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


Summer Reading Program 2016

Our summer reading program theme is On Your Mark, Get Set...READ!  We have a variety of fun activities planned for kids of all ages.  You can also keep track of all the books you read this summer with a special summer reading log.  Logs will be available at the Downtown Library beginning May 16.  Return your reading log between August 1 - 19 and receive a free paperback book!  This summer we also have an online component called ReadSquared where you can play games, complete missions, earn badges, and more.  CLICK HERE for complete details about all of our summer activities.  
CLICK HERE to download a printable version of our summer program flyer.

Summer Storytimes

During the summer the Olathe Public Library offers Storytime in the Park at two city parks and an Evening Storytime at the Downtown Library.  CLICK HERE for more information and the complete schedule of times and locations.

Upcoming Programs

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

CLICK HERE to download a copy of our winter/spring program booklet.


Monday, May 2
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Downtown

Monday, May 16
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Indian Creek MOVED TO DOWNTOWN

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.

SPRING HAS SPRUNG! - PRESCHOOL CRAFT - For preschoolers + adult

Tuesday, May 3
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Indian Creek

Thursday, May 5
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at Downtown EXTENDED TIME

Bring your preschooler and make a fun seasonal craft!  Children may need some assistance from their adult to complete the craft.  All materials will be provided.  Come and go as you please.

PRESCHOOL DANCE PARTY - For preschoolers + adult

Friday, May 6
9:30 a.m. at 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 about 20 - 30 minutes.

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY - For K - 5th graders

Saturday, May 7
10:00 a.m. until supply is exhausted at Downtown

Kids in K - 5th grade:  Be a part of Free Comic Book Day! Come to the Children's Services Desk at the Downtown Library starting at 10:00 a.m. and pick up a FREE kid-friendly comic book for you to keep!  While you're here, check out the library's awesome collection of comics and graphic novels, which are free to borrow every day.  Comics available while supplies last; supply is limited.  (Comics will also be available for teens and adults.)  OPL thanks our partner, Elite Comics in Overland Park, for procuring our free comics. 

READ TO A DOG - For young readers of all ages

Saturday, May 7
1:30 - 2:30 p.m at indian Creek


Tuesday, May 31
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at Frontier Park  
(Black Bob Rd. & Indian Creek Pkwy.)

Our summer gets started with our Summer Reading Kick-Off.  Pick up a summer reading log and enjoy a variety of fun activities at Frontier Park.  In case of rain the Kick-Off will be cancelled.  This summer's theme is "On Your Mark, Get Set...READ!"  CLICK HERE for complete details about all of our summer programs.   


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.


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.