Olathe Downtown Olathe Indian Creek
201 E Park Street 12990 S. Blackbob Rd
Olathe, KS 66061 Olathe, KS 66062

 

Fall Storytimes

PLEASE NOTE that we have made some changes to our storytime schedule this season.  We thank everyone who filled out our storytime survey this summer; we have incorporated as much of your feedback as possible.  One of the biggest changes is registration is no longer required for any of our storytimes, but space may be limited.  For some storytimes tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program begins.  We have also reorganized the various age groups a bit.  We encourage you to determine which storytime session is most appropriate for your child and family.  And we will be offering a Saturday storytime at Olathe Downtown once a month during the fall session.  Click the links below for more information about the different sessions.

RHYME TIME - For 0 -2 year olds + adult
*Tickets handed out 15 minutes before program begins

Mondays, September 15 - November 17
10:15 a.m. at Olathe Indian Creek

Wednesdays, September 17 - November 19
9:15 a.m. at Olathe Downtown

TODDLER TIME - For 2 - 3 year olds + adult
*Tickets handed out 15 minutes before program begins

Mondays, September 15 - November 17
10:45 a.m. at Olathe Indian Creek

Wednesdays, September 17 - November 19
9:45 a.m. at Olathe Downtown

ON MY OWN STORYTIME - For 3 - 5 year olds
*Tickets handed out 15 minutes before program begins

Tuesdays, September 16 - November 18
10:15 a.m. at Olathe Indian Creek

Thursdays, September 18 - November 20
10:15 a.m. at Olathe Downtown

FAMILY STORYTIME - For preschoolers & their families

Tuesdays, September 16 - November 18
7:00 p.m. at Olathe Indian Creek

Wednesdays, September 17 - November 19
1:30 p.m. at Olathe Indian Creek

SATURDAY STORYTIME - For preschoolers & their families

Saturday, October 25
10:15 a.m. at Olathe Downtown

Saturday, November 22
10:15 a.m. at Olathe Downtown

SIGNING STORYTIME WITH MARCIE INZER - For ages 5 & younger + adult
*Registration required

Friday, October 24   *Registration begins Monday, October 13
10:30 a.m. at Olathe Indian Creek

Come enjoy stories and learn some basic signs to use with your children.  Program will last about 30 mintues. Registration is required.

PAJAMA STORYTIME - For preschoolers & their families

Monday, December 15
7:00 p.m. at Olathe Downtown

Tuesday, December 30
7:00 p.m. at the Olathe Indian Creek

Don your pajamas and come to the library for bedtime stories.  Stories will be geared toward ages 3 - 5, but all ages are welcome.  Program will last about 30 minutes.  No registration.

Upcoming Programs

CLICK HERE to see a calendar listing of programs and activities happening in the Chiildren's Department.

RAISING A READER - 6 BY 6 LITERACY SKILLS - For ages 5 & younger with adult

Wednesdays, September 3 - November 19
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at Olathe Indian Creek

Ready, set, grow a reader! Bring your young children to our meeting room to help grow their pre-reading skills as you interact together with educational toys and books. No registration. Come and go as you please.

HOMESCHOOL ART SHOW DROP-OFF - For ages 6 - 18 (grades 1st - 12th)

October 18 - 26
at Olathe Downtown

Homeschool artists: Show us your bestenter your creative masterpiece in OPL's 2nd Annual Homeschool Art Show! Homeschoolers ages 6 to 18 (grades 1st - 12th) are invited to submit one piece of 2-D art to display at the Olathe Downtown Library and to attend our public "Meet the Artists" reception with your friends and family on November 11. Drop off artwork and completed Artist Information Form at Olathe Downtown Children's Desk between October 18 - 26.

Click here to download the Homeschool Art Show Guidelines.
Click here to download the Artist Information Form.

SIGNING STORYTIME WITH MARCIE INZER - For ages 5 & younger + adult
*Registration required

Friday, October 24   *Registration begins Monday, October 13
10:30 a.m. at Olathe Indian Creek

Come enjoy stories and learn some basic signs to use with your children.  Program will last about 30 mintues.

