This simple picture book teaches young children about colors and even more importantly, sharing! Ruby has red blocks and Benji has blue blocks. They are both quite happy playing with them independently, until Benji takes one of Ruby's red blocks. In the tussle that follows, all the blocks come tumbling down. Now that they have both red and blue blocks, they realize they might be better off if they build together. The conflict seems happily resolved until Guy comes with his green blocks! Recommended for PreK-K.
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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 e-book, video, music, audiobook and comic book formats for streaming or temporary download. Content can be enjoyed on smartphones, tablets or computers. Check our support page, or download a copy of our Hoopla Instructions sheet.
Digby O'Day and Percy are best friends. This daring canine duo can find adventure anywhere, even entering an All-Day Race! Digby is sure he and his co-driver Percy can win. When the race starts, Digby and Percy are quickly left in the dust. They meet many perils on the road, including Digby's archenemy, Lou Ella, who is also in the race and will stop at nothing to win. In a day full of twists, turns, thrills, and surprises, anything can happen. A fun, early chapter book adventure for readers in grades K-2.
Lizzie loves school: first pre-school, then kindergarten, and now it's the last day of first grade. While the other children and teachers are excited for summer vacation, Lizzie is sad. But a last minute turn of events makes for a happy ending, as both Lizzie and her teacher become involved in summer school. This book is a nice selection for reading aloud, and timely as the end of the school year approaches. Recommended for grades K-2.
For Kids: Great Reads
News for Little and Big Kids
UAPL Youth Poetry Contest Winner, K-4 Division
For the last three year, the last week of March leading up to April our Teen Advisory Group has sponsored a poetry contest. This year the winner for the K-4 Division was Phoebe E. with her poem, “Moonlight Dance”. Congratulations, Phoebe and thank you to all our entrants!
When comes the darkness
In the world
Fairies creep out
From the ground
Dressed in moss with
Hair so curled
This week we are gearing up for April (which is National Poetry Month after all!) by hosting a poetry contest! Aspiring writers are welcome to submit original poems this week (March 28th-April 1st) to any UAPL Youth department; poem length limited to 500 words, but no limitations on your creativity!
Poetry will be judged anonymously by our Teen Advisory Board, made up of local teens who volunteer here at the library. Poems will be grouped by ages: K-4th, 5th-8th, and 9th-12th. Winners from each...Read more
Being a Maker is all about using your creativity to explore the world around you. Learning about new things and expressing yourself can be fun. I’ve always liked playing board games and card games with my friends and family. Now I can learn how to create a game of my own using the step-by-step instructions in the book, Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Games.
Interested in more than just games? Check out the other books in the “Be a Maker” series.
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Dogs have been used in warfare since ancient times. During the Vietnam War, more than 5,000 dogs served our country and it's estimated they saved over 10,000 lives. Most recently, dogs have been invaluable in Afghanistan and Iraq. These...Read more
Spring is coming and that means lots of rainy days. Although rain can sometimes seem dreary, there is also something fun about jumping in puddles and exploring our wet world while we wait for sunshine and spring flowers to arrive.
Here are some rainy day stories to share with your little ones:
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Connect with Your Librarians
Join our Youth Department's Goodreads Group: connect with your librarians and other Goodreads Group members to discuss and share book recommendations.
Resources for Preschool Kids
Events for Kids & Teens
For a full events calendar for kids and teens, please follow this link.
Our summer STEAM programs will focus on science, technology, engineering, art, and math. This week - come to... (full entry)When?06/02/2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pmWhere?Lane Road Branch Library
Come enjoy a Saturday afternoon movie in the library theater. Well be showing a newly released to DVD movie... (full entry)When?06/04/2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pmWhere?Tremont Road - Main Library