For Kids and Teens

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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.

Help

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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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Download your favorite music from Freegal Music Downloads, a new FREE digital download for music. Learn more about using Freegal

Download 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.

Stream Video    NEW - Comic Books for download!

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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.

Book A Librarian

E-Books for Kids & Teens

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We provide access to best selling audio and print books you can checkout and download to a wide range of devices. Check out the KIDScollection or TEENScollection!

Learn more about Digital Downloads

Youth Guides & Pathfinders

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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

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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.

For Kids: Recommended Reading

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

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 (614) 486-9621.

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.

Resources for Teachers and Educators

Librarian-recommended Online Resources

You can find answers to

  • health and behavioral questions,
  • educational games,
  • teaching resources and more

by visiting the librarian-recommended links below.

We bundled some homework help related online sources for you: see here and here.

Request for Volunteer Program Presenters

The Upper Arlington Public Library is always looking for people that have special skills, knowledge or talent and who are able to volunteer to share that talent with children by offering a program! Previous volunteers have shared how to play chess, draw manga, and taught various crafts such as knitting.

Youth Services Opportunities

All three locations of the UAPL are seeking teen volunteers for this year's “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ” Summer Library Club. There are three different opportunities available.  

Interns

Teens entering grades 10-12 or who graduate high school in 2016 are eligible to be an Intern.  The position involves a commitment of 9-12 hours per week from May 23-July 31.  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, 2016 by 5pm.

INTERN APPLICATION

Junior Volunteers

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, 2016 by 5pm.

JUNIOR VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Book Buddies

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, 2016  and will continue until we have enough Big Buddies. Volunteers will earn service hour credits.

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

 
Written by and posted on 05/07/2016 - 12:48pm

Monarch Butterfly

Monarch butterflies migrate 2000 to 3000 miles from the United States and Canada to the forests of Mexico and back every year. Monarch butterflies begin their migration north from Mexico and southern California in the spring. It takes four generations of monarchs to reach the northern United States and Canada.  At the end of the summer, a super generation of monarchs is born and it's this generation that will travel all the way back to Mexico and Southern California in the fall.

Want to learn more about this beautiful and amazing insect?  

Explore the UAPL online reference databases. Visit our website and use the Research dropdown menu to click on Databases and scroll down to National Geographic Kids. This database has full text books that you can read and/or listen to! There is an excellent book in this database called Great Migrations: Butterflies by Laura Marsh. (You will need to log in with your library card and pin)

Read some of these non-fiction books in our library:

And, here are some lovely picture books about monarch butterflies:

 

UAPL Youth Poetry Contest Winners!

Youth Poetry Contest Winners Announced!

The winner of the Youth Poetry Contest for the grade division 5-8 is Avi S. and the...>>

 

Youth Poetry Contest Winner!

UAPL Youth Poetry Contest Winner, K-4 Division

For the last three year, the last week of March leading...>>

 

Calling all Poets!

This week we are gearing up for April (which is National Poetry Month after...>>

Upcoming & new Young Adult books

Images and ratings courtesy of Goodreads.com  Goodreads.com logo

  • Cover of The Summer After You and Me

    Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
    The Summer After You and Me
    Rating: 3.7/5
  • Cover of The Great Hunt (Eurona Duology, #1)

    Wendy Higgins
    The Great Hunt (Eurona Duology, #1)
    Rating: 3.69/5
  • Cover of Broken Crowns (The Internment Chronicles, #3)

    Lauren DeStefano
    Broken Crowns (The Internment Chronicles, #3)
    Rating: 3.67/5
  • Cover of Spirit Level

    Sarah N. Harvey
    Spirit Level
    Rating: 3.64/5
  • Cover of The Leaving Season

    Cat Jordan
    The Leaving Season
    Rating: 3.57/5
  • Cover of Dark Energy

    Robison Wells
    Dark Energy
    Rating: 3.56/5

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Events for Kids & Teens

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

  • Help a younger student entering grades 1-3 with their reading during this five-week series! Do reading activities and coach them as... (full entry)

    When?
    06/06/2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library
  • For children ages 2-6 and their families. Young children will learn a variety of skills: rhyming, identifying sounds and letters, asking... (full entry)

    When?
    06/06/2016 - 7:00pm to 7:30pm
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library