New temporary home for Indian Creek Library

After the March 3rd water main break, just inside the back door of the Indian Creek Library, they are now moving into their temporary facility at 13511 Murlen, next door to Savers at Murlen and 135th. They will move into their new home, the old HyVee, after a substantial remodel that will take from 18-24 months. Submitted by Paul Wilson

After the March 3rd water main break, just inside the back door of the Indian Creek Library, they are now moving into their temporary facility at 13511 Murlen, next door to Savers at Murlen and 135th. They will move into their new home, the old HyVee, after a substantial remodel that will take from 18-24 months. Submitted by Paul Wilson

 

City council OK’s library enhancement contract

The Olathe City Council approved entering into a contract to purchase the vacant Hy-Vee building at 135th and Brougham in east Olathe.  The 68,000 square-foot-building is envisioned to be programmed for library use and relocation of the Indian Creek Library.

The City and Library recently updated the Library Master Plan that called for, among other projects, more than doubling the size of the Indian Creek Library to account for its significant lack of capacity, overcrowding, and parking shortage.  Continue reading

Olathe Library Julybration Book Sale Friday, Saturday and Sunday

The Olathe Library’s Julybration Book Sale is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday, July 12, noon to  4 p.m., Saturday, July 13, and Six-Bucks-A-Sack Sale from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 14 at the Indian Creek Branch Library, 12990 S. Black Bob Road, Olathe.Choose from a variety of genres – all sorted by categories.

All OPL Friends members will receive $1 off of their total purchases – one time use and not valid at the sack sale. At the sack sale on Sunday, purchase a plastic sack at the door and fill with materials.

Buy two, get two free.

All sales are final with payment by cash or check. Due to space limitations, no strollers or book carts are allowed in the room.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Olathe Public Library.

A child’s honesty? It’s overrated!

It was a great Friday afternoon: sun shining, bright blue sky, warm, a soft gentle breeze and my 2-1/2-year-old granddaughter and I were at the city park near the Indian Creek Library branch where Olathe hosts its annual summer concerts.

Life was good!

Before going to the park, we had stopped to get some “treats” and water. Rylin enjoys taking walks on the paths between playing on the pirate boat slides and being pushed on the swings. And, of course, I enjoy doing those things with her. It helps me to keep feeling young.

I was surprised there were not more youngsters there. Continue reading

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