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!

Summer Bookmark Contest

Children entering 1st-5th grade are invited to design a bookmark for the Olathe Public Library this summer.  Entries will be judged by grade, and prizes will be awarded.  Winning entries will be printed and distributed at both Olathe libraries at the end of the summer.  You may pick up an entry form at the library beginning May 21 or download here.

  • Entry forms available beginning May 21
  • Entry deadline is June 30
  • Winners announced July 16
  • Bookmarks available July 23

Staff Pick of the Month

A World of Information by Richard Platt is a great book for kids who are curious about anything and everything. This book covers topics ranging from the solar system, to the human body, to Morse code. With 30 different subjects covered and accompanied by bright, simple illustrations, this book will keep any curious child enthralled. 

Recommended by Miss Jackie

Featured Book Trailer

If you crossed the interactivity of a Hervé Tullet book with the humor of a Jan Thomas book, you might come up with something like the debut picture book by John Burgerman: SPLAT! Check out the book trailer below, then check out this funny book at the library! You won't regret it. It's more fun than a pie in the face!