New Olathe Indian Creek Public Library takes libraries to new level

Megan Stoerman, Editor-In-Chief

After the Indian Creek branch of the Olathe Public Library closed down due to flooding from a water main break beneath the library, the mad dash began to open the new library to the public. The new branch of the Indian Creek library opened Oct. 19 and is located at 16100 W. 135thSt. This new library is said to bring a new flare to the traditional library setting.

There was a large grand opening of the library that included a ceremony and ribbon cutting along with fun for the whole family. One of the new additions to the traditional library setting is a pastry store called Park Street Pastry. Park Street Pastry is a pastry store in downtown Olathe which will be adding a new branch inside of the library. Park Street Pastry will also be open for private events held at the library such as wedding receptions. This addition is perfect for customers to truly relax at the library as they enjoy a cup of coffee or a pastry as they peruse the selection of books.

Visitors to the public library will also have access to a new children’s area, patio, and art such as the sunshade at the front of the building which illuminates the library all throughout the day. Other additions to the library is a bubble wall that will cater especially to children and a new mysterious makerspace. A Gaming Room, Quiet Reading Room, Interior Courtyard, and Friends of the Library Book Store will also be available to customers. The library still has all of its original features but a few new added bonuses as well.