Kids' Place

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We provide best selling audio and print books you can checkout and download to a wide range of devices.

Kids and Teens can find best selling audio and print books in two new collections: the TEENScollection and the KIDScollection. Try them, and don't forget that you can always go to the main collection for more.

NEW - Comic Books for download!
Get started with eBooks: iPad/iPhone, Android, Kindle/Kindle Fire

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Zinio Digital Newstand Platform offers you access to full digital copies of some of your favorite magazines. You can download and view these titles on your computer or mobile device. Learn more about using Zinio

Reading magazines just got easier! Download the new Zinio for Libraries app [iTunes Store | Google Play].

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Hoopla is a free audio and video streaming service available to all Upper Arlington Public Library cardholders. Through Hoopla you have access to thousands of titles in e-book, video, music, audiobook and comic book formats for streaming or temporary download. Check our support page, or download a copy of our Hoopla Instructions sheet.

Stream Music

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Listen Columbus provides public streaming access to the music of talented artists in Central Ohio.
We also have a growing number of CDs by local musicians in our collection for your borrowing pleasure.

Stream Music

 
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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.

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Schedule a 1-on-1 training with staff in our Media Services department. We can help you get started with UAPL's free eBooks and Magazines. Each session is up to one hour.

Librarian Recommended

Eleven-year-old Megan is stuck in the wilds of Vermont for the summer. When she gets lost on the Appalachian Trail with only her little dog Arp for company, she decides she might as well hike all the way to Massachusetts where her best friend Lucy is spending her summer. Megan faces everything from wild animals and raging rivers to tofu jerky and life without bathrooms. Most of all, though, Megan gets to know herself–both who she's been in the past and who she wants to be in the future–and the journey goes from a spur-of-the-moment lark to a quest to prove herself to Lucy, her family, and the world. (Grades 4-8)

This book has nineteen different recipes from as many countries. Each recipe is well illustrated and has easy-to-follow instructions. In addition, each country is located on a map and also includes facts about the country. Introduce different cultures and cooking skills with your children, at the same time!

My Princess Boy tells the story of a young boy who happily expresses his authentic self by dressing up in dresses, jewelry, and anything pink or sparkly. The book is from a mom's point of view, sharing both good and bad experiences with friends and family, at school, and in shopping stores. My Princess Boy opens a dialogue about embracing uniqueness and about accepting and supporting youth for whoever they are and however they wish to look.

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For Kids: Great Reads

Find A Great Book To Read!

We're here to help you find your next book, whether you're reading for fun or for a school assignment. Check out some of our favorite reading Web sites below

News for Little and Big Kids

Your (Character) Votes Are In!

Written by published on Wed, 11/09/2016 - 2:14pm

Yesterday you voted on your favorite book and screen characters, and today the results are in:

  • Favorite picture book or early reader character: ELEPHANT and PIGGIE!
  • Favorite juvenile or young adult character: HARRY POTTER!
  • Favorite adult character: WONDER WOMAN!
  • Favorite screen hero: LUKE SKYWALKER!
  • Favorite screen villain:
  • ...Read more

Two Peas in a Pod - Book Characters That Are Best Friends

Written by published on Tue, 11/08/2016 - 2:00pm

I was reading an ...Read more

Fantastic Party for Harry Potter Fans

Written by published on Sun, 10/30/2016 - 3:05pm

Fantastic Beasts movie imageThe new J. K. Rowling adventure Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is about to hit theaters and the youth services department is ready to celebrate!  Join us Saturday November...Read more

Fun with Ben Hatke: Space, Robots, Creatures!

Written by published on Fri, 10/14/2016 - 4:14pm

Looking for a book about space adventures and super heroes? Want to read about robots? Love stories about friendly creatures and lonely trolls? Then check out Ben Hatke's books. Ben Hatke is a children's writer and illustrator who has written several picture books and graphic novels for kids. He creates loveable, endearing, and highly adventurous characters and tales, such as those found in the graphic novels ...Read more

It's Fall: Let's Talk about Costumes

Written by published on Sat, 10/08/2016 - 12:01pm

boy in red lego costume

Halloween is such a fun time, with dressing up and having parties and candy.  Is your costume ready? Are you having a hard time deciding what you want to be?  Everyone picks their favorite character from tv shows, but why not try a favorite book character?  Will...Read more

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Connect with Your Librarians

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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

Preschool Fun & Games!

Looking for coloring fun, crafts, or a new game to play on the computer? Check out some of these exciting sites which have been especially chosen for kids by members of the Upper Arlington Public Library staff.

Remember that once you select a link, you are connected to another location and we want you to stay safe. Learn about being safe and smart on the Web.

Homework Help

Homework Resources

Did you know your library card can help you with your homework? The library subscribes to a variety of online resources that you won't find in a Google search. We give you access to digital versions of encyclopedias, journals, magazines and other reference sources you can trust.

View Online Resources

If you still have questions, just visit our Youth Services or Reference areas at the library, or call us at...

Events for Kids & Teens

For a full events calendar for kids and teens, please follow this link.

  • Join us on Thursdays for afternoon fun. We will have crafts, activities, and more. For Grades 3rd and up.

    When?
    03/23/2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library
  • Our STEAM programs focus on science, technology, engineering, art, and math. This month - learn about circuits... (full entry)

    When?
    03/23/2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Where?
    Lane Road Branch Library