From birth to age six, a child’s brain is going through a ton of crucial development. Each time you read a story, sing a lullaby, tickle a belly button, or play peek-a-boo, connections are building between your child’s brain cells. Library storytimes are a great way to foster a love of reading and help prepare your child to learn to read.
Join us on the Olathe Public Library Facebook page for a mini version of storytime. The storyteller will share a book and an activity or song.
When the Olathe Public Library closed our doors, staff immediately started researching online platforms and adapting programming to a digital environment. OPL is now offering programming for adult, teens, children and families through Facebook, Zoom, Discord and Kosmi.
Weekly programs are varied and include preschool storytimes, early literacy, creative writing, teen movies and more! We hope to "see" you at one of our programs soon!
Self-Paced Reading Programs
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten encourages you to read 1,000 books to your child before he or she enters kindergarten. Once you reach 1,000, your child will get to pick out a free book. Stop by the Children’s Desk to register and pick up your child’s information packet.
Family Read Aloud Club
Children benefit from hearing books read aloud even after they can read on their own. For every six chapter books you read aloud to your child, you’ll get to pick out a free book. Visit the Children’s Desk to log your completed books. Books read aloud must be at least 80 pages. Families can earn up to four free books per calendar year!