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In this wordless picture book, follow a boy and his handmade newpaper boat on a rainy day adventure. With wordless books YOU can tell the story!  For storytellers ages 4 and up. 

Princess Magnolia is not your average princess.  She is sipping hot chocolate and enjoying some scones with the Duchess, but then the monster alarms sounds and she becomes The Princess in Black!  When the monsters start threatening the goats, it's up to the Princess to stop them, along with the help of her trusty stead, Frimpepants.  Princess Magnolia, disguised in black, sets off to save the kingdom.  Can she stop the monsters and keep the nosy duchess from discovering her secret identity?  This is a fun read for any child who loves princesses with a little less frill and a little more adventure!  (Grades K-3 School Library Journal)

You might have see these busy sheep in other books.  They have been in a jeep, out for trick or treat, in a shop, and on a hike.  They are now ready for bed and all of the things that tired sheep would do before going to sleep.  Perfect for bedtime for ages 3 and up.


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News for Little and Big Kids

It's a Fact: Spring is Nesting Time

Written by published on Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:19am

bird's nest

Spring is in the air and birds are building nests all over town.  Learn all about the wide variety of nests you can find in Jennifer Ward's book, Mama Built a Little Nest...Read more

Gardening for Kids

Written by published on Tue, 04/21/2015 - 6:00pm

Now is a great time to get started on a gardening project. It's great exercise, you get to play in the dirt, and you can learn some things about nature! There are lots of gardening activities to try, from growing your own fruits and vegetables to attracting birds, butterflies, and other wildlife to your backyard. Don't worry if you don't have much outdoor space - lots of gardening projects don't need much space at all.

Check out the titles below to get started on your gardening adventure!

Spring Books For Very Young Readers

Written by published on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 6:10pm

The weather is changing and families are getting outside again to enjoy the new season.  Young children are just as happy and excited about getting outdoors as adults, maybe even more so because it means time at the park or a ride in the stroller.  The start of a new season is a great time to introduce the signs and symbols of that season.  Here is a list of books that celebrate spring and that are available in board book format so that even the littlest readers can enjoy them!

  • It's Spring! by Samantha Berger
  • Springtime Baby by Elise Broach
  • ...Read more

Poetry Contest Winners for Grades K-4 and 5-8

Written by published on Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:38pm

Recently the Teen Advisory Board of the Upper Arlington Public Library held a poetry contest with three divisions.  The K-4 grade winner was Katie H. with her poem “Garden” which appears below and the grade 5-8 winner was Ainsley D. whose poem” I Am Sunshine” also appears below right after Katie's. Congratulations to both winners!


The richest garden high up on the hill
had the smell of roses
a slightly pointed breeze
...Read more

Naptime with Theo and Beau and other Fun Puppy Books

Written by published on Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:58pm

Book Cover for Naptime with Theo and BeauMarch 22nd was National Puppy Day! What a great way to bring in Springtime with a loveable, joyous...Read more


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Events for Kids & Teens

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  • Our popular Coding Club is back! Learn where to start, share your skills or work on coding projects with others. Registration is... (full entry)

    10/07/2015 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm
    Tremont Road - Main Library
  • For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers. Songs, rhymes and stories teach children how sounds and letters relate to reading and will... (full entry)

    10/08/2015 - 10:15am to 10:45am
    Tremont Road - Main Library