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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.

Recommended Read

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.

Dan Weeks has two dreams in life: to become a famous graphic novelist and to one day muster the courage to ask Erin Reilly out on a date. Dan's mom, however, has just one goal: to date every man in the state of California until she finally finds her Prince Charming. When she gets serious about her new guy Hank, she sends Hank and Dan off to a survivalist camping trip in the wilds of Idaho to bond. When a man-hungry bear starts stalking their every move, how can he scare off Hank when his very survival now depends on him?

You Tube stars Dan and Phil want you to join them on a journey into their minds. This is the humorous story of their awkward youth and how they became You Tube stars. Go behind the scenes to take a tour of their success which includes advice and tips for all of their followers.  

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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.

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The Colors of Madeleine Trilogy

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Need a good fantasy series to read? Try The Colors of Madeleine trilogy by Jaclyn Moriarty. The books in the series are: A Corner of WhiteThe Cracks in the Kingdom, and A Tangle of Gold. The series follows Madeleine and Elliot as they comminucate across a crack in the universe - discovering unknown worlds, mysterious science, magical colors, and themselves along the way. Here is a description of the story from the author's website:

Book Cover for a Corner of White by Jaclyn MoriartyMadeleine Tully lives in Cambridge, England, the World – a city of spires, Isaac Newton and Auntie’s Tea Shop. Elliot Baranski lives in Bonfire, the Farms, the Kingdom of Cello – where seasons roam, the Butterfly Child sleeps in a glass jar, and bells warn of attacks from dangerous Colours.

They are worlds apart – until a crack opens up between them; a corner of white – the slim seam of a letter.

Elliot begins to write to Madeleine, the Girl-in-the-World – a most dangerous thing to do for suspected cracks must be reported and closed. But Elliot’s father has disappeared and Madeleine’s mother is sick.

Can a stranger from another world help to unravel the mysteries in your own? Can Madeleine and Elliot find the missing pieces of themselves before it is too late?

A mesmerising story of two worlds; the cracks between them, the science that binds them and the colours that infuse them.

Also, don't miss Jaclyn Moriarty's Colours of Thursday blog where she posts a colorful picture every week and posts something about it. She also encourages everyone to do the same and when she finds ones she likes she reposts them on her blog.

And for more information about the books, the world of Cello, and the author's inspiration check out this video interview.

Also, for some fun read-a-likes check out:

Happy Reading!

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

Frankenstein's Monster

Planning on going to see the new movie, “Victor Frankenstein”?  Before you go, brush up on the original story or read a book inspired by Mary Shelley’s classic.

Read the real thing, ...Read more

'Tis the season for something scary

One of my favorite things about the month of October is having a good excuse to read some horror in time for Halloween. It's not a genre that I read all the time but every once in a while I get in the mood for something a little creepy and dare myself to read a horror or dark supernatural story...Read more

Upcoming Teen Books

You're gonna want to put these on request! 

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Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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

  • Cover of Empire of Dust (Blood of Gods and Royals, #2)

    Eleanor Herman
    Empire of Dust (Blood of Gods and Royals, #2)
    Rating: 4.01/5
  • Cover of Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas, #1)

    Zoraida Córdova
    Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas, #1)
    Rating: 4/5
  • Cover of The Swan Riders (Prisoners of Peace, #2)

    Erin Bow
    The Swan Riders (Prisoners of Peace, #2)
    Rating: 3.97/5
  • Cover of The Shadow Hour (The Girl at Midnight, #2)

    Melissa Grey
    The Shadow Hour (The Girl at Midnight, #2)
    Rating: 3.95/5
  • Cover of Replica (Replica, #1)

    Lauren Oliver
    Replica (Replica, #1)
    Rating: 3.9/5
  • Cover of Every Hidden Thing

    Kenneth Oppel
    Every Hidden Thing
    Rating: 3.86/5
  • Cover of The Devil's Banshee (The Devil's, #3)

    Donna Hosie
    The Devil's Banshee (The Devil's, #3)
    Rating: 4.95/5
  • Cover of Phantom Limbs

    Paula Garner
    Phantom Limbs
    Rating: 4.4/5
  • Cover of Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)

    Leigh Bardugo
    Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)
    Rating: 4.38/5
  • Cover of Beneath Wandering Stars

    Ashlee Cowles
    Beneath Wandering Stars
    Rating: 4.38/5
  • Cover of Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

    Cassandra Clare
    Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy
    Rating: 4.35/5
  • Cover of Goldenhand (Abhorsen, #5)

    Garth Nix
    Goldenhand (Abhorsen, #5)
    Rating: 4.34/5

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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.