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


You may register your child beginning Monday, October 5, 2015 on a space available basis.


Phone 716 372 0200, Email or online by clicking the register button next to a program.


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).

Mother Goose Time

Mondays, 10 AM—October 19-November 16

An infant program for birth to 18 months. The program includes interactive books and simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, play and simple art activities. Each child must be accompanied by a participating adult. Adults are encouraged to help the child participate in the activities at a developmentally appropriate level for their child. Parents and children can spend time socializing before or after the program and select items to borrow from our large collection of children's and adult materials.

Stories and More

Tuesdays, 10 AM—October 20-November 17 or
Thursdays, 10 AM—October 22-November 19

Stories and More is for children age 19 months to 3 years. With an adult, children listen to stories, learn songs, rhymes, finger plays, and participate in group play and creative art projects. Spend some time before or after the program socializing with other parents and toddlers and selecting items to borrow from our large collection of children's and adult materials.

Little Clickers

Mondays, 3:30 PM—October 19-November 16 - SESSION FULL

Little Clickers is collaborative computer class for preschool age children and their parent or caregiver. Each class will be thirty minutes long and will introduce parents to kid friendly websites/apps and help your preschooler learn basic computer skills. An adult is required to attend each session with the child.

Investigation Stations

Mondays, 6:30 PM—October 19-November 16
Wednesdays, 3:45 PM–October 21-November 18

Three, four and five year olds participate in directed group activities, including stories, music, and games followed by assisted free exploration and play at the stations. Parents participate with their children to expand on the experiences and connections presented at the stations. Books, materials and activities are also available for families to use at home. The Investigation Stations are also open for use by parents and children during regular library hours. Registration is required for activity groups because of limited space.


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Minecraft Club

Thursdays, October 1-22 @ 6:30 PM - SESSION FULL

Compete in Weekly Building Challenges. Players may bring their own device or use one of the Library's notebook computers (limited number available).

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S.T.E.A.M. Club

Thursdays, October 22-November 19 @ 3:30 PM - SESSION FULL

Open to ages 6-12. Work on your science, technology, engineering, art, and math skills with fun interactive projects.

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Thursdays, October 29-November 19 @ 6:30 PM

A creation-based technology program for ages 9 to 12. This interactive class focuses on using technology to express creativity. From music and digital photography to film and art apps, kids will explore different media and create their own.

Special Events


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Saturday, November 7 @ 1:30 - 4 PM. Open to ages 6 -16.