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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.

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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.

Stream Video    NEW - Comic Books for download!

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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.

Book A Librarian

Recommended Read

Celestine is a model daughter, well-liked by classmates and teachers and dating a charming boy. Celestine encounters a situation where she makes an instinctive decision and breaks a rule. She could be facing life-changing repercussions like imprisonment and branding. She could be found flawed.

From the author of the award winning book The Crossover, comes another sports/reality check slam novel in verse.  Meet Nick, a star on the soccer field, but not so much a star anywhere else.  He is dealing with bullies, a demanding word nerd Dad and a Mom who has left their home.  

London, 1725. Everybody has a secret. Lady A will keep yours—for a price. Lady A is a seventeen-year-old orphan named Arista who trades in secrets and lives in fear of her abusive master.  To escape this life she has to pass herself off as a boy to move safely through London's criminal underworld. Everything changes when she meets Grae Sinclair, who loves Arista for who she is and promises to help her escape her criminal life.

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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.

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.  

Interns

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.

INTERN APPLICATION

Junior Volunteers

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.

JUNIOR VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Book Buddies

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.

Teens @ UAPL Blog

Choose Privacy Week - Resources for Teens

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Choose Privacy Week is the American Library Association’s annual event that promotes the importance of individual privacy rights.  Think about all the different ways privacy impacts your digital life: from using Facebook to using a cell phone with GPS capabilities, from cookies that are stored on your computer to Google maps that show where your home is located, there is a lot to know about how to protect your privacy rights in the digital world! 

What Do You Know about Privacy? When you think of privacy, what comes to mind? Watch this video (made for the first Choose Privacy Week in 2010) to see what other people have to say about it. 

A Few Helpful Tips to Navigate the Online World:

1. A More Private Search Experience

  • If you don't like advertisers following you online, try using a safer search engine, like DuckDuckGo. It doesn't store or share any of your personal information!

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2. Staying Safe Online

The National Cyber Security Alliance, along with StaySafeOnline.org, offer lots of pointers for teens on how to protect your privacy:

  • Keep your security software current - make sure you have the latest security software in place. Remember to protect all devices that connect to the Internet, not just your computer. That includes smart phones,gaming systems, and even Fitbits!
  • They suggest making your passwords “long and strong.”
  • Check the privacy settings on all of your online services, from Facebook to Snapchat to websites that you use. For more information on how to check and change privacy settings on many popular apps and services, check out this list.
  • Who can you trust online?  Test your knowledge with this Friend Finder Quiz (recommended for middle schoolers)

3. Library Workshops

The library is also a great resource for information on digital privacy! This week we are hosting a few free programs:

  • Check out Forgot Your Password? on Wednesday, May 4 at 7 for strategies on how to make strong passwords and easily remember all of them.
  • Bring your smartphone or laptop to the library’s drop-in Cryptoparty on Saturday, May 7 from 10-4 and library staff will help you install encryption programs on your device that can give you more privacy.

UAPL Youth Poetry Contest Winners!

Youth Poetry Contest Winners Announced!

The winner of the Youth Poetry Contest for the grade division 5-8 is Avi S. and the winner of the grade division 9-12 is Laken L. Our Teen Advisory Board would like to congratulate both winners and thank all our entrants this year. Both poems are...Read more

Battle of the Books

This year's Battle of the Books has begun!  Sixteen books for middle school and high school students (listed below) have been chosen by School Library Journal to go head-to-head in a tournament until one book is crowned the winner.  Last year's winner was The Port Chicago 50 by...Read more

Do you like a little bit of magic in your fiction?

The power of fictional writing is that there are no set parameters on settings, characters or themes. A story can be about a completely unknown place, known only in some author's mind. I like a good, realistic setting (contemporary or in the past) with just a little something that is...Read more

Book Sculpture

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It's fun to create sculpture from a stack of books. Here's the Youth Services Department snowman. What...Read more

Book Quotes

“I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else, it must be in my own way.” - Jane Austen

Some of the best books leave us with words that can help or guide us throughout our lives; or, at the very least, with passages that ring true to how we live or...Read more

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Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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

  • Cover of Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices, #1)

    Cassandra Clare
    Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices, #1)
    Rating: 4.54/5
  • Cover of The Winner's Kiss (The Winner's Trilogy, #3)

    Marie Rutkoski
    The Winner's Kiss (The Winner's Trilogy, #3)
    Rating: 4.41/5
  • Cover of A Tangle of Gold (The Colours of Madeleine, #3)

    Jaclyn Moriarty
    A Tangle of Gold (The Colours of Madeleine, #3)
    Rating: 4.41/5
  • Cover of Salt to the Sea

    Ruta Sepetys
    Salt to the Sea
    Rating: 4.38/5
  • Cover of The Serpent King

    Jeff Zentner
    The Serpent King
    Rating: 4.27/5
  • Cover of The Awakening of Sunshine Girl (The Haunting of Sunshine Girl, #2)

    Paige McKenzie
    The Awakening of Sunshine Girl (The Haunting of Sunshine Girl, #2)
    Rating: 4.14/5
  • Cover of On the Edge of Gone

    Corinne Duyvis
    On the Edge of Gone
    Rating: 4.12/5
  • Cover of The Way I Used to Be

    Amber Smith
    The Way I Used to Be
    Rating: 4.1/5
  • Cover of Where You'll Find Me

    Natasha Friend
    Where You'll Find Me
    Rating: 4.08/5
  • Cover of A Daring Sacrifice (An Uncertain Choice, #2)

    Jody Hedlund
    A Daring Sacrifice (An Uncertain Choice, #2)
    Rating: 4.06/5
  • Cover of Exit, Pursued by a Bear

    E.K. Johnston
    Exit, Pursued by a Bear
    Rating: 4.05/5
  • Cover of The Secrets of Solace

    Jaleigh Johnson
    The Secrets of Solace
    Rating: 4.05/5

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Teen Book Clubs

The UA High School Book Club

This club meets once a month in the LC classroom at 3:00 pm. Juice and cookies are provided by the Upper Arlington Public Library Friends of the Library Board. Each month the group decides on a book to read for the following meeting. Please join us - all are welcome!

For general guidelines to starting and running a bookclub, click here.

How-To: Get a Book Club Started...and Keep it Going

You like to read. Your friends like to read. You almost have a book club! 

If you would like some info on how do you figure out what to read, get organized and keep the club alive, we have compiled some tips for you in this short guide that can help you.