Olathe Library Grand Opening


New Indian Creek Library delights with daylight-filled spaces and cozy corners

Olathe (Kansas) Public Library’s new 46,000-square-foot facility opened to jubilant crowds on Saturday, October 19th. We were incredibly excited to attend and see the public enjoy and adopt the space. Pools of natural light drew visitors in, glass walls showcased numerous new offerings, and face-out books invited easy browsing. Many readers lost no time in settling down in the comfortable seating areas. Other visitors gravitated to the bubble wall, fireplace, and interactive LED wall.

The new library caters to everyone, with traditional reading areas alongside study/meeting rooms, a gaming room, a recording studio, a café serving locally-made pastries, and more. The chock-full maker space offers everything from button-making to laser cutting. Library staff are excited for all of the programs that can now be hosted at the library – the event space can accommodate up to 230 community members!

With its intricate canopy of steel sunshade-leaves, walls clad in recycled elm, and accessible outdoor gardens, it’s hard to recognize this former Hy-Vee grocery store. And visitors love it.

Please keep scrolling to enjoy some images of Indian Creek Library’s new spaces from opening day. We’ll be posting more as the community settles into its new home. Congratulations to Olathe Public Library, our partner Gould EvansMcCownGordon Construction, and the people of Olathe for this wonderful new civic destination!

A canopy of steel leaves shades the building
Coffee, anyone??
Kids (and adults!) flocked to the maker space
The recording studio proved popular too
There are lots of gaming options to choose from – even VR!
Cozy reading nook by the fireplace
Comfortable seating facilitates more seating styles
Plenty of conference and group study spaces
Bubble wall!!