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 storytimes for a variety of age groups throughout the week at both libraries.  We encourage you to determine which storytime session is most appropriate for your child and family.  No registration is required, but space may be limited.  For some storytimes, tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program begins.  Click the links below for more information.

RHYME TIME - For newborn to 24 months with accompanying adult
* Tickets will be handed out 15 prior to program

Mondays, January 22 - April 23
10:15 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Tuesdays,  January 23 - April 24
1:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Wednesdays,  January 24 - April 25
9:15 a.m. @ Downtown

Thursdays,  January 25 - April 26
10:15 a.m. @ Indian Creek

NOTE:  No Rhyme Time during spring break, March 12 - 16

TODDLER TIME - For 2 - 3 year olds with accompanying adult
* Tickets will be handed out 15 prior to program

Mondays,  January 22 - April 23
10:45 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Tuesdays,  January 23 - April 24
2:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Wednesdays,  January 24 - April 25
9:45 a.m. @ Downtown

Thursdays,  January 25 - April 26
10:45 a.m. @ Indian Creek

NOTE:  No Toddler Time during spring break, March 12 - 16

ON MY OWN STORYTIME - For 3 - 5 year olds
* Tickets will be handed out 15 prior to program

Tuesdays, January 23 - April 24
10:15 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Thursdays, January 25 - April 26
10:15 a.m. @ Downtown

NOTE:  No On My Own Storytime during spring break, March 12 - 16

EVENING FAMILY STORYTIME - For preschoolers & their families

Tuesdays, January 23 - April 24
7:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek

NOTE:  No Family Storytime during spring break, March 12 - 16

FAMILY & DAYCARE STORYTIME - For preschoolers & their families & daycare groups
* Tickets will be handed out 15 prior to program

Thursdays, January 25 - April 26
9:30 p.m. @ Downtown

NOTE:  No Family & Daycare Storytime during spring break, March 12 - 16

FISH TALES - For ages 5 & younger with accompanying adult

Friday, January 26
9:30 a.m. @ Stagecoach Park

Friday, February 23
9:30 a.m. @ Stagecoach Park

Friday, March 23
9:30 a.m. @ Stagecoach Park

Friday, April 27
9:30 a.m. @ Stagecoach Park

Friday, May 11
9:30 a.m. @ Stagecoach Park

Come to Stagecoach Park for a free 30 minute preschool stortyime.  The Olathe Public Library and the Olathe Community Center present a morning of stories, songs, and play.  In case of bad weather, the storytime will be held inside the community center (1205 E. Kansas City Road).  No registration required for the storytime.  For a small fee you can stay for a special Me & Mini Me Swim.  For more informaton please call the Olathe Community Center at (913) 971-8563.

Upcoming Programs

CLICK HERE to see a calendar listing of programs and activities happening in the Chiildren's Department.

CLICK HERE to download a copy of our winter/spring program booklet.

RAISING A READER - 6 BY 6 EARLY LITERACY SKILLS - For ages 5 & younger with adult

Wednesday, January 24
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Wednesday, January 31
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Come for a drop-in stealth literacy playdate in our meeting room on Wednesdays!  Our educational toys, puzzles, and books will help increase your children's "pre-reading" skills.  No registration.  Come and go as you please.

HOMESCHOOL:  MEET PICASSO - For homeschoolers ages 6 - 11 (grades 1st - 5th)
*Registration required

Wednesday, January 24   *Registration begins Monday, January 15
1:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Learn a bit about Pablo Picasso and then create an art piece based on his work to take home.  Program will last 45 - 60 minutes.

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

Friday, January 26   *Registration begins Monday, January 15
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 learning activities and sensory manipulatives.  Older siblings are welcome to attend.  Program will last about 45 minutes.

FISH TALES - For ages 5 & younger with accompanying adult

Friday, January 26
9:30 a.m. @ Stagecoach Park

Come to Stagecoach Park for a free 30 minute preschool stortyime.  The Olathe Public Library and the Olathe Community Center present a morning of stories, songs, and play.  In case of bad weather, the storytime will be held inside the community center (1205 E. Kansas City Road).  No registration required for the storytime.  For a small fee you can stay for a special Me & Mini Me Swim.  For more informaton please call the Olathe Community Center at
(913) 971-8563.

JUNIOR MAKERS:  BOARD GAMES - For 1st - 5th grade
*Registration required

Wednesday, January 31   *Registration begins Monday, January 22
4:30 p.m. @ Downtown

Do you enjoy making things?  Join us for the Junior Makers program where you will have the chance to explore STEAM and create.  Each session will feature a different project and the chance to learn something new!  This month's session will feature Board Games.  Program will last 45 - 60 minutes.

FEBRUARY PROGRAMS
MARCH PROGRAMS
APRIL PROGRAMS

MAY PROGRAMS

Meet & Eat

‚ÄčMEET & EAT AFTERSCHOOL & HOMEWORK HELP - For kids 18 years old & younger

Monday - Friday, January 4 - May 18
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. @ Downtown

Wednesday - Friday, January 4 - May 18
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Come enjoy an afterschool snack at the library from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Homework Help for 1st - 10th graders provided by high school students available from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

MEET & EAT LUNCH & FUN - For kids 18 years old & younger

Monday, January 15
Tuesday, January 16
Friday, February 2
Thursday, February 8
Friday, February 9
Monday, March 12
Tuesday, March 13
Wednesday, March 14
Thursday, March 15
Friday, March 16
Monday, March 19
Friday, April 13

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (meal) @ Downtown & Indian Creek
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (movie or games) @ Downtown & Indian Creek

Come for the meal served from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Stay for a movie or games from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Reading 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.