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 June 23, 2014 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

Wednesdays 10 AM — July 9-August 6 -FULL

A program for infants and toddlers to 18 months that includes interactive books and simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, language games, Baby Sign, and play. 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. 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.

Toddler Time

Mondays 10 AM — July 7-August 4 or
Wednesdays 11 AM — July 9-August 6 or
Thursdays 10 AM — July 10-August 7

Toddlers Time 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.

Investigation Stations

Mondays 6:30 PM — July 7-August 4
Tuesdays 10 AM — July 8-August 5 -FULL
Wednesdays 1 PM — July 9-August 6 -FULL

Three, four, and five year olds and their parents participate in stories, music, and games as a group, followed by assisted activities at the Investigation Stations. Both sessions feature the same activities, so you may select either a morning session, an afternoon session or an evening session.

Programs For School-Age Kids

Kids and K9s

Tuesdays 6:30 PM — July 8-August 5 -FULL
Thursdays 3 PM — July 10-August 7 -FULL

Kids and K9s Reading Together gives children the opportunity to practice their reading fluency and gain confidence by reading to dogs that love stories and are enthusiastic listeners.

Let's Experiment

K-2 Thursdays 1 PM — July 10-August 7 -FULL
3-5 Mondays 1 PM — July 7-August 4 -FULL

Select the session based on the grade your child will enter in the Fall.

World Music with Rachel Bell

Wedesdays* 3 PM — July 9-August 6

Kids entering grades 3, 4, 5 *No class July 23; make-up class will be held on Monday, August 4 at 3 PM. Participants will perform for friends and family on Wednesday, August 6.


Mondays 10 AM — July 21 and 28

Kids entering grades 1-5 create art with the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts ArtMobile.

Special Events