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Librarian Recommended

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.  

ACHOOO!  Poor Bear has a terrible cold and is tired and grumpy.  Bright-eyed, cheerful mouse has come to help his friend get better.  Bear and Mouse will make even someone with a bad cold want to laugh.  A fantastic read aloud for all ages.

Can you spy the pets?  Look through the hole in each page and see if you can guess the pets.  If you like this, check out the other I Spy books by Edward Gibbs. Great fun for ages 2-5.  

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News for Little and Big Kids

Bedtime Math Book Give-Away!

Written by published on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 8:54am

Stories at bedtime are such a wonderful part of many childhoods. I miss those days now that I have a teenager! Bedtime Math cover  Bedtime Math problems is a new organization hoping to make math at bedtime a similar cherished ritual  for families.  Bedtime Math has a book and we have a copy to give away!  Fill... Read more

Spirit Animals!

Written by 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... Read more

Get to know John Rocco!

Written by 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 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 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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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.

  • No Registration. Join our Teen Advisory Board to help plan events and programs, promote reading and volunteering, and help make the... (full entry)

    When?
    01/10/2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library
  • For children 0-24 months and their caregivers. Caregivers will learn songs, stories and rhymes to enhance personal reading time. These... (full entry)

    When?
    01/12/2015 - 10:15am to 10:45am
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library