Youth Services Guides

Online Safety Information for Parents

The Upper Arlington Public Library provides access to the Internet and other electronic resources to satisfy the evolving needs of the community.

Safety of visiting children is of great importance to UAPL.

Online Resources

Please check out these websites for information on how to inform yourself, and to guide your child as he or she learns to navigate the internet.

Books and DVDs on the subject

  • Cyber-safe Kids, Cyber-savvy Teens: Helping Young People Learn to Use the Internet Safely and Responsibly, by Nancy E. Willard (025.04Wi.) | Request This Item
  • Internet Safety by Lisa M. Herrington (004.678 He.) | Request This Item
  • Internet Safety 101, Empowering Parents, DVD-NF (004.678 In.) | Request This Item
  • A Parents' Video Guide to Facebook, A Step-by-step Video Tour of to Help your Kids Online (DVD-NF 004.69 Pa.) | Request This Item

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 autorenew up to 10 times. Items reserved by other patrons or that have reached their renewal limit will not renew.

Stop by any UAPL location to apply. Please bring proof of teaching employment, such as a recent pay stub, or approval letter from school district for current homeschooling year.
The teacher card is to be used for classroom items only.

Teacher Collections

Our experienced youth staff would like to help you find materials for your classroom. In order to serve you better, please note the following guidelines:

  • Teacher collections are available only to patrons with teacher cards.
  • Staff require 5 business days to gather your materials.
  • Your collection will be available for pick-up 5 days after the day of your request. If you would like to have your collection available on a later date please set a future date below.
  • Requests may be placed up to two weeks in advance.
  • Your collection will be held at the circulation department for 3 days. You will find your collection on the “Teacher Collection” reserve shelf near the alphabetized holds.
  • You may place one collection at a time, and as soon as the first is picked up we can start working on another.
  • Any number of subjects may be requested for a collection, but the total number of books in a collection will be 30 books or less.
  • We would be happy to include up to 5 specific titles.
  • Seasonal/Holiday items are limited to 5 items and are subject to availability.
  • Online Teacher Collection requests are available at Lane and Tremont only.

Book Discussion Bags

Ask about our selection of Book Discussion Bags. Each bag contains nine or ten copies of the discussion title. Many include discussion questions and extension ideas. We have titles for grades 2-5, middle school and high school, as well as adults. See collection of book discussion bags in our catalog.

Discovery Kits

Discovery Kits are perfect for preschool and early elementary classrooms. Each themed box contains five books and a variety of music, extension activities, games, and more. Some sample themes are dental health, Ohio, colors, transportation and ecology. Find Discovery Kits in our catalog.

Educator Resources

Our Tremont Youth Services has a special collection of materials just for educators! Among this collection you can find Preschool and early elementary curriculum resources and subject-specific resources for all grade levels.

Online Databases

With your library card, you have access to a variety of resources that can assist you with lesson planning and student research needs.

  • Novelist K-8 Plus can help you search for books by lexile, genre, and interest level. Don't have time to read them all? Print book talks and book lists.
  • LearningExpress Library is a great place to send students for test preparation. Individual accounts help students track their progress. Includes tests like the ACT, SAT, AP exams (and Praxis prep for teachers!)
  • CultureGrams has a wealth of knowledge for geography/cross-cultural studies.
  • Gale Biography in Context can help students find information on more contemporary or lesser known subjects.
  • Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context and Pop Culture Universe are great starting points for current events.
  • BookFlix and Tumblebook Library are perfect places for young students to practice their reading skills and comprehension. Students can read picture books and/or have the computer read to them. Many BookFlix titles have comprehension questions or activities available.

Take a few minutes and browse through our subject headings at the top of the database page. We are sure you will find many other resources that can be of use to you and your students.

Digital Downloads

The library has a wide variety of FREE downloadable ebooks and audio books for most electronic devices. Visit our Digital Downloads site or call our Media Services department for more details.

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

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.


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