PRESCHOOL DANCE PARTY - For ages 5 & younger + adult

Monday, October 27
9:30 a.m. at Olathe Downtown

Let's dance! Come shake, shimmy and dance up a storm at our preschool dance party, featuring favorite songs from our chidlren's music collection. No registration but space is limited. Program will last 20 - 30 minutes.

DUPLO DROP-IN - For preschoolers + adult

Saturday, October 25
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 noon at Olathe Downtown

Drop by the Storytime Room and have some fun with our DUPLO collection! DUPLO bricks will be made available after our 10:15 Saturday Storytime ends. Parents must remain with their children. No registration.

VICTOR & PENNY PLAY ANTIQUE POP - For all ages
*Registration required

Saturday, October 25   *Registration begins Tuesday, September 2
1:30 p.m. at Olathe Indian Creek

Join us for a musical afternoon with Kansas City's own Victor & Penny.  Victor (Jeff Freling, guitar) and Penny (Erin McGrane, ukulele) play "Antique Pop," 1920s jazz tunes and original compositions. Program will last about an hour.  For more information, visit victoryandpenny.com.

LET'S CELEBRATE THE DAY OF THE DEAD - For 5th grade & younger + adult

Thursday, October 30
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. at Olathe Downtown

Come celebrate the Day of the Dead. Children in 5th grade and younger, along with parents, can drop by and decorate a traditional sugar skull. Come and go as you please. No registration but supplies are limited.

HOMESCHOOL ART SHOW

November 1 - 30
at Olathe Downtown

Stop by Olathe Downtown anytime during the month of November and check out the display of artwork by local homeschoolers at OPL's 2nd Annual Homeschool Art Show.  The art will be done by homeschoolers ages 6 - 18 (grades 1st - 12th).  Everyone is also invited to attend our public "Meet the Artists" reception on November 11 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Olathe Downtown.

Click here to download the Homeschool Art Show Guidelines.
Click here to download the Artist Information Form.

READ TO A DOG - For young readers of all ages

Saturday, November 1
1:30 - 2:30 p.m at Olathe Indian Creek

Saturday, November 15
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Olathe Downtown

Children of all ages may drop by the library and read to a cuddly canine between 1:30 and 2:30 on the dates listed above. Come to the Children's Desk upon arrival and check in for a reading time. Reading sessions are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. No advanced registration necessary. For more information, call (913) 971-6874. Trained therapy dogs provided by Pets for Life, Inc.

FAMILY CHESS NIGHTS - For all ages

Monday, November 3
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Olathe Downtown

Monday, Novenber 17
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Olathe Indian Creek

Come play chess with a worthy opponent at our Family Chess Nights. Boards and equipment will be provided. All ages and playing levels welcome, but kindergartners and younger must be accompanied by an adult. No registration.

HOMESCHOOL LEGO CLUB - For homeschoolers ages 5 - 11 (grades K - 5th)
*Registration required

Tuesday, November 4   *Registration begins Monday, October 27
1:30 p.m. at Olathe Indian Creek

Join us for our monthly LEGO Club for homeschoolers! Each month we'll have a new theme, and you can have fun building with bricks provided by the library. Each session will last about an hour.

RAISING A READER - 6 BY 6 LITERACY SKILLS - For ages 5 & younger with adult

Wednesdays, September 3 - November 19
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at Olathe Indian Creek

Ready, set, grow a reader! Bring your young children to our meeting room to help grow their pre-reading skills as you interact together with educational toys and books. No registration. Come and go as you please.

"CRAFTING" OUR 6 BY 6 SKILLS - For ages 3 - 5 with adult
*Registration required

Monday, Novenber 10   *Registration begins Monday, October 6
9:30 a.m. at Olathe Downtown

Love storytimes AND crafts? Let's put them together to practice "6 by 6" pre-reading skills! Preschoolers aged 3 to 5 are invited to grab a grown-up and come to the library to hear a few stories and then make a craft based on the stories we heard. Stories and crafts will be specially selected to let kids practice their 6 by 6 skills and to give adults tips for reinforcing these important skills at home. Children will need some help from their adult to complete the craft. Adults may bring more than one child but will need to assist each child they bring. Program will last about 35 - 45 minutes.

