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

 

Summer Reading Program 2016

Our summer reading program theme is On Your Mark, Get Set...READ!  We have a variety of fun activities planned for kids of all ages.  You can also keep track of all the books you read this summer with a special summer reading log.  Logs will be available at the Downtown Library beginning May 16.  Return your reading log between August 1 - 19 and receive a free paperback book!  This summer we also have an online component called ReadSquared where you can play games, complete missions, earn badges, and more.  CLICK HERE for complete details about all of our summer activities.  
CLICK HERE to download a printable version of our summer program flyer.

Summer Storytimes

During the summer the Olathe Public Library offers Storytime in the Park at two city parks and an Evening Storytime at the Downtown Library.  CLICK HERE for more information and the complete schedule of times and locations.

Winter/Spring Storytimes

The Olathe Public Library offers a variety of storytimes for children ages 5 and younger.  No registration is required, but space may be limited.  For some storytimes, tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program begins.  We encourage you to determine which storytime session is most appropriate for your child and family.

Some of our storytime sessions have been cancelled or relocated while the Indian Creek Library is closed.  Please refer to our EVENTS CALENDAR for complete details.

NOTE:  There will be no storytimes during the week of Spring Break, March 14 - 18.

RHYME TIME - For newborn - 24 month olds with accompanying adult
* Tickets handed out 15 minutes before program

Mondays, January 25 - April 25
10:15 a.m. at Indian Creek MOVED TO DOWNTOWN

Wednesdays, January 27 - April 27
9:15 a.m. at Downtown

Thursdays, January 28 - April 28
10:15 a.m. at Indian Creek CANCELLED

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

Mondays, January 25 - April 25
10:45 a.m. at Indian Creek MOVED TO DOWNTOWN

Wednesdays, January 27 - April 27
9:45 a.m. at Downtown

Thursdays, January 28 - April 28
10:45 a.m. at Indian Creek CANCELLED

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

Tuesdays, January 26 - April 26
10:15 a.m. at Indian Creek CANCELLED

Thursdays, January 28 - April 28
10:15 a.m. at Downtown
11:00 a.m. at Downown  ADDED

EVENING STORYTIME - For preschoolers & their families

Tuesdays, January 26 - April 26
7:00 p.m. at Indian Creek CANCELLED

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 winter/spring program booklet.

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

Wednesdays, January 27 - April 27
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Indian Creek
 CANCELLED

JUNIOR MAKERS - For 1st - 5th graders
*Registration required

Wednesday, April 27   *Registration begins Monday, April 18
4:30 p.m. at Indian Creek MOVED TO DOWNTOWN

Do you enjoy making things?  Join us for the Junior Makers program where you will have the chance to create.  Each session will features a different project and the chance to learn something new!  This month's project will be STAMPS.  Program will last about an hour.

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 MOVED TO DOWNTOWN

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
 CANCELLED

Thursday, May 5
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at Downtown EXTENDED TIME

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
 CANCELLED

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
 


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.