All programs are free, but registration is required because space is limited. Registration will continue until groups are full.


Phone 716 372 0200 or Email us.


The Children's Area in the Olean Public Library.

Story Times

Story Times for all ages are offered regularly throughout the year. Story Times provide a variety of language and early literacy experiences for parents and children. Download Story Time Helps (pdf).

Special Events

Author Visit: W.S. Mason

Monday, December 4th at 6:30pm

Join us at the library as we welcome author W. S. Mason on December 4th. Mason wrote The Boy with the Rainbow Heart, a new LGBTQ children's book about love and acceptance for ALL people - no matter what color a child's heart may shine! W.S. Mason has a Masters of Social Work from the University of Buffalo.

Santa's Workshop

Wednesday, December 6th at 6:30 PM

No registration required. Children will be able to see a magic show, interactive story telling, and can pose for a photo with Santa.

Holiday Crafts for Kids

Friday, December 22nd at 2:30pm

Join us in the Art Gallery for some holiday inspired crafts and light refreshments. No sign-ups required.

The Nut Job 2

Tuesday, December 26th at 2:30pm

Following the events of the first film, Surly and his friends must stop Oakton City's mayor from destroying their home to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park. (PG)

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Wednesday, December 27th at 2:30pm

Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants. (PG)

Despicable Me 3

Thursday, December 28th at 2:30pm

Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. (PG)