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

Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert are farmers on Prince Edward Island.  They are getting older and would like some help on the farm. They decide to contact the orphanage and adopt a boy.  The day finally comes when they will get their boy.  However, when Matthew arrives at the train station to pick up the boy, he finds the orphanage has made a mistake and sent a girl.  Her name is Anne Shirley.  She is 11 years old.  Although they didn’t expect a lively little girl, Matthew and Marilla soon come to love and adore Anne with the funny things she says and does.  This well-loved classic was first published in 1908.  You should give the book Anne of Green Gables a try. You’ll be glad you did. 

Recommended by Miss Lori

Featured Video

Watch author/illustrator Dav Pilkey draw Captain Underpants and talk about the origin of the "waistband warrior."