Main Library Indian Creek Branch
201 E Park Street 12990 S. Blackbob Rd
Olathe, KS 66061 Olathe, KS 66062

 

Fall Storytimes

PLEASE NOTE that we have made some changes to our storytime schedule this season.  We thank everyone who filled out our storytime survey this summer; we have incorporated as much of your feedback as possible.  One of the biggest changes is registration is no longer required for any of our storytimes, but space may be limited.  For some storytimes tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program begins.  We have also reorganized the various age groups a bit.  We encourage you to determine which storytime session is most appropriate for your child and family.  And we will be offering a Saturday storytime at the Main Library once a month during the fall session.  Click the links below for more information about the different sessions.

RHYME TIME - For 0 -2 year olds + adult
*Tickets handed out 15 minutes before program begins

Mondays, September 15 - November 17
10:15 a.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

Wednesdays, September 17 - November 19
9:15 a.m. at the Main Library

TODDLER TIME - For 2 - 3 year olds + adult
*Tickets handed out 15 minutes before program begins

Mondays, September 15 - November 17
10:45 a.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

Wednesdays, September 17 - November 19
9:45 a.m. at the Main LIbrary

ON MY OWN STORYTIME - For 3 - 5 year olds
*Tickets handed out 15 minutes before program begins

Tuesdays, September 16 - November 18
10:15 a.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

Thursdays, September 18 - November 20
10:15 a.m. at the Main Library

FAMILY STORYTIME - For preschoolers & their families

Tuesdays, September 16 - November 18
7:00 p.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

Wednesdays, September 17 - November 19
1:30 p.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

SATURDAY STORYTIME - For preschoolers & their families

Saturday, September 27
10:15 a.m. at the Main Library

Saturday, October 25
10:15 a.m. at the Main Library

Saturday, November 22
10:15 a.m. at the Main Library

SIGNING STORYTIME WITH MARCIE INZER - For ages 5 & younger + adult
*Registration required

Friday, September 19   *Registration begins Monday, September 8
10:30 a.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

Friday, October 24   *Registration begins Monday, October 13
10:30 a.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

Come enjoy stories and learn some basic signs to use with your children.  Program will last about 30 mintues.  Registration is required.

PAJAMA STORYTIME - For preschoolers & their families

Monday, December 15
7:00 p.m. at the Main Library

Tuesday, December 30
7:00 p.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

Don your pajamas and come to the library for bedtime stories.  Stories will be geared toward ages 3 - 5, but all ages are welcome.  Program will last about 30 minutes.  No registration.

Upcoming Programs

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

PRESCHOOL CRAFT TIME - For preschoolers + adult

Tuesday, August 26
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

Thursday, August 28
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Main Library

Bring your preschooler and make a fun seasonal craft!  All materials will be provided.  No registration.  Come and go as you please.

HOMESCHOOL LEGO CLUB - For homeschoolers ages 5 - 11  (grades K - 5th)
*Registration required

Tuesday, September 2   *Registration begins Monday, August 25
1:30 p.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

Join us for our monthly LEGO Club for homeschoolers! Each month we'll have a new theme, and you can have fun building with bricks provided by the library. Each session will last about an hour.

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

Wednesdays, September 3 - November 19 
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 books. No registration. Come and go as you please.

READ TO A DOG - For young readers of all ages

Saturday, September 6
1:30 - 2:30 p.m at the Indian Creek Branch

Saturday, September 20
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. Trained therapy dogs provided by Pets for Life, Inc.

"CRAFTING" OUR 6 BY 6 SKILLS - For ages 3 - 5 + adult
*Registration required

Monday, September 8   *Registration begins Tuesday, September 2
9:30 a.m. at the Main Library

Love storytimes AND crafts? Let's put them together to practice "6 by 6" pre-reading skills! Preschoolers aged 3 to 5 are invited to grab a grown-up and come to the library to hear a few stories and then make a craft based on the stories we heard. Stories and crafts will be specially selected to let kids practice their 6 by 6 skills and to give adults tips for reinforcing these important skills at home. Children will need some help from their adult to complete the craft. Adults may bring more than one child but will need to assist each child they bring. Program will last about 35 - 45 minutes.

