End of Summer Reading!

The End of the Summer Reading Program is nearly upon us! As a reminder – children will have until July 31st to read and claim summer reading prizes..

Overbrook Library would like to thank all of those who donated towards Summer Reading 2017 programming or prizes, including:

Overbrook Friends of the Library
Kansas State Bank
Boltz Insurance
Casey’s General Store
Century Link
Garret’s Fireworks
Glyn Day Insurance Agency
Kansas City Royals
Overbrook Parks and Recreation Dept.

And of course, all of our amazing Overbrook Library Volunteers

You all truly help us “Build a Better World” every day and your contributions are very much appreciated.

We would also like to thank our 105 Summer Reading participants this year! Thus far you’ve logged over 680 hours worth of reading since May 19th! Hopefully you’ve all had a good time. Let’s finish strong!

It’s Almost Here!

The first Summer Reading program of the year is this Friday June 2nd at 11am!
Please join us for Books and Buckets (sponsored by the Friends of the Overbrook Public Library) in the Community Room.
Free Admission and treats!

Summer Reading Event Schedule

Get Ready for Summer Reading!
Here is the full schedule of our current summer reading programming! All special programs are Fridays at 11am, in addition to Summer Reading themed story times on Wednesdays at 10:15am

Come out and join the fun!

Thanks to Overbrook Rotary!

We would like to thank Overbrook Rotary for the generous donation of the bench on the west side of the library. This is the first of several benches that will be donated by the Rotary.
It looks great and will provide a valuable place for people to wait for rides or just take a seat outside the building.
Next time you see a Rotarian, be sure to let them know you appreciate the bench.

Are you up for a Challenge?

Are you an avid reader? Think you can out-read the librarian? We’re tracking all of the books Kyle reads this summer (starting May 19th through our Friends of the Library Book Sale ending July 29th) and keeping a running list of books and page total up on the wall inside the west entrance.
Stop by and check out what Kyle has read recently. Or, if you’re tough enough, keep track of your own summer reading and see if you can out-read the librarian!

Summer Reading Registration Starts Today!

If you and your child are in the area, pop on in and register for our Summer Reading Program starting today!

This year the program is for children starting at age 3 and running through the 8th grade. The theme this year is “Build a Better World”

There will be numerous fun programs / activities / prizes. The first event will be Bonnie Hill – Books and Buckets a fun participatory music program at 11am Friday, June 2nd.


Overbrook Library hosting Parents as Teachers event April 6th

USD 434 Parents as Teachers is holding a Puzzle Play Group Connection Thursday, April 6th at the Overbrook Public Library from 6:00pm-7:00pm, featuring a special guest!! Our local superintendent Dr. Steve Pegram has agreed to read a story for the kids.

Any Child 0-6 will have a fun time exploring puzzle play alongside their parents. A small snack / refreshments will be provided and each child will be entered to win a door prize.

Contact Tosha Bien, Parent Educator at 785-230-6398 for more information

Great Character Cake Pans Available

The Overbrook library has a big selection of specialty bakeware to lend out (175 items), but did you know 28 of those are Character cake pans, including several Sesame Street Characters, Esmeralda, Dora, Superhero & He-Man, Taz, Winnie the Pooh, G.I. Joe, Mickey Mouse, Scooby Doo, Garfield and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle? Looking for something specific? You can browse our binder of items on the bakeware display, or browse from the website, or come by and ask. If we don’t have it, we might be able to get it from another library who has cake pans to loan out. 

Spring is almost here! Get Ready

We’re very excited to be hosting a pair of gardening classes presented by the Frontier Extension District #11 coming up in march. Please come out and hear all about the wonders of starting / maintaining your own garden on Thursday March 2nd and Thursday March 30th.

We hope you will join us to learn how to make your garden amazing this summer!

Information on Master Gardener Classes will also be available at both sessions.


Gardening Program Flyer



Getting Ready for some Football?

Looking for tasty snack ideas and some fun themed pans for “The Big Game” next weekend?

We’ve got some great recipes and specialty pans available in our bakeware display including recipes for unusual treats like Bacon Popcorn, Enchilada Meatballs, and something called “Dirty Diapers”! Are they delicious? With a name like that they had better be!

You can also pick up a football movie from our display to get you pumped up while the oven is pre-heating.