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 03/02/2015 - 5:02pm

As snow melts and flowers start to bloom, spring is not the only thing around the corner.  If you are a junior, or even a sophomore, it may be time to start thinking about colleges!  This may seem like a daunting ( SAT word) task—so many tests, choices, decisions—but Upper Arlington Library has a lot of resources to help make this big life-changing decision more manageable.

Test Prep

Whether you need to take the GED, ACT, or SAT, we have workbooks that can help take you through the test step by step.  Many of these tests ask certain types of questions, so it is good to be familiar with the kinds of questions you will encounter on these tests.  Type in the word keywords “ GED prep”, “ ACT prep” or “ SAT prep” into the catalog search bar.  It will pull up a bunch of resources to help you study.

What school is right for me?

With so many schools to choose from, how can someone possibly decide?!  Lucky for you, there are lots of great guides that help match your preferences—are you a big or small school kind of guy? Are you a chemistry or architecture major kind of gal?—these resources can help lead you to schools that fit your needs.  Spring break is a GREAT time to go take a look at schools (especially when you are a junior) so you can know what the school is like before you start filling out your applications!  Type in the keywords “college search” or “choosing a college” into the search bar.  It will show you some great guides for selecting a school.

Worried about tuition and student loans?

We have information about that too!  Covering the costs of tuition can be a very complicated thing, but if you start thinking about and preparing for scholarships and financial aid now, it will make the task of paying for college that much easier.  Type in “student loans”, “financial aid”, “scholarships”, or “paying for college” into the search bar.  It will help you find resources about how to pay for college. 

Knowledge is power!  The more you know going into your college search, the more prepared you will be for your bright, invigorating future.

Below are some books from our collection that can help make the path to college a little easier.

 

Storytime Songs & CDs

I like to play a lot of music in my storytimes, and some of my favorite songs include “Dance, Freeze, Melt” and “Jumping and Counting... Read more

 

Graphic Novel Characters: Best Friend Adventures

There are some great characters and friendships in graphic novels. From best friends whose differences only bring them closer and add to... Read more

Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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

  • Cover of When

    Victoria Laurie
    When
    Rating: 4.06/5
  • Cover of Hold Tight, Don't Let Go

    Laura Rose Wagner
    Hold Tight, Don't Let Go
    Rating: 3.99/5
  • Cover of Audacity

    Melanie Crowder
    Audacity
    Rating: 4.47/5
  • Cover of The Boy in the Black Suit

    Jason Reynolds
    The Boy in the Black Suit
    Rating: 3.98/5
  • Cover of Frostfire (Kanin Chronicles, #1)

    Amanda Hocking
    Frostfire (Kanin Chronicles, #1)
    Rating: 3.88/5
  • Cover of All the Bright Places

    Jennifer Niven
    All the Bright Places
    Rating: 4.22/5

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Events for Kids & Teens

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

  • Celebrate Pi Day! Drop in anytime today and DIY a special fun craft in honor of 3.14……

    When?
    03/14/2015 (All day)
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library
  • Children and caregivers join us for stories, building and fun! Each month we’ll read a couple of stories to start, then the building... (full entry)

    When?
    03/14/2015 - 10:30am to 11:15am
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library

Youth Services: About Us

The Youth Services Department is committed to educating children, teachers and parents in our community.  We offer a wide range of services from storytime classes to teen book discussion groups. Our staff is eager to help children, teens, and adults find the right information for their homework and to help you find the perfect book....