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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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We're here to help you find your next book, whether you're reading for fun or for a school assignment. Check out some of our favorite reading Web sites below...

News for Little and Big Kids

International Chess Day is July 20th

Written by 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 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 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. ... Read more

Amazing Butterflies

Written by published on Tue, 03/25/2014 - 7:32pm

Looking for an idea for a family outing that is fun and educational? Check out the  Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden's newest interactive family exhibit “ Amazing Butterflies” which opened May 17th. To help prepare for your visit check out some of our books about the life cycle of a butterfly.

Read Your Way Through Africa

Written by published on Mon, 05/19/2014 - 6:08pm

With the new Heart of Africa exhibit opening this week at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium it might be time to do a little research into the animals and country from that exotic land.  Whether it's some fun fiction or interesting facts, reading up on the subject could enhance your next trip to the zoo or at least get your little ones excited for the amazing animals they are about to see. Below you will find some selections that are sure to please even the youngest patrons! 

For more information about the new Heart of Africa ... 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.

  • Writers in grades 5-8! Come one and come all for a writing workshop. This workshop focuses on sparking creativity and adding zest into... (full entry)

    When?
    03/10/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library
  • When books and LEGOs collide, you get LEGO Lit! Each month we share a story and... (full entry)

    When?
    03/12/2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library