Model Railroad Display

Choo choo!  All aboard for the Olathe Public Library!  Model railroads will be on display in the Downtown Library’s Storytime Room from January 12 -15.  You can come see an operating model railroad, and experts will be on hand to answer any questions about the display and model railroading.  

Come and go as you please during the times below.

Thursday, January 12
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. @ Downtown

Friday, January 13
12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m. @ Downtown

Saturday, January 14
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. @ Downtown

Sunday, January 15
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. @ Downtown



READ to a Dog

How would you like to read to a cuddly dog?  The Indian Creek Library will be offering READ to a Dog programs this winter and spring on the first Saturday of each month from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.  Programs will run from January through May.  No registration required.  Just check in at the Children's Desk when you arrive for a reading time.  The trained therapy dogs are provided by Pets for Life, Inc.

PLEASE NOTE:  Some of our earlier printed program booklets listed these programs on Wednesdays, but that has changed.  All READ to a Dog programs will be on Saturdays.  Below is the complete list of dates.


Saturday, January 7
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Saturday, February 4
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Saturday, March 4
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Saturday, April 1
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Saturday, May 6
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek


LEGO Minecraft Program

Attention all LEGO and Minecraft fans!  Have we got a program for you!  KC Brick Lab is bringing LEGO Minecraft to the Downtown Library this weekend.  There will be special creations built by KC Brick Lab members on display and bricks for free building.  This is an all ages drop-in program for kids, teens, and adults.  All are welcome.  No registration.  Come and go as you pleae.  Don't miss this FUN event!

A LEGO Minecraft Build-and-Play Event
Saturday, December 3
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Olathe Downtown Library

201 E. Park, Olathe, KS  66061


Star Wars Evening at the Library

Attention all Star Wars fans!  You are invited to A Star Wars Evening at the Library on Thursday, October 27 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the Downtown Library.  Just drop by anytime during that time and play some Star Wars games, make a craft, collect some Star Wars swag, enter our prize drawing, and have some fun!  We hope to have some costumed visitors from the 501st Legion!  And you are encouraged to come in costume too!  We hope to see you in the Children's Department on Thursday night.  May the force be with you.


Let's Celebrate the Day of the Dead - CANCELLED

The Let's Celebrate the Day of the Dead program on Thursday, October 20 has been CANCELLED.  We apologize for any inconvenience.


Fairy Tale Fun

Friday, September 30 is a no-school day for Olathe schools.  Yippee!  Why not drop by the Downtown Library between 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. for some "Fairy Tale Fun"?  Kids of all ages are welcome to join us for some fun and games in a fairy tale land.  No registration.  Come and go as you please.  Kindergartners and younger must be accompanied by an adult.  Costumes are encouraged!


R.E.A.D. to a Dog - CANCELLED

R.E.A.D. to a Dog scheduled for Saturday, October 1 at Indian Creek Library has been cancelled due to a lack of dog volunteers.  We apologize for any inconvenience.


Fall Storytime

Fall storytimes at the Olathe Public Library start up on September 12 and run through November 17.  The library offers storytime sessions for a variety of ages at both library locations.  Below is the breakdown of sessions for different age groups.  Click the links to find the complete schedule of times and locations.

Rhyme Time - For newborn to 24 month olds with adult

Toddler Time - For 2 to 3 year olds with adult

On My Own Storytime - For 3 to 5 year olds (children expected to attend by themselves)

Family Storytime - For ages 5 and younger and their families

No registration is required, but space may be limited.  Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before all storytimes (except the Family Storytime) on a first come, first served basis.  For more information, visit our Programs page or call (913) 971-6874.


LEGO Lock-In

On your mark, get set, LEGO!  It was a rip-roarin' good time at this summer's LEGO Lock-In at the Downtown Library.  Kids and parents had lots of fun building all kinds of vehicles out of LEGO bricks and then testing them out for speed and durability on our race ramps.  I think we might have some future automotive engineers among us!

Click the pics below for a closer look at the fun.  And many of the vehicles are currently on display in the Children's Department at the Downtown Library.  But hurry, they won't be around for long!







Life-Size Games

It was an afternoon of "Life-Size Games" for 4th & 5th graders at today's library program at Indian Creek Elementary School. Kids played extra large versions of such favorites as Jenga, Chutes and Ladders, and Angry Birds.  It looks like everyone had a lot of fun!  Click the pics below for a closer look.





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