“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
from Coraline by Neil Gaiman
“So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,
Go throw your TV set away,
And in its place you can install,
A lovely bookshelf on the wall.”
from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
“Only bad books have good endings. If a book is any good, its ending is always bad—because you don't want the book to end.”
from The Name of This Book Is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch
“To be kept waiting is unfortunate, but to be kept waiting with nothing interesting to read is a tragedy of Greek proportions.”
from The Hidden Gallery by Maryrose Wood
National Library Week is April 13 - 19! We will celebrate here on the Around the Corner blog with a quote each day from a different children's book about the joys of reading and books. To get us started, here is Sunday's quote:
“There’s nothing as cozy as a piece of candy and a book."
from Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic by Betty MacDonald
Attention all LEGO builders! The Olathe Public Library is excited to be holding our fourth annual LEGO Design Contest on Saturday, April 26 at the Indian Creek Community Church (12480 S. Black Bob Rd.) This contest is for children in grades
K - 5th and teens in grades 6th - 12th. There will be four age categories for the judging: K - 2nd grade, 3rd - 5th grade,
6th - 8th grade, and 9th - 12th grade. Prizes of Barnes & Noble gift cards will be awarded to the winners. Our judges will be from the local KC Bricklab LEGO Users Group. They will be looking for creativity, originality and inventiveness. CLICK HERE for the complete Contest Rules & FAQs.
Registration is required and begins on Monday, April 7. You may register online, in person at either Olathe library, or by calling (913) 971-6874. There will be a limited number of contest slots available so register early!
The public is invited to come see all the entries during our Public Viewing between 2:30 - 3:45 p.m. and vote for the Best in Show award. Everyone is also welcome to stay for the Awards Ceremony at 4:00 p.m. Here is a quick rundown of the day's schedule:
DROP OFF CREATION 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
JUDGING 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
PUBLIC VIEWING & VOTING 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
AWARDS CEREMONY 4:00 p.m.
PICK UP CREATIONS by 5:00 p.m.
For complete details please refer to the Contest Rules & FAQs. If you still have questions, call (913) 971-6874. (This contest is not sponsored or endorsed by LEGO or Barnes & Noble.)
Spring break is next week! Are you looking for something fun to do? The Olathe Public Library has a variety of fun things going on for kids during the break.
► READ TO A DOG - For young readers of all ages
Saturday, March 15
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at the Main Library
Children of all ages may drop by the library and read to a cuddly canine between 1:30 and 2:30 on the dates listed above. Come to the Children's Desk upon arrival and check in for a reading time. Reading sessions are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. No advanced registration necessary. For more information, call (913) 971-6874. Trained therapy dogs provided by Pets for Life, Inc.
► SPRING BREAK COOKIE DECORATING - For children of all ages
Monday, March 17
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Indian Creek Branch
Wednesday, March 19
10:30 - 11:30 p.m. at the Main Library
Cookies, frosting, sprinkles—it's time to decorate cookies! No registration. Come and go as you please.
► FAMILY CHESS NIGHTS - For all ages