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, 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.

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.

PRESCHOOL DANCE PARTY - For ages 5 & younger with adult

Friday, March 3
10:30 a.m. @ Indian Creek

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, March 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.

FAMILY CHESS NIGHT - For all ages

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

Monday, March 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 PROGRAM:  BEAD IT! - For homeschoolers ages 6 - 11 (1st - 5th grade)
*Registration required

Tuesday, March 7   *Registration begins Monday, February 27
1:30 p.m. @ Downtown

Headbands, keychains, sun catchers, bracelets, what can you make with beads?  We'll provide the supplies, you bring the creativity.  Parents and sibling welcome.  Parents must attend with younger siblings.  Program will last 45 - 60 minutes.

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

Thursday, March 9   *Registration begins Monday, February 27
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.

STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER - For all ages

Friday, March 10 - Drop Off &Storytime
5:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Saturday, March 11 - Pick Up
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Wear your pajamas, bring one stuffed friend, and visit the library for stories, songs, and some fun!  Let your stuffed friend spend the night at the library Friday night for goofy games, silly songs, and lots of mischief.  Come back on Saturday to pick up your friend and learn more about their evening at the library.  See schedule above.

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

Monday, March 13   *Registration begins Monday, February 27
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.

FREE FAMILY MOVIE - For all ages

THE BFG  (Rated PG - 117 minutes)
Tuesday, March 14
1:30 p.m. @ Downtown

Join us for a free family movie at the library.  The whole family is welcome, but kindergartners and younger must be accompanied by an adult. All seating will be on the floor. Feel free to bring a pillow or blanket. No registration but space is limited. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before movie begins.

SPRING BREAK COOKIE DECORATING - For all ages

Wednesday, March 15
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. @ Downtown

Thursday, March 16
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Cookies and frosting and sprinkles — oh my!  It's time to decorate cookies.  Come to the library and enjoy a sweet treat during Spring Break.  No registration.  Come and go as you please.

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

Friday, March 24   *Registration begins Monday, March 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, March 27   *Registration begins Monday, March 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.

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

Wednesday, March 29   *Registration begins Monday, March 20
4:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek

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 Windsocks.  Program will last 45 minutes to an hour.


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.