Parent Resources

The library has resources to help you answer questions, find advice and solutions, and be proactive with your child’s physical and behavioral health, social life, academics and all around well-being.

Ask a Librarian
Ask us anything! We can help point you to books and community resources on parenting topics or create a personalized reading list catered to your child’s interests.

Get a Library Card
Children of all ages are invited to get their own library card. They'll need a parent or guardian's signature if they are under 16. 

Resources for Kids at Home

Are you looking for resources for your kids at home while schools and libraries are closed?
Children's staff have put together a list of fun and useful online resources for kids and families during this time of staying at home.  Learning activities, virtual storytimes, online books, streaming videos and audiobooks, special author events, and more!

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Recommended Books for Sharing with Your Kids

Death and Dying

Death of a Pet


New Baby

Perfect for Potty Training

Recommended Books for Parents

Pregnancy & Childbirth

Baby Names

From Baby’s First Bites to Family Meals

Parenting Early Childhood/Elementary

Parenting Tweens & Teens

Parenting & Discipline

Sleep Like a Baby


Early Literacy Resources
Help your child get ready to read with resources from birth to PreK and learn about library initiatives to help your child become a reader such as a free board book for your newborn, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten & Family Read Aloud Club.

Storytimes & More
Come to one of our storytimes, crafts or other literacy related programs. 

Community Resources

Johnson County Early Learning Collaborative
JELC is the spot to get connected with a variety of resources within Johnson County that help parents and children, including a list of child care providers & selection tips, Parents as Teachers, Infant and Toddler Services, Kansas Head Start and more.

Olathe School District Overview
Answers to all of your questions about attendance areas, enrollment, curriculum and more.

Homeschool Resources
Library and local resources for homeschool families.

Homework Help

Homework Help
Get help from an online tutors from 2 pm to 11 pm daily, practice for a test, find sources for a report and more.

Books by Reading Level
Find books by AR or Lexile Level.

Battle of the Books - Olathe School District 2019-20
We recommend placing holds on these popular titles used by the Olathe School District in their Battle of the Books Program.

Things to Do in KC

Olathe Public Library Programs
The library offers programs for babies through senior citizens. Come out for storytimes, crafts, concerts and more.

KC Parent
Find family activities and events throughout Kansas City as well as the content from KC Parent Magazine.

Macaroni Kid
Find family activities and events throughout Kansas City.

Kids & Media

ESRB Ratings for Video Games
The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a non-profit body that assigns ratings to video games. Find out exactly what their ratings mean.

Commonsense Media
This non-profit organization reviews books, movies and video games based on content and makes recommendations on age appropriateness.

Create Your Family Media Plan
The American Association of Pediatrics has designed a tool to help you to think about media and create goals & rules that are in line with your family’s values.

Kid’s Internet Safety Rules
The library has adapted this list of kid’s Internet safety rules from NetSmartz411.


OPL Teens
Learn about library teen services and find information on college readiness and more.