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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

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.

Astrid copes with her small town's gossip and narrow-mindedness by staring at the sky and imagining that she's sending love to the passengers in the airplanes flying high over her backyard. Her mother doesn't want it, her father's never really there, her perfect sister's too busy trying to fit in, and the people in her small town would never allow her to love the person she really wants to. There's no one Astrid feels she can talk to about the profound questions that she's trying to answer. But little does she know just how much sending her love – and asking the right questions – will affect the passengers' lives, and her own.

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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.

Youth Services Opportunities

All three locations of the UAPL are seeking teen volunteers for this year's “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ” Summer Library Club. There are three different opportunities available.  

Interns

Teens entering grades 10-12 or who graduate high school in 2016 are eligible to be an Intern.  The position involves a commitment of 9-12 hours per week from May 23-July 31.  Applicants will be required to write an essay and be interviewed.

Those chosen will gain valuable leadership and career skills by training Junior Volunteers, assisting with programming and collection needs, and other duties as assigned.  Internships are unpaid but selected students will receive recognition, letters of recommendation and service hour credit for their participation. 

Details can be found on the application below which is due May 1, 2016 by 5pm.

INTERN APPLICATION

Junior Volunteers

Students in grades 7-12 wishing to help register and award prizes at our summer library club table are encouraged to apply for a Junior Volunteer position. Tremont is seeking 50-60 Junior Volunteers while Lane and Miller both need 25-30. Volunteers will earn service hour credits. Details can be found on the application. Applications are due by May 1, 2016 by 5pm.

JUNIOR VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Book Buddies

All three locations will be looking for teens in grades 6-12 to help with our Book Buddies program.  Teens are paired with a younger student and act as their “coach.” Applications for Book Buddies will be available May 1, 2016  and will continue until we have enough Big Buddies. Volunteers will earn service hour credits.

BOOK BUDDIES APPLICATION

Completed applications for all three positions can be dropped off at the preferred volunteer location by the stated deadlines.

Teens @ UAPL Blog

Musical Mondays: Where Books and Music Collide

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

Just to recap: A lot of books are now incorporating music in some way into the story. Some authors create music playlist for their books, other weave music into the story, and some are just about music in some way. The first blog post featured Books with Playlists. This blog will highlight books that weave music and songs throughout the novel.

Just like the last list, music isn’t necessarily the main focus of these novels, although it can be. Instead, many use music to help tell the characters’ stories, set the mood, or give the reader an extra layer to think about and interact with. One of my favorites of these is when songs are the chapter titles – like in Playlist for the Dead or Blackbird Fly.

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matsonbook Cover for Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly
Here is a road trip full of detours, connections, and music. Each chapter begins with the lyrics from a song and music playlists mark Amy and Roger’s journey across the country. The playlists are not online but are detailed throughout the book.  

Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly  Black Bird Fly Playlist
There is a lot of music in this book! And since Apple loves the Beatles, and thinks one of the albums is the soundtrack to her life, many songs are by them. Each chapter title is a song and Kelly has compiled a playlist of some of the songs throughout the book. 

Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
Music, especially drumming, is a central component of this novel. It uses drumming vocabulary through the story and it is a love of music that helps the main character get through some difficult times. No playlist yet, but there is a short video interview with Sonnenblick where he talks about the book, writing, and drums. And don’t miss the sequel After Ever After or this video where Sonnenblick plays the drums

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell  Eleanor and Park Playlist Book Cover for Guitar Notes by Mary Amato
Rowell works on her playlists while she writes. For Eleanor and Park she created mixed tapes for each character and ended up with four playlists! On her site she has the playlists, with links to the music, as well as her thoughts, commentary, and videos. 

Guitar Notes by Mary Amato Guitar Notes Playlist 
This book is filled with music and, since the two main characters write music together, sometimes reads like a fabulous, dramatic, romantic version of a music writing handbook! Amato has written and recorded all the songs for the book, making a unique playlist! Her website, The Thrum Society, contains the songs, song writing resources, a songbook for the novel, videos, and karaoke versions of the songs. 

If I Stay by Gayle Forman  If I Stay Playlist
If I Stay is infused with music. Forman put together a partial list of the songs in the book in the order they appear in the story, but there are many more throughout. Also, don’t miss the sequel Where She Went, which has original songs throughout. Forman has compiled the lyrics to these songs on her website. 

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen Just Listen Playlist Book Cover for The Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Falkoff
Music is a big part of this book, but the songs in it were actually made up by Dessen. But, after she wrote it she went back and created a playlist of the songs that were her inspiration for the book, that helped her get through writing, or that she just likes. 

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist Website 
This is a book filled with mixed tapes, a band’s secret show, and a whirlwind night of music and adventure! There are also 3 playlists to go with this book! The first playlist is a listing of the songs mentioned in the books. The other two are The Norah Soundtrack which are the songs Cohn imagines would be on Norah’s side of a soundtrack, and (T)Rainy/Dreamy which is a playlist of songs inspired by Norah’s wish to make Nick a playlist with the words rain or train in them.

Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Falkoff
Each chapter is the title of a song that appears on a playlist left behind by one of the characters. The reader, and the main character, are tasked with figuring out what message the song is trying to convey. There is no online playlist, but the songs from the chapter titles could be compiled together to make one and then listened to as you read.

That's it for this month.Come back for our last installment, Want to Join a Band?, for a look at books where the main characters are part of a band or write or make music. A few are even written by muscians!

Happy Reading (and Listening)!

 

 

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    Rating: 3.28/5
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    Rating: 3.8/5
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    Rating: 3.38/5
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    Rating: 4.21/5
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    Rating: 4.4/5
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    Rating: 3.75/5
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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.