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, June 27, 2016 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, July 11-August 8 - SESSION FULL

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

Thursdays @ 10 AM, July 14-August 11 - SESSION FULL
Wednesdays @ 10 AM, July 13-August 10 - SESSION FULL

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

Mondays @ 6:30 PM, July 11-August 8 - SESSION FULL
Wednesdays @ 1 PM, July 13-August 10 - SESSION FULL
Tuesdays @ 10 AM, July 12-August 9 - SESSION FULL

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.

Family Yoga with Yoga Betsy

Mondays @ 2:00 PM, July 11-August 8 - SESSION FULL

Yoga Betsy invites families with children aged 3-5 to participate in half hour Family Yoga session this summer.


Yoga with Yoga Betsy

Mondays @ 2:30 PM, July 11-August 8 - SESSION FULL

Children aged 6-12 can participate in half hour yoga sessions with Yoga Betsy. Parents are welcome to attend with their school-age children.

World Dance with Katie

Tuesdays @ 4:00 PM, July 12-August 9 - SESSION FULL

Learn various dances like Macedonian Dancing, Chinese Red Lantern Dance, Line Dancing, and Arabic Dancing. Open to ages 6-12.

Art Mobile

Tuesdays @ 2:00 PM, July 26 and August 2 - SESSION FULL

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts Art Mobile open to children entering grades 1-5.

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S.T.E.A.M. Club

Wednesdays @ 3 PM, July 13-August 10 - 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 @ 6:30 PM, July 14-August 11 - SESSION FULL

Open to ages 6-12. Experiment with creative apps that focus on music and art.

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Mondays @ 12:00 PM, July 11-August 8 - SESSION FULL

Open to ages 6-12. Create craft and art projects.

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Pokemon Club

Coming This Summer

Do you love Pokemon? Joins us for all things Pokemon.

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LEGO® Builders

Coming Soon

No sign up necessary.

Special Events

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Dave Jeffers Magic

Thursday, July 14 @ 2 PM

Dave will be performing a magic show followed by “wacky games” at 3 PM.

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Two of a Kind

Thursday, July 21 @ 2 PM

Come listen to award winning singing duo Two of a Kind.

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Omnipresent Puppet Theater

Thursday, July 28 @ 3 PM

Come see the story of the Tortoise and the Hare.

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R.E.P.C.O. Wildlife

Thursday, August 4 @ 2 PM

Learn about snakes, alligators, lizards, and more!