Why are we using a non-Olathe public library? Because Mid-Continent Public Library (MCPL) has the best local selection of books in Spanish!
Getting a MCPL Card
When it asks for your pickup location you can pick Antioch– this really doesn’t matter right now because we are only going to borrow e-materials, not any physical books.
Registration email: use your school email address!
ON YOUR SCHOOL LAPTOP check your student email for an email from Mid-Continent Public Library. The subject line will be “Activate Your Library Card”. Click this link ONCE!
AFTER you have clicked the activation link you can then CLOSE the browser tab.
Return to your student email. You should see another email from Mid-Continent Public Library- the subject line will be “Welcome to Mid-Continent Public Library”. This email will contain your new library card number. Use your phone to take a photo of this screen!
Open a new browser tab to mymcpl.org and look for the “My Account” in the upper right corner
Now you will enter your new library card number– from the Welcome Email– and your PIN number– which is your birthdate dd/mm/yyyy. Example May 8, 2003 = 05/08/2003
After you have logged into your account (you may also create your own personal username) click the “My Settings” option. Here you can edit your email address to change it to your home email. You can also change your PIN number to one you will remember.
After changing your PIN I suggest writing it on your phone photo of your card number so you have the info in one place.
Setting Up the Libby App for e/audiobooks
To read e-books or listen to audiobooks from Mid-Continent Public Library you will use the Libby app. You will use the Libby Web App to read on your school device.
First, visit Libbyapp.com
See this resource for more info on navigating Libby!
Using Libby App to locate books in Spanish
Homescreen– look for “Subjects” button
This will open up list of subjects
Open “Preferences” button
Set “Language” to “Spanish”
Now the Subjects category list will show how many Spanish books are in each subject category.
Books we have at OE, or similar to topics/interests of OE book will be in these two categories:
- Young Adult Fiction
- Young Adult Literature
But on your own you can choose from any of the subjects that look interesting!
Select any subject to view the list of titles in the subject category:
This is a list of popular OE books which are also available in Spanish in the Mid-Continent Public Library e/audiobook Libby app!
- Karen McManus (author)
- One of us is Lying
- One of us in Next
- The Cousins
- Two Can Keep a Secret
- Sadie by Courtney Summers
- Paper Towns by John Green (mystery/humor)
- Warcross Duology by Marie Lu
- Scythe trilogy by Neal Shusterman
- Maze Runner by James Dashner
- Graceling series by Kristin Cashore
- Wonder Woman: War Bringer by Leigh Bardugo
- Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
- Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
- Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
- Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
- Looking for Alaska by John Green
- Matt de la Pena (author)
- Sarah Dessen (author)
- Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
- Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me- graphic novel
- Selection Series by Kiera Cass
- Kasie West (author)
- All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy by Han
- Twilight Series (fantasy romance) by Stephanie Meyer