January Programs

R.E.A.D. TO A DOG - For young readers of all ages

Saturday, January 6
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.

PRESCHOOL CRAFT:  BRRR!!  IT'S COLD - For preschoolers with adult

Tuesday, January 9
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Thursday, January 18
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. @ Downtown

Bring your preschooler to the library and make a fun craft!  Children may need some assistance from their adult to complete the craft.  All materials will be provided.  No reigstration.  Come and go as you please.

MODEL RAILROAD DISPLAY - For all ages

Wednesday, January 10
2:00 - 8:00 p.m. @ Downtown

Thursday, January 11
2:00 - 8:00 p.m. @ Downtown

Friday, January 12
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 13
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 14
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

All board for the Olathe Downtown Library!  Come see an operating model railroad.  Experts will be on hand to answer questions about the display and model railroading.  Come and go as you please.

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

Thursday, January 11   *Registration begins Tuesday, January 2
7:00 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 Evening LEGO Club.  Each month we'll introduce a theme or special challenge and turn you loose on the library's LEGO collection to build something awesome.  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.

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

Wednesday, January 17   *Registration begins Tuesday, January 2
4:30 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 theme or special challenge and turn you loose on the library's LEGO collection to build something awesome.  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.

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.


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