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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.

Stream Music

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Download your favorite music from Freegal Music Downloads, a new FREE digital download for music. Learn more about using Freegal

Download Music

 
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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.

Stream Video    NEW - Comic Books for download!

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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.

Book A Librarian

Recommended Read

The trouble begins on what should have been a normal school trip.  Ana Watson's little genius brother secretly ditches the quiz bowl semifinals to go to sci-fi convention.  If Zak Duquette hadn't talked it up so much, maybe Clayton wouldn't have broken almost every school rule.  Now they must team up to get into Washington and find Clayton.

Mimi Shapiro needs an escape and her father's remote cabin in Canada could be the ticket. But when she arrives, she is shocked to find someone already living there — Jay, a young musician, who is equally surprised to see Mimi. Strange things have been afoot at the cabin, and Jay immediately accuses her of wrongdoing. But Mimi has just arrived, so who is responsible? And more alarmingly, what does the intruder want?

When Joseph joins Jack's family as a foster child, they already know a few things about his story: he is coming from a juvenile corrections facility because he attacked his teacher and he has a daughter, Jupiter, whom he has never seen.  As lives unfold, both Jack and Joseph discover that friends, family and love can be found in unexpected places. 

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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.

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

Choose Privacy Week - Resources for Teens

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Choose Privacy Week is the American Library Association’s annual event that promotes the importance of individual privacy rights.  Think about all the different ways privacy impacts your digital life: from using Facebook to using a cell phone with GPS capabilities, from cookies that are stored on your computer to Google maps that show where your home is located, there is a lot to know about how to protect your privacy rights in the digital world! 

What Do You Know about Privacy? When you think of privacy, what comes to mind? Watch this video (made for the first Choose Privacy Week in 2010) to see what other people have to say about it. 

A Few Helpful Tips to Navigate the Online World:

1. A More Private Search Experience

  • If you don't like advertisers following you online, try using a safer search engine, like DuckDuckGo. It doesn't store or share any of your personal information!

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2. Staying Safe Online

The National Cyber Security Alliance, along with StaySafeOnline.org, offer lots of pointers for teens on how to protect your privacy:

  • Keep your security software current - make sure you have the latest security software in place. Remember to protect all devices that connect to the Internet, not just your computer. That includes smart phones,gaming systems, and even Fitbits!
  • They suggest making your passwords “long and strong.”
  • Check the privacy settings on all of your online services, from Facebook to Snapchat to websites that you use. For more information on how to check and change privacy settings on many popular apps and services, check out this list.
  • Who can you trust online?  Test your knowledge with this Friend Finder Quiz (recommended for middle schoolers)

3. Library Workshops

The library is also a great resource for information on digital privacy! This week we are hosting a few free programs:

  • Check out Forgot Your Password? on Wednesday, May 4 at 7 for strategies on how to make strong passwords and easily remember all of them.
  • Bring your smartphone or laptop to the library’s drop-in Cryptoparty on Saturday, May 7 from 10-4 and library staff will help you install encryption programs on your device that can give you more privacy.

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

Poetry Contest Winners for Grades 5-8 and 9-12

Recently the Teen Advisory Board of the Upper Arlington Public Library held a poetry contest with three divisions.  The 5-8 grade winner was Ainsley D. whose poem” I Am Sunshine” appears below followed by the 9-12 grade winner, Beth B. for her poem “Wings”. Congratulations!...Read more

Teen novels set in Ireland

Happy St. Patrick's Day! To further enjoy this day of green, here are a few award-winning Teen novels set in Ireland:

Celebrate Pi Day with Math Fiction Picks

digits of Pi fading into distance

This Sunday, March 14, 2015 is Pi Day a...Read more

College is Calling

As snow melts and flowers start to bloom, spring is not the only thing around the corner.  If you are a junior, or even a sophomore, it may be time to start thinking about colleges!  This may seem like a daunting (SAT word) task—so many tests, choices, decisions—but...Read more

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Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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

  • Cover of Dreamfever (Dreamfire, #2)

    Kit Alloway
    Dreamfever (Dreamfire, #2)
    Rating: 3.85/5
  • Cover of Yellow Brick War (Dorothy Must Die, #3)

    Danielle Paige
    Yellow Brick War (Dorothy Must Die, #3)
    Rating: 3.82/5
  • Cover of Girl Last Seen

    Heather Anastasiu
    Girl Last Seen
    Rating: 3.77/5
  • Cover of Seven Black Diamonds (Untitled, #1)

    Melissa Marr
    Seven Black Diamonds (Untitled, #1)
    Rating: 3.77/5
  • Cover of Into the Dim (Into the Dim, #1)

    Janet B. Taylor
    Into the Dim (Into the Dim, #1)
    Rating: 3.76/5
  • Cover of The Forbidden Orchid

    Sharon Biggs Waller
    The Forbidden Orchid
    Rating: 3.7/5
  • Cover of The Summer After You and Me

    Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
    The Summer After You and Me
    Rating: 3.7/5
  • Cover of The Great Hunt (Eurona Duology, #1)

    Wendy Higgins
    The Great Hunt (Eurona Duology, #1)
    Rating: 3.69/5
  • Cover of Broken Crowns (The Internment Chronicles, #3)

    Lauren DeStefano
    Broken Crowns (The Internment Chronicles, #3)
    Rating: 3.66/5
  • Cover of Spirit Level

    Sarah N. Harvey
    Spirit Level
    Rating: 3.64/5
  • Cover of The Leaving Season

    Cat Jordan
    The Leaving Season
    Rating: 3.55/5
  • Cover of Dark Energy

    Robison Wells
    Dark Energy
    Rating: 3.55/5

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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.