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

 

Winter/Spring 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, January 22 - April 23
10:15 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Tuesdays,  January 23 - April 24
1:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Wednesdays,  January 24 - April 25
9:15 a.m. @ Downtown

Thursdays,  January 25 - April 26
10:15 a.m. @ Indian Creek

NOTE:  No Rhyme Time during spring break, March 12 - 16

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

Mondays,  January 22 - April 23
10:45 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Tuesdays,  January 23 - April 24
2:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Wednesdays,  January 24 - April 25
9:45 a.m. @ Downtown

Thursdays,  January 25 - April 26
10:45 a.m. @ Indian Creek

NOTE:  No Toddler Time during spring break, March 12 - 16

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

Tuesdays, January 23 - April 24
10:15 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Thursdays, January 25 - April 26
10:15 a.m. @ Downtown

NOTE:  No On My Own Storytime during spring break, March 12 - 16

EVENING FAMILY STORYTIME - For preschoolers & their families

Tuesdays, January 23 - April 24
7:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek

NOTE:  No Family Storytime during spring break, March 12 - 16

FAMILY & DAYCARE STORYTIME - For preschoolers & their families & daycare groups
* Tickets will be handed out 15 prior to program

Thursdays, January 25 - April 26
9:30 p.m. @ Downtown

NOTE:  No Family & Daycare Storytime during spring break, March 12 - 16

FISH TALES - For ages 5 & younger with accompanying adult

Friday, January 26
9:30 a.m. @ Stagecoach Park

Friday, February 23
9:30 a.m. @ Stagecoach Park

Friday, March 23
9:30 a.m. @ Stagecoach Park

Friday, April 27
9:30 a.m. @ Stagecoach Park

Friday, May 11
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.

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.

CLICK HERE to download a copy of our winter/spring 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

Monday - Friday, January 4 - May 18
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. @ Downtown

Wednesday - Friday, January 4 - May 18
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 for 1st - 10th graders provided by high school students available from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.  CLICK HERE for more details.

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

            Wednesday, December 20
            Thursday, December 21
            Friday, December 22
            Wednesday, December 27
            Thursday, December 28
            Friday, December 29
            Tuesday, January 2
            Wednesday, January 3
            Monday, January 15
            Tuesday, January 16
Friday, February 2
Thursday, February 8
Friday, February 9
Monday, March 12
Tuesday, March 13
Wednesday, March 14
Thursday, March 15
Friday, March 16
Monday, March 19
Friday, April 13
            11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (meal) @ Downtown & Indian Creek
            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.

MONDAY MISSIONS - For K - 5th grade

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.

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.

FAMILY CHESS NIGHT - For all ages

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.

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.
 

JANUARY PROGRAMS
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MARCH PROGRAMS
APRIL PROGRAMS

MAY PROGRAMS


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.