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.

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.

Summer Reading 2014 Updates

Summer Reading Club Update

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

The Kids and Teens Blog

 
Written by Stephanie and posted on 07/03/2014 - 2:32pm

It's Summer!  The best place to be is at the pool, except when you are at the library!  When you are sitting in your deck chair hanging out in the sun (or shade), check out these reads to keep you cool.  

  • Mermaid Park by Beth Mayall
  • Surrounded By Sharks by Michael Northrop
  • Stotan by Chris Crutcher
  • Of Poseidon (First in the Syrena Legacy Trilogy) by Anna Banks
  • The Vicious Deep (First in the Vicious Deep Series) by Zoraida Cordova
  • Swim the Fly by Don Calame
 

The Fault in Our Stars Read Alikes

This blog entry is guest written by one of our summer interns, Sophia Fisher.  Sophia, a junior at Upper Arlington High School, has...Read more

 

Feathery Friends

Earlier today the library had an interesting visitor.  A Red-tailed hawk rested for a while in the trees outside the front entrance. ...Read more

 

Amazing Butterflies

Looking for an idea for a family outing that is fun and educational? Check out the Franklin...Read more

Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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

  • Cover of While We Run (When We Wake, #2)

    Karen Healey
    While We Run (When We Wake, #2)
    Rating: 3.83/5
  • Cover of The End or Something Like That

    Ann Dee Ellis
    The End or Something Like That
    Rating: 3.66/5
  • Cover of Oblivion

    Sasha Dawn
    Oblivion
    Rating: 3.77/5
  • Cover of How to Meet Boys

    Catherine Clark
    How to Meet Boys
    Rating: 3.27/5
  • Cover of Blue Gold

    Elizabeth Stewart
    Blue Gold
    Rating: 3.46/5
  • Cover of The Dark World (Dark World, #1)

    Cara Lynn Shultz
    The Dark World (Dark World, #1)
    Rating: 3.78/5

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Events for Kids & Teens

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

  • Book Buddies: Big Buddies
    Help a younger student entering grades 1-3 with their reading during this 5-week series! Do reading... (full entry)

    When?
    07/14/2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library
  • Students entering grades 1-3 can practice reading with a local teen during this 5-week program. Registrants must commit to at least 3... (full entry)

    When?
    07/14/2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
    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.