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 immediately 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 Story Time

Mondays, July 10th-August 7th @ 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.

Simply Stories - FULL

Tuesdays, July 11th-August 8th @ 10 AM

Stories and songs for children 19 months to 3 years of age and their caregiver.

Craftastic Critters - FULL

Wednesdays, July 12th-August 9th @ 2:30 PM

Craft time for you and your child. Ages 2-5.

Stories and Stretches - FULL

Thursdays, July 13th-August 10th @ 10 AM

Stretch your body and mind with this story time which includes movement and stretches. Ages 2-5.

Investigation Stations - Ages 3-5 - FULL

Mondays, July 10th-August 7th @ 6:30 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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LEGO® Builders

Tuesdays, July 11th-August 8th at 10 AM

Children aged 5-12 join us in the Art Gallery as we build with LEGO®s

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Robotics Club

Wednesdays, July 12th-August 9th at 11 AM

Experiment with different types of robots and build your own. For ages 9-14.

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Pokemon Club

Wednesdays, July 12th-August 9th at 3 PM

Trade cards, battle, and talk Pokemon. Ages 6-14.

Special Events

Nate the Great Juggler.

Nate the Great!

Thursday, July 13th at 2 PM

Nate the Great is an interactive 1-man juggling/variety show with comedy, volunteers, feats of dexterity, and live music. No sign-ups required.

Nate the Great Juggling Workshop!

Thursday, July 13th at 2:45 PM

Teaches the basics of ball, ring, and club juggling. Space is very limited. Registration starts July 3rd. Call or stop by to register.



Thursday, July 20th from 3- 5:30 PM

There will be building challenges, survival challenges, activities, refreshments and prizes! All Ages welcome! No registration is required.

In Jest.

In Jest!

Thursday, July 27th at 3 PM

Experience the one-of-a-kind, knock-your-socks-off comedy, juggling, and stunts of clean comedian and variety entertainer Nels Ross. No sign-ups required.