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

 

Fall Storytimes

PAJAMA STORYTIME - For preschoolers & their families

Tuesday, December 30
7:00 p.m. at 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

Winter-Spring Storytimes

No registration is 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.  See details in the listing below.  We encourage you to determine which storytime session is most appropriate for your child and family.  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, January 26 - April 27
10:15 a.m. at Olathe Indian Creek

Wednesdays, January 28 - April 29
9:15 a.m. at Olathe Downtown

Thursdays, January 29 - April 30
10:15 a.m. at Olathe Indian Creek

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

Mondays, January 26 - April 27
10:45 a.m. at Olathe Indian Creek

Wednesdays, January 28 - April 29
9:45 a.m. at Olathe Downtown

Thursdays, January 29 - April 30
10:45 a.m. at Olathe Indian Creek

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

Tuesdays, January 27 - April 28
10:15 a.m. at Olathe Indian Creek

Thursdays, January 29 - April 30
10:15 a.m. at Olathe Downtown

FAMILY STORYTIME - For preschoolers & their families

Tuesdays, January 27 - April 28
7:00 p.m. at Olathe Indian Creek

SATURDAY STORYTIME - For preschoolers & their families

Saturday, January 10
1:30 p.m. at Olathe Downtown

Saturday, February 14
1:30 p.m. at Olathe Downtown

Saturday, March 14
1:30 p.m. at Olathe Downtown

Saturday, April 11
1:30 p.m. at Olathe Downtown
 

Upcoming Programs

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

PAJAMA STORYTIME - For preschoolers & their families

Tuesday, December 30
7:00 p.m. at 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.

READ TO A DOG - For young readers of all ages

Saturday, January 3
1:30 - 2:30 p.m at Olathe Indian Creek

Saturday, January 17
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. Trained therapy dogs provided by Pets for Life, Inc.

FAMILY CHESS NIGHT - For all ages

Monday, January 5
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Olathe Downtown

Monday, January 19
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.

SATURDAY STORYTIME - For preschoolers & their families

Saturday, January 10
1:30 p.m. at Olathe Downtown

Enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays. Stories will be geared to 3 - 5 year olds, but parents and siblings are welcome to attend. No registration. You're invited to stick around after storytime for DUPLO® Drop-In from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
NOTE:  This family storytime will feature the same books used in the On My Own Storytimes.

DUPLO® DROP-IN - For preschoolers + adult

Saturday, January 10
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Olathe Downtown

Drop by the Storytime Room and have some fun with our DUPLO® collection! DUPLO® bricks will be made available after our 1:30 Saturday Storytime ends. Parents must remain with their children. No registration.

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

Monday, January 12   *Registration begins Monday, January 5
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.

BRRR! IT'S COLD OUTSIDE - PRESCHOOL CRAFTS - For preschoolers + adult

Tuesday, January 13
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Olathe Indian Creek

Thursday, January 15
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Olathe Downtown

Bring your preschooler and make a fun seasonal craft!  All materials will be provided.  No registration.  Come and go as you please.

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

Thursday, January 22   *Registration begins Monday, January 12
6:00 p.m. at Olathe Downtown

Do you LOVE books and reading? Are you in grades 3 - 5? Join a club for kids who love reading, sharing, and learning more about books!  Each month we'll share a quick pizza dinner together, talk about books we've read (or are reading), and enjoy a surprise reading-related activity together.  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.

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

Wednesdays, January 28 - April 22
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.

STORY EXPLORERS - For ages 2 - 5 + adult

Friday, January 30
1:30 p.m. at Olathe Indian Creek

Come play with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics)!  Children, and the adults who bring them, will explore these concepts in creative ways through engaging activities.  We will explore amazing books, watch spectacular demonstrations, sing silly songs, create works of art, and participate with exciting hands-on stations.  No registration, but space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before program begins.  Program will last about an hour.

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.