Olathe Downtown Olathe Indian Creek
201 E. Park St. 13511 S. Mur-Len Rd. - Suite 129
Olathe, KS  66061 Olathe, KS  66062

 

Fall Storytimes

The Olathe Public LIbrary offers storytimes for a variety of age groups throughout the week at both libraries.  We encourage you to determine which storytime session is most appropriate for your child and family.  No registration is required, but space may be limited.  For some storytimes, tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program begins.  Click the links below for more information.

RHYME TIME - For newborn to 24 months with accompanying adult
* Tickets will be handed out 15 prior to program

Mondays, September 11 - November 13
10:15 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Tuesdays,  September 12 - November 14
1:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Wednesdays,  September 13 - November 15
9:15 a.m. @ Downtown

Thursdays,  September 14 - November 16
10:15 a.m. @ Indian Creek

TODDLER TIME - For 2 - 3 year olds with accompanying adult
* Tickets will be handed out 15 prior to program

Mondays,  September 11 - November 13
10:45 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Tuesdays,  September 12 - November 14
2:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Wednesdays,  September 13 - November 15
9:45 a.m. @ Downtown

Thursdays,  September 14 - November 16
10:45 a.m. @ Indian Creek

ON MY OWN STORYTIME - For 3 - 5 year olds
* Tickets will be handed out 15 prior to program

Tuesdays, September 12 - November 14
10:15 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Thursdays, September 14 - November 16
10:15 a.m. @ Downtown

EVENING FAMILY STORYTIME - For preschoolers & their families

Tuesdays, September 12 - November 14
7:00 p.m. @ Downtown

Tuesdays, September 12 - November 14
7:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek

FISH TALES - For ages 5 & younger with accompanying adult

Friday, November 17
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.

PAJAMA STORYTIME - For preschoolers & their families

Tuesday, December 12
7:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Put on your pajamas, grab your blanket and a stuffed friend, and head to the library for bedtime stories.  No registration required.  Storytime will last about 30 minutes.

Upcoming Programs

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

CLICK HERE to download a copy of our fall program booklet.

MEET & EAT AFTERSCHOOL & HOMEWORK HELP - For kids 18 years old & younger

Monday - Friday, September 12 - December 19
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. @ Downtown

Wednesday - Friday, September 12 - December 19
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Come enjoy an afterschool snack at the library from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Homework Help provided by high school students available from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.  No afterschool sessions on 11/22, 11/23, and 11/24.  CLICK HERE for more details.

MEET & EAT LUNCH & FUN - For kids 18 years old & younger

Wednesday, November 22
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (meal) & 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (movie or games) @ Downtown & Indian Creek

Wednesday, December 20
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (meal) & 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (movie or games) @ Downtown & Indian Creek

Thursday, December 21
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (meal) & 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (movie or games) @ Downtown & Indian Creek

Friday, December 22
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (meal) & 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (movie or games) @ Downtown & Indian Creek

​Wednesday, December 27
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (meal) & 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (movie or games) @ Downtown & Indian Creek

Thursday, December 28
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (meal) & 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (movie or games) @ Downtown & Indian Creek

Friday, December 29
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (meal) & 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (movie or games) @ Downtown & Indian Creek

Come for the meal served from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Stay for a movie or games from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  CLICK HERE for more details.

BUSY BABIES:  BABYWEARING DANCE CLASS - For newborn to 24 months with adult
*Registration required

Monday, November 27   *Registration begins Monday, November 13
10:15 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with an array of fun activities during the Storytime break!  Strap, wrap, or just carry your baby on in for a warm-up, fun routine, and cool down.  Dress to move!  Program will last about 45 minutes.

MONDAY MISSIONS - For K - 5th grade

​Monday, November 27
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Drop by the Indian Creek Library every Monday for a mission in fun!  Learn the art of paper folding, create a secret code, complete a scavenger hunt, participate in a life-size board game; the possibilities are sure to keep you guessing.  This program is for K - 5th grade, but parents and siblings are welcome.  Kindergarten and younger must be accompanied by an adult.  No registration.  Come and go as you please.

