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.
Booklists and Booktalks for Teachers
Youth Guides & Pathfinders
Focused on a specific topic, our subject guides and pathfinders can help you discover the resources you need.
Lizzie loves school: first pre-school, then kindergarten, and now it's the last day of first grade. While the other children and teachers are excited for summer vacation, Lizzie is sad. But a last minute turn of events makes for a happy ending, as both Lizzie and her teacher become involved in summer school. This book is a nice selection for reading aloud, and timely as the end of the school year approaches. Recommended for grades K-2.
A Morning with Grandpa by Sylvia Liu is both a story about the joys of intergenerational relationships and also teaches about tai chi and yoga. Mei Mei's grandfather, Gong Gong, shows her several tai chi movements and explains how tai chi's movements send good energy through your body. Then, it's Mei Mei's turn and she teaches her grandfather yoga. This book is a fine example of contemporary intergenerational literature. (Gr. K-3)
This straightforward picture book tackles the issue of bullying. Kyle, the bully in this story, keeps putting Thomas down and making him feel bad about himself. The situations described are realistic and will provide opportunities for discussion among students. Kyle is portrayed not just as a bully, but as someone who needs help with his feelings. The story ends on a hopeful note with Thomas deciding to stand up for himself and Kyle realizing that his behavior is alienating himself from the other kids. Included in the back pages is information for adults on how to start a conversation on bullying. (Gr K-2)
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.
Teachers @ UAPL Blog
April is National Poetry Month. If you're looking for a fun, local tie-in consider having your students enter the Youth Poetry Contest here at the UAPL. The contest is sponsored by our Teen Advisory Board. To participate, kids in grades K-12 write their own poem and submit a copy to any of the Upper Arlington Youth Departments from March 29 through April 1, 2016.
Poems are open to creativity but limited to 500 words. One poem from each grade group (K-4; 5-8; 9-12) will be chosen anonymously by the Teen Advisory Board. Each winner will receive a blue ribbon and will be featured on our blog.
Please have students include their name, grade, phone number and email address on their entries.
The website National Poetry Month has some great information including how to sign up for a poem every day and of course, the library has great sources like these: