Kids' Place

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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.

NEW - Comic Books for download!
Get started with eBooks: iPad/iPhone, Android, Kindle/Kindle Fire

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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

Reading magazines just got easier! Download the new Zinio for Libraries app [iTunes Store | Google Play].

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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.

Stream Music

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Listen Columbus provides public streaming access to the music of talented artists in Central Ohio.
We also have a growing number of CDs by local musicians in our collection for your borrowing pleasure.

Stream Music

Tips on how to backup Freegal Music songs

 
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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.

Librarian Recommended

Squirrel lovers will enjoy this humorous story about Squirrel and a dog named Cuddles.  One winter night, Squirrel gets cold and decides to visit Cuddles's house.  The two get into mischief and end up leaving the holiday decorations in shambles.  A young human is blamed and as a result, he runs outside where he hurts himself.  There's a blizzard coming and it is up to Squirrel and Cuddles to save the boy and make amends.  This funny story is told in short chapters and will be enjoyed by young readers.  Recommended for grades 2-4.

This WWII story traces the friendship between 11-year old Annabelle and her family and a local  WWI veteran named Toby.  Toby has lived in the town for many years and keeps to himself.  Life is mostly peaceful in the rural town in Pennsylvania where they live, until Betty Glengarry arrives.  Betty is mean and cruel and does everything she can to inflict pain on others. When Betty goes missing, Toby becomes the main suspect.  Annabelle knows that he is innocent and is determined to prove it.  This is a compelling story about prejudice and unjust persecution.  Recommended for grades 5-8

Ten-year old Raymie Clarke has a plan to get her father, who has run off with a dental hygienist, to come back home.  She is sure that if she does something important, her father will return.  So, she starts to practice baton twirling in order to win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition.  She meets two other girls who, for very different reasons, are also entering the contest.  All three girls have lost someone close to them and it's this bond that ties them together.  It's this friendship that helps this well-written novel unfold.  Recommended for grades 4-7

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For Kids: Great Reads

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

News for Little and Big Kids

Penguins Love the Cold!

Written by published on Wed, 01/04/2017 - 8:14pm

Brrrrr….it's really getting cold out there and you know who lives where it's really cold?  Penguins!  Whether you want to learn more about this flightless bird or just want a good (and possibly silly) story then the list below will be sure to please.  Reserve yourself a copy today and get to know these cool birds.

Graphic Novel Reading Lists for Kids

Written by published on Thu, 12/15/2016 - 11:37am

Kids love graphic novels. Amazing illustrations, cool captions and words, great stories – all bundled into one. What’s not to love? Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) puts out Graphic Novels Reading Lists of top graphic novels for kids. The lists include classic graphic novels as well as new titles. Here are some favorite choices, broken down by age range. 

K - 2nd Grade

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New Children's Holiday Books

Written by published on Thu, 11/17/2016 - 3:06pm

Holiday season is right around the corner.  The Upper Arlington Public Library has some wonderful new books to entertain the whole family.

Read all about a spruce tree’s journey from growing on a farm to being the most famous tree in America in John Duvall’s The Great Spruce.  Maureen Fergus' The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold explores the wonders of belief.  ...Read more

Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! Series

Written by published on Tue, 11/15/2016 - 4:59pm

Elephant & Piggie are back to recommend some new easy readers!  In the “Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!” series, the Mo Willems characters show up to excitedly introduce new stories by different authors.  

To read along with Elephant & Piggie, check out the first three books in the series:

Your (Character) Votes Are In!

Written by published on Wed, 11/09/2016 - 2:14pm

Yesterday you voted on your favorite book and screen characters, and today the results are in:

  • Favorite picture book or early reader character: ELEPHANT and PIGGIE!
  • Favorite juvenile or young adult character: HARRY POTTER!
  • Favorite adult character: WONDER WOMAN!
  • Favorite screen hero: LUKE SKYWALKER!
  • Favorite screen villain:
  • ...Read more

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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.

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.

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.

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If you still have questions, just visit our Youth Services or Reference areas at the library, or call us at...

Events for Kids & Teens

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

  • It’s time to celebrate puzzles! In honor of National Puzzle Day this program will be full of fun puzzles to play and to create,... (full entry)

    When?
    01/21/2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library
  • Bring the family to enjoy some of the newest G or PG movies for younger audiences released to... (full entry)

    When?
    01/21/2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library