Overbrook Park Library

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

Open today until 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, 5/21 Closed
Monday, 5/22 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 5/23 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 5/24 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, 5/25 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.*
Friday, 5/26 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 5/27 Closed
  • * Thursday has 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 Closed

Upcoming Closures

  • Thu., May. 25 : Opening at 2:00 PM Due to staff development.
  • Mon., May. 29 : Closed Memorial Day
  • Thu., Jun. 8 : Closed staff development day
  • Thu., Jun. 22 : Opening at 2:00 PM Due to staff development.
  • Tue., Jul. 4 : Closed Independence Day
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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

Summer Reading Kickoff Party

Tue, June 13, 2017 4:00 P.M.

Come sign up for Summer Reading. There will be food, games, and free books. 

Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs Children Summer Reading Teens

State Rep. Morgan Cephas - Mobile Office Hours

Thu, June 15, 2017 11:00 A.M.

State Rep. Morgan Cephas will hold mobile offices hours from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in libraries throughout the 192nd Legislative District.  Her staff will provide assistance with a variety of topics including: the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, PACE/PACENET, applying or renewing state…

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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.