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 Olathe Downtown by calling (913) 971-6874. To reach the Children's Department at Olathe Indian Creek, call (913) 971-6835.

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Educational Game Computers
ABC Mouse provides a variety of fun educational activities on these 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.  Black and white printing available.

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 Olathe Downtown 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!


During the summer the Olathe Public Library provides bookmobile services to children who attend several of the Olathe 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.