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

Junius G. Groves was born into slavery in Kentucky in 1859, but following the Civil War, he resettled as a free man in Kansas (near Edwardsville). This entertaining picture book biography tells how Groves went from working on a potato farm for a mere 40 cents a day to building an agricultural empire that earned him the title of “Potato King of the World.” One newspaper at the time claimed he was the richest black man living between the Missouri River and the Rockies. As Kansas celebrates her 159th birthday this month, read this inspiring story of an unsung African American hero who built a home and made his mark in the Sunflower State.

Recommended by Mr. Gregg


Featured Book Trailer

Don't Call Me Bear!  by Aaron Blabey 

Warren the koala may be furry and cute, but he is NOT a bear!  The author of The Bad Guys and Pig the Pug brings us another hilarious story—this time featuring a mad marsupial.