May 18

Library Closed Memorial Day

The Overbrook Public LIbrary will be closed Monday, May 25th.   The library will be open normal business hours for the Saturday of the Memorial Weekend , May 23th (9 AM to 1 PM), and reopen Tuesday, May 26th (10 AM to 6 PM).

Memorial DAy

May 13

Summer Reading Registration Begins June 1

Every Hero

Registration for the Overbrook LIbrary’s summer reading program will begin on Monday, June 1st, with the kick-off event to take place on Friday, June 5th at 10:30 AM.   Friday morning programming will run from June 5th through July 31.


The theme for the 2015 summer reading  is Every Hero Has A Story and highlights the presence of Superheros everywhere!


2015 Schedule of Events

June 5   — Mad Science from Kansas City

June 12 — Superhero Arts & Craft Fair

June 19 — Parasol Puppets with “Susie Saves the Day!”

June 26 — Meet the Superheros:  Ironman & Carbondale Policewomen

July 3 —  Storyteller Michael Bradley from the Lawrence Public LIbrary

July 10 — Fire & Rescue Heros!

July 17 — Topeka Zoo Live Animal Education Program

July 24 — Operation Military Kids – KSU Extension Program

July 31 — Shawn Reida Magic Show

Additional program details to follow!

Dec 01

Overbrook Friends collecting Best Choice Labels

Canned Food

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

Nov 10

Storytime for May

maystorythemeCome one come all! Storytime for the children of Overbrook is organized and presented by Hattie “Lynnie” Lee. The program starts at 10:15 AM on Wednesdays and is designed for ages 5 and under, though all are welcome! Join us for fun stories, songs, and crafts!

6. Mother’s Day
13. On the Farm
20. Dinosaurs
27. Space Case

3. Mad Science10. Making Music
17. Father’s Day
24. Super Heroes


May 16

Volunteers Needed!

volunteerAre you wanting to help make our Summer Reading Program AWESOME?!

We are looking for eager volunteers to help keep things running smooth!

If you are able to help out, please register at the library
or online at

Thanks in advance, see you this summer!

May 13

Storytime Special Visit!

IMG_20150513_102600May 13 saw a slight change in our Storytime schedule, as we had a visit from Josh the Otter and the Overbrook Rotary Club! Josh taught us about water safety, and had a great time dancing with all the kids!

IMG_20150513_103506  IMG_20150513_104034Hope you have a safe summer, see you next week!

Apr 29

Parents as Teachers Group Connection

Tosha Bien from Parents as Teachers teamed up with Hattie for our April 29 Storytime! We explored our Earth with some stories, had some yummy cupcakes in celebration of Hattie’s Birthday (Thanks Jenny!) and made some fun “Up-Cycled” Homemade Toys. Thanks for joining us Tosha, it was a blast!


Parents as Teachers is a FREE early learning program for all children under 3. They provide practical, easy to use information to help your child grow and develop during this critical time. To learn more, contact Tosha at 785-230-6398 or .

Don’t forget – Storytime is every Wednesday at 10:15… See you next week!

Apr 25

Kids DIG Storytime!

Storytime really broke ground last week with a very constructive morning!

11182215_10102823811730619_8168573437002493964_nThank you to the City of Overbrook for providing TWO digging machines for the kids to explore! Along with checking out the machinery, the kids enjoyed stories, snacks, and even made their own paper construction sites.

Remember to join us for Storytime fun EVERY Wednesday at 10:15!

Apr 22

Book Club Selection for May


The Book-of-the-Month is Lois Lowry’s critically acclaimed The Giver, which recently was adapted for film and became a box-office hit movie.

“Jonas’s world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth.”    — Goodreads


The Book Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the East Community Room, and is open to all.   Come to the Library and ask for a copy of the month’s selection at the information desk.


FebruaryGoldfinch by Donna Tartt
MarchA Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
April The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
MayThe Giver by Lois Lowry
JuneThe 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared by Jona Jonasson
JulyHusband Secret by Liane Moriarty
AugustThe Round House by Louise Erdrich
September The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas
OctoberHave a Little Faith by Mitch Albom
NovemberUnbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Apr 14

Have a blind date with a book!

IMG_20150414_164727The Overbrook Public Library is celebrating Library Week by setting you up on a blind date! Come browse our selection of hand picked “blind” books. Each book has a short clue, but no other identifiers.. no choosing by the cover here!

Come take a chance, you may just fall in love!


Mar 21

Special Storytime Guests


We welcomed some special guests at our Storytime on March 18… Over 100 baby chicks, one little duck, and a 12 day old goat named Curly. The kids had a great time getting to know the animals!   Join in on the fun every Wednesday morning at 10:15am!




Dec 18

Everyone’s Going Bunko


For several months now the Overbrook Library has hosted Bunko (a social dice game) in the Community Room.    Several dozen persons have enjoyed each other’s company and playing the game.   The action takes place the third Tuesday of each month from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.



If you are interested in playing, call Jan Boggs (785665-7262 or 785-220-6920).   A $5.00 donation is suggested.   The next game takes place on January 20, 2015.

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