Overbrook Park Library

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

Open today until 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, 1/19 Closed
Monday, 1/20 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Closed
Tuesday, 1/21 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 1/22 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
10:15 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.*
Thursday, 1/23 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.*
Friday, 1/24 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 1/25 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • * Monday had hour changes – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • * Wednesday had hour changes – Due to staff shortage.
  • * Thursday had hour changes – Due to staff development.
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 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Closures

  • Mon., Feb. 17 : Closed Presidents' Day
  • Thu., Feb. 27 : Opening at 2:00 PM Due to staff development.
  • Thu., Mar. 26 : Opening at 2:00 PM Due to staff development.
  • Fri., Apr. 10 : Closed Good Friday
  • Sun., Apr. 12 : Closed Easter
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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

Literacy Lab

Sat, Jan 25, 12:00 P.M.

Literacy Lab is a small group literacy instruction program for students in 1st to 3rd grade who struggle to read on grade level. The…

One Book Film Screening: Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian

Sat, Jan 25, 1:00 P.M.

Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond goes on a journey to reveal how Hollywood’s portrayal of Indians influences the world’s understanding and…

Literacy Lab

Sat, Jan 25, 2:00 P.M.

Literacy Lab is a small group literacy instruction program for students in 1st to 3rd grade who struggle to read on grade level. The…

Community Chef Cooking Demo

Tue, Jan 28, 5:00 P.M.

Join our Community Chefs as they demo light bites of fruits and veggies that are simple, low-cost, and tasty. Enjoy, and take the recipe so you…

Literacy Lab

Sat, Feb 1, 12:00 P.M.

Literacy Lab is a small group literacy instruction program for students in 1st to 3rd grade who struggle to read on grade level. The…

Literacy Lab

Sat, Feb 1, 2:00 P.M.

Literacy Lab is a small group literacy instruction program for students in 1st to 3rd grade who struggle to read on grade level. The…

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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.