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We provide best selling audio and print books you can checkout and download to a wide range of devices.

Kids and Teens can find best selling audio and print books in two new collections: the TEENScollection and the KIDScollection. Try them, and don't forget that you can always go to the main collection for more.

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Zinio Digital Newstand Platform offers you access to full digital copies of some of your favorite magazines. You can download and view these titles on your computer or mobile device. Learn more about using Zinio

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Hoopla is a free audio and video streaming service available to all Upper Arlington Public Library cardholders. Through Hoopla you have access to thousands of titles in e-book, video, music, audiobook and comic book formats for streaming or temporary download. Check our support page, or download a copy of our Hoopla Instructions sheet.

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Download your favorite music from Freegal Music Downloads, a new FREE digital download for music. Learn more about using Freegal

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Hoopla is a free audio and video streaming service available to all Upper Arlington Public Library cardholders. Through Hoopla patrons now have access to thousands of titles in e-book, video, music, audiobook and comic book formats for streaming or temporary download. Content can be enjoyed on smartphones, tablets or computers. Check our support page, or download a copy of our Hoopla Instructions sheet.

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Schedule a 1-on-1 training with staff in our Media Services department. We can help you get started with UAPL's free eBooks and Magazines. Each session is up to one hour.

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Focused on a specific topic, our subject guides and pathfinders can help you discover the resources you need.

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Our downloadable guides range from new release lists to “how to” instructions designed to help you with our collection.

Parents @ UAPL Blog

Sing Your Way Through a Picture Book!

Written by published on Tue, 12/29/2015 - 10:19am

 

I love to share books in storytime where we sing the words - children enjoy the rhyme and repetition and I enjoy the interactive features of singable books.

Besides being fun, there are some benefits to sharing singable picture books with your child:

  • Singing stories is a great way to help your child learn new vocabulary and develop listening and memory skills.
  • Singing slows down language, allowing your child to hear the individual syllables in words.

Here are some singable picture book adaptations to get you started:

Interested in more suggestions? Try any of these singable books for a fun story experience!

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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.

Recommended Books

  • A chapter book from Mo Willems!  Follow the surprising friendship between Diva, a small pampered dog, and Flea, a street wise cat through an adventure in Paris. This rather short book at 65 pages is sprinkled with illustrations and perfect for a family read aloud. Recommended for listeners ages 5 and up, and readers Grades 2 and up.  

  • A beautiful child's typical day from awake to asleep told all in ABC's.  Play the secret ABC “seek and find” game in the book for a greater interactive experience.  Excellent for building vocabulary skills for ages 2 and up.  

  • How do young piggies find a peaceful place in a loud and busy world? They meditate. They find a quiet spot, a special place with a few simple things, and just breathe. This book is really for piggies of all ages, but especially for those aged 4 and up.

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Parents Online Resources

We all know being a parent is a hard job. There are many challenges for each age of your child. Here are some resources that will hopefully answer some of your questions. For additional homework help see the homework help link.

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CDC Family Health

Great tips to help families be healthier, safer, and stronger.

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Facts for Families

Read about emotional and behavioral issues affecting children, teenagers, and their families.

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Family Education

Practical guidance and specific age information on parenting.

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Hand in Hand Parenting

Provides help and support to parents to nurture their connection with their children.

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Hoagies Gifted Resources

The Hoagies website is “all things gifted” for parents, teachers, and kids of all ages.

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Internet Resources for Special Children

Links to a wide variety of information on the needs of children with disabilities.

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Kids Health

Browse articles on all aspects of children’s health for parents, kids, and health professionals.

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NetSmartz

Find games, activities, and information on Internet safety for kids, teens, and parents.

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Parenting

Community, articles, and stories offering parenting help in today’s world.

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Resources for Gifted Children

View information and resources for teachers and parents of gifted children.

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