May Programs

FAMILY CHESS NIGHTS - For all ages

Monday, May 2
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Downtown

Monday, May 16
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at 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.

SPRING HAS SPRUNG! - PRESCHOOL CRAFT - For preschoolers + adult

Tuesday, May 3
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Indian Creek

Thursday, May 5
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Downtown

Bring your preschooler and make a fun seasonal craft!  Children may need some assistance from their adult to complete the craft.  All materials will be provided.  Come and go as you please.

PRESCHOOL DANCE PARTY - For preschoolers + adult

Friday, May 6
9:30 a.m. at Downtown

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 about 20 - 30 minutes.

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY - For K - 5th graders

Saturday, May 7
10:00 a.m. until supply is exhausted at Downtown

Kids in K - 5th grade:  Be a part of Free Comic Book Day! Come to the Children's Services Desk at the Downtown Library starting at 10:00 a.m. and pick up a FREE kid-friendly comic book for you to keep!  While you're here, check out the library's awesome collection of comics and graphic novels, which are free to borrow every day.  Comics available while supplies last; supply is limited.  (Comics will also be available for teens and adults.)  OPL thanks our partner, Elite Comics in Overland Park, for procuring our free comics. 

READ TO A DOG - For young readers of all ages

Saturday, May 7
1:30 - 2:30 p.m at indian Creek

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.

SUMMER READING KICK-OFF - For all ages

Tuesday, May 31
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at Frontier Park  
(Black Bob Rd. & Indian Creek Pkwy.)

All of our summer activities get started with our Summer Reading Kick-Off.  This year's theme is "Ready, Set...READ!"  Stay tuned for more exciting details

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