Youth Guides & Pathfinders
Focused on a specific topic, our subject guides and pathfinders can help you discover the resources you need.
Downloads for You
Our downloadable guides range from new release lists to “how to” instructions designed to help you with our collection.
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.
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.
If you still have questions, just visit our Youth Services or Reference areas at the library, or call us at (614) 486-9621.
Request for Volunteer Program Presenters
Youth Services Opportunities
All three locations of the UAPL are seeking teen volunteers for this year's “Escape the Ordinary” Summer Library Club. There are three different opportunities available.
Teens entering grades 10-12 or who graduate high school in 2015 are eligible to be an Intern. The position involves a commitment of 9-12 hours per week from May 26-August 2. Applicants will be required to write an essay and be interviewed.
Those chosen will gain valuable leadership and career skills by training Junior Volunteers, assisting with programming and collection needs, and other duties as assigned. Internships are unpaid but selected students will receive recognition, letters of recommendation and service hour credit for their participation.
Details can be found on the application below which is due May 1, 2015 by 6pm.
Students in grades 7-12 wishing to help register and award prizes at our summer library club table are encouraged to apply for a Junior Volunteer position. Tremont is seeking 50-60 Junior Volunteers while Lane and Miller both need 25-30. Volunteers will earn service hour credits. Details can be found on the application. Applications are due by May 1, 2015 by 6pm.
All three locations will be looking for teens in grades 6-12 to help with our Book Buddies program. Teens are paired with a younger student and act as their “coach.” Applications for Book Buddies will be available May 1, 2015 and will continue until we have enough Big Buddies. Volunteers will earn service hour credits.
Coming May 1st: BOOK BUDDIES APPLICATION
Completed applications for all three positions can be dropped off at the preferred volunteer location by the stated deadlines.
The Kids and Teens Blog
Now is a great time to get started on a gardening project. It's great exercise, you get to play in the dirt, and you can learn some things about nature! There are lots of gardening activities to try, from growing your own fruits and vegetables to attracting birds, butterflies, and other wildlife to your backyard. Don't worry if you don't have much outdoor space - lots of gardening projects don't need much space at all.
Check out the titles below to get started on your gardening adventure!
- The Nitty-Gritty Gardening Book: Fun Projects for All Seasons by Kari Cornell
- Roots, Shoots, Buckets, and Boots: Gardening Together with Children by Sharon Lovejoy
- Wildlife Gardeing by Martyn Cox
- Super Simple Butterfly Gardens: A Kid's Guide to Gardening by Alex Kuskowski
- Super Simple Indoor Gardens: A Kid's Guide to Gardening by Alex Kuskowski
- Gardeing Lab for Kids: 52 Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, Play, and Enjoy Your Garden by Renata Brown
The weather is changing and families are getting outside again to enjoy the new season. Young children are just as happy and... Read more
Recently the Teen Advisory Board of the Upper Arlington Public Library held a poetry contest with three divisions. The 5-8 ... Read more
Events for Kids & Teens
For a full events calendar for kids and teens, please follow this link.
For children 0-24 months and their caregivers. Caregivers will learn songs, stories and rhymes to enhance personal reading time. These... (full entry)When?04/27/2015 - 10:15am to 10:45amWhere?Tremont Road - Main Library
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes for children 0-24 months and their caregivers.When?04/27/2015 - 10:15am to 10:45amWhere?Miller Park Branch Library
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