Volunteer Information for Library Closings due to Inclement Weather
If the library closes due to bad weather, you may access the information on the
library's website and various TV stations.


Volunteer Recognition Dinner


Around 140 volunteers and staff attended the annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner on October 24. The winners of the Nancy Quinlisk Chandler Volunteer Award were Lynda Dowling and Kavian Kalantari. Lynda has been a volunteer at the Indian Creek Branch Library since 2011 and has worked a total of 728 hours since then. Kavian, as a teen volunteer, has helped at both libraries doing various tasks and since 2013, has accumulated over 300 hours. Congratulations and thank you, Lynda and Kavian!

Interesting in volunteering at the library?

Volunteer applications are available at the circulation desk or at the links listed below. Volunteers must be 13 years of age or going into the eighth grade. Several volunteers are involved in family volunteer projects — children involved in this type of project may be younger than 13 years of age if working with an adult.  Volunteers are a vital part of the library.  In 2013, 536 volunteers worked a remarkable 11,872 hours, surpassing the previous year's record of 10,540 hours.

Court-appointed volunteer hours are not applicable to this agency.

Interested volunteers can submit an online application at the links below, or for further information, contact:

Olathe Downtown - Rita Patterson, rpatterson@olatheks.org or (913) 971-6879

Olathe Indian Creek - Madison Ediger, mediger@olatheks.org or (913) 971-6833

Your application will be kept on file for six months.

Regular Volunteer |  Family Volunteer |  Summer Volunteer