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

This picture book takes on a monumental task: to summarize the story of the Big Bang, the rise of life on Earth, and human history in a way that children can understand.  The colorful, cartoony artwork and the sense of wonder in the text is sure to inspire curiosity about our amazing planet and the living things who call it home.

Recommended by Miss Kristen

Did You Know red

Did you know you can find lists of bestselling children’s books on our website?  Click “Kids Recommended” on the “Kids” drop-down menu above.  Then scroll down that page to “Discover a New Favorite.”  You’ll see links to “Picture Book Bestsellers” and “Chapter Book Bestsellers.”  Clicking these links will take you to lists of the top ten New York Times bestselling books for kids.