Category: News

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Christian Fiction has its own place at Overbrook Library!

The Overbrook Library now shelves materials according to the Christian Fiction or Inspirational Genre that many libraries use.   Books by recognized Christian authors can also be labeled mystery, science fiction, western, historical fiction, or any other subject genre.    The library staff hopes this new arrangement will make it easier for patrons to locate this kind …

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Announcing: Bakeware Lending Program

The Overbrook library now has a specialized bakeware collection that is available for checkout to library card holders.  Overbrook Library Board Member Lynn Drake and Assistant Librarian Pam Johnston have worked hard to assemble, package and label an initial collection of over 80 items.   A catalog of bakeware materials is available on this website and …

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Listen away with Playaway!

We have expanded our Playaway audio book selection! These are preloaded digital audio players, just plug and play! Simple, compact, and convenient, these are sure to satisfy your audio needs. Stop by to see the new titles!