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 is a wonderful book that is both entertaining and imaginative, and even gives lessons on the concepts of honesty and fairness.  This is the fourth (and last) in Shurtliff’s series of fractured fairy-tales that starts with Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, and also features the titles Jack and Red.

In Grump (the nickname given to the dwarf Borlen), we discover the underground society of long-living dwarfs who mine and eat gemstones.  Unhappy Borlen does not care for mining and only wants to visit the forbidden surface land.  Despondent in his birth community, he sneaks to the surface where he is caught up in magic and the fairy tale of Snow White.  Readers will be sympathetic to this underdog and will want to discover if he finds a place to belong.  Adults would enjoy reading this aloud to children, or this would be suitable for grades 4 and up.

Recommended by Miss Susan.

Featured Book Trailer

The Most Perfect Snowman by Chris Britt

The heartwarming winter story of Drift, a snowman who dreams of having a fancy hat, scarf, mittens, and a pointy carrot nose.