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

If you like the “Mr. Terupt” books, this book is for you! On Ms. Bixby's last day of school before she starts cancer treatments there is supposed to be a big party in her classroom.  Unfortunately, Ms. Bixby cannot make the party and three of her students decide to bring the party to her in the hospital.  They embark on a crazy adventure, break many rules, and discover much of themselves and their favorite teacher in the process. 

This instructional story presented in comic book format uses the tale of a twelve-year-old boy who learns about drawing and life from an artist he meets in the park. You too can create your own drawings and story of your own with the art tips in this book. Recommended for Grades 4 and up.

Death, a towering figure in a black robe, comes to visit four children whose grandmother is quite ill.  The children, fearing the worst, try different ways to distract him.  Death realizes how frightened the children are and so he tells them an allegorical story about two brothers, Grief and Sorrow and two sisters, Joy and Delight.  They meet and fall in love and spend a long happy life together.  When it comes time to die, they do so on the same day.  As it is with life and death, they cannot exist without each other.   This picture book can be used with children in times of loss.  It was first published in Denmark in 2001.  Recommended for ages 4-8.

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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

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

Two Peas in a Pod - Book Characters That Are Best Friends

Written by published on Tue, 11/08/2016 - 2:00pm

I was reading an ...Read more

Fantastic Party for Harry Potter Fans

Written by published on Sun, 10/30/2016 - 3:05pm

Fantastic Beasts movie imageThe new J. K. Rowling adventure Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is about to hit theaters and the youth services department is ready to celebrate!  Join us Saturday November...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.

  • On select Mondays-Wednesdays the meeting room will be open to all 6th-12th graders. Study tables, video games, board games, and other... (full entry)

    When?
    03/01/2017 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
    Where?
    Lane Road Branch Library
  • Theodore Seuss Geisel, or Dr. Seuss as he’s known to everyone was born on March 2. One of his most famous characters was the Cat in the... (full entry)

    When?
    03/02/2017 (All day)
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library