Kids' Place

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Finn and Cara live with their family in a village off the western coast of Ireland.  One day the children end up castaways landing on Fog Island, a dark and mysterious place. What will happen to the children?  Who would believe the story of the island?  A timeless story from a classic picture book author will delight readers ages 5 and up.

Oscar, a cute and friendly dachshund, is constantly being made fun of by all the other dogs at dog school because of his size.  On Halloween night Oscar, dressed as a hot dog, ends up bravely rescuing his schoolmates from a mysterious phantom. 

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. 

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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

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News for Little and Big Kids

Harry Potter news!

Written by Dena published on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 10:00am

Have you heard the big news? Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

No, J.K. Rowling isn't publishing a new Harry Potter book, sadly…but she is involved in writing a screenplay called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them starring the fictitious author Newt Scamander. The story begins seventy years before Harry Potter arrives on scene, set in a...Read more

Do-It-Yourself Sensory Bottles

Written by Sue published on Fri, 08/30/2013 - 11:45am

Create some fun, engaging sensory bottles for your baby or toddler. These are easy to make and let your child explore how different objects move and sound inside the bottles. Your baby or toddler can roll them, bang them, and watch the objects move around. Adding water or corn syrup to some of the bottles will create a different effect.

Below are pictures of the ones that I made. You can use a variety of different materials – just look around your home to see what you have! Just be sure to hot glue the caps on so the materials stay safely inside.

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Apple season is approaching, so let's start cooking!

Written by Renee published on Fri, 08/16/2013 - 5:42pm

Apple season is just around the corner and with it comes wonderful opportunities for family fun.   After a day of picking delicious apples head home for some toasty (and tasty) indoor activities.   How does apple sauce, apple dip, apple crumble, caramel apple muffins or apple cake sound?  This season you can make your own yummy apple treats with your kids.  Stop in the UAPL Youth Services department and check out some of the following books for awesome recipes using apples that are scrumptious, simple and kid friendly.  ...Read more

Ready for More?

Written by Laura published on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 3:12pm

What's better than a really good book?  A new book in a wonderful series, of course.  There are some great sequels on the way.  Visit our catalog to reserve your copy today. 

Lemony Snicket keeps his readers guessing with When Did You Last See Her? the next book in his All the Wrong Questions series.  Fans of funny books will enjoy Hard Luck: Diary of a Wimpy Kid #8 by Jeff Kinney.  and Guinea Dog 2 by Patrick Jennings.  For non-stop adventure, you can't beat Dan Gutman's...Read more

Captivating Storytelling You Can Check Out With Your Library Card

Written by Stephanie published on Sun, 07/28/2013 - 2:27pm

Are you ready for your car trip?  Are you trying to get a vacation in before school (already!!) starts Aug 20th?  Family car trips are easier with a well told story for everyone to enjoy.  We are featuring audio books from master storyteller Jim Dale who has become well known for performing the Harry Potter saga.  He has also narrated many fine classics and other fantasy titles. 

Classics!

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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 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.

  • Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes for children 0-24 months and their caregivers.

    When?
    10/06/2014 - 10:15am to 10:45am
    Where?
    Miller Park Branch Library
  • For children 0-24 months and their caregivers. Caregivers will learn songs, stories and rhymes to enhance personal reading time.... (full entry)

    When?
    10/06/2014 - 10:15am to 10:45am
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library