The Children's Department serves children from infants through 5th graders. We provide a wide variety of programs and services. You can reach the Children's Department at the Main Library by calling (913) 971-6874. To reach the Children's Department at the Indian Creek Branch, call (913) 971-5235.

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Computers

Educational Game Computers
An adult or older sibling is required to sit with preschoolers using these computers.
 
Internet & Word Processing Computers
For children 5th grade and younger. A library card and PIN number are required to access these computers. In addition to the Internet, these computers are equipped with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Access.

Imagination Station

The Imagination Station is an activity center for preschool aged children. Each month the Imagination Station focuses on different themes introducing children to basic concepts such as counting, colors, shapes, opposites, etc. We also have blocks and puzzles for children to play with when they visit the library. The Imagination Station is located at the Main Library only.

Board Books for Newborns Program

This is a service offered by the Children's Department, in conjunction with the Friends of the Library organization. If you have a new baby at your house, come in to the Children's Department to pick up a special gift for your newborn. You must pick up the gift before your child's first birthday. It is our way of welcoming your child to the library--hopefully the first of many visits!

Bookmobile

During the summer the Olathe Public Library has provided bookmobile services to Olathe children who attend several of the Title I schools.  This program has been funded entirely by donations from individuals and local organizations, including the Friends of the Olathe Public Library, the Olathe Public Library Foundation, the Santa Fe Trail Rotary Club, Olathe Noon Optimists Club, several Olathe schools, and the city of Olathe. 1442 books were checked out from the bookmobile during the summer of 2013.