"MEET THE ARTISTS" RECEPTION - For all ages

Tuesday, November 11
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Olathe Downtown

Come meet some of the talented artists behind the creative work in OPL's 2nd Annual Homeschool Art Show at our "Meet the Artists" reception. All are welcome. No registration. Come and go as you please.

AFTERSCHOOL LEGO CLUB - For K - 5th graders
*Registration required

Wednesday, November 12   *Registration begins Monday, November 3
4:30 p.m. at Olathe Indian Creek

Are you a kid in kindergarten through 5th grade who loves building with LEGO bricks? Be a part of our monthly Afterschool LEGO Club! Enjoy a small snack as you hear about the month's special theme.  We'll then turn you loose on the library's LEGO collection to build something awesome and let you show off your creation before you leave.  Program will last about an hour.
PARENTS: To allow as many children as possible to experience LEGO Club, please sign your child up for ONLY one LEGO Club meeting per calendar month.

PIZZA & PAGES BOOK LOVERS CLUB - For 3rd - 5th graders
*Registration required

Thursday, November 13   *Registration begins Monday, November 3
6:00 p.m. at Olathe Downtown

Do you LOVE books and reading? Are you in grades 3 - 5? Help us start a brand-new club for kids who love reading, sharing and learning more about books! Each month we'll eat a quick pizza dinner together and talk about books we've enjoyed recently. What else will we do? It's up to you! We could create tools to help other kids find great books, write to favorite authors, watch book trailers—the possibilities are endless.  Please bring a copy of a book you've enjoyed recently to the program (preferably a book the OPL owns, but it doesn't have to be) and be prepared to tell us a little bit about it—without giving away too much of the story! Program will last about 90 minutes.

TABLETOP GAME DAY! - For ages 8 & up

Saturday, November 15
12:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Olathe Indian Creek

Be a part of our International Games Day celebration and learn a new tabletop board, dice or card game! We'll show you how to play popular "designer" games such as Ticket to Ride and Fluxx, and give you a chance to try them out. Already a fan of tabletop games? Great! Bring your own games and play with other enthusiasts. Kids ages 8 and up (preferably with a parent), teens and adults are all welcome to drop in anytime from noon to 4:00 p.m.  No registration.
PLEASE NOTE:  Due to choking hazards and to the complexity of the these games, this program is not recommended for kids under age 8.

KANSAS READS TO PRESCHOOLERS CRAFT - For preschoolers + adult

Tuesday, November 18
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Olathe Downtown

Thursday, November 20
10:30- 11:30 a.m. at Olathe Indian Creek

Bring your preschooler and celebrate Kansas Reads to Preschoolers by making a craft based upon the book Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas. Come and go as you please.  No registration.

EVENING LEGO CLUB - For K - 5th graders
*Registration required

Tuesday, November 18   *Registration begins Monday, November 3
7:00 p.m. at Olathe Downtown

Are you a kid in kindergarten through 5th grade who loves building with LEGO bricks? Be a part of our monthly Evening LEGO Club! Each month we'll introduce a different theme, turn you loose on the library's LEGO collection to build something awesome, then let you show off your creation before you leave. Program will last about an hour.
PARENTS: To allow as many children as possible to experience LEGO Club, please sign your child up for ONLY one LEGO Club meeting per calendar month.

DUPLO DROP-IN - For preschoolers + adult

Saturday, November 22
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 noon at Olathe Downtown

Drop by the Storytime Room and have some fun with our DUPLO collection! DUPLO bricks will be made available after our 10:15 Saturday Storytime ends. Parents must remain with their children. No registration.
 

DECEMBER PROGRAMS


1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten! is a free program is designed to encourage you to read 1,000 books to your child before he or she enters kindergarten.  Click here to learn more and find out how you can get started.

FAMILY READ-ALOUD CLUB

This program is designed for parents to read aloud to their elementary-aged children. To participate in the Family Read-Aloud Club, just stop by the Children's Services Desk and we'll get you started!  Click here for more details.