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!


Resources for Kids at Home

Children's staff have selected a list of fun and useful online resources for kids and their families during this time of staying at home.  There's something for everyone.

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Staff Picks of the Month

This spooky book tells the story of Cassidy Blake, a girl who almost drowned, and Jacob, the ghost boy who pulled her back from death. Cassidy Blake's parents are a ghost-hunting team who take the family to Edinburgh, Scotland, to film the first episode of their new TV show. But Cass herself can REALLY see ghosts, and her best friend, Jacob, happens to be one. The ancient and haunted city of Edinburgh lends the perfect atmospheric setting for Cass and Jacob’s ghostly adventures.
Tunnel of Bones, set in Paris, is the second book in this new series.

Recommended by Miss Holly

"The biggest mistake Pokko's parents ever made was giving her a drum." So begins this whimsical and humorous picture book about a young frog who drums her way through the forest, picking up a throng of other musically inclined animals along the way. Pokko marches to the beat of her own drum, with a few surprises along the way, and by the end even her parents agree that, "She's pretty good!" Ages 4-8

Recommended by Miss Rosemary


Featured Video

Watch author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds read his book
Say Something!  This book will inspire you to share your feelings, thoughts, and dreams.