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.
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The Kids and Teens Blog
Want to take a picture? It's simple, right. You just pull out your phone and snap, it's done. Well, photography hasn't always been so easy. In the early days of photography, people had to hold completely still for up to 10 minutes. That's probably why no one is ever smiling in the photos. Then the image had to be processed with casutic chemicals in an extremely dark room. Photography was a time-comsuming, expensive process that often lead to more failed images than successful ones.
In a new biography of one of the first professional female photographers, Stand There! She Shouted by Susan Goldman Rubin, we learn how Julia Margaret Cameron turned failure (fuzzy, slightly out of focus photos) into a trademark style. Many of her photographs now hang in the Victoria and Albert Museum in England, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Often using family members as her subjects, a portrait of her great-niece Rachel Gurney taken in 1872 entitled “I Wait” is among one of Cameron's most recognized images.
Check out these titles to learn more about how photographs have impacted history and how to take awesome photos of your life and times.
It’s that time of year again! Can you believe that it is already time to Trick or Treat? It may be hard to believe...Read more
Living on the east side, my commute gives me plenty of time in the car to listen to music, the news, and, most enjoyably, audiobooks!...Read more
Events for Kids & Teens
For a full events calendar for kids and teens, please follow this link.
Come enjoy a Saturday afternoon movie in the library theater. Well be showing “Muppets Most Wanted.” The library will provide the... (full entry)When?11/01/2014 - 2:00pm to 4:15pmWhere?Tremont Road - Main Library
For children 0-24 months and their caregivers. Caregivers will learn songs, stories and rhymes to enhance personal reading time.... (full entry)When?11/03/2014 - 10:15am to 10:45amWhere?Tremont Road - Main Library