For Kids and Teens

E-Books for Kids & Teens

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

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.

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

The Kids and Teens Blog

 
Written by Youth Department and posted on 09/11/2013 - 7:26pm

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One of the first early literacy skills to develop is print motivation. Print motivation is a child's interest in and enjoyment of books. Parents can cultivate this skill early on by reading to their infants. Even though they aren't able to follow the story, they still very much enjoy hearing their parent's voice. If children witness their parents enjoying reading, they learn to view reading as a fun activity. Parents need to make books accessible, proudly display them on a shelf, as prized possessions and create a cozy spot dedicated to reading together. And let's not forget trips to the library!! The UAPL has amazing storytimes and other youth programs, and little ones can get their very own library card!!

Here are some books from our collection, chosen especially for their enjoyment potential:

 

What Are You Thankful For??

It's that time again, kids. Time to hug smelly old Aunt Matilda (why does she have to wear SO...Read more

Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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

  • Cover of Cruel Beauty

    Rosamund Hodge
    Cruel Beauty
    Rating: 3.8/5
  • Cover of Willow

    Tonya Cherie Hegamin
    Willow
    Rating: 3.54/5
  • Cover of Lady Thief (Scarlet, #2)

    A.C. Gaughen
    Lady Thief (Scarlet, #2)
    Rating: 4.2/5
  • Cover of Better off Friends

    Elizabeth Eulberg
    Better off Friends
    Rating: 3.93/5
  • Cover of Killer Frost (Mythos Academy, #6)

    Jennifer Estep
    Killer Frost (Mythos Academy, #6)
    Rating: 4.23/5
  • Cover of Phoenix Island

    John Dixon
    Phoenix Island
    Rating: 3.93/5

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Events for Kids & Teens

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

  • Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes for children 0 - 24 months and their caregivers.

    When?
    04/29/2014 - 10:15am to 10:45am
    Where?
    Miller Park Branch Library
  • Join us for stories, songs, and activities for children 2 1/2 - 5 years and their caregivers.

    When?
    04/29/2014 - 11:15am to 11:45am
    Where?
    Miller Park Branch Library

Youth Services: About Us

The Youth Services Department is committed to educating children, teachers and parents in our community.  We offer a wide range of services from storytime classes to teen book discussion groups. Our staff is eager to help children, teens, and adults find the right information for their homework and to help you find the perfect book.