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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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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

Celestine is a model daughter, well-liked by classmates and teachers and dating a charming boy. Celestine encounters a situation where she makes an instinctive decision and breaks a rule. She could be facing life-changing repercussions like imprisonment and branding. She could be found flawed.

From the author of the award winning book The Crossover, comes another sports/reality check slam novel in verse.  Meet Nick, a star on the soccer field, but not so much a star anywhere else.  He is dealing with bullies, a demanding word nerd Dad and a Mom who has left their home.  

London, 1725. Everybody has a secret. Lady A will keep yours—for a price. Lady A is a seventeen-year-old orphan named Arista who trades in secrets and lives in fear of her abusive master.  To escape this life she has to pass herself off as a boy to move safely through London's criminal underworld. Everything changes when she meets Grae Sinclair, who loves Arista for who she is and promises to help her escape her criminal life.

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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!

Calling All Teens!

We're planning the future of the library and we want to hear from you! Come to our focus group just for high school students on Wednesday, September 16 from 4-5 p.m. in the Main Library's Meeting Room B. Tell us what you like about the library and what we could do...Read more

What's new?

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What’s new? As school begins again, our lives will quickly move from the bliss freedom of summertime to calendars full of assignments, pending due dates, and club...Read more

Howl's Moving Castle and Other Great Fantasy Novels and Anime

Cover for Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynn JonesI am an avid reader of fantasy, but until recently I had never...Read more

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

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Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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  • Cover of Diary of a Tokyo Teen: A Japanese-American Girl Travels to the Land of Trendy Fashion, High-Tech Toilets and Maid Cafes

    Christine Mari Inzer
    Diary of a Tokyo Teen: A Japanese-American Girl Travels to the Land of Trendy Fashion, High-Tech Toilets and Maid Cafes
    Rating: 4.33/5
  • Cover of Swarm (Zeroes, #2)

    Scott Westerfeld
    Swarm (Zeroes, #2)
    Rating: 4.32/5
  • Cover of Kids of Appetite

    David Arnold
    Kids of Appetite
    Rating: 4.31/5
  • Cover of The Female of the Species

    Mindy McGinnis
    The Female of the Species
    Rating: 4.26/5
  • Cover of The Island

    Olivia Levez
    The Island
    Rating: 4.25/5
  • Cover of As I Descended

    Robin Talley
    As I Descended
    Rating: 4.14/5
  • Cover of Frost Like Night (Snow Like Ashes, #3)

    Sara Raasch
    Frost Like Night (Snow Like Ashes, #3)
    Rating: 4.19/5
  • Cover of Infinite Risk (Immortal Game, #3)

    Ann Aguirre
    Infinite Risk (Immortal Game, #3)
    Rating: 4.18/5
  • Cover of The Dark Army (Starblade Chronicles, #2)

    Joseph Delaney
    The Dark Army (Starblade Chronicles, #2)
    Rating: 4.17/5
  • Cover of Gutless

    Carl Deuker
    Gutless
    Rating: 4.07/5
  • Cover of Liselotte Witch's Forest vol 2

    Natsuki Takaya
    Liselotte Witch's Forest vol 2
    Rating: 4.14/5
  • Cover of Lumberjanes, Vol. 5: Band Together

    Shannon Watters
    Lumberjanes, Vol. 5: Band Together
    Rating: 4.12/5

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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.