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 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., Oct. 26 : Opening at 2:00 PM Due to staff development.
  • Sat., Nov. 11 : Closed Veterans Day
  • Thu., Nov. 23 : Closed Thanksgiving Day
  • Mon., Dec. 25 : Closed Christmas Day
  • Thu., Dec. 28 : 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

Meet Author/Illustrator Eric Velasquez

Mon, Oct 23, 11:30 A.M.

Join us for a very special event with picture book author and illustrator Eric Velasquez as he shares his stories and creative process. Eric…

Computer Class

Thu, Oct 26, 12:00 P.M.

A Digital Resource Specialist is available to help you develop your computer skills and provide guidance on email basics, resume writing,…

Computer Class

Thu, Oct 26, 4:00 P.M.

A Digital Resource Specialist is available to help you develop your computer skills and provide guidance on email basics, resume writing,…

Big and Small, Books For All | Miniature Albums

Thu, Oct 26, 4:30 P.M.

A miniature book is a book smaller than 3 inches in size. These tiny books have have been worn and carried in pockets for hundreds of years. In…

State Representative Morgan Cephas Mobile Office Hours

Thu, Jan 18, 11:00 A.M.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE MORGAN CEPHAS is bringing State services to YOU! Staff will be on hand to assist with any state-related issues or programs…

State Representative Morgan Cephas Mobile Office Hours

Thu, Mar 1, 11:00 A.M.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE MORGAN CEPHAS is bringing State services to YOU! Staff will be on hand to assist with any state-related issues or programs…

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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.