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Senor Sasquatch is just trying to get somewhere on the bus and not get squished in the process.  What happens when the bus driver keeps picking up more passengers?  Will Senor Sasquatch be squashed and squished?  This is a fun read aloud for all ages, but especially ages 1-5.

A bored girl and a bored potato make a fun romp that is sure to relieve boredom for all ages, but particularly ages 3-8. 

Sophie has a best friend in Bernice who just happens to be a butternut squash.  They go everywhere together, even story time at the library!   What happens when Bernice starts to get a little spotty and squishy?   

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For Kids: Great Reads

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News for Little and Big Kids

Picture Perfect Science

Written by Laura published on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 10:07am

With the implementation of the new Common Core standards, educators and parents are realizing the importance of integrating literature and science.  Picture books are a wonderfully interactive way to introduce young children to the many diverse fields of scientific inquiry.

In Counting on Frank by Rod Clement, a boy and his dog ask questions about the ordinary...Read more

Tip, Dig, and Build Your Way Through Summer!

Written by Sue published on Mon, 07/01/2013 - 1:01pm

The Lane Road Library recently held a Construction Party for preschoolers to celebrate the “Dig into Reading” Summer Reading theme. If you missed the party, below are some books and activities you might enjoy.

Hammering Activity: Not only is this fun, but it is great for hand-eye coordination.

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Surviving the Family Road Trip

Written by Laura published on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 10:29am

Does your family argue over who gets to pick the music on long car trips?  Do you need a cure for the “Are we there yet?” blues?  Pack a good supply of family-friendly audiobooks for your next road trip. Audiobooks are entertaining as well as educational. Children will be exposed to a wide variety of literature and improve their listening skills.  And, you can add to the experience by trying some of the following fun activities.

Reading is Dino-Mite!

Written by Dana published on Wed, 06/12/2013 - 7:40pm

This week we have kicked off our summer storytimes with Dinosaurs!  The activity room has been full of stomping dino feet and loud dino roars.  If you know some children who love dinosaurs, and let's face it most of them do, then this is a great summer to live in Columbus!  The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium's Dinosaur Island is happening all summer long and I was fortunate to get to visit last week and check it out.  Wow!  My family had a great time and we have since been checking out a lot of dinosaur books.  If you plan to visit the dinosaurs at the zoo...Read more

Get Into Nature!

Written by Renee published on Sun, 06/09/2013 - 2:06pm

While planning your family's summer activities remember to include the Metro Parks summer programs into your calender. Free family programs include hiking, canoeing, fishing and storytime activities for preschoolers.  You can access the Metro Parks program and events calender at http://www.metroparks.net/ 

Before you begin your adventure at the park, stop by the Upper Arlington Public Library for some great books on...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 Help

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 us for stories, songs, and activities for children 2-5 years and their caregivers.

    When?
    09/22/2014 - 11:15am to 11:45am
    Where?
    Miller Park Branch Library
  • For children ages 2-6 and their families. Young children will learn a variety of skills: rhyming, identifying sounds and letters,... (full entry)

    When?
    09/22/2014 - 7:00pm to 7:30pm
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library