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

 

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.

PRESCHOOL DANCE PARTY - For ages 5 & younger with adult

Friday, January 27
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.

R.E.A.D. TO A DOG - For young readers of all ages

Saturday, February 4
1:30 -  2:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Young readers of all ages may drop by and read to a cuddly canine between 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at the Indian Creek Library.  Upon arrival, check in at Children's Services for a reading time.  Reading sessions will be limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Trained therapy dogs provided by Pets for Life, Inc.  No registration.

FAMILY CHESS NIGHT - For all ages

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

Monday, February 20
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 LEGO CLUB - For homeschoolers ages 5 - 11 (grades K - 5th)
*Registration required

Tuesday, February 7   *Registration begins Monday, January 30
1:30 p.m. @ Downtown

Join us for our Homeschool LEGO Club for homeschoolers! Each month we'll have a new theme, and you can have fun building with bricks provided by the library. Program will last about an hour.

VALENTINE FACTORY - For all ages

Thursday, February 9
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Friday, February 10
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. @ Downtown

Come make a valentine at the Valentine Factory!  No registration.  Come and go as you please.

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

Thursday, February 9   *Registration begins Monday, January 30
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.

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

Wednesday, February 15   *Registration begins Monday, January 30
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.

TAPE TOWN - For ages 2 - 6 with adult 

Friday, February 17
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. @ Downtown

Creative play for young car lovers!  Children's ages 2 through 6, and the adults who bring them, are invited to stop by with their favorite toy car or truck to zoom around our library Tape Town.  Make various pit stops along the way to mail a letter at the post office, deposit money at the bank, work out at the gym, and more!  Come and go as you please.  Please limit children to one, non-motorized vehicle.  Don't have a car?  Take one of ours for a test drive!  No registration.

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

Wednesday, February 22   *Registration begins Monday, February 13
4:30 p.m. @ Downtown

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

BABY BOOK EXPLORERS: EARLY LITERACY SKILLS - For newborn to 24 months with adult
*Registration required

Friday, February 24   *Registration begins Monday, February 13
9:30 a.m. @ Downtown

Come to the library with your baby (newborn to 24 months) to read, learn, and play!  A board book will be shared with the group, after which you will have time to explore your own take-home copy of the book together.  Each session will culminate with play as you and your baby engage in various activities adn with sensory manipulatives.  Older siblings are welcome to attend.  Program will last about 45 minutes.

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

Monday, Febuary 27   *Registration begins Monday, February 20
4:30 p.m. @ Downtown

Make something from Scratch, a computer programming language designed for kids!  Children in 3rd through 5th grade will work together to create various projects, such as simple animations.  Program will last about an hour.


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.