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When Theodore Finch and Violet Markey meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school–both teetering on the edge–it's the beginning of an unlikely relationship, a journey to discover the “natural wonders” of the state of Indiana, and the two teens' desperate desire to heal and save one another.

When Nic, a slave in the mines outside of Rome, is forced to enter a sealed cavern containing lost treasures of Julius Caesar, he finds himself in possession of an ancient amulet filled with magic once reserved for the Gods, and becomes the center of a conspiracy to overthrow the emperor and destroy Rome.

Shy, sixteen-year-old Lark is happiest close to home, tending her garden and gathering herbs for medicines. When Lark has visions that warn her that monsters called Troths will soon invade her village, she is summoned on a journey to seek help from the legendary Riders of Tarnec. The journey will make her visions reality and bring her closer to knowing her inner strength.  

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New Teen Discovery Kits!

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New Teen Discovery Kits available for check out!

The UAPL has two new Discovery Kits just for teens!  Discovery Kits contain traditional materials like books and add a hands-on component.  They’re a fun way to learn and experiment. 

Teen Discovery Kit: Learn the Ukulele contains Includes three books, two CDs, one ukulele and one ukulele carrying case. It’s a great way to try out the instrument!

Teen Discovery Kit: Explore Circuitry Includes four books, one Makey Makey kit and one Little Bits base kit. This kit is a fun introduction to circuits and how they work including how to make actual bananas function as a keyboard! (Sorry, bananas are not included in the kit.)

Do You Have the Exam-Season Blues?

Is the stress of exams getting you down?  Are you jolted awake after having a terrible nightmare that you didn’t study for your AP exam at all?  Do you have words tattooed on your face from falling asleep face-first into your notes?  It sounds like... Read more

Poetry Contest Winners for Grades 5-8 and 9-12

Recently the Teen Advisory Board of the Upper Arlington Public Library held a poetry contest with three divisions.  The 5-8 grade winner was Ainsley D. whose poem” I Am Sunshine” appears below followed by the 9-12 grade winner, Beth B. for her poem “Wings”. ... Read more

Teen novels set in Ireland

Happy St. Patrick's Day! To further enjoy this day of green, here are a few award-winning Teen novels set in Ireland:

Celebrate Pi Day with Math Fiction Picks

digits of Pi fading into distance

This Sunday, March 14, 2015 is Pi Day a... Read more

College is Calling

As snow melts and flowers start to bloom, spring is not the only thing around the corner.  If you are a junior, or even a sophomore, it may be time to start thinking about colleges!  This may seem like a daunting ( SAT word) task—so many tests, choices,... Read more

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Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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  • Cover of The Ables

    Jeremy Scott
    The Ables
    Rating: 4.05/5
  • Cover of The Boyfriend Project

    Rachel Hawthorne
    The Boyfriend Project
    Rating: 3.5/5
  • Cover of Becoming Jinn (Becoming Jinn, #1)

    Lori Goldstein
    Becoming Jinn (Becoming Jinn, #1)
    Rating: 3.64/5
  • Cover of A Tale of Two Besties: A Hello Giggles Novel

    Sophia Rossi
    A Tale of Two Besties: A Hello Giggles Novel
    Rating: 2.95/5
  • Cover of Trouble from the Start

    Rachel Hawthorne
    Trouble from the Start
    Rating: 3.68/5
  • Cover of The Last Good Day of the Year

    Jessica Warman
    The Last Good Day of the Year
    Rating: 3.9/5
  • Cover of The Cost of All Things

    Maggie Lehrman
    The Cost of All Things
    Rating: 3.95/5
  • Cover of Maximum Ride Forever (Maximum Ride, #9)

    James Patterson
    Maximum Ride Forever (Maximum Ride, #9)
    Rating: 4.18/5
  • Cover of Overtaken

    Mark H. Kruger
    Overtaken
    Rating: 4/5
  • Cover of Swept Away

    Michelle Dalton
    Swept Away
    Rating: 3.75/5
  • Cover of Burn (Scan, #2)

    Sarah Fine
    Burn (Scan, #2)
    Rating: 4.22/5
  • Cover of End of Days (Penryn and the End of Days, #3)

    Susan Ee
    End of Days (Penryn and the End of Days, #3)
    Rating: 4.22/5

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Teen Book Clubs

Pre-Pub Club

Read it before your friends do! Here’s a chance to snag an advanced reader copy of book that hasn't been published yet. Open to teens in grades 9-12. The Pre-Pub Club meets the last Wednesday of the month at 7pm except for May.

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!

Book Club in a Bag for Teens

Each Book Club in a Bag has 8-10 copies of a book in one handy carrier along with discussion guides and questions. Start your own book club today; we've got the materials ready for you!

For a list of titles available especially for teens, click here.

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....