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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.

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Listen Columbus provides public streaming access to the music of talented artists in Central Ohio.
We also have a growing number of CDs by local musicians in our collection for your borrowing pleasure.

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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.

Recommended Read

Sarah is several human beings at once. A sixteen year old and excellent artist; the filthy-mouthed ten-year-old; twenty-three year old Sarah with the bad attitude; and the forty-year-old Sarah who makes a great queso. Is she having an existential crisis? Or are all the other Sarahs trying to wake her up before she's lost forever in the tornado of violence and denial that is her parents' marriage?

A gorgeous, bewitching story of two outcast girls whose lives are twisted by an ancient prophecy. Who will be queen of the witches? Poppy Hooper and Ember Hawkweed are bound by their unlikely friendship and the boy they both love. 

On Callie's seventeenth birthday, she receives her vision of the future–a memory sent back in time to sculpt each citizen into the person they're meant to be. But Callie's vision shows her murdering her younger sister, and she is arrested and sent to a prison for those destined to break the law. Callie escapes and, on the run from the government and from her future, sets in motion a chain of events she hopes will change her fate and protect her sister.

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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.

Teens @ UAPL Blog

The Right 2017 Reading Resolution

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At the beginning of a new year, many people resolve to make improvements in their lives. A new year symbolizes a fresh start and promises a hopeful outlook. Promising to read more, whether it be for pleasure or education, is a popular resolution for all ages. Simply resolving to read a set number of books in a year, however, can be incredibly daunting. Many prospective readers will feel disheartened when they've only made it through one novel by the end of spring. There are many ways to set reading goals, and it doesn't always have to be, “read 17 books in 2017.” Use this list to find the right reading resolution for you! (Of course, feel free to change the goal number or augment the challenge in any way. These are just ideas!)

  1. 17 Books in 2017 - Some will find setting a goal number helpful and enjoyably challenging. Simply keep track of your titles. 
  2. 17 Minutes a Day - This resolution is perfect for those on a busy schedule. If you know finals and school projects are coming up, but don't want to get behind on your favorite book series, simply set a mandatory 17 minutes aside every day to devote to reading. 
  3. 17 Different Genres - Challenge yourself in 2017 to try books from 17 different genres. Genres can include your standards like fantasy, sci-fi, and historical fiction (and all of their various branches and iterations) but also consider books from the Juvenile, Adult sections as well as non-fiction like biographies and poetry. 
  4. (1)7 Audiobooks - 17 might be too many for even the most avid listeners, but whether it's 7 or 17, setting a goal of listening to audiobooks can give you a different perspective on books. 
  5. 17 Books-to-Movie - Make a list of 17 books that have been made into movies that you want to see or read. Watch the movies, read the books, or do a little of each! 
  6. 17 New Releases - Check in at our library and on the website for books released in 2017. Keep a list of the books you're most interested in reading and put yourself on the wait-list for them. 
  7. 17 Graphic Novels - Don't knock them until you try them! Graphic novels are packed with adventure, intrigue, romance and fantasy: just like traditional novels, except with expert imagery. They're also a very fast read and can help you feel accomplished by reading so many pages so quickly. 

What is Pride Month?

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...Read more

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: Want to Join a Band?

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

This will be the last installment in the series. And what better way to end than with stories about being in a band?! But, before we start, just in case you missed one of the previous posts, here is a quick recap: The first...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

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Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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  • Cover of Exo

    Fonda Lee
    Exo
    Rating: 3.96/5
  • Cover of The Dark Days Pact (Lady Helen, #2)

    Alison Goodman
    The Dark Days Pact (Lady Helen, #2)
    Rating: 4.28/5
  • Cover of Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined

    Danielle Younge-Ullman
    Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined
    Rating: 4.25/5
  • Cover of A Season of Daring Greatly

    Ellen Emerson White
    A Season of Daring Greatly
    Rating: 3.73/5
  • Cover of Long May She Reign

    Rhiannon Thomas
    Long May She Reign
    Rating: 3.74/5
  • Cover of Ronit & Jamil

    Pamela L. Laskin
    Ronit & Jamil
    Rating: 3.11/5
  • Cover of Empress of a Thousand Skies

    Rhoda Belleza
    Empress of a Thousand Skies
    Rating: 4.07/5
  • Cover of Beautiful Broken Girls

    Kim Savage
    Beautiful Broken Girls
    Rating: 3.23/5
  • Cover of 10 Things I Can See from Here

    Carrie Mac
    10 Things I Can See from Here
    Rating: 4/5
  • Cover of Release

    Patrick Ness
    Release
    Rating: 5/5
  • Cover of The Last of August (Charlotte Holmes #2)

    Brittany Cavallaro
    The Last of August (Charlotte Holmes #2)
    Rating: 4.21/5
  • Cover of Spin the Sky

    Jill MacKenzie
    Spin the Sky
    Rating: 4.47/5

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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.