MUSIC WITH MAR. - For ages 5 & younger + adult
*Registration required

Monday, September 8   *Registration begins Friday, August 29
10:30 a.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

Monday, September 15   *Registration begins Friday, August 29
10:15 a.m. at the Main Library

Music with Mar. is an interactive program of music and movement, including rhythm, story, puppets, and a little sign language. Adults must attend with their preschoolers. Program will last about 30 minutes.

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

Wednesday, September 10   *Registration begins Tuesday, September 2
4:30 p.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

Are you a kid in kindergarten through 5th grade who loves building with LEGO bricks? Be a part of our monthly Afterschool LEGO Club! Enjoy a small snack as you hear about the month's special theme.  We'll then turn you loose on the library's LEGO collection to build something awesome and let you show off your creation before you leave.  Program will last about an hour.
PARENTS: To allow as many children as possible to experience LEGO Club, please sign your child up for ONLY one LEGO Club meeting per calendar month.

PIZZA & PAGES BOOK LOVERS CLUB - For 3rd - 5th graders
*Registration required

Thursday, September 11   *Registration begins Tuesday, September 2
6:00 p.m. at the Main Library

Do you LOVE books and reading? Are you in grades 3 - 5? Help us start a brand-new club for kids who love reading, sharing and learning more about books! Each month we'll eat a quick pizza dinner together and talk about books we've enjoyed recently. What else will we do? It's up to you! We could create tools to help other kids find great books, write to favorite authors, watch book trailers—the possibilities are endless.  Please bring a copy of a book you've enjoyed recently to the program (preferably a book the OPL owns, but it doesn't have to be) and be prepared to tell us a little bit about it—without giving away too much of the story! Program will last about 90 minutes.

FAMILY CHESS NIGHT - For all ages

Monday, September 15
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.

HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM:  MONEY, MONEY, MONEY - For ages 6 - 11 (grades 1st - 5th)
*Registration required

Tuesday, September 16   *Registration begins Monday, September 8
1:30 p.m. at the Main Library

You keep it in your pocket (or maybe a bank), but how much do you really know about money? Using resources from the Federal Reserve, we'll learn a bit about the history of money, as well as the features, symbolism and security measures used in its design. Program will last about 45 minutes.

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

Tuesday, September 16   *Registration begins Tuesday, September 2
7:00 p.m. at the Main LIbrary

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 an hour.
PARENTS: To allow as many children as possible to experience LEGO Club, please sign your child up for ONLY one LEGO Club meeting per calendar month.

MAKE A MEMORY BOX - For K - 5th graders

Wednesday, September 17
4:30 - 5:15 p.m. at the Main Library

Drop in to create a personalized memory box perfect for storing your small treasures and mementos, and learn about the Santa Fe Trail. Program is inspired by the American Girl character Josefina and presented in conjunction with Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. No registration, but supplies are limited.  Come and go as you please.

SIGNING STORYTIME WITH MARCIE INZER - For ages 5 & younger + adult
*Registration required

Friday, September 19   *Registration begins Monday, September 8
10:30 a.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

Come enjoy stories and learn some basic signs to use with your children.  Program will last about 30 mintues.

CELEBRATING SUNFLOWERS - For ages 3 - 5 + adult
*Registration required

Friday, September 26   *Registration begins Monday, September 15
10:30 a.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

Join us in celebrating sunflowers. We will begin by reading To Be Like the Sun and will follow with an art project celebrating the beauty of the state flower of Kansas, the sunflower. Program will last about an hour.

DUPLO DROP-IN - For preschoolers + adult

Saturday, September 27
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 noon at the Main Library

Drop by the Storytime Room and have some fun with our DUPLO collection! DUPLO bricks will be made available after our 10:15 Saturday Storytime ends. Parents must remain with their children. No registration.
 

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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.