Kids' Place

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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. 

When two pigs have their house destroyed on accident by their much larger friends, a moose and a bear, they decide to make a house that will fit all four of them comfortably.  They hire the best builders in the woods, the beavers, to build their new home.  This is a sweet story of friends and finding happiness in the woods.  This is for picture book lovers of all ages, but especially those in Preschool to Second grade.

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.

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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

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News for Little and Big Kids

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? 

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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

The Wreck of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald

Written by Laura published on Sun, 11/10/2013 - 10:00am

   On the evening of November 10, 1975 the cargo ship SS Edmund Fitzgerald got caught in an early winter storm.  Facing near hurricane-force winds and waves up to 35 feet high, the ship suddenly sank to the bottom of Lake Superior.  All those aboard lost their lives.

   While there have been many shipping disasters on the Great Lakes, the sinking of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald remains the best known.  Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot wrote a hit song about the tragedy in 1976.

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Cabin Fever! Keeping kids healthy in the cold months.

Written by Renee published on Sun, 10/27/2013 - 3:01pm

As the cold weather approaches keeping kids active and eating healthy can be challenging.  Here are a few ideas to motivate your kids (and maybe the adults) to keep moving, eat healthy and feel great! Here are some great ideas for indoor activities to share with your kids and a few cures for cabin fever. Also, check out the following resources for more great ideas on healthy cooking and exercise for kids...Read more

Introducing Mr. Wuffles

Written by Laura published on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 6:24pm

David Wiesner has already won three Caldecott medals for his superior illustrations.  His newest book follows the adventures of a cat, some aliens, and the creatures who live in the walls of a house.  Will  he win an unprecedented 4th medal?  

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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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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 a story about everyone’s mischievous monkey followed by a visit from the Curious George costumed character. For ages 2+.... (full entry)

    When?
    07/30/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Where?
    Lane Road Branch Library
  • Sensory play is great for toddlers and helps them explore their world. Join us for hands-on activity centers set up specifically with... (full entry)

    When?
    07/31/2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Where?
    Lane Road Branch Library