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

A house can be a home to many things, and in this fun collection of colorfully illustrated poems by Laura Purdie Salas, we learn what all those things do at night while we sleep.  A book who likes to “burrow” and “sneak” delivers the poem “Overdue-Book Hide-and-Seek,” and pairs of flip flops and winter boots, who both long to experience the types of weather they never get to enjoy, invite shared reading in the poem “Shoes for All Seasons: A Poem for Two Voices.”  Readers will enjoy this imaginative journey, featuring a variety of poetic styles, into the night-time world of a house and all the things that call it home.

Recommended by Miss Jennifer


Featured Video

Enjoy a reading of the picture book Are You Scared, Darth Vader? written by the always hilarious Adam Rex.  And don't forget about our Star Wars Evening at the Downtown Library on Thursday, November 7, from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.  This is an all ages event for the whole family.  Games, crafts, activities.  Take a photo with members of the 501st Legion.  See life-scale drones from the Kansas City R2 Builders.  Darth Vader might even be there!  Costumes encouraged!