|Main Library||Indian Creek Branch|
|201 E Park Street||12990 S. Blackbob Rd|
|Olathe, KS 66061||Olathe, KS 66062|
The library offers storytimes for 3 - 5 year olds at various times during the week. Winter/Spring storytimes run from January 21 through April 24. Registration is required. We also offer a Family Storytime on Tuesday evenings which does not require registration. Click here for more information and the complete schedule of times and locations.
Time for Two is a one-on-one storytime for 2 year olds with a caring adult. Sessions are offered at both libraries at different times. Registration is required. Click here for more information and the complete schedule of times and locations
Rhyme Time is an interactive language-enrichment program (not a traditional storytime) for children aged 12 to 24 months with a caring adult. Sessions are offered at both library locations. No registration required, but space is limited. Click here for more information and the complete schedule of times and locations.
CLICK HERE to see a calendar listing of programs and activities happening in the Chiildren's Department.
RAISING A READER - 6 BY 6 EARLY LITERACY SKILLS - For ages 5 & younger with adult
Wednesdays, January 29 - April 30
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at the Indian Creek Branch
NOTE: There will be no Raising a Reader on March 12 and March 19.
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.
LEGO CLUB - For K - 5th graders
Tuesday, April 15 *Registration begins Monday, March 31
7:00 p.m. at the Main Library
Are you a kid in kindergarten through 5th grade who loves building with LEGO bricks? Be a part of our monthly 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. (The Wednesday afternoon LEGO Club will offer a small snack; the Tuesday evening LEGO Club will not.)
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.
READ TO A DOG - For young readers of all ages
Saturday, April 19
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at the Main Library
Children of all ages may drop by the library and read to a cuddly canine between 1:30 and 2:30 on the dates listed above. Come to the Children's Desk upon arrival and check in for a reading time. Reading sessions are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. No advanced registration necessary. For more information, call (913) 971-6874. Trained therapy dogs provided by Pets for Life, Inc.
FAMILY CHESS NIGHTS - For all ages
Monday, April 21
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Indian Creek Branch
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.
LEGO DESIGN CONTEST - For K - 5th graders
Saturday, April 26 *Registraton begins on Monday, April 7
at the Indian Creek Community Church, 12480 S. Black Bob Road
Drop off creation: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Public viewing & voting: 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Award ceremony: 4:00 p.m.
Pick up creations by 5:00 p.m.
Love to build with LEGO bricks? Make something awesome using your own LEGO (or compatible) bricks and enter it into our LEGO Design Contest for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade*. You could win a Barnes & Noble gift card! CLICK HERE to read the Contest Rules & FAQs. Registration starts on April 7. Space is limited; registration is required.
NOTE: Contest will be held off-site at the Indian Creek Community Church located at 12480 S. Black Bob Road (near the Indian Creek Branch Library).
*Kids in grades 6 - 12 can enter a separate YA category of the contest. For more information about the YA category, check with Adult Services beginning on March 17. (This contest is not sponsored or endorsed by LEGO or Barnes & Noble).
This year's Summer Reading Program theme is "Fizz Boom Read!" It will be a fun summer celebrating science and reading. CLICK HERE to learn more about what we have planned.
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 Reference Desk and we'll get you started! Click here for more details.