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

 

Summer Reading Program

This summer's reading program theme is Every Hero Has a Story.  CLICK HERE to learn more about all the fun activities we have planned.  Reading folders will be available beginning May 20.  We hope to see you at the library this summer!

 

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, 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.

CLICK HERE to download our wInter-spring programming brochure.
 

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.

FAMILY CHESS NIGHTS - For all ages

Monday, April 20
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.

HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM:  GET YOUR "ACT" TOGETHER - For ages 8 - 11 (grades 3rd - 5th)
*Registration required

Tuesday, April 21   *Registration begins Monday, April 13
1:30 p.m. at Olathe Indian Creek

It's acting, without the memorization—it's reader's theater! In this program kids ages 8 - 11 will take part in acting out stories by reading aloud their character's part. After we've had a chance to practice, parents and siblings will be invited in to view our performance.. Program will last about an 90 minutes.

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

Tuesday, April 21   *Registration begins Monday, March 30
7:00 p.m. at Olathe 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 an hour.
PARENTS: To allow as many children as possible to experience LEGO Club, please sign your child up for ONLY one LEGO Club meeting per calendar month.

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

Thursday, April 23   *Registration begins Monday, April 13
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.

STORY EXPLORERS - For ages 2 - 5 + adult

Friday, April 24
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.

MAY DAY CRAFT - For all ages

Wednesday, April 29
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. at Olathe Downtown

Get ready to celebrate May Day (May 1st) by decorating a traditional May Day basket and making tissue paper flowers! No registration. Come and go as you please.
 

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.