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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.

Librarian Recommended

A poet is visiting Elinor's school to celebrate National Poetry Month and every student will be sharing one of their pocket poems.  Elinor has a hard time writing the “perfect” poem and soon everyone in the class has a poem in their pocket except Elinor.  When the visiting poet arrives, Elinor reveals that she could not get her poem right.  With the help of the poet, Elinor learns that real poetry comes from the heart.  Recommended for Grades 1 and above.  

If you didn't have any bones, what would you look like? It wouldn't be pretty! Read all about vertebrates–animals with bones–and find out just how bones shape what animals look like.  This interactive book on comparative anatomy will get your students interested in what is holding them up. For Grades K-2.  

Archie the Goat and Skinny the Hen are trying to cross the moat.  In rhyming style they conduct all manner of scientific experiments to help them to the other side of the moat.  Sometimes the solution is easier that you think!  A rousing readloud for grades K and up.  


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Materials for Teachers!

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Hi teachers!  Did you know that we have a dedicated collection at the Main UAPL library just for you? It is called Educator Resources, and it is located in the Youth department near the juvenile non-fiction. The materials in this collection are useful for anyone dedicating their time to teaching children: traditional teachers, homeschoolers, preschool leaders, librarians, and parents. Here are three examples of what you can find here:

The New Social Story Book by Carol Gray (372.6 Ne). This is an amazing, yet simple book with 13 chapters of “Social Stories” that can be copied and turned into swatches. The content is intended to help teachers guide children and adults who are on the autistic spectrum with understanding and learning social and life skills. Examples of chapters include Learning to Chew Gum, Smiling, and even Escalators.

Teaching with Favorite Magic Tree House Books by Deborah and Frank Murphy (372.6 Ro). The Magic Tree House series is a great source for beginning a new Social Studies unit. This book will give you tips and activities to use for extending many of the titles from the series.

Incredible Edible Science by Liz Plaster and Rick Krustchinsky (372.35 Pl). In this book you will find loads of science activities for early learners that focus on observing, classifying, predicting, inferring, and more.


UAPL Services for Teachers

Teacher Cards

Any full-time or part-time teacher living or working in Upper Arlington can apply. This privilege extends to homeschoolers and those teaching in a public, private or parochial school. Teachers will not pay overdue fines but are still responsible for the replacement cost of any lost or damaged items.

Loan periods:

  • Books and audiobooks circulate for 28 days
  • New books circulate for 14 days
  • CDs circulate for 14 days
  • DVDs circulate for 7 days

Eligible items...

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.

Teacher Collections

What are Teacher Collections?

Are you a teacher or homeschooler looking for unit materials? Do you have, or are you eligible for, a Teacher Card? Then Teacher Collections are for you!

Staff in the Youth Department will collect up to 30 items on the subject(s) of your choice for...Read more

Assignment Alert

What are assignment alerts?

Big unit coming up? Not sure that your students know where to get their required research materials? Let us know! We will put aside a cart of subject and grade appropriate books to allow easier access for your students. We will also offer a list of...Read more