Welcome to Kids’ Corner!

The online home for all things “kid” at the Olathe Public Library.

We’re glad you’re here! Like you, we think kids are pretty important. That’s why we’ve made it part of our mission to encourage reading and lifelong learning, especially for children and their families. The library is a great resource for materials and programming to encourage young readers and learners. On these pages, you’ll find reading suggestions, homework help and the calendar of activities including our regular storytimes. Enjoy!

Staff Pick of the Month


You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here's how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . . BLORK. Or BLUURF. Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY. Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will beg to hear again and again. (And parents will be happy to oblige.)

Recommended by Miss Hannah

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Did You Know?

Did you know the Olathe Public Library's Children Department has a special section just for Christmas books?  This section includes all kinds of books (board books, easy readers, picture books, chapter books, nonfiction) as well as CD audiobooks and Christmas DVDs.  If you are looking for Christmas-themed materials for kids, this is the place to look.  If you don't know where the section is, just ask a librarian.  The Christmas section is a permanent part of our collection year-round, but be forewarned, during the month of December many, if not most, of the items may be checked out.