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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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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.

Book A Librarian

Recommended Read

After three years in juvenile detention, Angela is just months shy of release.  When ten-year-old Jessica arrives in shackles and is placed in segregation, creepy things begin to happen and it becomes clear that Jessica and her possible supernatural powers are more dangerous than anyone expected.

Ash is a gifted healer with a powerful gift of magic.  Jenna, a girl abandoned at birth, was told that the mark on the back of her neck would make her a target.  Ash and Jenna's worlds are thrown together by chance and united by their hatred of the king. 

Charlotte and Jaime, rival students at a Connecticut boarding school, are also descendants of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.  When a fellow student dies under suspicious circumstances, they both end up being prime suspects. Danger is mounting and the only people they can trust are each other.

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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

What is Pride Month?

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month is celebrated in June in the United States. LGBT Pride has historically been celebrated in June to commemorate the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots. On June 28, 1969 police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular bar in New York City’s most liberal neighborhood, Greenwich Village.

Until the 1970s, the FBI kept lists of known homosexuals and frequently conducted raids on establishments catering to the gay community; in 1969 being gay was a criminal offense.

First person accounts of the June 28 riot, and subsequent upheaval in Greenwich, reported the atmosphere felt almost festive. For the first time in modern LGBT history, a group with no concrete mission or organization united without obvious leadership. Rather, onlookers and participants noted, it was instinctual. A community of oppressed people unified at that moment and said, “enough - we aren’t going away. We aren’t going to tolerate this abuse anymore.”

Following the riots, LGBT organizations formed across the country and became champions in the modern fight for LGBT civil rights. Over the last 50 years these groups have become more inclusive of racial diversity among the community as well as transgender, queer and other non-conforming gender and sexual identities. Various initiatives and growing support within LGBTQ+ communities and from the outside has propelled the LGBTQ+ struggle to the forefront of the United State’s modern civil rights movement.

As the civil rights movement gains attention and momentum, the LGBTQ+ interest genre in books for all ages has expanded. Authors of all orientations are writing stories for and about persons of non-conforming identities.

For especially popular and critically acclaimed works of Young Adult Fiction in LGBTQ+ interest, available at the Upper Arlington Public Library see the list below:

For a Non-Fiction book about the Stonewall riots written especially for teens:

For Non-fiction LGBTQ+ interest:  

Sign up now for Summer Library Club!

Are you entering 6th-12th grade next year? Do you like to read? Would you like to score free pizza, chipotle, or cake? Then you're ready for Summer Library Club! Simply visit this website, register with your name...Read more

Travel, Road Trips, and Adventure

It’s summer! Time for traveling, road trips, and adventure! So, if you’re planning a trip and need some inspiration, are looking for a book to accompany you on your road trip adventure, or just want to live vicariously through the winding roads and travel adventures of others, check out some of...Read more

Musical Mondays: Books with Music Playlists

Welcome to Musical Mondays! A blog about books and music.

A lot of books now intertwine the story, characters, and plot, with music. Some have a music playlist designed to go with the book, some weave songs and music right into the story, and others focus on music as a major part of the...Read more

Choose Privacy Week - Resources for Teens

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...Read more

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

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Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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

  • Cover of Sea Spell (Waterfire Saga, #4)

    Jennifer Donnelly
    Sea Spell (Waterfire Saga, #4)
    Rating: 4.53/5
  • Cover of The Long Game (The Fixer, #2)

    Jennifer Lynn Barnes
    The Long Game (The Fixer, #2)
    Rating: 4.5/5
  • Cover of The End (The Enemy, #7)

    Charlie Higson
    The End (The Enemy, #7)
    Rating: 4.48/5
  • Cover of The Inquisition (Summoner, #2)

    Taran Matharu
    The Inquisition (Summoner, #2)
    Rating: 4.45/5
  • Cover of The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4)

    Maggie Stiefvater
    The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4)
    Rating: 4.38/5
  • Cover of The Art of Being Normal

    Lisa Williamson
    The Art of Being Normal
    Rating: 4.26/5
  • Cover of Exile for Dreamers (Stranje House, #2)

    Kathleen Baldwin
    Exile for Dreamers (Stranje House, #2)
    Rating: 4.25/5
  • Cover of Break Me Like a Promise (Once Upon a Crime Family, #2)

    Tiffany Schmidt
    Break Me Like a Promise (Once Upon a Crime Family, #2)
    Rating: 4.24/5
  • Cover of The Sleeping Prince (The Sin Eater’s Daughter, #2)

    Melinda Salisbury
    The Sleeping Prince (The Sin Eater’s Daughter, #2)
    Rating: 4.21/5
  • Cover of The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You

    Lily Anderson
    The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You
    Rating: 4.2/5
  • Cover of Devil and the Bluebird

    Jennifer Mason-Black
    Devil and the Bluebird
    Rating: 4.18/5
  • Cover of The Search for the Homestead Treasure: A Mystery

    Ann Treacy
    The Search for the Homestead Treasure: A Mystery
    Rating: 4.18/5

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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.