Announcing the 2019 Summer Reading Program: 
A Universe of Stories!

We’ll be kicking off the Summer Reading Program with a Carnival on June 15!  The festivities will take place on Library grounds from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  Join us for games, popcorn, and prizes!  June 15 is also the first StrOlean of the summer, and you’ll find us participating out on Union Street from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All ages — children, teens, and adults— are invited to participate in this summer’s reading program, A Universe of Stories.  Signups begin on June 24, so register early to reserve your space in storytimes, Investigation Stations, Pokemon and Lego clubs, and Crafternoon.  Programs will begin the week of July 8.

Fridays this summer will feature the Intergalactic Movie Series for kids!  Stay tuned throughout the summer for more events, including the ArtMobile, Jeffers Spaced Out Magic Show, Omnipresent Puppet Theater, Moon Landing Party, Just Clowning Around, and Tom Seiling Howling at the Moon!

LGBTQIA Pride Month—Story Time Program
Saturday, June 22                     2:00 p.m.

In honor of LGBTQIA Pride Month, Drag Queen performer Flo Leeta (Benjamin Berry) will return to the Olean Public Library to offer another inspiring program for children and families. This event will allow children to learn more about gender expression and that it is okay to be different. Flo Leeta will demonstrate these concepts via reading picture books and engaging in an open and honest discussion. By teaching the children about acceptance, gender stereotypes, and that being different isn’t a bad thing, it helps them build self-confidence and can assist with staving off bullying and teasing.  Attendees are encouraged to wear sparkly or colorful attire.