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Contemplare et contemplata aliis tradere. -St. Thomas Aquinas
To contemplate and to give to others the fruits of contemplation is one of the mottos of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia, the Order that founded and operates Overbrook School. The heart of that motto is found in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered at Overbrook each week and many of our students and teachers can be found living out that motto in our treasured library. 

A spacious, split-level brick library holds 10,000 volumes and is beloved at Overbrook School. Our youngest Eagles gather with Mrs. Crouch, Overbrook’s Librarian, and our fifth- and sixth-grade Eagles can be found researching and reading throughout the year. The mission of the Overbrook library is to connect with students as individuals by providing resources and instruction for differentiated learning styles and ultimately facilitating self-motivated, life-long learning, as well as providing a peaceful area to read, write, and reflect.

The Overbrook library media center supports and enriches the curriculum with a collection of materials that meets the needs of the students and faculty it serves. Additionally, we host an annual book fair and often host parents and family members when students present reports and presentations in the lower library.

Check–Out Information
  • Kindergarteners begin checking out one to two books per week at the beginning of the second semester.
  • First through third graders may check out four books per week.
  • Fourth through sixth graders may check out five books per week, with additional requests accepted based on needs for projects and research. 
Lost or Damaged Books
  • If a book is lost or damaged, the student is responsible for paying the replacement cost of the book.
  • All fees must be paid by the last day of school, in order to receive student records or report cards.
  • Send damaged books to the library for repair. Please do not mend books at home.
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