The Overbrook Park Library will be closed through January 13, 2019. Due to building improvement. During this time we encourage you to visit the following nearby libraries:

Overbrook Park Library

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

Library is temporarily closed.

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Upcoming Events

PAWS Read to a Dog

Sat, January 19, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Overbrook Park Library

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

School Age Family Programs Children Family PAWS Read to a Dog

Self-Care Workshop

Sat, January 19, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Overbrook Park Library

Join personal chef and community food educator Shayla Dorsey as she leads participants through hands-on activities to combat stress on a budget.  

Adult Young Adult Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs Health Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Health & Fitness One Book, One Philadelphia

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.