Overbrook Park Library

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

Open today 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, 4/15 Closed
Monday, 4/16 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.*
Tuesday, 4/17 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 4/18 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Closed
Thursday, 4/19 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 4/20 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 4/21 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • * Monday had hour changes – Due to staff shortage.
  • * Wednesday had hour changes – Professional Development Staff Meeting
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., May. 24 : Opening at 2:00 PM Due to staff development.
  • Mon., May. 28 : Closed Memorial Day
  • Thu., Jun. 28 : Opening at 2:00 PM Due to staff development.
  • Wed., Jul. 4 : Closed Independence Day
  • Thu., Jul. 26 : Opening at 2:00 PM Due to staff development.
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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

Read to a therapy dog with PAWS for Reading!

Sat, April 21, 2018 11:00 A.M.

Children between the ages of 6 and 12 are invited to read to a therapy dog. PAWS for Reading provides a judgement free environment and allows children to open up and feel comfortable about reading aloud.   

School Age Family Programs Storytimes Children Pets PAWS Read to a Dog

Read to a therapy dog with PAWS for Reading!

Sat, May 19, 2018 11:00 A.M.

Children between the ages of 6 and 12 are invited to read to a therapy dog. PAWS for Reading provides a judgement free environment and allows children to open up and feel comfortable about reading aloud.   

School Age Family Programs Storytimes Children Pets PAWS Read to a Dog

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.