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Duck is very excited about his jack-o-lantern and cannot wait to show his friends.  Duck, unfortunately, has a little pumpkin trouble and ends up scaring his friends.  In a colorful and simple style, Jan Thomas has made a funny book for pumpkin lovers of all ages.  

This picture book is based on the true story of the gorilla Umande.  Umande's mom was too young to know how to care for him, she saw him as a playmate.  Umande ended up in our Columbus Zoo gorilla habitat and found a Mom in Lulu.  A sweet story for animal lovers of all ages.  

What do you do when your homework is to write to your penpal named Clunk from another planet?  You write a letter and then send your annoying sister along as a present to show how much you love this assignment.  The exchange of funny letters back and forth in the galaxy will tickle your funny bone.  For ages 4 and up.    

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For Kids: Great Reads

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News for Little and Big Kids

Summer Sloth

Written by Laura published on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:28am

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Feeling lazy this summer?  Consider these fun facts about the world's slowest animal – the sloth.

  • 1. Sloths can sleep from 15-20 hours per day.
  • 2. Sloths only go to the bathroom about once a week.
  • 3. Some sloths can turn their heads almost all the way around.
  • 4. Sloths might not run, but they are very good swimmers.
  • 5. Two-Toed sloths actually have 3 toes on each back
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Fun Series to Keep You Reading

Written by Dana published on Mon, 07/21/2014 - 6:28pm

The end of Summer Reading Club 2014 is fast approaching, August 2nd to be exact.  Here in the youth department we spend a great deal of our time helping young readers find the next great book.  Because as we all know, finding the right book makes all the difference.  In the summer I like to recommend funny and entertaining series that make you want to keep reading and give you the opportunity to stay with characters you have come to enjoy.  Here are some first books in my favorite series for middle-readers.  Hopefully, with these titles, you can...Read more

International Chess Day is July 20th

Written by Jennifer published on Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:30pm

It is time to celebrate all things chess! Sunday, July 20th, is International Chess Day and it’s time to play! And read! Not only do we have lots of strategy guides, from beginner to advanced, but we also have lots of great chapter books about kids who love chess. And if that is not enough check out the movie  Searching for Bobby Fischer. See the trailer below for a sneak peek. 

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Science Explorer Summer Science Experiments

Written by Tracie published on Mon, 07/14/2014 - 3:55pm

This guest blog was written by Eileen, one of our summer interns here at the UAPL.  

 Are you running out of fun things to do this summer (besides reading, of course)? If so, have no fear because science will save the day! As you all know, the theme of the summer reading program this year is science. So what better way to have fun this summer than doing two awesome science experiments? With your parents’ permission and guidance, gather these simple ingredients and have a blast experimenting!...Read more

Feathery Friends

Written by Laura published on Mon, 06/16/2014 - 2:10pm

Earlier today the library had an interesting visitor.  A Red-tailed hawk rested for a while in the trees outside the front entrance.  According to a wonderful new book, National Wildlife Federation's World of Birds:  A Beginner's Guide, the Red-tailed hawk is the most common hawk in the United States. 

Learn all about the birds in your backyard with the help of these wonderful resources. 

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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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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.

  • Drop by anytime today and we’ll provide one small pumpkin to each child while they last. Use stickers, feathers, markers etc. to... (full entry)

    When?
    10/27/2014 (All day)
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library
  • For children 0-24 months and their caregivers. Caregivers will learn songs, stories and rhymes to enhance personal reading time.... (full entry)

    When?
    10/27/2014 - 10:15am to 10:45am
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library