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Storytimes

The library is closed until further notice. All programs have been canceled. 

 

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.


Winter/Spring Storytimes
January 20 through April 30
The library is closed until further notice. All programs have been canceled. 

Baby Rhyme Time

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.

Indian Creek
M. : 9:30 am
W. : 1:30 pm
Th. : 9:30 am

Downtown
W. : 9:30 am

Toddler Time

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. 

Indian Creek
M. : 10:00 & 10:30 am
W. : 2:00 pm
Th. : 10:00 am

Downtown
W. : 10:00 am

On My Own Storytime

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.

Indian Creek
Tu. : 10:15 am
Downtown
Th. : 10:15 am
Family & Daycare Storytime 

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. 

Downtown
Th. : 9:30 am

Evening Storytime
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. 

Indian Creek
Tu. : 7:00 pm

 Fish Tales
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.

Stagecoach Park
1205 E. Kansas City Rd. (Adjacent to OCC)
F. : 9:30 am
Jan. 17; Feb. 21; March 20; April 17; May 8

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Programs & Events

The library is closed until further notice. All programs have been canceled. 


The library offers more than just storytimes! Come for a craft, dance party, LEGO club, STEAM programs and more. Browse our latest catalog of events below!

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!