Aug 22

Crafterhours at the Library!

We are very excited to announce a new monthly craft class series! We will be showcasing a different FREE* class on the second Thursday of the month at 6pm in our spacious community room!

For our first class, we’ve teamed up with the wonderful Overbrook Quilt Connection to bring you some adorable Button Critters! This class will be held on September 10 at 6pm, in the community room. Each registered patron will receive a kit and instruction on how to create their own unique critter!

Space is limited!! Register today at the library or online!


*Free Will Donations toward supplies and instructors are welcome.

Jul 29

First Three Teen Nights at the Library a big hit with local youth!

An average of 21 youth and adults each time have attended the first two Teen Nights at the library.   The last teen night will be Friday August 21 at the library from 6 to 8 PM.    There is no event the week of August 10-16 because of the county fair.   Refreshments will be served.

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Jul 24

Service Project for Armed Forces Big Hit

OMK3 Jo Ellen Arnold (left) and Jessica Flory (right) from the Lyndon Extension Office presented Operation Military Kids to over 30 Children and Adults in the Overbrook Community Room.  Children and youth became heros supporting our nation’s heros by writing letters and assembling care packages OMK4 OMK2 OMK 1for service men and women.




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

Nov 10

Storytime for September

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 5 and under, though all are welcome! Join us for fun stories, songs, and crafts!

SEPT2015This month features not one, but TWO special guests!

September Storytimes:
Sept 2 – Miss Wheelchair Kansas Carrie Cunday
Sept 9 – Grandparents Day
Sept 16 – Fall into Reading!
Sept 23 – Local Poet Annette Billings
Sept 30 – Dance it Out!

Can’t wait to see you there!

Aug 28

Library teen area now complete


With the addition of a rustic pine and tile coffee table, the Young Adult and Teen area of the library has been completed.   Youth can socialize, play board games, read, study, use the gaming station, and browse new books and materials for their age group.

Jul 11

Free Computer Classes Offered

computerWant to learn just a little more about your computer, iphone, or app? The Overbrook Library is sponsoring free computer and gadget classes.

Please register in advance and indicate what topic, subject, or device you would like covered.   Sign up at the library or call at least a day in advance of the class



July 25 (Saturday)  10 – 11 AM   (CLASS FULL, FURTHER ENROLLMENT CLOSED)

Aug 13 (Thursday)   5:30 – 6:30 PM

Aug 29 (Saturday)  10 – 11 AM

Instructor:  Sean Buffum, Overbrook Resident

Jul 07

August Book Club Selection

the-round-houseThe Book Club selection for August is The Round House by Louise Erdrich.

“Illuminating the harsh realities of contemporary life where Ojibwe [Chippewa] and White live uneasily together … a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked, and her teen son finds himself thrust prematurely into an adult world for which he is ill prepared”   (from the jacket cover).

The Book Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Library 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.


Book selections in 2015:

January — Orphan Train by Kristina Baker Kline

FebruaryGoldfinch by Donna Tartt
March A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
April The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
May  The Giver by Lois Lowry
June  The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared by Jona Jonasson
July  The Husband Secret by Liane Moriarty
August The Round House by Louise Erdrich
September The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas
October  Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom
November  Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Jul 07

Library Sponsoring Summer Teen Nights

The Overbrook library is hosting 4 teen nights, all on Friday nights that will have adult supervision present.   All teens, grades 6-12, are welcome to these free nights of fun.   The events will be in the library except for the Master Chef Competition that will be in the community room.

Teens can be dropped off but must be picked up in a timely fashion.

Please register in advance by email with the nights you would like to attend

Register with Melissa Jeanneret:

Winners will be awarded prizes at each event


July 24th 6-8 PM:  TEEN CASINO NIGHT.   Try your hand in blackjack and poker and board games.

July 31st 6-9 PM:  TEEN GAMERS ONLY.  Are you the best in the NFL, MLB, or NBA?  Join us for tournaments on PS3 and Wii.  Computers available for Minecraft and other social games.

August 7th 6-8 PM:  MINUTE TO WIN IT:  Teen teams compete in wacky stunt games

August 21st 6-8 PM:  TEEN MASTER CHEF: Can you create Come compete against your friends to see who is the top chef.

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!

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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