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.
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
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.
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.
Youth Guides & Pathfinders
Focused on a specific topic, our subject guides and pathfinders can help you discover the resources you need.
Downloads for You
Our downloadable guides range from new release lists to “how to” instructions designed to help you with our collection.
Connect with Your Librarians
Join our Youth Department's Goodreads Group: connect with your librarians and other Goodreads Group members to discuss and share book recommendations.
Did you know your library card can help you with your homework? The library subscribes to a variety of online resources that you won't find in a Google search. We give you access to digital versions of encyclopedias, journals, magazines and other reference sources you can trust.
If you still have questions, just visit our Youth Services or Reference areas at the library, or call us at (614) 486-9621.
Request for Volunteer Program Presenters
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.
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.
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
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.
Completed applications for all three positions can be dropped off at the preferred volunteer location by the stated deadlines.
The Kids and Teens Blog
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:
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Bengamin Alire Saenz
- The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
- Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
- You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour
- I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
- Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky
- Beautiful Music for Ugly Children
- Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark
For a Non-Fiction book about the Stonewall riots written especially for teens:
For Non-fiction LGBTQ+ interest:
- Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin
- The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle by Lillian Faderman
- Out Law: What LGBT Youth Should Know About Their Legal Rights by Lisa Keen
- Queer: the Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens by Kathy Belge and Marke Bieschke
- A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski
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Upcoming & new Young Adult books
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Events for Kids & Teens
For a full events calendar for kids and teens, please follow this link.
Exercise your imagination! Come build fun creations out of clay. These creations will be made from air drying clay that you can take... (full entry)When?06/30/2016 - 3:30pm to 4:30pmWhere?Tremont Road - Main Library
Our summer STEAM programs will focus on science, technology, engineering, art, and math. This week - learn... (full entry)When?06/30/2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pmWhere?Lane Road Branch Library