RAISING A READER - 6 BY 6 LITERACY SKILLS - For ages 5 & younger + adult
Wednesday, March 27 - May 1
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at the Indian Creek Branch
Ready, set, grow a reader! Bring your young children to our meeting room to help grow their "pre-reading" skills as you interact together with educational toys and activity centers. Come and go as you please. No registration.
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY - For K - 5th graders
Saturday, May 4
12:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Main Library (while supplies last)
Be a part of national Free Comic Book Day! Come to the Children's Desk at the Main Library to pick up a FREE kid-friendly comic book for you to keep! OPL thanks our partner, Elite Comics in Overland Park, for procuring our comics. While you're here, check out the library's awesome collection of comics and graphic novels, which are free to borrow every day.
READ TO A DOG - For young readers of all ages
Saturday, May 4
1:30 - 2:30 p.m at the Indian Creek Branch
Saturday, May 18
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at the Main Library
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 6
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Main Library
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Indian Creek Branch
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.
SING ALONG WITH MR. GREGG & MISS LISA - For 3 - 5 year olds
Tuesday, May 7 *Registration begins Monday, April 29
10:30 a.m. at the Indian Creek Branch
Thursday, May 9 *Registration begins Monday,April 29
10:30 a.m. at the Main Library
Get ready to sing and make some music with Mr. Gregg and his guitar along with Miss Lisa.
HOW MANY BOOKWORMS ARE IN THE LIBRARY? - For 5th graders & younger
May 13 - 19
During library hours at the Main Library & Indian Creek Branch
Stop by either Olathe library and guess how many bookworms are celebrating Children's Book Week at the Olathe Public Library!
PRESCHOOL CRAFT TIME - Preschoolers + adult
Tuesday, May 14
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Main Library
Thursday, May 16
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Indian Creek Branch
Bring your preschooler and make a fun craft at the library. All materials will be provided. Come and go as you please. No registration.
SUMMER READING KICK-OFF - For all ages
Tuesday, May 28
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at Frontier Park
All of our summer activities get started with our Summer Reading Kick-Off. This year's theme is "Dig Into Reading." Stay tuned for more exciting details
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