Olathe Downtown Olathe Indian Creek
201 E. Park St. 13511 S. Mur-Len Rd. - Suite 129
Olathe, KS  66061 Olathe, KS  66062

 

Winter/Spring Storytimes

The Olathe Public Library offers a variety of storytimes for children ages 5 and younger.  No registration is required, but space may be limited.  For some storytimes, tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program begins.  We encourage you to determine which storytime session is most appropriate for your child and family.

NOTE:  There will be no storytimes during the week of Spring Break, March 13 - 17.

RHYME TIME - For newborn - 24 month olds with accompanying adult
* Tickets handed out 15 minutes before program

Mondays, January 23 - April 24
10:15 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Tuesdays, January 24 - April 25
1:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Wednesdays, January 25 - April 26
9:15 a.m. @ Downtown

Thursdays, January 26 - April 27
10:15 a.m. @ Indian Creek

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

Mondays, January 23 - April 24
10:45 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Tuesdays, January 24 - April 25
2:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Wednesdays, January 25 - April 26
9:45 a.m. @ Downtown

Thursdays, January 26 - April 27
10:45 a.m. @ Indian Creek

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

Tuesdays, January 24 - April 25
10:15 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Thursdays, January 26 - April 27
10:15 a.m. @ Downtown

FAMILY STORYTIME - For preschoolers & their families

Tuesdays, January 24 - April 25
7:00 p.m. @ Downtown

FRIDAY FISH TALES - For preschoolers & families

Friday, January 27
9:30 a.m. @ Stagecoach Park by the Olathe Community Center

Friday, February 24
9:30 a.m. @ Stagecoach Park by the Olathe Community Center

Friday, March 24
9:30 a.m. @ Stagecoach Park by the Olathe Community Center

Friday, April 28
9:30 a.m. @ Stagecoach Park by the Olathe Community Center

Come to Stagecoach Park for a free 30 minute preschool storytime provided by the Olathe Public LIbrary. No registration required.  In case of bad weather, the storytime will be held inside the community center.

Upcoming Programs

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

ALL ABOARD! - For all ages

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

Come to the Downtown Library to see an operating model railroad.  Experts will be on hand to answer questions about the display and model railroading.  Come and go as you please.

FAMILY CHESS NIGHT - For all ages

Monday, January 16
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. @ 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.

BRRR! IT'S COLD OUT THERE - PRESCHOOL CRAFT - For preschoolers with adult

Tuesday, January 17
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Thursday, January 19
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. @ Downtown

Bring your preschooler and make a fun winter craft!  Children may need some assistance from their adult to complete the craft.  All materials will be provided.  No reigstration.  Come and go as you please.

MINI MOCK CALDECOTT - For 1st - 5th grade
*Registration required

Wednesday, January 18   *Registration begins Monday, January 9
7:00 p.m. @ Downtown

Do you love picture books?  Want to vote on your favorite?  Join us as we discuss the best picture books of 2016 and decide which one we think should win the Caldecott Award..  Program will last about an hour.

TAPE TOWN - For ages 2 - 6 with adult 

Friday, January 20
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon @ Indian Creek

Friday, February 17
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. @ Downtown

Creative play for young car lovers!  Children's ages 2 through 6, and the adults who bring them, are invited to stop by with their favorite toy car or truck to zoom around our library Tape Town.  Make various pit stops along the way to mail a letter at the post office, deposit money at the bank, work out at the gym, and more!  Come and go as you please.  Please limit children to one, non-motorized vehicle.  Don't have a car?  Take one of ours for a test drive!  No registration.

PRESCHOOL DANCE PARTY - For ages 5 & younger with adult

Friday, January 27
10:30 a.m. @ Downtown

Let's dance! Come shake, shimmy, and dance up a storm at our preschool dance party, featuring favorite songs from our children's music collection.  No registration, but space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out on a first come, first served basis starting 30 minutes before the program.  Program will last 20 - 30 minutes.


FEBRUARY PROGRAMS
MARCH PROGRAMS
APRIL PROGRAMS

MAY 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.