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

Wednesday, November 29   *Registration begins Monday, November 20
4:30 p.m. @ Downtown

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 Magnets.  Program will last 45 minutes to an hour.

PRESCHOOL DANCE PARTY - For ages 5 & younger with adult

Friday, December 1
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 15 minutes prior to program.  Program will last 20 - 30 minutes.

BUILDING ZONE - For ages 5 & younger with adult

Friday, December 1
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. @ Downtown

Little engineers are invited to join us for some building fun!  Using the library's collection of DUPLO bricks and KEVA planks, kids will get their imaginations working while developing their problem solving and fine motor skills.  No registration.  Come and go as you please.

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

Saturday, December 2
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.

BUSY BABIES:  ARTSY BABY - For newborn to 24 months with adult
*Registration required

Monday, December 4   *Registration begins Monday, November 27
10:15 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with an array of fun activities during the Storytime break!  Let baby create fridge-worthy art all while exploring both messy and mess-free supplies.  Dress for the mess!  Program will last about 45 minutes.

MONDAY MISSIONS - For K - 5th grade

Monday, December 4
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Monday, December 11
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Monday, December 18
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Drop by the Indian Creek Library every Monday for a mission in fun!  Learn the art of paper folding, create a secret code, complete a scavenger hunt, participate in a life-size board game; the possibilities are sure to keep you guessing.  This program is for K - 5th grade, but parents and siblings are welcome.  Kindergarten and younger must be accompanied by an adult.  No registration.  Come and go as you please.

FAMILY CHESS NIGHT - For all ages

Monday, December 4
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. @ Downtown

Monday, December 18
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.

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

Friday, December 8   *Registration begins Monday, November 27
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.

BUSY BABIES:  BABY MUSICIANS - For newborn to 24 months with adult
*Registration required

Monday, December 11   *Registration begins Monday, December 4
10:15 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with an array of fun activities during the Storytime break!  Is your baby a budding Beethoven?  Join us for some musical fun while we explore instruments, rhythm, and songs.  Program will last about 45 minutes.

PAJAMA STORYTIME - For preschoolers & their families

Tuesday, December 12
7:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Put on your pajamas, grab your blanket and a stuffed friend, and head to the library for bedtime stories.  No registration required.  Storytime will last about 30 minutes.

HOMESCHOOL: FAMILY BUILD WITH KEVA - For homeschoolers ages 5 - 11 (grades K - 5th) & parents and siblings

Thursday, December 14
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek

The whole family is invited to join us for building fun with the library's KEVA plank collection.  One simple block design, endless construction possibilities—no glue or connectors required!  Create buildings, monuments, geometric designs, or crazy contraptions.  No registration.  Program will last about an hour.

PLAYDATE AT THE LIBRARY - For ages 5 & younger with adult

Friday, December 15
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. @ Downtown

Have fun and make new friends while playing together at the library.  We'll provide a selection of special toys, puzzles, and activities for kids and their caregivers to enjoy.  Drop in for a few minutes or stay the whole hour!  No registration.

BUSY BABIES:  BABY BRAIN BUILDING - For newborn to 24 months with adult
*Registration required

Monday, December 18   *Registration begins Monday, December 11
10:15 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with an array of fun activities during the Storytime break!  Learn and play together with our skill building stations.  Program will last about 45 minutes.

CAMPOUT AT THE LIBRARY - For 5th grade & younger with adult
*Registration required

Friday, December 29   *Registration begins Monday, December 18
5:45 p.m. @ Downtown

Gather up your blankets, sheets, and flashlights, and bring the whole family for after-hours fun!  We'll enjoy a snack and stories around the "campfire" and then your family will have time to build a blanket tent and read together by flashlight.  Program will last about an hour.


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.