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 09/30/2015 - 12:59pm

What would you do if you came home from school and found a baby griffin in your room?

Book Cover for The Menagerie by Tui SutherlandDo you want to communicate with griffins, befriend people of the sea, protect dragons, and care for unicorns? If so, check out The Menagerie by Tui Sutherland. Hidden in this book's world there exists griffins, dragons, unicorns, merpeople, and other mythical and fantastic creatures that have needs. They need to be protected so that they are not exploited, misunderstood, or worse. For centuries sanctuaries have existed to protect them. When Logan’s mom disappears and his father moves him to a small town in Wisconsin, he finds himself drawn into this world.

Uniquely able to talk with baby griffins (who have run away from home, one of which has hidden in his bedroom!) he finds his way to his classmate Zoe’s house. She tells him her house is really a secret sanctuary for mythical creatures called The Menagerie. This begins their adventures. As not only must they find the runaway griffins before anyone sees them, but someone, or something, seems to be threatening the Menagerie itself and if they don’t find out who, and stop them, The Menagerie could be closed forever!

If you can't wait to join this amazing secret adventure take a sneak peek at the fan-made The Menagerie book trailer.

For other stories about mythical creatures and fantastical adventures check out these books:

Happy Reading!


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Fractured Fairy Tales

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Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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  • Cover of The Looney Experiment

    Luke Reynolds
    The Looney Experiment
    Rating: 4/5
  • Cover of Lock & Mori (Lock & Mori, #1)

    Heather W. Petty
    Lock & Mori (Lock & Mori, #1)
    Rating: 3.76/5
  • Cover of Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #3)

    Ransom Riggs
    Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #3)
    Rating: 4.34/5
  • Cover of I Crawl Through It

    A.S. King
    I Crawl Through It
    Rating: 3.75/5
  • Cover of The Forever Man (W.A.R.P. #3)

    Eoin Colfer
    The Forever Man (W.A.R.P. #3)
    Rating: 3.95/5
  • Cover of The Fall

    James Preller
    The Fall
    Rating: 3.69/5


Events for Kids & Teens

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

  • Stop by to meet some furry friends from Therapy Dogs International and improve your reading skills by sharing stories with them.

    10/13/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
    Miller Park Branch Library
  • Do you love to write or want to be a better writer? Do you dream of being an author? Join us for this fun workshop with the Thurber... (full entry)

    10/14/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
    Tremont Road - Main Library