The Library is closing at 12pm on Thursday 11/19 due to a water outage / water line repair work behind our building.

We plan to reopen at 10am on Friday 11/20.

Library Closed Saturday 9/5 and Monday 9/7 for Labor day

The Library will be closed in observance of Labor Day this Saturday 9/5 and Monday 9/7. We will resume our normal hours on Tuesday 9/8/2020.

Have a great weekend!

FOL Book Sale Wed. July 29th – Sat. Aug. 1st

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

11am-7pm Thursday

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 will reopen to the public (with restrictions) starting Wed. 6/17/20

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.

Interlibrary loans are now available!

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

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.

Summer Reading Begins Monday 6/1/2020

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.

OPL Computer Use by Appointment Starts Monday, June 1st

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

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.

Overbrook Library Board Monthly Meeting 5/18/20

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 .

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 . The agenda is attached below

Curbside Pickup Available Now!

Request items for curbside pickup now! Call 785-665-7266 or login to your account at to make your request. At this time our library courier service isn’t running so we are limited to only Overbrook Library items.