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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.

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Download your favorite music from Freegal Music Downloads, a new FREE digital download for music. Learn more about using Freegal

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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.

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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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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.

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Musical Mondays: Where Books and Music Collide

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

Just to recap: A lot of books are now incorporating music in some way into the story. Some authors create music playlist for their books, other weave music into the story, and some are just about music in some way. The first blog post featured Books with Playlists. This blog will highlight books that weave music and songs throughout the novel.

Just like the last list, music isn’t necessarily the main focus of these novels, although it can be. Instead, many use music to help tell the characters’ stories, set the mood, or give the reader an extra layer to think about and interact with. One of my favorites of these is when songs are the chapter titles – like in Playlist for the Dead or Blackbird Fly.

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matsonbook Cover for Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly
Here is a road trip full of detours, connections, and music. Each chapter begins with the lyrics from a song and music playlists mark Amy and Roger’s journey across the country. The playlists are not online but are detailed throughout the book.  

Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly  Black Bird Fly Playlist
There is a lot of music in this book! And since Apple loves the Beatles, and thinks one of the albums is the soundtrack to her life, many songs are by them. Each chapter title is a song and Kelly has compiled a playlist of some of the songs throughout the book. 

Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
Music, especially drumming, is a central component of this novel. It uses drumming vocabulary through the story and it is a love of music that helps the main character get through some difficult times. No playlist yet, but there is a short video interview with Sonnenblick where he talks about the book, writing, and drums. And don’t miss the sequel After Ever After or this video where Sonnenblick plays the drums

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell  Eleanor and Park Playlist Book Cover for Guitar Notes by Mary Amato
Rowell works on her playlists while she writes. For Eleanor and Park she created mixed tapes for each character and ended up with four playlists! On her site she has the playlists, with links to the music, as well as her thoughts, commentary, and videos. 

Guitar Notes by Mary Amato Guitar Notes Playlist 
This book is filled with music and, since the two main characters write music together, sometimes reads like a fabulous, dramatic, romantic version of a music writing handbook! Amato has written and recorded all the songs for the book, making a unique playlist! Her website, The Thrum Society, contains the songs, song writing resources, a songbook for the novel, videos, and karaoke versions of the songs. 

If I Stay by Gayle Forman  If I Stay Playlist
If I Stay is infused with music. Forman put together a partial list of the songs in the book in the order they appear in the story, but there are many more throughout. Also, don’t miss the sequel Where She Went, which has original songs throughout. Forman has compiled the lyrics to these songs on her website. 

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen Just Listen Playlist Book Cover for The Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Falkoff
Music is a big part of this book, but the songs in it were actually made up by Dessen. But, after she wrote it she went back and created a playlist of the songs that were her inspiration for the book, that helped her get through writing, or that she just likes. 

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist Website 
This is a book filled with mixed tapes, a band’s secret show, and a whirlwind night of music and adventure! There are also 3 playlists to go with this book! The first playlist is a listing of the songs mentioned in the books. The other two are The Norah Soundtrack which are the songs Cohn imagines would be on Norah’s side of a soundtrack, and (T)Rainy/Dreamy which is a playlist of songs inspired by Norah’s wish to make Nick a playlist with the words rain or train in them.

Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Falkoff
Each chapter is the title of a song that appears on a playlist left behind by one of the characters. The reader, and the main character, are tasked with figuring out what message the song is trying to convey. There is no online playlist, but the songs from the chapter titles could be compiled together to make one and then listened to as you read.

That's it for this month.Come back for our last installment, Want to Join a Band?, for a look at books where the main characters are part of a band or write or make music. A few are even written by muscians!

Happy Reading (and Listening)!

 

 

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

snowman sculpture made from stacked books

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 A Season for Fireflies

    Rebecca Maizel
    A Season for Fireflies
    Rating: 3.47/5
  • Cover of United as One (Lorien Legacies, #7)

    Pittacus Lore
    United as One (Lorien Legacies, #7)
    Rating: 4.4/5
  • Cover of True Letters from a Fictional Life

    Kenneth Logan
    True Letters from a Fictional Life
    Rating: 4.1/5
  • Cover of Shadows of the Dark Crystal (Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal, #1)

    J.M. Lee
    Shadows of the Dark Crystal (Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal, #1)
    Rating: 4.22/5
  • Cover of The Marked Girl (Marked Girl, #1)

    Lindsey Klingele
    The Marked Girl (Marked Girl, #1)
    Rating: 3.73/5
  • Cover of Mirror in the Sky

    Aditi Khorana
    Mirror in the Sky
    Rating: 3.58/5
  • Cover of Run

    Kody Keplinger
    Run
    Rating: 3.82/5
  • Cover of Sword Art Online: Aincrad Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition) (Sword Art Online: Aincrad Manga, #1-2)

    Reki Kawahara
    Sword Art Online: Aincrad Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition) (Sword Art Online: Aincrad Manga, #1-2)
    Rating: 4.45/5
  • Cover of Tease (The Ivy Chronicles, #2)

    Sophie Jordan
    Tease (The Ivy Chronicles, #2)
    Rating: 3.86/5
  • Cover of Twisted

    Hannah Jayne
    Twisted
    Rating: 3.25/5
  • Cover of How It Feels to Fly

    Kathryn Holmes
    How It Feels to Fly
    Rating: 3.87/5
  • Cover of This Is the Part Where You Laugh

    Peter Brown Hoffmeister
    This Is the Part Where You Laugh
    Rating: 4.08/5

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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.