The final book in A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket was released on Friday, October 13.Â The End: Book the Thirteenth concludes the miserable saga of the Baudelaire orphans.Â Be prepared for such unpleasantries as a fearsome storm, a suspicious beverage, a herd of wild sheep, an enormous bird cage, and a truly haunting secret about the Baudelaire parents.Â Call the library or visit our website's online catalog to get on the waiting list for this bothersome book...if you dare!
There will be no classes at Olathe public schools on October 13, 19 and 20.Â Are you looking for something fun to do while out of school?Â The library has a couple of special programs for kids planned on these dates.
On October 13 from 1:00-3:00 p.m., 3rd-6th graders are invited to come play Bunco at the Indian Creek Branch.Â If you don't know how to play, we'll teach you.Â Prizes will be awarded!Â Register at either library or call (913) 971-6874.
On October 19 and 20, 1st-2nd graders will have the opportunity to Read to a Dog.Â This is a fun way to improveÂ your readingÂ skills by reading to a trained therapy dog.Â The dogs will be at the Indian Creek Branch Library on October 19 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and at the Main Library on October 20 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.Â Call (913) 971-6874 to schedule a 15 minute appointment to read to one of the dogs.Â You may also register at either library.
Around the Corner is the Children's Department's new blog.Â This is a place to find out the latest library news for kids.Â We'll blog about upcoming programs, new books and movies, info about children's authors, and cool library stuff of all kinds.Â It's also a place to let us hear from you.Â Just comment back and let us know what's on your mind.Â So stop "around the corner" often and see what's going on!
Do you know about our Family Read Aloud Club?Â This is a program to encourage parents to read aloud to their elementary-aged children.Â Sign up at the library and then keep track of the books your family reads together.Â For every six books your family reads, you get to choose a free paperback book to keep!Â Qualifying books must be at least 80 pages long and checked out from the Olathe Public Library or Indian Creek Branch.Â Don't stop reading to your children just because they can now read on their own.Â Spend some quality family time with a good book!
In order to make things easier to find, the Main Library and Indian Creek Branch have both consolidated their Spanish children's materials into one area.Â All children's books and videos in SpanishÂ are nowÂ located together.Â At Main the Children's Spanish Collection can be foundÂ at the far right end of the shelvesÂ housing our Easy DVDs and videos.Â At Indian Creek the Children's Spanish Collection can be found on the shelves that used to hold the holiday books.Â Indian Creek has also done some rearranging in the J Fiction area.Â If you need anyÂ help finding what you're looking for, just ask at the Children's Desk.