Digital Collection February 2023

BattleTech Chronicles, Books 1 – 3 Robert N. Charrette, Christopher Graybill Audiobook
Jade Legacy: Green Bone Saga, Book 3 (unabridged) Fonda Lee, Andrew Kishino Audiobook
Last Violent Call: A Foul Thing; This Foul Murder (unabridged) Chloe Gong, Emily Woo Zeller Audiobook
Chloe and the Kaishao Boys Mae Coyiuto, Becca Q. Co Audiobook
Dear Medusa: (A Novel in Verse) (unabridged) Olivia A. Cole, Olivia A. Cole Audiobook
Enter the Body Joy McCullough, Joy McCullough, Valerie Rose Lohman, et. al. Audiobook
Free Radicals Lila Riesen, Gilli Messer Audiobook
In Nightfall Suzanne Young, Elena Rey Audiobook
Midnight Strikes Zeba Shahnaz, Nikki Massoud Audiobook
Nearer My Freedom: The Interesting Life of Olaudah Equiano by Himself (unabridged) Monica Edinger Audiobook
Royal Blood: Royal Blood Series, Book 1 (unabridged) Aimée Carter, Kristen Sieh Audiobook
There Goes the Neighborhood Jade Adia, Mela Lee Audiobook
BattleTech: Riptides (The Mercenary Tales, #1) Randall N. Bills eBook
A Bonfire of Worlds Steven Mohan, Jr. eBook
Chain of Thorns: Shadowhunters: The Last Hours Series, Book 3 Cassandra Clare eBook
Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim Patricia Park eBook
Last Chance Dance Lakita Wilson eBook
Last Violent Call: A Foul Thing / This Foul Murder Chloe Gong eBook
NerdCrush Alisha Emrich eBook
This Time It’s Real Ann Liang eBook
Nearer My Freedom: The Interesting Life of Olaudah Equiano by Himself Monica Edinger, Lesley Younge eBook


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Read-Along Books on the Libby App

Read-Along books in the Libby app provide audio narration with highlighted words. Access over 700 books with read-along narration! Here’s how:
 Open your Libby app and click on the Search For A Book box at the top.
Select More Options on the right.
Next to Format, Select Any and change it to Read-Along books.
Select Search and browse through all the Read-Alongs!
Select Borrow to borrow the book you’d like to read. Read Alongs must be read in the Libby app and cannot be transferred to Kindles or other e-readers.
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Resources for Students and Parents Learning from Home

This list was updated on August 26, 2020.


Participate in citizen/crowdsourced science activities that are perfect for adults and older teens.

Kids can read Ranger Rick magazine digital editions free for the next few months. Also explore crafts and fun activities on their website for free through June.

Explore the natural world with science activities for young learners from National Geographic Kids.

Learn about space through ebooks, games, and activities with NASA and Access Mars (NASA & Google).

Explore weather at National Weather Service.

Explore hands-on science projects at Science Buddies and Exploratorium.

Find Science Lessons and Tools for K-12 at ScienceNetLinks.



Explore geography, science, and mapmaking with National Geographic.

Use World Atlas to find out information about the world.

Aquariums and Zoos

Tune in on weekdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. CST, for live Virtual Visits on the Sedgwick County Zoo Facebook page where they bring the Zoo to you with educational tidbits from our keepers and behind the scenes looks at some of your favorite animals.

Enjoy livestreams and educational content from aquariums and zoos across the world:
Atlanta Zoo
Cincinnati Zoo (YouTube link) Live Nature Cams
Georgia Aquarium
Houston Zoo
Monterey Bay Aquarium
National Aquarium
National Marine Sanctuaries
New England Aquarium
San Diego Zoo
Smithsonian National Zoo



Fun STEAM challenges and games from PBS Kids Design Squad.

Students of all ages can learn to code for free with fun games and activities.

Daily demos, activities & shows from Wichita’s Exploration Place on YouTube.



Free publications and lessons from the Math Learning Center for all grades.

Free math videos, interactive lessons, and more for all grades from PBS Kids.

Free math printables and online math games for students in preschool through 5th grade.

Get free math help with algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry, and statistics.



Have fun with free printables and activities from some of your favorite books from Brightly.

Discover new books with Booklist and Book Links, whose content is freely available until further notice.

Read free ebooks and eaudiobooks from APL with the Sunflower eLibrary.

