For Kids and Teens

E-Books for Kids & Teens

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We provide best selling audio and print books you can checkout and download to a wide range of devices. Learn more about Digital Downloads

Youth Guides & Pathfinders

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Focused on a specific topic, our subject guides and pathfinders can help you discover the resources you need.

Downloads for You

Our downloadable guides range from new release lists to “how to” instructions designed to help you with our collection.

Connect with Your Librarians

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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.

For Kids: Recommended Reading

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...

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.

View Online Resources

If you still have questions, just visit our Youth Services or Reference areas at the library, or call us at (614) 486-9621.

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.

Remember that once you select a link, you are connected to another location and we want you to stay safe. Learn about being safe and smart on the Web....

Resources for Teachers and Educators

Librarian-recommended Online Resources

You can find answers to

  • health and behavioral questions,
  • educational games,
  • teaching resources and more

by visiting the librarian-recommended links below.

We bundled some homework help related online sources for you: see here and here....

Request for Volunteer Program Presenters

The Upper Arlington Public Library is always looking for people that have special skills, knowledge or talent and who are able to volunteer to share that talent with children by offering a program! Previous volunteers have shared how to play chess, draw manga, and taught various crafts such as knitting.

The Kids and Teens Blog

 
Written by and posted on 07/04/2015 - 10:00am

Book Cover for Superstars of History by R. J. GrantWelcome to our last month of Super Power Saturdays. So far we have explored a lot of super powers and heroes throughout juvenile books. We've looked at superpowers in fiction in the post What's Your Power?, super powers in graphic novels in Graphic Novels: All Kinds of Powers!, and we explored the unique powers of middle schoolers in Middle School Powers!. But, superheroes and super powers are not limited to fiction. There are real life heroes out there doing amazing things everyday.So, this week's post highlights real life heroes in nonfiction books. Some of these heroes include: animal heroes, first ladies and leaders, explorers and adventurers, inventors, comic book creators, and even everyday children and teens from across the world making a difference. To learn more about these everyday heroes check out some of these picks:

For a list of these and other juvenile nonfiction books about heroes check out the Juvenile NonFiction: All Kinds of Heroes book list in our catalog.

And don't forget to check back in two weeks for our last post in the Super Power Saturdays series where we will feature books that can help you create your own superheroes, graphic novels, and stories in the post Creating Your Own Superheroes and Graphic Novels.

Happy “Super Powered” Reading!

 

 

Super Power Saturdays - Teen Graphic Novels: We Started It All!

Welcome back to Super Power Saturdays. Last week started us off with a look at teen super powers in ...Read more

 

Super Power Saturdays - Teen Super Powers

Welcome to Super Power Saturdays. Throughout Summer Library Club I will be posting a blog the second and fourth Saturdays in June and...Read more

 

Super Power Saturdays - Teen Powers Abound: All Kinds of Powers!

Summer Library Club (SLC) is well underway and we are deep into exploring super powers in teen books. So...Read more

Upcoming & new Young Adult books

Images and ratings courtesy of Goodreads.com  Goodreads.com logo

  • Cover of The Leveller (The Leveller, #1)

    Julia Durango
    The Leveller (The Leveller, #1)
    Rating: 3.77/5
  • Cover of Emmy & Oliver

    Robin Benway
    Emmy & Oliver
    Rating: 3.94/5
  • Cover of Skyscraping

    Cordelia Jensen
    Skyscraping
    Rating: 4.52/5
  • Cover of Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls

    Lynn Weingarten
    Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls
    Rating: 3.57/5
  • Cover of The Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles, #2)

    Mary E. Pearson
    The Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles, #2)
    Rating: 4.44/5
  • Cover of Forever for a Year

    B.T. Gottfred
    Forever for a Year
    Rating: 2.62/5

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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 activities for children 2 1/2 - 5 years and their caregivers.

    When?
    07/06/2015 - 11:15am to 11:45am
    Where?
    Miller Park Branch Library
  • For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers. Songs, rhymes and stories teach children how sounds and letters relate to reading and will... (full entry)

    When?
    07/06/2015 - 11:15am to 12:00pm
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library