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

 

Fall Storytimes

PAJAMA STORYTIME - For preschoolers & their families

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

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

 

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.

BUSY BABIES:  ARTSY BABY - For newborn - 24 months with adult
*Registration required

Monday, December 5   *Registration begins Monday, November 28
10:15 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Thursday, December 8   *Registration begins Monday, November 28
9:15 a.m. @ Downtown

Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with an array of fun activities during the Storytime break!  Let baby create fridge-worthy art all while exploring both messy and mess-free supplies.  Dress for the mess!

FAMILY CHESS NIGHT - For all ages

Monday, December 5
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. @ Downtown

Monday, December 19
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:  TIN FOIL ART - For homeschoolers ages 6 - 11 (1st - 5th grade)
*Registration required

Tuesday, December 6  *Registration begins Monday, November 28
1:30 p.m. @ Downtown

Discover what you can make with tin foil!  Program will last 45 minutes to an hour.

HOUR OF CODE - For K - 5th grade  (K - 2nd graders must be accompanied by adult.)

Wednesday, December 7
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. @ Downtown

Are you curious about coding?  Drop in and try coding with both online and non-computer-based activities.  No registration.  Come and go as you please.

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

Thursday, December 8   *Registration begins Monday, November 28
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.

BUSY BABIES:  BABY MUSICIANS - For newborn - 24 months with adult
*Registration required

Monday, December 12   *Registration begins Monday, December 5
10:15 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Thursday, December 15   *Registration begins Monday, December 5
9:15 a.m. @ Downtown

Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with an array of fun activities during the Storytime break!  Is your baby a budding Beethoven?  Join us for some musical fun while we explore instrument, rhythm, and songs.

PAJAMA STORYTIME - For preschoolers & their families

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

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

Get comfy—wear your pajamas, bring a stuffed animal and blanket if you like—and join us for bedtime stories on a winter's night.  No registration.  Storytime will last about 30 minutes.

DRIVE–IN MOVIE - For ages 3 - 5 with adult
*Registration required

Wednesday, December 14   *Registration begins Monday, December 5
9:30 a.m. @ Downtown

Beep, beep!  Let's go to the movies!  Kids will decorate a cardboard box car and then relax in their new rides while they watch a short film.  Program will last about 30 minutes.

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

Friday, December 16
1:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Monday, December 19
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.

BUSY BABIES:  BABY BRAIN BUILDING - For newborn - 24 months with adult
*Registration required

Monday, December 19   *Registration begins Monday, December 12
10:15 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Thursday, December 22   *Registration begins Monday, December 12
9:15 a.m. @ Downtown

Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with an array of fun activities during the Storytime break!  Learn and play together with our skill building stations.

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

Wednesday, December 21   *Registration begins Monday, November 28
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.


JANUARY PROGRAMS
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.