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Caterina, a very organized owl, is planning her first party.  She has lists of things to do, lists of friends to invite, and lists of things to love.  Caterina does not want any surprises for her party day. Can there still be a perfect party when a spot of rain threatens?  Pure whimsical fun for ages 3 and up.    

Three very excited cows are ready for fun in chicken's home.  It's time to jump, dance, and wiggle all on an unhappy chicken's tiny couch. The fun ends with a quiet and cozy nap. F-U-N for ages 3 and up.

A torn piece of paper can turn into a crocodile's smile.  A paint spill can be turned into an elephant.  You can turn any oops into an unlimited number of beautiful possibilities.  Imaginative fun for ages 3 and up.

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For Kids: Great Reads

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News for Little and Big Kids

Native American Stories and Storytellers

Written by published on Sat, 11/15/2014 - 3:47pm

The falling leaves remind me of Thanksgiving and also of stories of long ago when people lived and worked within the natural world.  There are a great number of Native American stories that are still being told today.  

Joseph Bruchac of Abenaki Indian heritage has been writing, singing and telling stories that reflect his heritage and other Native American traditions for over 30 years....Read more

Families and Food

Written by published on Tue, 11/04/2014 - 9:00am

When November rolls around, I start thinking about family gatherings, food and good memories. Below are three picture books that explore the themes of family,food and fun. Do you have a favorite picture book about families and food?

Baking Day at Grandma's by Anika Denise

Three little bears set off to Grandma's to help her bake treats for gifts.  This rhyming story has...Read more

Last Minute Halloween Ideas

Written by published on Mon, 10/27/2014 - 6:04pm

It’s that time of year again!  Can you believe that it is already time to Trick or Treat?  It may be hard to believe with this heat wave, but Trick or Treat is on Thursday!!  If you don’t have your costume yet, don’t worry–there is still time.  

A great go-to is the classic ghost.  Just find an old sheet with holes in it for eyes.

Or, just wear all black and tie a shirt around your head like in the picture below with a scarf around your waist.  Ta-da! You’re a ninja.

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Audiobooks Read by the Author

Written by published on Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:08am

Living on the east side, my commute gives me plenty of time in the car to listen to music, the news, and, most enjoyably, audiobooks!  I have found that I particularly like audiobooks that are read by the author.  Below are some youth and young adult titles that are on my read or to-read lists:

Picture Books & Easy Readers:

Not-So-Scary Monsters

Written by published on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 2:43pm

Cover for Monsters Love Colors bookHave you heard about the monsters who love colors? Or the monsters who love to play on the playground? Do you like silly monster stories that aren't too scary? Try these titles for some silly adventures full of furry monsters. Most of the monsters in these stories aren't scary, but reading about...Read more

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Resources for Preschool Kids

Preschool Fun & Games!

Looking for coloring fun, crafts, or a new game to play on the computer? Check out some of these exciting sites which have been especially chosen for kids by members of the Upper Arlington Public Library staff.

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Homework Resources

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.

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Events for Kids & Teens

For a full events calendar for kids and teens, please follow this link.

  • Join our in-house musician Brian Griffin and his guitar for a morning of stories and songs.

    Ages 0 and up, No... (full entry)

    When?
    11/21/2014 - 10:30am to 11:15am
    Where?
    Miller Park Branch Library
  • Children and caregivers join us for stories, building and fun! Each month we’ll read a couple of stories to start, then the building... (full entry)

    When?
    11/22/2014 - 10:30am to 11:15am
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library