A Little Elf Told Me It’s Almost Time For Holiday Baking

Our local Elf has been searching the recipe books for the perfect treats and the Overbrook Library has many holiday bakeware items to make yours special. Stop by and take a look.  And grab an Elf treat recipe card while you’re here.


Looking for some family fun this Halloween?

Bring your kids down to the library MONDAY, OCTOBER 30 from 5:30-7:30 PM for our I SPY Halloween party. There will be balloons, face painting, treats and fun!

No bones about it, it will be a scary good time!

Costumes are encouraged, but not required.

October Community Showcase Display!

We’ve got a new display up in our Community Showcase for October and it’s scary good! Come by the library and check out the collection of Boyds Bears and Halloween Houses from Lynn Drake and Bill Shipp.

Do you have a collection you would like to display in the library? Talk to us to sign up for a future month!

Friends of the Library Soup Supper / Dessert Auction

The Friends of the Library will be having a soup supper and dessert auction on Saturday, September 23rd @ 5:30pm and are looking for volunteers to provide soup / desserts for the event. If you would like to contribute, please contact Mary Anderson!

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.