Heads up! The Olathe libraries will be closed on Monday, October 14 for staff training.  

The new Indian Creek opens on October 19, 2019! In preparation, the temporary Indian Creek location closed on September 8, 2019. Please note service changes during the transition. 


LEGO Design Contest

The Olathe Public Library held its 8th annual LEGO Design Contest on Saturday, July 6 at the Downtown Library.  Contestants from grades 1st through 12th brought their original creations to the library.  Members of the KC Brick Lab LEGO Users Group served as our judges, and they had their work cut out for them in selecting the winners.  There were many creative and innovative entries.  The public also got to vote on their contest favorites for our “Best of Show” awards.

Below are the winners of this year’s contest:

1st – 2nd grade

1st place – Jack Melton
2nd place – Carder Bayer
3rd place – Charlie Fitch
Honorable Mention – Jackson Williamson

Blaster by Jack Melton

3rd – 5th grade

1st place – Elizabeth Regier
2nd place – Tucker Bayer
3rd place – Noah Stolberg
Honorable Mention – Iniya Jayaprakash & David Wall

Baby Dragon House by Elizabeth Regier

6th – 7th grade

1st place – Paul Menning
2nd place – Keith Hutsell
3rd place – Mackenna Swanson
Honorable Mention – Caleb Myers

Aircraft Carrier by Paul Menning

8th – 12th grade

1st place – Xander Nicholl
2nd place – Ryan Guenther
3rd place – Aidan Delancy

The Executor by Xander Nicholl

Best of Show

1st – 5th grade category – Elizabeth Regier
6th – 12th grade category – Xander Nicholl

Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to everyone who entered the contest!  Don’t forget, our monthly Evening LEGO Club for kids starts up again in September at the Downtown Library.  We’ll also be offering some Family LEGO Drop-In programs this fall at the new Indian Creek Library.  Watch for details in our upcoming Fall Catalog of Events.

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