Where Are We Going?
Use of the Olathe libraries has continued to grow, with more than 500,000 visits being made to the two libraries each year. We have expanded programming for all ages, and increased the variety of materials available for checkout through the addition of music CDs, video games, e-books, e-audios, and more. As a result, more than 1.5 million items are checked out each year. Olatheans love their libraries!
In 2012, the mayor put together a task force to help determine the library's future. The result of this was the library's current master plan, which was presented to city council and was well received.
In order to continue to meet the expanding needs of the Olathe community, it has been recommended that we renovate or replace the Olathe Downtown Library and expand the Olathe Indian Creek Library, allowing us to add much needed community space to both locations and enhance services.
How will we achieve these goals? The same way we have for the last hundred years - through the generous support of the Olathe community. The Olathe Public Library is your hometown library, and with your continued support, we will always be here to serve you.