Teens' Place

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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.

NEW - Comic Books for download!
Get started with eBooks: iPad/iPhone, Android, Kindle/Kindle Fire

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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.

Stream Music

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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.

Stream Music

Tips on how to backup Freegal Music songs

 
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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

It's hard to be the new girl. When Annie moves from London to a small town in the midwest, she struggles to fit in. With her funny accent, British reserve, and the school's queen bee as an enemy she worries she'll never fit in. But then she discovers the exciting sport of roller derby and things begin to take a new turn. 

Joan is sure that she is going to be miserable when her family moves from Connecticut to California. Then she meets a most unusual girl. Sarah prefers to be called Fox and lives with her author dad in a house in the middle of the woods. The two girls write their own stories together, and after they win first place in a student contest they are recruited into a summer writing class taught by an unusual writing instructor, who gives them unique insights into themsleves and others.

Told in alternating voices, when Theodore Finch and Violet Markey meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school–both teetering on the edge–it's the beginning of an unlikely relationship, a journey to discover the “natural wonders” of the state of Indiana, and two teens' desperate desire to heal and save one another. Grades 8-12.

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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 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. 

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! 

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

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Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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  • Cover of A Crown of Wishes (The Star-Touched Queen, #2)

    Roshani Chokshi
    A Crown of Wishes (The Star-Touched Queen, #2)
    Rating: 4.6/5
  • Cover of Lifeblood (Everlife, #2)

    Gena Showalter
    Lifeblood (Everlife, #2)
    Rating: 4.47/5
  • Cover of Stranger Than Fanfiction

    Chris Colfer
    Stranger Than Fanfiction
    Rating: 4.73/5
  • Cover of The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland

    Rebekah Crane
    The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland
    Rating: 3.97/5
  • Cover of Yvain: The Knight of the Lion

    M.T. Anderson
    Yvain: The Knight of the Lion
    Rating: 3.68/5
  • 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: 4.27/5
  • Cover of Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined

    Danielle Younge-Ullman
    Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined
    Rating: 4.32/5
  • 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: 3.06/5
  • Cover of Empress of a Thousand Skies

    Rhoda Belleza
    Empress of a Thousand Skies
    Rating: 4.07/5

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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.