The Overbrook Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held Wed. July 29th through Saturday August 1st during regular library hours. Come get some great deals!
Library resuming normal hours starting July 1st. We are still reserving our first hour weekdays for seniors only.
Hello all! As we continue with our reopening we are moving back to our regular library hours effective tomorrow, July 1st.
We will still be reserving our first hour on weekdays for Seniors ONLY (10am-11am Monday – Friday).
For all patrons, including seniors if they are want to come in while others are present, we will be open:
11am-6pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
9am-2pm Saturday (resumes July 11th)
We will be closed Saturday July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Our 1-hour time limit and restrictions on video game consoles remains in effect.
Overbrook Library is happy to announce that we’re moving into the next phase of our phased reopening plan beginning this Wednesday 6/17/20. We will be open for browsing / item checkout / computer use from 12pm-6pm M-F with an additional hour for seniors from 11am-12pm M-F.
During this time, we ask that you keep 6 ft apart and we will only have 6 computers available in order to keep social distancing guidelines. Masks are strongly encouraged for your safety and the safety of the library staff.
We will be enforcing a 1 hour time limit to be in the library during this time in an effort to limit our number of patrons. We ask that you check out your items and use the computers or other technology, but that people not “hang out” and read / study in the library for more than one hour.
During this time we will not be accepting any book donations, and we will not allow use of video game consoles.
We will have disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer available, and we will still be offering curbside pickup of holds if you choose not to come into the library building. Unfortunately, due to patron browsing, we are unable to guarantee that items in the library have been sanitized since being touched by other patrons.
The small conference room will be available starting Wednesday, but the community room will remain closed until August 1st. We can now take reservations for events in the community room after that time. It is important to note that the community room is not sanitized / cleaned by library staff in between events. If you book the room you are expected to clean up after your event in accordance with our cleaning checklist and you may want to sanitize tables / etc. prior to use for your events.
Good news! The library courier service is back up and running this week and you can now request items from other libraries via the library catalog at nextkansas.org.
If you’ve not been able to request items you want, or have been patiently waiting for your holds to be delivered, things should be moving through the system again.
Right now items on their way to the library will show as being “in transit” somewhat longer than normal due to incoming materials being quarantined for 3 days.
Our mostly-remote summer reading program begins Monday June 1st and runs through the end of July. Due to COVID-19, we will not be doing big in-person programs this summer. We will primarily be tracking reading and providing prizes for meeting reading goals. We’re shooting for 1200 minutes per reader from 3 years old – 8th grade over the duration of the program. This is approximately 20 minutes per day.
We will also have several take-home packs with an activity or craft kids can do at home. You can pick up 1 per child every other week starting June 15th – the end of July. We’ll post details about each pack on Facebook and the library website.
To register, you can come by during our curbside hours 12-6 M-F and pick up a registration form. Once you turn in your forms, we’ll hook you up with your packet of time-tracking logs / bookmarks / stickers / coloring sheets / etc.
For the first time this year we’re also doing online registration and time tracking via the Reader Zone app. If you want to join our summer reading group, download the Reader Zone app on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store and join group be060.
Our program packets / prizes are limited to kids from 3 years old – 8th grade, but if you’d like to join in on the fun as an adult, you are welcome to join our group and keep track of your reading this summer as well.
Beginning June 1st, you can make appointments to use the computer or copiers for 30 minutes/day from 12pm-6pm M-F. We request that you wear a mask while in the library for your safety and the safety of the staff.
We are limiting the number of computers available to ensure 6 ft of separation and sanitizing computer keyboards / mice with disinfectant wipes between each appointment. Hand sanitizer will be available at each machine.
To make an appointment call us at 785-665-7266 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Curbside pickup / copy requests will continue to be available during this reopening phase. The library remains closed for browsing and the community room remains closed at this time.
The Overbrook Library Board will have their regularly scheduled monthly meeting Monday 5/18/20 at 6pm. This meeting will be held online via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83340702730 .
If you wish to address the board at the meeting please notify Library Director Kyle Sederstrom at least 1 hour prior to meeting time at email@example.com . The agenda is attached below
Request items for curbside pickup now! Call 785-665-7266 or login to your account at nextkansas.org to make your request. At this time our library courier service isn’t running so we are limited to only Overbrook Library items.
Overbrook Library is working to restore library services, while also trying to minimize the risk to our library patrons and staff. In order to meet this challenge, we will be implementing a phased reopening plan approved by the Library Board on 5/5/2020.
We will move into “Phase 2” and begin curbside delivery service of locally held library items with item pickup starting Monday, 5/11/20. Item pickup will be available M-F from 12-6 PM. To request an item or items, you can call the library and talk to us / leave a message at 785-665-7266, or login to your library catalog account at nextkansas.org any time. You can request items starting now for Monday pickup. The statewide courier will not resume normal service for several weeks, so at this time we are limited to local holds only.
If you need printing/copies/faxes you can e-mail the documents to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring a physical copy of the item you need copies of. We will not be charging for printing/copies < $1 in order to minimize cash handling.
During phase 2, no members of the public will be allowed into the library building. Item pickups / copying drop offs will take place by the entrance on the west side of the building, and you can either call the library at 785-665-7266 when you arrive or knock on the back door and someone will be out to help you.
All library items should be returned in the drop box on the west side of the building. We are not accepting any book donations at this time.
Moving from phase to phase of library operations will be a library board decision in line with recommendations from both library organizations (NEKLS, KLA, ALA) and local / state / national health agencies. In addition, we need to be able to obtain necessary staff protective equipment and cleaning supplies for disinfecting items, computers, and surfaces / door handles in later phases.
In accordance with state guidelines on large gatherings, the community room remains closed at this time.
Thanks for your understanding. We are looking forward to seeing you soon from a socially responsible distance.
Due to the storms and power outages around Overbrook yesterday, we have moved out Special Library Board Meeting to today, Tuesday 5/5 @ 1pm. The zoom link remains the same.