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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.

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Recommended Read

Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly, but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.  When his friend inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life, and soon both heretics and books will burn.

When her father is murdered for a journal revealing the location of a hidden gold mine, Kate disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers and justice. What she finds are untrustworthy strangers, endless dust and heat, and a surprising band of allies. As Kate gets closer to the secrets about her family, a startling truth becomes clear; some men will stop at nothing to get their hands on gold, and Kate's quest for revenge may prove fatal.

It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. All the other kids picked countries like France or Germany, but when Caitlin saw Zimbabwe written on the board, it sounded like the most exotic place she had ever heard of, so she chose it. Martin was lucky to even receive a pen pal letter. There were only ten letters, and forty kids in his class. But he was the top student, so he got the first one. That letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives.

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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

UAPL Youth Poetry Contest Winners!

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Youth Poetry Contest Winners Announced!

The winner of the Youth Poetry Contest for the grade division 5-8 is Avi S. and the winner of the grade division 9-12 is Laken L. Our Teen Advisory Board would like to congratulate both winners and thank all our entrants this year. Both poems are reprinted here for your enjoyment.

The Rescue of Drew

by Avi S. (Grade 5-8 Division)

There once was a fighter pilot who loved to fly

He loved to fly high in the sky

His name is Drew

His plane call sign for this mission is Basher three-two.

 

Over Bosnia, Captain Drew is flying in his F-16.

He sees a SAMring on his screen

As a missle hits,

His plane is blown to bits

 

He ejects and goes down

Eventually he hits the ground

He is hunted by the Bosnian Serbs

With the lack of food, he has to eat herbs

 

He uses his snare

But fails to catch even a single hare

He sits in his hiding spot where he is not in sight

He only does it when it's bright

 

At night he finds a place to use his radio from his position

He tries to get people on a rescue mission

Eventually, he sees Boeing CH-46 Sea Knights

They were on a rescue mission and to Drew, were a joyful sight.

 

He shot up a flare as he was told to

In came the rescue crew

After traveling across the Atlantic, he reached America thankfully

He is welcomed home by his overjoyed family

 

First Date
( A color poem)

by Laken L. (Grade 9-12 Division)

 

Remember that day?

Outside.

Frigid air nipped at exposed skin. Coated our lungs with a mid winter chill. Seeped

through sweaters and jackets. Bare branches stiffly swayed to the howl of the wind, dark

and brittle against the January sky.

Me. 

Mud splattered converse kept time to a beat. My hand tightly gripped yours; afraid to let

go, and happy to have something to hold. Street lights threw amber light

across the trees

across my features

across the ground before me.

You.

Walking beside me; leather leash in hand. Eyes like chocolate; hair to match. A dusting 

of dormant summer freckles across your nose. The dog trotted blithely beside us; a fluff

of caramel curls. Remember that?

Music notes buzzed in my ears. Stars poked through the fabric of night, and we stared

at them from the driveway.

You pulled me into a hug, pressing me against your brown sweater. The music swelled,

matching the thump of two heartbeats. Crescendoing into a symphony that only we

could hear. Lacing the air with vibrating warmth.

You left a smile stuck on my face.

And I left a song stuck in your head.

 

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

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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

Our 2014 Teen Fiction Picks!

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To celebrate another great year of reading...Read more

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Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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

  • Cover of Seven Black Diamonds (Untitled, #1)

    Melissa Marr
    Seven Black Diamonds (Untitled, #1)
    Rating: 3.77/5
  • Cover of The Serpent King

    Jeff Zentner
    The Serpent King
    Rating: 4.3/5
  • Cover of Scar Girl (The Scar Boys, #2)

    Len Vlahos
    Scar Girl (The Scar Boys, #2)
    Rating: 3.95/5
  • Cover of Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands, #1)

    Alwyn Hamilton
    Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands, #1)
    Rating: 3.99/5
  • Cover of The Leaving Season

    Cat Jordan
    The Leaving Season
    Rating: 3.57/5
  • Cover of The Keeper of the Mist

    Rachel Neumeier
    The Keeper of the Mist
    Rating: 3.28/5
  • 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 Harmony House

    Nic Sheff
    Harmony House
    Rating: 2.84/5
  • Cover of The Great American Whatever

    Tim Federle
    The Great American Whatever
    Rating: 3.93/5
  • Cover of Future Shock

    Elizabeth Briggs
    Future Shock
    Rating: 3.99/5
  • Cover of The Forbidden Orchid

    Sharon Biggs Waller
    The Forbidden Orchid
    Rating: 3.74/5
  • Cover of Exit, Pursued by a Bear

    E.K. Johnston
    Exit, Pursued by a Bear
    Rating: 4.06/5

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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.