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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

A 1970s Alaskan fishing town is the setting for this tale of four teenagers struggling with hardship over the course of a year, during which their stories occasionally collide and intertwine.   Dora only wants to find a safe home and loving family, but when good fortune strikes, it may be her downfall.  Ruth misses her parents and hopes to escape the harsh life she has endured with her Gran, but a relationship with a popular guy at school might not be the escape she needs. Stowing away on a ship proves dangerous for Hank, who seeks a safe haven for himself and his brothers, and Alyce must choose between her love of dancing and her father’s expectation that she continue to spend summers fishing with him. The gutsiness of these four teens who, at heart, are trying to find their places in the world and survive against challenging odds, will resonate with readers of all ages.  

Meet The Rebel: Andi, The Bully: York, The Geek: Boston, and The Pariah: Sam.  These four high school students have nothing in common until they find themselves hiding in the woods together after a party gets busted by the cops.  Their getaway car turns out to have a trunk full of stolen drugs.  Now what should they do?  These four teens find out more about themselves in a few hours than they ever knew in all the years they attended school together.

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.

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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

What is Pride Month?

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month is celebrated in June in the United States. LGBT Pride has historically been celebrated in June to commemorate the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots. On June 28, 1969 police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular bar in New York City’s most liberal neighborhood, Greenwich Village.

Until the 1970s, the FBI kept lists of known homosexuals and frequently conducted raids on establishments catering to the gay community; in 1969 being gay was a criminal offense.

First person accounts of the June 28 riot, and subsequent upheaval in Greenwich, reported the atmosphere felt almost festive. For the first time in modern LGBT history, a group with no concrete mission or organization united without obvious leadership. Rather, onlookers and participants noted, it was instinctual. A community of oppressed people unified at that moment and said, “enough - we aren’t going away. We aren’t going to tolerate this abuse anymore.”

Following the riots, LGBT organizations formed across the country and became champions in the modern fight for LGBT civil rights. Over the last 50 years these groups have become more inclusive of racial diversity among the community as well as transgender, queer and other non-conforming gender and sexual identities. Various initiatives and growing support within LGBTQ+ communities and from the outside has propelled the LGBTQ+ struggle to the forefront of the United State’s modern civil rights movement.

As the civil rights movement gains attention and momentum, the LGBTQ+ interest genre in books for all ages has expanded. Authors of all orientations are writing stories for and about persons of non-conforming identities.

For especially popular and critically acclaimed works of Young Adult Fiction in LGBTQ+ interest, available at the Upper Arlington Public Library see the list below:

For a Non-Fiction book about the Stonewall riots written especially for teens:

For Non-fiction LGBTQ+ interest:  

Super Power Saturdays - Teen Powers Abound: All Kinds of Powers!

Summer Library Club (SLC) is well underway and we are deep into exploring super powers in teen books. So far we have looked at super powers in fiction in the post Teen Super Powers...Read more

Super Power Saturdays - Teen Graphic Novels: We Started It All!

Welcome back to Super Power Saturdays. Last week started us off with a look at teen super powers in fiction novels in the blog post Teen Super Powers. This week we will take...Read more

Super Power Saturdays - Teen Super Powers

Welcome to Super Power Saturdays. Throughout Summer Library Club I will be posting a blog the second and fourth Saturdays in June and July that will highlight teen books with a focus on all things super powers. I will highlight teen powers in fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels, as well as...Read more

New Teen Discovery Kits!

New Teen Discovery Kits available for check out!

The UAPL has two new Discovery Kits just for teens!  Discovery Kits contain traditional materials like books and add a hands-on component.  They’re a fun way to learn and ...Read more

Do You Have the Exam-Season Blues?

Is the stress of exams getting you down?  Are you jolted awake after having a terrible nightmare that you didn’t study for your AP exam at all?  Do you have words tattooed on your face from falling asleep face-first into your notes?  It sounds like you have a terrible...Read more

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Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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

  • Cover of Summer of Supernovas

    Darcy Woods
    Summer of Supernovas
    Rating: 4.05/5
  • Cover of The Boy at the Top of the Mountain

    John Boyne
    The Boy at the Top of the Mountain
    Rating: 4.04/5
  • Cover of The Underdogs

    Sara Hammel
    The Underdogs
    Rating: 4.02/5
  • Cover of Draw the Line

    Laurent Linn
    Draw the Line
    Rating: 4.02/5
  • Cover of American Girls

    Alison Umminger
    American Girls
    Rating: 3.96/5
  • Cover of Julia Vanishes

    Catherine Egan
    Julia Vanishes
    Rating: 3.96/5
  • Cover of Breaker

    Kat Ellis
    Breaker
    Rating: 3.93/5
  • Cover of Places No One Knows

    Brenna Yovanoff
    Places No One Knows
    Rating: 3.9/5
  • Cover of Whisper to Me

    Nick Lake
    Whisper to Me
    Rating: 3.88/5
  • Cover of The Loose Ends List

    Carrie Firestone
    The Loose Ends List
    Rating: 3.88/5
  • Cover of Even if the Sky Falls

    Mia Garcia
    Even if the Sky Falls
    Rating: 3.88/5
  • Cover of The Crown (The Selection, #5)

    Kiera Cass
    The Crown (The Selection, #5)
    Rating: 3.87/5

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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.