Spring is here! Drop by between 11 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 and see some animal friends from the farm including chicks, ducks, and more. Weather permitting as this will be an outdoor event. Recommended for ages 2+.
Hoopla is a free audio and video streaming service available to all Upper Arlington Public Library cardholders. Through Hoopla, patrons now have access to thousands of titles in video, music, and audiobook formats for streaming or temporary download. Content can be enjoyed on smartphones, tablets or computers. Learn more about Hoopla, check our support page, or download a copy of our Hoopla Instructions sheet.
Upcoming Program & Event Highlights
Our Teen Advisory Board is hosting a poetry contest for young patrons in grades K-12. To participate, write your own poem and submit a copy to any of our Youth Departments between March 30 –April 3. Poems are open to creativity but are limited to 500 words. One poem from each age group (gr. K-4; 5-8 and 9-12) will be chosen anonymously by the Teen Advisory Board, and each winner will receive a $10 gift certificate and will be featured on our website. Please include your name, grade, phone number and email address on your poem when entering. See our youth librarians for more details.
Discover Local History
Thinking about taking a trip this summer? If so, you better start planning now! The library is a great source of information no matter what kind of vacation you are planning. To get you started, check out our Travel Subject Guide to see what the library has for your research.
Taking an international trip? Learn a little about the culture and language of the people you will encounter using our research databases. Going on a road trip to another state? Come to the reference department to look at road atlases and state and city maps. Traveling local? Learn what Ohio has to offer by browsing a selection of books in the Ohio Room.
All this, plus librarian-recommended websites, books, magazines, and more are featured in our Travel Subject Guide. Check it out today, and start planning your fantastic summer vacation!
For a complete list of all UAPL Subject Guides, find them on the Research Overview page.
Our Librarians Just Posted
- A Dystopia Novel Selection for Teens: Dualed Created by Stephanie in Youth Services
- Picture Book Selection: Voyage Created by Stephanie in Youth Services
- Juvenile Fiction Selection: The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy Created by Dana in Youth Services
Focused on a specific topic, our subject guides can help you discover the resources you need.
Coming Clean: A Memoir by Kimberly Rae Miller
Ever wonder what it would be like to grow up with hoarders as parents? Kimberly Rae Miller dishes it all in this powerful coming-of-age tale about just that. We’ve all got that spot in our house that’s the place we put things that we’re saving for later because we know we’re actually going to use them. Right? Yes? Then months later we stumble across those same prized objects and pitch or donate them because, well, who has the time to do all the things?
Imagine, if you will, that messy place being your entire house and add in never throwing away anything on top of that and you’ll sort of get the idea what it’s like to walk a day in Kim’s shoes. She wasn’t able to ever have friends over and often had to conceal her parents messes and behaviors for fear of children’s services coming and separating her from them. Even worse, one house she and her parents occupied was so messy that it caught fire and they lost absolutely everything they owned. You’d think this would mean a fresh, clean start in a new, uncluttered home but that’s not case as things quickly start to pile up again. But don’t just take my word for it, read this engrossing title for yourself to learn all about what it’s like to be the child of hoarders. For tackling such serious stuff, it’s quite an enjoyable read but be warned as there are a few graphic moments (think bugs, messes, and even a suicide attempt) that aren’t for the faint of heart.
If you like this title, you should also check out the nonfiction book Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Randy Frost and the YA novel Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu.
It's tax season, and the UAPL is here to make it as smooth as possible for everyone. While library staff cannot give out tax advice or answer... Read more