Mar 28

Overbrook Library Begins New Hours

Overbrook Library New Hours begin Monday, March 30th

Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri:   10 AM to 6:00 PM

Thursday:                      10 AM to 7:00 PM

Saturday:                         9 AM to 1:00 PM

Mar 21

April is National Poetry Month!



National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K-12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, bloggers, and, of course, poets marking poetry’s important place in our culture and our lives.


The Overbrook Public Library would like to present

A much anticipated month long event

Where we feature our most prized prose

From behind the sofa and under our toes

So join us please, and have a ball

As we share our verse with one and all!


Help us kick off National Poetry Month with a bang! Bring in your favorite poem (or better yet, write your own!) to be featured along with other staff and patron favorites. Keep your eye out for more fun events throughout the month!

For more information on National Poetry Month and how you can celebrate,


Nov 10

Storytime for April


Come 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 2-5, though all are welcome! Join us for fun stories, songs, and crafts!

1. Tricksters and Jokers
8. Feathered Friends
15. Thunder Storms
22. Construction
29. Earth Day

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

storytimemovingDon’t forget! Storytime will start at 10:15 starting on April 1st, due to the change in library hours!

Mar 26

Local History & Genealogy Presentation: Osage County Civil War Vets

In the first of a new local series of community presentations, called Overbrook Presents,  — local resident Wendy Bevitt will give a history talk with visuals entitled “Osage County’s Sleeping Heros:  Documenting Our Brave Civil War Vets,” at the Library Community Room, Tuesday, April 14th, at 7:00 PM.

To see more about Wendi’s historical work, visit her website at:



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!




Mar 09

Osage County Librarians Visit Overbrook

The Library Directors of the five Osage County libraries meet once a month to network and share with each other about the latest programs and resources.  On March 6th, the Overbrook LIbrary hosted the event.   photo

From left to right: Jeanette Stromgren, Osage City PL: Sara Worcester, Burlingame PL; Sarah Walker-Hitt, Lyndon Carnegie Library; Alice Smith,  Carbondale PL, and Galen Worthington, Overbrook PL.

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.

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 28

Overbrook Book Club 2015 Selections


This month’s book club selection is the classic novel written by Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.   The Book Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Library Conference 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

Sep 20

Wii Gaming Station up and running


A Wii Gaming Station has been added to the Children’s Room at the Overbrook Library.   Primarily for children ages 10 and younger, this new station can be used by the whole family.   Children can check out a Wii game from the library’s collection and play it in the library.   Games rated “E” for everyone can be brought from home if desired.   It is also possible to play regular DVD’s by switching the TV mode.   An anonymous donor gave the library a 32-inch digital TV for this specific gaming station and purpose.


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