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 Thursday, February 26th 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, March 13th-April 3rd @ 10 AM

A program for infants and toddlers up to 18 months that includes stories, nursery rhymes, songs, language games and play. Each child must be accompanied by an 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.

Stories and More

Tuesdays, March 14th-April 4th @ 10 AM
Thursdays, March 16th-April 6th @ 10 AM

Stories and More is for children age 19 months and up accompanied by 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 and selecting items to borrow from our large collection of children's and adult materials.

Investigation Stations - Ages 3-5

Wednesdays, March 15th-April 5th @ 3:45 PM

Children and parents participate in group activities, including stories, music, and games followed by hands-on activities 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 open for use by parents and children during regular library hours. Registration is required for activity groups due to limited space.


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Compete in Building Challenges. Players may bring their own device or use one of the Library's notebook computers (limited number available). No registration required.

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LEGO® Builders

No registration required.

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S.T.E.A.M. Club

Open to ages 6-12. Explore robotics, solar energy, snap circuits, and much more. No registration required.

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Pokemon Club

Open to ages 6-12. No registration required.