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Librarian Recommended

A new book by David Soman co-creator of the Ladybug Girl books!  In Three Bears and a Boat, three small bears set out to find a replacement for their Mama's favorite blue seashell that they broke.  They have a grand sea adventure, and also a small talk on taking responsibility for their actions. Recommended for ages 4 and up.  

 

Mama, Is It Summer Yet by Nikki McClure is for those kids who love to ask questions, sometimes the same question again and again!  The Mama gently answers her child's questions by pointing out the beautiful things that the seasons bring.  A seasonal favorite for ages 3-6.

What a winter we have had in central Ohio!  Spring is finally here according to the calendar!  Celebrate by checking out “And Then It's Spring” by Julie Fogliano and award-winning artist Erin Stead.  A boy and his dog are tired of brown winter and they dig and plant seeds.  They wait and then wait and then finally it's spring and everything is green and colorful!  Great for ages 4 and up.  

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For Kids: Great Reads

Find A Great Book To Read!

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

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News for Little and Big Kids

Caldecott Medal Winners

Written by published on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 2:01pm

The 2014 Caldecott Medal winner will be announced on Monday, January 27th.  In celebration, the staff of the Miller Park Branch has picked some of their favorite past winners:

Sky Raiders Book and T-Shirt Give-Away

Written by published on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 9:30am

We've got a pre-pub book and t-shirt to give away!  Brandon Mull, author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series, is writing a new series called Five Kingdoms.  We have an advanced copy of the first book titled Sky Raiders.  Sky Raiders introduces Cole Randolph who along with his friends has been pulled into another place known as the Outskirts a state...Read more

Stuck inside? Start a sewing project!

Written by published on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 4:13pm

As the weather becomes frigid the kids may be itching for new activities to explore. Why not bring out that sewing machine that has been collecting dust and put it to work with a great new sewing project? It’s a great activity to work on together and it might just spark a lifelong interest. The Youth Department has a great collection of sewing books waiting to be discovered. Here are a few book suggestions to start you on a new sewing adventure.

  • Sewing Basics: All You Need to Know to Begin Sewing Clothes and Home Furnishings by Wendy 
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Have a silly New Year!

Written by published on Tue, 12/31/2013 - 12:38pm

Do you have a few favorite things?  I just love chickens, the Muppets, and silly books.  So, for my last blog of 2013, I’ve combined them all into one!  Read some wonderful stories about mischievous poultry while you listen to classical music presented in a whole new way.

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Great Picture Books Reads for Winter

Written by published on Wed, 12/11/2013 - 11:59am

There are so many books that capture the essence of winter and all it brings with it. Here are a few fun picks that celebrate the magic of winter, the warmth of sharing, the wonders of the world, and the gift of giving. (Click on the book cover for more information. Links open in a new window)

Enjoy! And Happy Winter Reading!

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Join our Youth Department's Goodreads Group: connect with your librarians and other Goodreads Group members to discuss and share book recommendations.

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.

  • Local educator and professional puppeteer, Rebecca Riley, will perform her shadow puppet adaptation of the classic children’s... (full entry)

    When?
    12/13/2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Where?
    Lane Road Branch Library
  • Dash through the snow to this fun Pre-K winter music-and-movement storytime featuring jingle-bells, snow balls and more.
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    When?
    12/15/2014 - 10:30am to 11:00am
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library