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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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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

Nick is determined to remake his life after graduating from high school. All he has to do is stick to his list of rules. But, meeting a tough and troubled new girl isn't on his list, and neither is hanging out with Zod, a teenage thug who is back on the streets after Nick testified against him. And, making deliveries for a local drug lord definitely isn't on his list. Will Nick stick to his list and succeed or become just another fall guy?  This is a great story about how one boy attempts to take charge of his destiny.

Humor, suspense, and time-travel ensure a good time when you read The Devil's Intern by Donna Hosie. It's been four years since 17-year old Mitchell Johnson was hit by a bus and ended up in the Underworld.  It's not as bad as you may think though.  He's made friends and even has a job as The Devil's intern.  But, when he finds a time-travel device, he and his friends decide to use it to revisit the circumstances of their own deaths.

The trouble begins on what should have been a normal school trip.  Ana Watson's little genius brother secretly ditches the quiz bowl semifinals to go to sci-fi convention.  If Zak Duquette hadn't talked it up so much, maybe Clayton wouldn't have broken almost every school rule.  Now they must team up to get into Washington and find Clayton.

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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

UAPL Youth Poetry Contest Winners!

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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 reprinted here for your enjoyment.

The Rescue of Drew

by Avi S. (Grade 5-8 Division)

There once was a fighter pilot who loved to fly

He loved to fly high in the sky

His name is Drew

His plane call sign for this mission is Basher three-two.

 

Over Bosnia, Captain Drew is flying in his F-16.

He sees a SAMring on his screen

As a missle hits,

His plane is blown to bits

 

He ejects and goes down

Eventually he hits the ground

He is hunted by the Bosnian Serbs

With the lack of food, he has to eat herbs

 

He uses his snare

But fails to catch even a single hare

He sits in his hiding spot where he is not in sight

He only does it when it's bright

 

At night he finds a place to use his radio from his position

He tries to get people on a rescue mission

Eventually, he sees Boeing CH-46 Sea Knights

They were on a rescue mission and to Drew, were a joyful sight.

 

He shot up a flare as he was told to

In came the rescue crew

After traveling across the Atlantic, he reached America thankfully

He is welcomed home by his overjoyed family

 

First Date
( A color poem)

by Laken L. (Grade 9-12 Division)

 

Remember that day?

Outside.

Frigid air nipped at exposed skin. Coated our lungs with a mid winter chill. Seeped

through sweaters and jackets. Bare branches stiffly swayed to the howl of the wind, dark

and brittle against the January sky.

Me. 

Mud splattered converse kept time to a beat. My hand tightly gripped yours; afraid to let

go, and happy to have something to hold. Street lights threw amber light

across the trees

across my features

across the ground before me.

You.

Walking beside me; leather leash in hand. Eyes like chocolate; hair to match. A dusting 

of dormant summer freckles across your nose. The dog trotted blithely beside us; a fluff

of caramel curls. Remember that?

Music notes buzzed in my ears. Stars poked through the fabric of night, and we stared

at them from the driveway.

You pulled me into a hug, pressing me against your brown sweater. The music swelled,

matching the thump of two heartbeats. Crescendoing into a symphony that only we

could hear. Lacing the air with vibrating warmth.

You left a smile stuck on my face.

And I left a song stuck in your head.

 

Super Power Saturdays: Draw Me! Write Me! Creating Your Own Stories and Characters

Welcome back everyone! This is the last post in the Super Power Saturdays blog series. We have covered a lot of different books this summer – super powers in fiction and graphic novels, unique teen powers in fiction, heroes in the real world in nonfiction, and more. If you missed any of these...Read more

Teen Fiction for when you need to cope with life

Every so often I serendipiously read fiction that has similar themes.  Recently I have been reading some great fiction from 2015 that talk about mental issues.  It could be...Read more

Author John Green to visit Columbus

Author John Green will be in Columbus this Wednesday, July 15, 2015 and the event is free!  More details can be found on  this link to the Columbus Dispatch article. He, along with cast...Read more

Super Power Saturdays - Teen NonFiction Flies!

We are in our last month of Super Power Saturdays, everyone. So far we have explored all kinds of super powers in teen fiction and teen graphic novels. We have looked at super powers in fiction in Teen Super...Read more

Summer Intern in Youth Services at UAPL

Our post today was written by Harriet, one of the UAPL 2015 Youth Summer Interns.  Harriet is returning for her second summer internship with the Youth Department, one of only three interns to hold that distinction throughtout the years.  

Dear Readers,

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Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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

  • Cover of Into the Dim (Into the Dim, #1)

    Janet B. Taylor
    Into the Dim (Into the Dim, #1)
    Rating: 3.77/5
  • Cover of Harmony House

    Nic Sheff
    Harmony House
    Rating: 2.84/5
  • Cover of The Great American Whatever

    Tim Federle
    The Great American Whatever
    Rating: 3.97/5
  • Cover of Future Shock

    Elizabeth Briggs
    Future Shock
    Rating: 4.01/5
  • Cover of The Forbidden Orchid

    Sharon Biggs Waller
    The Forbidden Orchid
    Rating: 3.73/5
  • Cover of Exit, Pursued by a Bear

    E.K. Johnston
    Exit, Pursued by a Bear
    Rating: 4.04/5
  • Cover of Salt to the Sea

    Ruta Sepetys
    Salt to the Sea
    Rating: 4.39/5
  • Cover of The Winner's Kiss (The Winner's Trilogy, #3)

    Marie Rutkoski
    The Winner's Kiss (The Winner's Trilogy, #3)
    Rating: 4.45/5
  • Cover of Spirit Level

    Sarah N. Harvey
    Spirit Level
    Rating: 3.62/5
  • Cover of The Summer After You and Me

    Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
    The Summer After You and Me
    Rating: 3.72/5
  • Cover of Girl Last Seen

    Heather Anastasiu
    Girl Last Seen
    Rating: 3.82/5
  • Cover of Lottery Boy

    Michael Byrne
    Lottery Boy
    Rating: 3.43/5

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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.