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.
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
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.
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.
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 “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ” Summer Library Club. There are three different opportunities available.
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.
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.
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
Interested in poetry? Not sure where to start? Love books but think poetry is not your thing? Check out the novel in verse. This form of poetry merges the traditional story you find in a novel with poetry. It brings the best of both worlds…story and poems…together by using poems to tell the story. Great novels in verse are:
- Words with Wings by Nikki Grimes
- Crossover by Kwame Alexander
- Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
- Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
Want to explore poetry more? Want to learn about the many faces of poetry such as odes, haikus, lyrical poems, ballads, acrostic? Check out these online resources:
- Young Writers: Poetry Glossary – This section of the site defines and gives examples of the different forms of poetry.
- Poetry Foundation: Children’s Poetry – This site has poetry resources, videos, and information about author and poets.
For a sneak peek at Words with Wings by Nikki Grimes check out this fan-made book trailer:
UAPL Youth Poetry Contest Winner, K-4 Division
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