Parents' Page

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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.

NEW - Comic Books for download!
Get started with eBooks: iPad/iPhone, Android, Kindle/Kindle Fire

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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.

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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.

Booklists for Parents

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.

Parents @ UAPL Blog

Escape Room at the Main Library!

Written by published on Tue, 09/27/2016 - 1:00am

Graphic of a yellow flame coming out of an opened book with starbursts. Titled Unlocked! by Trapped Columbus.

Ever wanted to try an Escape Room? Not sure what that even means?

On October 8, 2016, the Main Library will be hosting an Escape Room created by Trapped Columbus. An Escape Room is a room of puzzles and problems created around a story that a group of people work together to solve in a limited amount of time.

In our story, Call Merkim is a once respected librarian gone bad! He’s a rogue member of a secret time travelling alliance and Call has discovered that if he steals mythical creatures from some magical books, he can have all the power!  Luckily, you and friends can stop Call by solving the codes and overriding his machine, but you only have 30 minutes to do it! 

Interested? Call 614-486-9621 to register or follow this link. Time slots run every 15 minutes from 2:00pm until 3:45pm for up to 10 people per timeslot!  It’ll be fun and it’s free!

We hope to see on the 8th!  

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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.

Recommended Books

  • This picture book is a wonderful celebration of the art of storytelling!  Using simple text and illustrations, the author traces the evolution of storytelling from humanity's earliest days to the present. From cave drawings to the invention of the printing press, this book is an excellent introduction to stories, books, and reading. Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • This clever cookbook incorporates simple recipes and classic fairy tales with a culinary twist. In each recipe, the ingredients are listed and then a fairytale story begins. Interspersed between paragraphs are simple and clear cooking instructions. By the end of each story, children will have made a tasty treat.  Jack and the Green Beanstalk and Three Chili Goats Puff are just two of the fairytale story/recipes. This book combines storytelling and cooking and will be a fun activity for parent and child!  Recommended for PreS-Gr 4

  • Can a robot survive in the wilderness? Roz the robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with no memory of where she is from or why she is there, and her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island's hostile inhabitants.  Recommended for grades 3 and up.

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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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