Take virtual tours of libraries around the world.

Free audiobooks perfect for readers aged 0-18. Enjoy books for the littlest listeners, tween and teen audiobooks, classics, and fairytales from Audible.

Older learners will enjoy this video library of non-fiction author interviews and presentations via CSPAN.


Arts and Culture

Free online guitar lessons for three months from Fender. No credit card required.

Visit famous museums and galleries for a virtual tour.

Learn history, art, culture, and the sciences with help from Smithsonian Lab.

Lunch doodles with Mo Willems, the author of the Elephant & Piggy books. Everyday at noon on YouTube.

Virtually explore US National Parks:
Bryce Canon National Park
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Dry Tortugas National Park
Hawaii Volcano National Parks
Kenai Fjords National Park
National Park Service
Yellowstone National Park
Yosemite National Park
Grand Canyon National Park 

General Education

Get thousands of grab-and-go lesson plans, unit plans, discussion guides, extension activities, and other teaching ideas from Scholastic.

Common Sense Education – Get free distance learning resources for back-to-school.

Virtual School Activities – live educational webcams, virtual tours/trips of museums and historical sights, and other fun educational activities.

New free daily activities and videos for young children and their families, part of the New York State Library early reading initiative.

Learners in pre-K to 9th grade can enjoy day-by-day projects and learn at home with free help from Scholastic.

Make learning at home easy with free videos, lesson plans, and activities for learners in PreK to 12th grade from PBS Kids.

Great free printables, free worksheets for writing prompts, telling time, math, sight words and more!

Learn American history from in 26  interactive units from WGBH Boston in cooperation with the Library of Congress and the National Archives and Records Administration, and with the assistance of Instructional Resources Corporation.


Kansas State Library Resources

Check out these resources available for free with your Kansas State Library card. Don’t have a Kansas State Library card? Send us an email, we can help!

(hint: click on the image below to open a PDF with clickable links!)

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Using Libby – the Sunflower eLibrary App

The Sunflower eLibrary, is a great way to check out ebooks and audiobooks from the Andover Public Library.

The easiest way to use Overdrive and the Sunflower eLibrary on your mobile device is with the Libby app.

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 1. Download the Libby app from the app store onto your mobile device.


 2. In Libby, follow the prompts to find your library and sign in with a valid library card.


Your barcode is the fourteen-digit number from the back of your card and your password is your last name in lowercase letters. If you have trouble logging in, please call the library at (316) 558-3500.

If you have cards at multiple libraries, you can load each card into Libby at the same time.

3. Once you are logged in, you will see the front page of your library. You can “Search For A Book” and access your account details by tapping on the magnifying glass and icon of a girl at the bottom of the app.


4. To search for a book, tap the magnifying glass icon at the bottom and type the name of the book, subject, or author.

You do not need to type the entire author’s name or book title. As you begin typing, Libby will display search suggestions. You can either tap one of the search selections or the magnifying glass to see the results.


Next, you will see which ebooks and audiobooks the library has for your search.


5. You can further refine your search by tapping on either “Preferences” or “Refine” to narrow your search by subject, language, audience, e-reader compatibility, and availability.


6. To borrow an ebook or audiobook, tap the text that says “Borrow” and complete the borrowing process on the next screen.


7. Tap “Borrow!” at the bottom of the screen to finish borrowing this title. You can also see how many items you have checked out and have on hold on this screen.


You are limited to borrowing five items at a time and can have up to seven items on hold.

8. If the item is unavailable to borrow, it will say Place Hold. Tap “Place Hold” to continue onto the next screen and complete the holds process.


9. To confirm your hold and get on the holds list, tap “Place Hold!” at the bottom to complete the hold process.

Below the “Place Hold!” button is information about approximately how long the wait will take and how many copies the library has in our digital collection.


 10. To see which items you have checked out, tap the icon that looks like a stack of two books on the bottom right of the screen.


Here, you can see the items you have borrowed under Loans, items you have requested under Holds, any items you have tagged, and your borrowing activity.

On this screen, you can also read or listen to a book in the app and manage your loan.


11. By selecting “Manage Loan” in the Shelf screen, you can renew your loan, return the loan to the library, send the ebook to your Kindle app, tag the book, and view the title details, including a description of the book.


Should you have any questions about using Libby and the Sunflower eLibrary, APL staff are always happy to answer questions.

Happy reading!

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