Both Olathe libraries will be closed Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.  Enjoy the long weekend!

Welcome to Teen Services at the Olathe Public Library! We have many great resources for teens in grades 6-12.

Looking for a good book to read? Homework help? 
College information? Volunteer hours?
Or just a space to hangout with friends?

We have you covered. 

batle of the bands

Battle of the Bands

Kick-off the teen summer reading program with local garage bands. Cheer on and vote for your favorite bands as they "battle it out" for the chance to host our End of Summer SongFest event. Bring your blankets and sunscreen for these outdoor events. 

Interested in entering your band in the Battle of the Bands? Email

Battle of the Bands
Friday, June 1 
7 pm to 9 pm 
Olathe Community Center Terrace 

End of Summer Songfest
Friday, August 17 
7 pm to 9 pm
Olathe Community Center Terrace 

Pick of the Month

Here’s our pick for this month. 


Imagine waking up on your tenth birthday, to find your parents have locked you in the garage and called the police! This is what happened to Ruby. Why did her parents do this? Ruby contracted the IAAN virus, which has killed 98% of all American youth.  Ruby is one of the lucky survivors, but many survivors develop special abilities which adults fear. Youth with special abilities are categorized by color and sent to rehabilitation labor camps. Greens are super intelligent, blues are telekinetic, yellows control electricity, oranges can control minds and reds create fire. After six years of being mistreated and nearly killed, Ruby escapes Thurmond camp. While on the run, she meets other escaped youth and their leader, Liam, who are seeking a supposed safe haven called East River. Darkest Minds is an action-packed, suspenseful science fiction work that depicts youth fighting against a government that tries to suppress them. A timely read with teen activism at a high right now and the book coming to the big screen in September. Darkest Minds, the first in a series, will leave you wanting to read Never Fade and In the After Light, the second and third books in the trilogy! --- Reviewed by Angela.


Check our Teen Recommended page for other great reads.