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.

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.

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.

READ TO A DOG - For young readers of all ages

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.

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.
 

OCTOBER PROGRAMS
NOVEMBER PROGRAMS
DECEMBER 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.