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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.

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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.

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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.

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Focused on a specific topic, our subject guides and pathfinders can help you discover the resources you need.

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Our downloadable guides range from new release lists to “how to” instructions designed to help you with our collection.

Parents @ UAPL Blog

Holiday Happiness!

Written by published on Tue, 11/29/2016 - 3:00pm

 

Color photo of white mug of coffee with heart design in whipped cream, pine boughs and two red apples on wooden tableJoin us Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at the Main Library for the 45th Annual Holiday Happiness event. This year we have roving carolers from 10-11. The Honors Choirs from Jones and Hastings as well as the Jones Middle School Chamber Orchestra will be performing between 11-12 noon. Santa and Mrs. Claus visit the Youth Services Department from 12-2. Starting at 12:30 and lasting until 2 will be a face painter and Matt the Balloon Guy!

Refreshements and kids' crafts will be offered. You can check out our Avenue of Trees and the Gingerbread Competition entrants along with a Giving Tree for those wishing to pick out a gift for kids through the Franklin County Children's Services Holiday Wish program.

There's lots to see and do. We'd love to see you and your family!

 

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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.

Recommended Books

  • In fall the trees start to empty and you can see squirrels climbing trees and spot their nests in the trees.  This book celebrates in fun rhyme the activities of the lives of squirrels.  It also includes four pages of extra info on squirrels and their habitats.  Recommended for ages 4-7.

  • It's Rabbit's birthday and he is having a party with his friends Moose and Porcupine. The cake disappears and all trails lead to Moose and some very disappointing friends.  Moose soon understands that his friends are more important than cake, and he finds a way for everyone to celebrate.

  • Maple and Willow have always been inseparable. So what happens when Maple starts big-girl school and Willow stays behind? Well, of course, both girls have marvelous adventures of their own, but the truth is, they miss each other. And when they see that the missing is mutual, they find a unique way to feel connected even when they have to be apart.

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Parents Online Resources

We all know being a parent is a hard job. There are many challenges for each age of your child. Here are some resources that will hopefully answer some of your questions. For additional homework help see the homework help link.

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CDC Family Health

Great tips to help families be healthier, safer, and stronger.

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Facts for Families

Read about emotional and behavioral issues affecting children, teenagers, and their families.

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Family Education

Practical guidance and specific age information on parenting.

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Hand in Hand Parenting

Provides help and support to parents to nurture their connection with their children.

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Hoagies Gifted Resources

The Hoagies website is “all things gifted” for parents, teachers, and kids of all ages.

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Internet Resources for Special Children

Links to a wide variety of information on the needs of children with disabilities.

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Kids Health

Browse articles on all aspects of children’s health for parents, kids, and health professionals.

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NetSmartz

Find games, activities, and information on Internet safety for kids, teens, and parents.

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Parenting

Community, articles, and stories offering parenting help in today’s world.

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Resources for Gifted Children

View information and resources for teachers and parents of gifted children.

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