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 09/22/2015 - 1:30pm

You're gonna want to put these on request! 

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Rainbow Rowell fans will be crazy excited for this next novel, titled Carry On–all about Simon Snow (Fangirl? Cath?). There is magic, a wizard school, monsters, and apparently some mystery as well. 

Like your books a bit grittier? It doesn't get much grittier than S.A. Bodeen, author of The Detour. Folks are calling this a Teen version of Stephen King's Misery, so if you like psychological suspense you should give this one a try. 

Becca Fitzpatrick, author of the Hush, Hush saga, brings us a murder mystery called Dangerous Lies. She even offers a playlist for her readers! 

Read 'em, and let us know what you thought! 

Dena–currently reading Are You Still There by Scheerger 


Books about Libraries

In honor of Library Card Sign-up Month this September, here are some books about ...Read more


Fractured Fairy Tales

You probably know the storyline of a few fairy tales, like Cinderella, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Little Red...Read more


Back-to-School Stories

Summer is almost over and school is going to be starting soon.  The start of a new school year can be exciting but it can also be a...Read more

Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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  • Cover of The Chess Queen Enigma (Stoker & Holmes, #3)

    Colleen Gleason
    The Chess Queen Enigma (Stoker & Holmes, #3)
    Rating: 4.18/5
  • Cover of The Many Lives of John Stone

    Linda Buckley-Archer
    The Many Lives of John Stone
    Rating: 3.57/5
  • Cover of A Madness So Discreet

    Mindy McGinnis
    A Madness So Discreet
    Rating: 3.87/5
  • Cover of Lizard Radio

    Pat Schmatz
    Lizard Radio
    Rating: 3.57/5
  • Cover of It's About Love

    Steven Camden
    It's About Love
    Rating: 3.88/5
  • Cover of Traffick (Tricks, #2)

    Ellen Hopkins
    Traffick (Tricks, #2)
    Rating: 4.43/5


Events for Kids & Teens

For a full events calendar for kids and teens, please follow this link.

  • 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)

    10/06/2015 - 10:15am to 10:45am
    Lane Road Branch Library
  • Children ages 3-6 are invited to join us at the Lane Road Library for Stories and Crafts. Each week participants will listen to books... (full entry)

    10/06/2015 - 1:00pm to 2:45pm
    Lane Road Branch Library