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A bone-crunching journey from football's origins to the latest research on concussion and traumatic brain injuries in the sport. Fourth Down and Inches features exclusive photography and interviews with scientists, players, and the families of athletes who have literally given everything to the game.

Annie Fleet, master scuba diver and history buff, is persuaded by her teacher to seek Cortez's long-lost treasure during a school trip to Mexico. She finds that her plans to get Josh to notice her are not the only thing in danger as rival treasure-hunters try to do away with her.

Three high school students, Shelly, Eric, and Fatima, have nothing in common except for a mysterious blackmailer who knows their secrets. They try to identify and stop the blackmailer by performing very specific acts of bullying at their high schools.

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College is Calling

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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.

Hobbit We Talk About Dragons!

Smaug is coming! Here's the trailer!

Just a few more days and Smaug will be in full glory on screen.  If you've got dragon fever check out these dragon themed stories for teens! 

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It's Time for Winter Fun! Elves, Faeries, Apps, and More!

Winter Magic is upon us! And with the glistening snow, shiny icicles, and one of a kind snowflakes come wonderful books filled with magic! So get ready to curl up by a roaring fire, sip some hot cocoa, and fall into a magical tale about Elves, Faeries, Winter... Read more

Be a Giver on World Book Night!

Want to be a World Book Night book giver on April 23, 2014, in support of literacy and community?... Read more

Teen Video Challenge

Calling all Teens! Spark your creativity and win some cash and fame!  Create a video... Read more

Trick or Treat: Visit these strange, dark, and sometimes even humorous, reads for Halloween. You never know what awaits you!

It's that time again. The air is cool and crisp, the days are growing shorter, and the night is coming to life. What mysteries lie in dark? What stories will you uncover deep in the piling leaves? As the shadows come alive, magic awaits around corners and in the pages of new found books. For... Read more

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Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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  • Cover of Monkey Wars

    Richard Kurti
    Monkey Wars
    Rating: 3.88/5
  • Cover of Infected

    Sophie Littlefield
    Infected
    Rating: 3.33/5
  • Cover of The Conspiracy of Us (The Conspiracy of Us #1)

    Maggie Hall
    The Conspiracy of Us (The Conspiracy of Us #1)
    Rating: 3.78/5
  • Cover of Killing Time in Crystal City

    Chris Lynch
    Killing Time in Crystal City
    Rating: 2.67/5
  • Cover of Perfect Couple (Superlatives, #2)

    Jennifer Echols
    Perfect Couple (Superlatives, #2)
    Rating: 3.55/5
  • Cover of The Darkest Part of the Forest

    Holly Black
    The Darkest Part of the Forest
    Rating: 3.96/5
  • Cover of When

    Victoria Laurie
    When
    Rating: 4.07/5
  • 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: 4.42/5
  • Cover of The Boy in the Black Suit

    Jason Reynolds
    The Boy in the Black Suit
    Rating: 3.99/5
  • 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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Teen Book Clubs

Pre-Pub Club

Read it before your friends do! Here’s a chance to snag an advanced reader copy of book that hasn't been published yet. Open to teens in grades 9-12. The Pre-Pub Club meets the last Wednesday of the month at 7pm except for May.

The UA High School Book Club

This club meets once a month in the LC classroom at 3:00 pm. Juice and cookies are provided by the Upper Arlington Public Library Friends of the Library Board. Each month the group decides on a book to read for the following meeting. Please join us - all are welcome!

Book Club in a Bag for Teens

Each Book Club in a Bag has 8-10 copies of a book in one handy carrier along with discussion guides and questions. Start your own book club today; we've got the materials ready for you!

For a list of titles available especially for teens, click here.

For general guidelines to starting and running a bookclub, click here.

How-To: Get a Book Club Started...and Keep it Going

You like to read. Your friends like to read. You almost have a book club! 

If you would like some info on how do you figure out what to read, get organized and keep the club alive, we have compiled some tips for you in this short guide that can help you....