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

 

Fall 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.

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

Mondays, September 12 - November 14
10:15 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Wednesdays, September 14 - November 16
9:15 a.m. @ Downtown

Thursdays, September 15 - November 17
10:15 a.m. @ Indian Creek

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

Mondays, September 12 - November 14
10:45 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Wednesdays, September 14 - November 16
9:45 a.m. @ Downtown

Thursdays, September 15 - November 17
10:45 a.m. @ Indian Creek

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

Tuesdays, September 13 - November 15
10:15 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Thursdays, September 15 - November 17
10:15 a.m. @ Downtown

FAMILY STORYTIME - For preschoolers & their families

Tuesdays, September 13 - November 15
7:00 p.m. @ Downtown

FRIDAY FISH TALES - For preschoolers & families

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

Friday, November 18
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.

PAJAMA STORYTIME - For preschoolers & their families

Tuesday, December 13
7:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Monday, December 19
7:00 p.m. @ Downtown

Upcoming Programs

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

FAIRY TALE FUN - For all ages

Friday, September 30
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. @ Downtown

Calling all princes and princesses!  Join us for fun and games in a fairy tale land.  Costumes are encouraged!  Kindergartners and younger must be accompanied by an adult.  No registration.  Come and go as you please.

READ TO A DOG - CANCELLED

Saturday, October 1
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek

READ to a Dog in October has been cancelled due to a lack of dog volunteers.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

FAMILY CHESS NIGHT - For all ages

Monday, October 3
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. @ Downtown

Monday, October 17
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.

HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM:  WHOOOO ARE THE OWLS - For homeschoolers ages 6 - 11 (1st - 5th grade)
*Registration required

Tuesday, October 4   *Registration begins Monday, September 26
1:30 p.m. @ Downtown

Staff from Ernie Miller Nature Center will be joining us for a special presentation about owls.  Program will last 45 minutes to an hour.

PRESCHOOL DANCE PARTY - For ages 5 & younger with adult

Friday, October 7
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.

VOTE FOR BOOKS - For 5th grade & younger

October 10 - November 8
All day, every day @ Downtown & Indian Creek

Election Day is coming!  Drop in during library hours October 10 - November 8 to vote for your favorite book characters.  Voting will enter you in a drawing for a free book.  One vote per child, please.  Votes will be tallied metro-wide!

KIDS CODE WITH SCRATCH - For 3rd - 5th grade
*Registration required

Monday, October 10   *Registration begins Tuesday, October 3
4:30 p.m. @ Downtown

Make something from Scratch, a computer programming language designed for kids!  Children in third through fifth grade will work together to create various projects, such as simple animations.  Program will last about an hour.

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

Thursday, October 13   *Registration begins Monday, October 3
7:00 p.m. @ 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 hour.  
PARENTS:  To allow as many children as possible to experience LEGO Club, please sign up your child for only one LEGO Club session per calendar month.

FREE FAMILY MOVIE - For all ages

ZOOTOPIA  (Rated PG - 108 minutes)
Friday, October 14
1:30 p.m. @ Downtown
Friday, October 21
1:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Join us for a free family movie at the library.  The whole family is welcome, but kindergartners and younger must be accompanied by an adult. All seating will be on the floor. Feel free to bring a pillow or blanket. No registration but space is limited. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before movie begins.

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

Wednesday, October 19   *Registration begins Monday, October 3
4:30 p.m. @ 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.  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 hour.  
PARENTS:  To allow as many children as possible to experience LEGO Club, please sign up your child for only one LEGO Club session per calendar month.

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

Thursday, October 20
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. @ 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.  No registration but supplies are limited.  Come and go as you please.

MAKE AN OWL CRAFT - For 5th grade & younger

Saturday, October 22
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon @ Indian Creek

Whooo likes to craft?  Come make a paper plate owl to take home and decorate your space.  Preschoolers may need some assistance from their adults to complete the craft.  No registration.  Come and go as you please.

JUNIOR MAKERS:  BOATS - For 1st - 5th grade
*Registration required

Wednesday, October 26   *Registration begins Monday, October 17
4:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Do you enjoy making things?  Join us for the Junior Makers program, where you will have the chance to create.  This month's session will feature boats.  Program will last 45 minutes to an hour.

A STAR WARS EVENING AT THE LIBRARY - For all ages

Thursday, October 27
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. @ Downtown

Star Wars fans of all ages are invited to celebrate a Star Wars Evening at the Library.  Drop in anytime between 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. for crafts, activities, and displays that celebrate Star Wars in the Children's Department at the Downtown Library.  Costumes are encouraged!!

FISH TALES @ STAGECOACH PARK - For ages 5 & younger with adult

Friday, October 28
9:30 a.m. at Stagecoach Park by the Olathe Community Center
, 1205 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, KS

Come to Stagecoach Park by the Olathe Community Center for a free 30 minute storytime.  The Olathe Public Library and the Olathe Community Center present a morning of stories, songs and play.  In case of bad weather, the storytime will be held inside the community center (1205 E. Kansas City Road).  No registration required for the storytime.  For a small fee you can stay for a special Me & Mini Me Swim.  For more information on this program please call the Olathe Community Center at (913) 971-8563.

READ. MAKE. PLAY. - For ages 2 - 5 with adult

Friday, October 28
1:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Monday, October 31
1:30 p.m. @ Downtown

Chidlren, and the adults who bring them, will listen to a story and then explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) concepts related to that story.  Possibilities are endless!  We may craft a paper taco, use science to explore colors, play with slime, or build a house.  No registration, but space is limited.  Tickets will handed out 15 minutes before each program begins.  Program will last about an hour.

NOVEMBER PROGRAMS
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.