Category: News

OPL Library Board meeting date change

The Library Board meeting dates have changed!
Meetings are now being held on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00pm in the library conference room. Our next meeting is December 12th, 2016.

Kansas Notable Books 2016

Notable Book Display

Make sure you take a look at the new 2016 Kansas Notable Books display by the service desk the next time you are in the library! These books are either about Kansas or written by Kansans and are selected by the State Library of Kansas.
This year the book topics range from bank heists, to poetry, […]


Kyle Sederstrom, our new director, is a resident of Lawrence and has a Master’s of Library Science Degree from Emporia State University. He had been employed by the University of Kansas  Watson Library and brings a variety of experiences and training with him. We’re pleased to have him join our team in this great community. […]

Retro Bakeware Has Arrived In Overbrook

We have had a couple of generous donors recently who have given the Overbrook Library some retro character cake pans to add to our collection.  The photo in this post shows some of the new items that have been added. I hear many of these are coming back in popularity. So come to the library […]

Collect Best Choice Labels for Friends

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.

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 […]

Overbrook Book Club

The Overbrook Book 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 May  book club selection is celebrated author John Steinbeck’s 1935 novel Tortilla Flat.

Google Review:  “Adopting the structure and themes of the Arthurian legend, John Steinbeck created […]

Hablas Espanol? Parlez-vous Francais?

The Overbrook Library now has a separate display area in the children’s room for children’s books written in other languages.
All the current selections are familiar titles (like Dr. Seuss or Curious George) in Spanish or both Spanish and English.   Other languages and titles will be added to the collection in the near future.
Suggestions Welcome!

Friends “For Sale” Display!

The Overbrook Library now has a display shelf located near the front desk with nearly new or gently used  “For Sale” items.
Hardback books, audiobooks, and DVD’s are $1.00 each.
Paperbacks, trade paperbacks, and all children’s materials are 50 cents each.
A few materials may be specially priced.
All proceeds from the sale of items goes to the Overbrook […]

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 […]