Kids' Place

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Finn and Cara live with their family in a village off the western coast of Ireland.  One day the children end up castaways landing on Fog Island, a dark and mysterious place. What will happen to the children?  Who would believe the story of the island?  A timeless story from a classic picture book author will delight readers ages 5 and up.

Oscar, a cute and friendly dachshund, is constantly being made fun of by all the other dogs at dog school because of his size.  On Halloween night Oscar, dressed as a hot dog, ends up bravely rescuing his schoolmates from a mysterious phantom. 

A child's simple note about cancelling bedtime ends up on the desk of a newspaper reporter, which then lands on the front page of the newspaper.  Everyone reads this and bedtimes are stopped.  What will happen to everyone with no bedtimes?  A good sleepy-time read-aloud for ages 4-8. 

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News for Little and Big Kids

Spirit Animals!

Written by Sue published on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 12:01pm

Do you like the 39 Clues books? If so, you might want to try a new series called Spirit Animals. Just like the 39 Clues, each book will have a different author and you can join in the adventure online.  

In Spirit Animals: Book 1 Wild Born, four young heroes discover the special connection they each have with a wild animal and set out on a dangerous quest to save the world of Erdas.  

Want to know more about it? Watch this video of Brandon Mull, the author of Book 1, or visit the Scholastic...Read more

What Are You Thankful For??

Written by Rebecca published on Tue, 11/19/2013 - 6:20pm

It's that time again, kids. Time to hug smelly old Aunt Matilda (why does she have to wear SO MUCH perfume?), time for your mom to harp at you in front of everyone, to eat your brussels sprouts, time to fill your stomach to almost bursting, time to fight your little brother for the last piece of pumpkin pie, time to let Great Grandma squeeze your cheeks and drone on about how much you've grown, time for the wish bone to be broken (what are you wishing for?), and time for turkey!!

...Read more

What Are You Thankful For??

Written by Rebecca published on Tue, 11/19/2013 - 6:20pm

It's that time again, kids. Time to hug smelly old Aunt Matilda (why does she have to wear SO MUCH perfume?), time for your mom to harp at you in front of everyone, to eat your brussels sprouts, time to fill your stomach to almost bursting, time to fight your little brother for the last piece of pumpkin pie, time to let Great Grandma squeeze your cheeks and drone on about how much you've grown, time for the wish bone to be broken (what are you wishing for?), and time for turkey!!

...Read more

Get to know John Rocco!

Written by Sarah published on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 2:49pm

Are you a fan of the cover art for Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson & the Olympians, The Kane Chronicles, and The Heroes of Olympus series? 

Image of The Lightning Thief book cover  ...Read more

Get to know John Rocco!

Written by Sarah published on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 2:49pm

Are you a fan of the cover art for Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson & the Olympians, The Kane Chronicles, and The Heroes of Olympus series? 

Image of The Lightning Thief book cover  ...Read more

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Resources for Preschool Kids

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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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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 1/2 - 5 years and their caregivers.

    When?
    04/22/2014 - 11:15am to 11:45am
    Where?
    Miller Park Branch Library
  • Children ages 3-6 are invited to join us at the Lane Road Library for Stories and Crafts. Each week participants will listen to books... (full entry)

    When?
    04/22/2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
    Where?
    Lane Road Branch Library