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

Coming this Fall

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

Coming this Fall

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

Coming this Fall

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

Coming this Fall

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.

Special Events

Mother-Daughter Book Club

The Mother-Daughter Book Club is open to girls ages 9 to 11 and their favorite adult female. Books will be available for checkout. We will meet the third Thursday of the month at 6:30PM in the Children's Department to discuss the book of the month. Light refreshments will be served.

October's book is Coraline by Neil Gaiman meeting Thursday, October 16 @ 6:30 PM.

LEGO® Club

Meeting Tuesdays in October @ 3:30 - 4:30 PM for children ages 6-15. Adult caregivers must accompany children 10 or under. In the Gallery. No sign up necessary.