Overbrook Park Library

7422 Haverford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19151-2995
(Haverford Ave. & Woodbine St.)
215-685-0182

Open today 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday Closed
Monday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Closures

  • Thu., Oct. 25 : Opening at 2:00 PM Due to staff development.
  • Sun., Nov. 11 : Closed Veterans Day
  • Mon., Nov. 12 : Closed Veterans Day (Observed)
  • Thu., Nov. 22 : Closed Thanksgiving Day
  • Tue., Dec. 25 : Closed Christmas Day
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Photo of Overbrook Park Library

Facilities

  • Computers for public use
  • Meeting space (reservation required)
  • Parking lot
  • Photocopier (black/white)
  • Printing (black/white)
  • Public restrooms
  • Wireless internet access (wi/fi)

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Upcoming Events

Project BUILD: Designed to Survive

Sat, Oct 20, 10:00 A.M.

Join us and our friends from the Philadelphia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers to design and build structures that can withstand…

TechCORE2

Mon, Oct 22, 3:00 P.M.

Join presenters from TechCORE for a variety of fun activities that will improve technical skills and pique your interests in S.T.E.M…

TechCORE2

Mon, Oct 29, 3:00 P.M.

Join presenters from TechCORE for a variety of fun activities that will improve technical skills and pique your interests in S.T.E.M…

PAWS Read to a Dog

Sat, Nov 3, 11:00 A.M.

Read aloud to a trained therapy dog! Reading to a dog takes the pressure off and makes reading a positive experience.   

Project BUILD: Clean Up Our World

Sat, Nov 17, 10:00 A.M.

Join us and our friends from the Philadelphia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers to to learn about clean water and water…

PAWS Read to a Dog

Sat, Nov 17, 11:30 A.M.

Read aloud to a trained therapy dog! Reading to a dog takes the pressure off and makes reading a positive experience.   

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About

Serving the community of Overbrook Park, this circular-shaped library sponsors a lot of lively programming. In warm weather, you can enjoy the outdoor patio.

History

Most of the land surrounding the Overbrook Park Branch originally belonged to a French farmer and nurseryman named Francis Supinot. The Overbrook Park neighborhood began growing after World War II, with brick rows homes and stores fronting Haverford Avenue.

The building boom continued to the 1950's. Lamberton School, the only public school in the city serving grades K-12, was built around this time. By 1960, the Schuylkill Expressway contributed to the growth of City Line Avenue and the Overbrook Park neighborhood.

Designed by architect Eugene Dichter, the Overbrook Park Branch opened on November 2, 1972. At the dedication, local poet Vincenzo Giallonardo delivered a poem in honor of the branch, which features an outdoor patio with attractive landscaping.

Overbrook Park started the first Teen Friends group in the Free Library. They created the mural in the meeting room and raised money to support branch activities.

The library was renovated in 1998 as part of the "Changing Lives" campaign, which refurbished branches and brought Internet service to every library.