The Overbrook Park Library is temporarily closed.

Overbrook Park Library

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

Library is temporarily closed.

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Upcoming Events

Teen Job Workshop: Getting Hired

Thu, June 11, 2020 4:30 P.M.
Overbrook Park Library

Create or update your resume and practice interviewing skills. Participants that complete all modules will have an opportunity to interview for a summer job.

Young Adult Career Workshops Jobs & Job Seekers Teens

Teen Job Workshop: Getting Hired

Sat, June 13, 2020 1:00 P.M.
Overbrook Park Library

Create or update your resume and practice interviewing skills. Participants that complete all modules will have an opportunity to interview for a summer job.

Young Adult Career Workshops Jobs & Job Seekers Teens

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.