board meeting.   Marni served as an member and officer from 2008 to April 6th, 2016.  In celebration of her service, a letter from the Overbrook City Council was read and she received flowers and a clock in the shape of a book.   When asked, Marni said she plans on spending more time serving her church.   Thank you Marni!

Bill Shipp takes Marni’s place as the new board chairperson.

Apr 08

New Pages Join Library Staff

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The library has recently hired two high school students to work as pages, Mekayla (left), sophomore, attends Santa Fe Trail and Maelynn (right), senior, is  home-schooled.  Both young women are shelving books, preparing materials for interlibrary loan, and assisting other library staff with special projects.

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

 

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

Apr 13

2016 Summer Reading Program

On Your Mark_EL purple01The Overbrook Library is participating in the National Summer Reading Program On Your Mark, Get Set …. Read! This theme includes an emphasis on health, fitness and sports for everyone. There will be gobs and gobs of prizes for children, teen, and adult reading. Registration for everyone starts Monday, May 16th .

The Library is hosting 10:30 AM, Friday morning programs and special guest performers for May and June in the Library Community Room. Some additional programs will occur in July and August, to be scheduled around local community programs.

May 20 — Wings of Love: Live Tropical Birds Show
May 27 — Mad Science: Rube Goldberg Contraptions
June 3 — Michael Bradley Storyteller, music, singing
June 10 — Library Staff: Children/Youth Fitness & Special Games
June 17 — Dr. Laugh of Olathe – magic, puppets, ventriloquist
June 24 — Bonnie Hill’s ‘Books & Buckets’ interactive music

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