Garage sales, book sale keep Overbrook busy

Construction continues on Overbrook Library’s new addition and renovation, with footings being poured last week in the area that will become community meeting rooms and a kitchen.

It’s been busy at Overbrook this year with ongoing construction and renovation at the city’s library, but this weekend will be even busier as Friends of the Overbrook Library host their spring book sale, and residents are holding citywide garage sales.

The garage sales usually draw hundreds of people to town and the library friends are hoping some of the shoppers will stop by the five-day book sale that began Wednesday and runs through Sunday. Proceeds will go toward the Friends’ continuous efforts in support of the library.

The library renovation was sparked by the generous bequest from Glen and Claudine Norton. Plans include community meeting rooms with a kitchen added onto the north end of the library, and renovations to the existing library building. Weather has recently slowed the progress, but city officials have said the building project should be back on schedule this spring. Construction is to continue throughout the summer, with an estimated opening date around Thanksgiving.

The Friends’ book sale is in the old Overbrook High School Gym at Cedar and Market streets, hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sunday is “bag day” 1-3 p.m., when for $2 book buyers can purchase a paper sack full of books. For more information, call Carol Baughman at 785-665-7180.

Artist's conception of how the Overbrook Library will look when construction and renovation are completed.

Artist’s conception of how the Overbrook Library will look when construction and renovation are completed.




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