Overbrook Park Library

Services and hours are subject to change — please call in advance.

7422 Haverford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19151-2995
Haverford Ave. & Woodbine St.
Open today 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 5/22 Closed
Monday, 5/23 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 5/24 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 5/25 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. *
Thursday, 5/26 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. *
Friday, 5/27 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. *
Saturday, 5/28 Closed
  • * Wednesday had hour changes – Due to staff shortage. Materials pick up services offered 10 - 10:30am today.
  • * Thursday has hour changes – Due to staff development.
  • * Friday has hour changes – preparation for the Memorial Day holiday
Sunday Closed
Monday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed

Upcoming Closures

  • Mon., May. 30 : Closed Memorial Day
  • Sun., Jun. 19 : Closed Juneteenth
  • Mon., Jun. 20 : Closed Juneteenth (Observed)
  • Thu., Jun. 23 : Opening at 2:00 PM due to staff development
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Facilities

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

Upcoming Events

Make and Take Cooking Class for Kids

Thu, May 26, 2022 3:00 P.M.

Come and learn how to  prepare easy and tasty  food recipes for kids. All participants will receive a free take home sample of the prepared dish! Programs will be hosted by LEAP staff at…

No More Boring Dates! Discover the Versatility of Cooking with Dates.

Fri, July 8, 2022 12:00 P.M.

Whether you are going on a date, or a eating the fruit, dates brings people together. In Islam, the date is sacred. It is mentioned in the Quran more than any other fruit-bearing plant. Muslims…

Science in the Summer 2022 - Be a Biologist!

Tue, July 12, 2022 10:00 A.M.

Science in the Summer  is a fun, free, hands-on science education program presented by GSK in partnership with The Franklin Institute, which introduces students to the…

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.