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.
No registration is necessary for any of our storytimes, but space may be limited. For some storytimes, tickets will be handed out on a first come, first served basis beginning 15 minutes before the program begins.
Baby Rhyme Time
January 20 through April 30
No storytimes during spring break
Introduce your child to the sound and rhythm of words and simple concepts through rhymes, songs and fingerplays. Duration: 20 to 25 minutes. For newborns to 24 months + a caregiver. Tickets will be handed out beginning 15 minutes before the program.
M. : 9:30 am
W. : 1:30 pm
Th. : 9:30 am
W. : 9:30 am
Join us for rhymes, songs and fingerplays plus a short story or two. Duration: 20 to 25 minutes. For 18 to 36 months + a caregiver.
Tickets will be handed out beginning 15 minutes before the program.
On My Own Storytime
M. : 10:00 & 10:30 am
W. : 2:00 pm
Th. : 10:00 am
W. : 10:00 am
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays geared towards preschoolers. Duration: 30 minutes. For 3 to 5-year-olds. Children are expected to attend by themselves. Tickets will be handed out beginning 15 minutes before the program.
Family & Daycare Storytime
Tu. : 10:15 am
Th. : 10:15 am
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays geared towards preschoolers. Duration: 30 minutes. If you are bringing a daycare group, please call ahead to ensure space. Tickets will be handed out beginning 15 minutes before the program for families. For 3 to 5-year-olds and their families.
Bring the whole family for an evening storytime. Stories, songs and fingerplays will be geared towards preschoolers but siblings and parents are welcome. Please note: Stories will be the same used in On My Own Storytime. Duration: 30 minutes. For 3 to 5-year-olds and families.
Tu. : 7:00 pm
The Olathe Public Library and the Olathe Community Center (OCC) present a morning of stories, songs and play. For a small fee you can stay for a special Me & Mini Me Swim. Storytime duration: 30 minutes. In case of bad weather, the storytime will be held inside the community center. For more information please call the OCC at (913) 971-8563. For 5-year-olds and under + caregiver.
1205 E. Kansas City Rd. (Adjacent to OCC)
F. : 9:30 am
Jan. 17; Feb. 21; March 20; April 17; May 8