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.

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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

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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

To the librarian's surprise a chicken shows up to for story time one day, but she and the children take it in stride and everyone enjoys story time together. The next week even more chickens show up.  Eventually the library has so many children and so many chickens that the librarian has to get creative, because this librarian welcomes everyone who loves to read!

From a series called Our Values, this non-fiction book defines such terms as values, community and culture.  There are many different kinds of communities and a community can have many people with different cultures.  Using simple text and vibrant color photographs, this book explains these difficult concepts in ways that a child can easily understand.  Recommended for grades K-3.

A Little dog who behaves very badly finds himself lost after running off, but luckily he has a little boy at home who finds him. This is a heartwarming story about a very naughty dog and the boy that loves him despite all the trouble he causes.


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

American Library Association announces 2017 Youth Media Award Winners

Written by published on Mon, 01/23/2017 - 5:25pm

The American Library Association announced the 2017 awards for the best in children's and young adult literature on Monday, Jan. 23. Click here to read the complete article which includes a list of all the 2017 winners.

The John Newbery Medal, given for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature, was awarded to...Read more

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:


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.

View Online Resources

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.

  • UAPL’s Teen Advisory Board is hosting a poetry contest! To participate, write your own poem and submit a copy... (full entry)

    03/27/2017 (All day)
    Miller Park Branch Library
  • For children 0-24 months and their caregivers. Caregivers will learn songs, stories and rhymes to enhance personal reading time. These... (full entry)

    03/27/2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am
    Tremont Road - Main Library