Youth Guides & Pathfinders
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
Join our Youth Department's Goodreads Group: connect with your librarians and other Goodreads Group members to discuss and share book recommendations.
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.
If you still have questions, just visit our Youth Services or Reference areas at the library, or call us at (614) 486-9621.
Request for Volunteer Program Presenters
Youth Services Opportunities
All three locations of the UAPL are seeking teen volunteers for this year's “Escape the Ordinary” Summer Library Club. There are three different opportunities available.
Teens entering grades 10-12 or who graduate high school in 2015 are eligible to be an Intern. The position involves a commitment of 9-12 hours per week from May 26-August 2. Applicants will be required to write an essay and be interviewed.
Those chosen will gain valuable leadership and career skills by training Junior Volunteers, assisting with programming and collection needs, and other duties as assigned. Internships are unpaid but selected students will receive recognition, letters of recommendation and service hour credit for their participation.
Details can be found on the application below which is due May 1, 2015 by 6pm.
INTERN APPLICATION - The deadline has passed for this position.
Students in grades 7-12 wishing to help register and award prizes at our summer library club table are encouraged to apply for a Junior Volunteer position. Tremont is seeking 50-60 Junior Volunteers while Lane and Miller both need 25-30. Volunteers will earn service hour credits. Details can be found on the application. Applications are due by May 1, 2015 by 6pm.
JUNIOR VOLUNTEER APPLICATION - The deadline has passed for this position.
All three locations will be looking for teens in grades 6-12 to help with our Book Buddies program. Teens are paired with a younger student and act as their “coach.” Applications for Book Buddies will be available May 1, 2015 and will continue until we have enough Big Buddies. Volunteers will earn service hour credits.
Completed applications for all three positions can be dropped off at the preferred volunteer location by the stated deadlines.
The Kids and Teens Blog
Our traditional Summer Reading Club is getting an extreme makeover! Here are the details:
Summer Library Club begins earlier than in years past; it will begin on May 26th.
In addition to the literacy focus, we have added experiential learning “activities” to explore. Participants can choose from 60 activities; activities can be found on the Summer Library Club website, www.summerlibraryclub.org. There is also a shorter list on the back of the reading log, which will be available on the website and can also be picked up here at the library.
Summer Library Club is for all ages! The program works the same for all ages:
- Simply sign up either online at www.summerlibraryclub.org, or in person at any UA library.
- Log reading hours on your Summer Library Club account online, or in person at any UA library.
- After reading 10 hours and completing 10 activities, you have earned your first prize: a stack of great coupons. (Examples of some coupons: $8 off library fines! Free Chipotle meal for teens or kids! And more…)
- After reading a total of 20 hours and completing a total of 20 activities, you have completed Summer Library Club; you can grab your final prize at any UA library (a free book! We will have a variety of favorite titles, for all ages). You are also automatically entered into the Grand Prize Drawing for your age group.
- Summer Library Club ends on Aug 2nd. All hours must be logged by 5 pm on Aug. 2nd to be eligible for the Grand Prize.
Grand Prizes (winners will be notified by phone on Aug. 3rd):
- Baby/toddler: Basket of books and age-appropriate toys
- Preschooler: Basket of books and age-appropriate toys
- Elementary (Gr K-5): 4 tickets to Marvel Universe Live! And a Marvel Book.
- Teen (Gr 6-12): 2 weekend passes to Comic-Con.
- Adult: A bundle of gift cards/gift certificates for Jeni's, Moretti's of Arlington, Ohio State Parks, and Cameron Mitchell.
It's going to be a great summer! See ya soon!
New Teen Discovery Kits available for check out!
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Upcoming & new Young Adult books
Events for Kids & Teens
For a full events calendar for kids and teens, please follow this link.
Looking for a quiet place to study? Have a group that needs space to prepare for exams? Well have open rooms available at select times... (full entry)When?06/02/2015 - 6:30pm to 9:00pmWhere?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?06/08/2015 - 10:15am to 11:00amWhere?Tremont Road - Main Library
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