|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!
During the summer we offer Storytime in the Park and Evening Storytime at the Library. No registration is required. Stories will be geared to 3 - 5 year olds, but everyone is welcome.
STORYTIME IN THE PARK - For preschoolers & their families
Tuesdays, June 2 - July 21
10:00 a.m. at Frontier Park (Black Bob Rd. & Indian Creek Pkwy.)
Thursdays, June 4 - July 23
10:00 a.m. at Mill Creek Park (Woodland & Poplar)
EVENING STORYTIME - For preschoolers & their families
Tuesdays, June 2 - July 21
7:00 p.m. at Olathe Indian Creek
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.
HOORAY FOR SPRING! - PRESCHOOL CRAFTS - For preschoolers with adult
Thursday, May 7
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Olathe Downtown
Bring your preschooler and make a fun seasonal craft! All materials will be provided. No registration. Come and go as you please.
FRIDAY FISH TALES - For preschoolers & their families
Friday, May 8
9:30 a.m. at 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 rain, the storytime will be held inside the community center.
All storytime participants will receive a coupon for $1 off admission for open swim until 2:30 p.m. that same day. For more information please call the Olathe Community Center at (913) 971-8563.
READ TO A DOG - For young readers of all ages
Saturday, May 16
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Olathe Downtown
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, May 18
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.
SUMMER READING KICK-OFF - For all ages
Tuesday, May 26
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at Frontier Park (Black Bob Rd. & Indian Creek Pkwy.)
All of our summer activities get started with our Summer Reading Kick-Off. This year's theme is "Every Hero Has a Story." Stay tuned for more exciting details
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.
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.